Ja, like til hærens fyrste hevet det sig; det tok fra ham det stadige offer, og hans helligdoms bolig blev omstyrtet.
270. Having seven horns. This symbolizes the Lord's omnipotence.
The Word often mentions horns, and a horn everywhere symbolizes power. Consequently, when a horn is mentioned in connection with the Lord, it symbolizes omnipotence. Seven horns are specified, because seven symbolizes all (no. 10), thus all power or omnipotence.
That a horn symbolizes power, and when mentioned in connection with the Lord, omnipotence, can be seen from the following passages:
You who rejoice over nothing, who say, "Have we not taken horns for ourselves by our own strength?" (Amos 6:13)
I said... to the wicked, "Do not lift up the horn. Do not lift up your horn on high...." All the horns of the wicked I will cut off; the horns of the righteous shall be exalted. (Psalms 75:4-5, 10)
Jehovah... has exalted the horn of your adversaries. (Lamentations 2:17)
The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken... (Jeremiah 48:25)
...you have pushed with side and shoulder, and struck all the weak sheep with your horns... (Ezekiel 34:21)
(Jehovah) has exalted the horn of His people... (Psalms 148:14)
(Jehovah God of hosts,) the glory of their strength..., He has exalted our horn. (Psalms 89:17)
The brightness (of Jehovah God) will be like the light; He will have horns 1 coming from His hand, and the hiding of His power there. (Habakkuk 3:4)
...My arm shall strengthen (David)..., and in My name his horn shall be exalted. (Psalms 89:21, 24)
...Jehovah, my strength..., my rock...(my) horn... (Psalms 18:1-2, cf. 2 Samuel 22:3)
Arise..., O daughter of Zion; for I will make your horn iron..., that you may break in pieces many peoples. (Micah 4:13)
(The Lord) has destroyed in His wrath the strongholds of the daughter of Judah..., (and) He has cut off... every horn of Israel. (Lamentations 2:2-3)
Powers are also symbolized by the horns of the dragon in Revelation 12:3; by the horns of the beast rising up out of the sea in Revelation 13:1; by the horns of the scarlet beast upon which the woman sat in Revelation 17:3, 7, 12; by the horns of the ram and the goat in Daniel 8:3-12, 20-22. The last symbolized the power of Divine truth in the church. And conversely, that that power would perish, by the horns of the altars in Bethel, in Amos:
...I will visit punishment on the transgressions of Israel, I will visit destruction on the altars of Bethel, so that the horns of the altar are cut off and fall to the ground. (Amos 3:14)
1. Probably descriptive of rays of light.
(Odkazy: 2 Samuel 22:2-3; Daniel 7:3, 7:7-8, 7:20-21, 7:23-24, 8:3-5, 8:3-4, 8:5, 8:7-12, 8:21, 8:25; Exodus 27:2, 30:2-3, 30:10; Psalms 18:2, 18:2-3, 89:8, 89:20-21; Revelation 5:6; Zechariah 1:18-19, 1:18-21)