Exodus 34:29

Overview - Exodus 34
The tables are renewed.
The name of the LORD proclaimed.
Moses entreats God to go with them.
10 God makes a covenant with them, repeating certain duties of the first table.
28 Moses, after forty days in the mount, comes down with the tables.
29 His face shines, and he covers it with a vail.
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Exodus 34:29  (King James Version)
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.

M. 2513. B.C. 1491. An. Ex. Is. 1. Elul. Two tables.

16:15 Joshua 2:4 ; 8:14 Judges 16:20 ; Mark 9:6 ; 14:40 Luke 2:49 ; John 5:13
Acts 12:9 ; 23:5

the skin
Matthew 17:2 ; Luke 9:29 ; Acts 6:15 ; 2 Corinthians 3:7-9 2 Corinthians 3:13 ; Revelation 1:16 ; 10:1

face shone
As the original word {karan,} signifies to shine out, or dart forth, as horns on the head of an animal, or rays of light reflected from a polished surface, we may suppose that the heavenly glory which filled the soul of this holy man, darted out from his face in coruscations, in the manner in which light is generally represented. The Vulgate renders it, {et ignorabat quod cornuta esset facies sua,} "and he did not know that his face was horned;" which version, misunderstood, has induced painters to represent Moses with two very large horns, one proceeding from each temple!