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God's Conflict with the Dragon and the Sea



The Old Testament contains a number of interesting poetic references to God's conflict with a dragon, called by names such as Leviathan, Rahab or the twisting serpent, and with the sea. In this original contribution to the background and understanding of the Old Testament Dr Day undertakes a detailed and thorough examination of these allusions. Building on the discovery of the Ugaritic texts, he demonstrates a source for these references within Canaanite mythology. His study further explores the associations of the imagery. Sometimes in the Old Testament the dragon is associated with the creation of the world, or it becomes a symbol of a foreign nation, and in some references it is associated with divine conflict at the end of time.



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Published 20 April 2020
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EAN13 9781532692673
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Wipf and Stock Publishers 199 W 8th Ave,Suite 3 Eugene, OR 97401 God's Conflict with the Dragon and the Sea Echoes of a Canaanite Myth in the Old Testament ByDay, John Copyright © 1985 byDay, John All rights reserved. Softcover ISBN-13: 978-1-5326-9265-9 Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-1-5326-9266-6 eBook ISBN-13: 978-1-5326-9267-3 Publication date 4/20/2020 Previouslypublished byCambridge UniversityPress, 1985 This edition is a reprint of the 1988 corrected edition.