okay since I am a christian i have found in the bible the book of Job that it speaks of a leviathan here is the passage: Mentions in the Book of Job
Book of Job 3:8 "May those who curse days curse that day, those who are ready to rouse Leviathan ";NIV
Book of Job 41:1-34: "Can you draw out a Leviathan with a hook or press down its tongue with a cord? Canst thou put a hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a bridle ring? Will he make many supplications to thee? Will he speak soft words to thee? Will he make a covenant with thee? To take him for thy servant forever? Will thou play with him as with a bird? Or wilt thou bind him for thy girls? Will the tradesmen heap up payment for him?... Lay thy hand upon him, thou will no more think of fighting. Behold the hope of him is in vain, shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him? None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?...Who can open the doors of his face? His teeth are terrible round about. His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal. One is near to the another, that no air can come between them. They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered. By his a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of morning. Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron. His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth... His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone....He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood. The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble....He maketh the deep to boil like a pot....he is a king over all the children of pride."
The Christian interpretation of Leviathan is often considered as a demon or natural monster associated with Satan or the Devil, and held by some to be the same monster as Rahab (Isaiah 51:9). Some people see it as one and the same as the serpent in the garden Eden
Leviathan may also be interpreted as the sea, and not beast, with its counterparts behemoth being the land and ziz being the air and space. Some scholars have interpreted Leviathan, and other references to the sea in the Old Testament, as highly metaphorical references to seafaring marauders, such as pirates, who once terrorized the Kingdom of Israel. Others liken the mention to Tiamat and other similar monsters who represented the sea as a foe to the gods in myths of nearby cultures. It may just be a reference to sea snake.
Leviathan as an animal
Bother people who do not belive and who do belive in the bible have put forward creatures for what the creature may have been confused with or derived from. Some who see Job as fiction look for what the creature is derived from. While some who believe in the bible believe that the creature was not a one off animal in anicient era, but a species of animal. So that there would be fossilised versions of the creatures or animal that is around now .
In the book of Job, both Behemoth and Leviathan are listed alongside a number of other animals clearly mundane, such as goats, eagles, and hawks, leading many Christian scholars to surmise Behemoth and Leviathan may also be mundane creatures. The animal most often proposed for Leviathan is the Nile crocodile.
Like the Leviathan, the Nile crocodile is aquatic, scaly, and possesses fierce teeth. Job 41:18 states Leviathan's eyes "are like the eyelids of the morning". Some have compared this verse to a crocodile's eyes, which rise off the water before the rest of its head, invoking a image of the sun rising over the horizon. Major difficulties of this view are that in Job chapter 41 Leviathan is described as breathing fire like a dragon, and that the crocodile does not seem to fit the descriptions of Leviathan given in other Bible passages, e.g. it does not have multiple heads. Perhaps when the crocdile opens it's mouth wide it appeared as two.
Others suggest the Leviathan is an exaggerated account of a whale. This view faces some difficulty, however, as early Jewish people in the Near East would not have likely encountered whales in such a warm region. Yet perhaps it was one the ventured a long way in.
One theory would suggest giant squid. Often shaped much like these. Or an octopus.
Other theories, often cited by cryptozoology and creation science, is that Leviathan was an aquatic reptile, such as a Plesiosaurus, or a member of the Hadrosaur family - specifically the Parasaurolophus. The theory about the Parasaurolophus is intriguing and different than others presented because it attempts to explain the Biblical prose regarding fire breath. Essentially, the idea is through a chemical reaction similar to one that occurs in the Bombardier beetle, a Parasaurolphus combines elements located in different parts of its crest to create a combustible gas. However, the theory fails to take two crucial points into account in that the heated compounds would have scorched and severely injured the throat and nasal passages of Parasaurolophus, and that skulls of Parasaurolophus have no suggestion of having glands that could produce heated compounds in the first place.
Other people who have campgned for crationism to be tied into sceintific evidence for the disocvery of dinosaur species have put forward numerous dinosaur species as being in the era of the great man. Some say a kronosaurus.
Some conspiracy theorists suggest that Leviathon is a merely a sea dragon.
During sea faring's Golden Age, European sailors saw Leviathan as a gigantic whale like sea monster, usually a sea serpent, that devoured whole ships by swimming around vessels so quickly as to create a whirlpool. This was before they knew of meteorological conditions creating such storms.
It is often compared to the Loch Ness Monster
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