Scripture locations:



Job 41:1 – “Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?”


Psalms 74:14 – “Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.”


Psalms 104:26 – “There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.”


Isaiah 27:1 – “In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.”



Word meaning:


Hebrew is livyathan – a wreathed animal.  i.e.  a serpent  (especially a crocodile or some other large sea monster)


Wreathed = encircled, interlaced, intertwined as in twisting together to make a wreath.





Often seen discussed as “crocodile” and associated with both Egypt and Babylon.

Since both cultures were “river dependent” and thus crocodile a symbol for those nations.


Satan has always been referred to as a “serpent/snake/monster”.