E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Horns of Moses Face.
This is a mere blunder. The Hebrew karan means to shoot out beams of light, but has by mistake been translated in
some versions to wear horns. Thus Moses is conventionally represented with horns. Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone (Exod. xxxiv. 29); compare 2 Cor. iii. 713: The children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance.