Leviathan to Lucifer: What Biblical Monsters (Still) Reveal

Monsters and the monstrous show up in Scripture and outside the pages of Scripture. Two of the most famous biblical monsters—Leviathan and Satan—appear and reappear in different forms, and, at times, their stories are merged into one. A focus on Leviathan and Satan in Scripture helps readers to see...

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Main Author: Murphy, Kelly J. 1979- (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Sage Publ. [2020]
In: Interpretation
Year: 2020, Volume: 74, Issue: 2, Pages: 146-158
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Monster / Leviathan / Devil / Biblical theology / Bible
IxTheo Classification:HA Bible
NBH Angelology; demonology
Further subjects:B Lucifer
B Monster Theory
B Devil
B Leviathan
B Monsters
B Satan
B Book of Job
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Summary:Monsters and the monstrous show up in Scripture and outside the pages of Scripture. Two of the most famous biblical monsters—Leviathan and Satan—appear and reappear in different forms, and, at times, their stories are merged into one. A focus on Leviathan and Satan in Scripture helps readers to see the different ways the biblical texts depict monsters and, especially, the relationship between humans, monsters, and the divine. As these creatures (re)appear in popular culture, often drawing on their scriptural representations, they continue to provide a space for audiences to ask: what makes a monster and what do these monsters reveal?
ISSN:2159-340X
Contains:Enthalten in: Interpretation
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1177/0020964319896308