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What is the Leviathan?


8th December 2021

Shell plaque depicting an ancient Mesopotamian deity fighting a seven-headed flaming monster (2500 - 2400 BC). Courtesy of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, Israel, no. 2051
An English Medieval alabaster panel relief depicting the Harrowing of Hell (fifteenth century). © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Image ID 2006BE7807
Behemoth and Leviathan from Illustrations of The Book of Job, by William Blake (1825, reprinted 1874). © Tate CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)