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 knew not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.
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George Leo Haydock
Horned. That is, shining, and sending forth rays of light like horns. (Challoner)
Septuagint, "encircled with glory. "St. Paul (2 Corinthians iii. 7,) says, the Hebrews could not look steadfastly at the face of Moses, on account of the glory of his countenance. Hence, he was forced to have a veil, which the apostle observes, was not taken off from the old law till Christ appeared. The Jews and heretics still read the law and the gospel with a veil over their eyes and heart, without understanding them, as they are hidden to those who perish, 2 Corinthians iv. 3. The Jews are much enraged at some Christians, who have represented Moses with horns, as if, they say, he were a devil, or his wife an adulteress. (Stacchus and Drusius.)
Hebrew, "his skin was radiant "all over his face. These rays commanded respect and awe from the people, who had before said contemptuously, Moses
the man, (chap. xxxii. 1,) as they showed that God was with him. They had not appeared before, though he had often...