We are aware that some people believe that this carving represents the devil but this is an example of ignorance, or misunderstanding, of Christian symbolism. The Latin Vulgate bible which was the basis of all bibles until the Reformation refers to Moses on his decent from Mount Sinai as having horns whereas post Reformation bible do not. Here then is another small example of how people can mis-interpret Christian symbolism because they do not have the knowledge with which to ‘read’ the symbol.

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