Glory of God in Moses' FaceIn the process of receving the ten commandments, Scripture records that
he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments. And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. (Exodus 34:28-29)
Keyed to the word shone is the following note from page 106 of The Dake Annotated Reference Bible:
Glory of God in Moses' Face (Ex. 34:29)
Heb. qaran, to push; to shoot out horns; to send out rays.
This seems to indicate that the glory of God in Moses' face was like rays of light shooting forth. He had been in the presence of God so long that his own eyes didn't notice these rays. Like one blinded by the sun who cannot see a candlelight, Moses wasn't aware that his skin shone (cp. 2 Cor. 3:7-10). The Vulgate reads: "he did not know that his face was horned." Because of this some painters have represented Moses with two horns. Others promoted the idea by painting halos or luminous circles around the heads of saints supposed to have had special contact with God. This not only prevails in part of the Christian world but also among Mohammedans, Hindus, and Chinese who evidently got the idea from stories of the manifestations of the glory of God in O.T. days. Various tales of God's glory were no doubt transmitted orally and added to, from one country and one generation to another; and many superstitious ideas came to be accepted as truth.
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