Q. This may seem silly, but I can’t help but ask. In Psalm 22:21 I see the word unicorns in KJV. Does this mean horse-like unicorns did used to exist or are they speaking of another creature? I’m sorry for the pointless question but I’m curious to say the least.
A. The Hebrew word translated unicorn in the King James Version appears 9 times in the Old Testament, but translators don’t know what it really refers to. Since unicorns are mythological animals and don’t exist, it must be something else. Most other translations refer to wild oxen, but the auroch (wild goat) is also a possibility. I’ve been to the canyon where David hid from Saul and have seen aurochs in the high rocks there.