Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online

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Dragon Δράκων
(1,895 words)

I. Name

Drakōn is the Greek word (Latin draco) which is used in LXX (33 occurrences), NT and Pseudepigrapha for a large monster which often appears as opponent of God or his people. It is often related to the sea and can be identified or associated with a snake (Serpent). In the NT the word only appears in Revelation (13 occurrences).

II. Identity

In ancient mythology the dragon could be depicted as a real animal like a snake or crocodile or as a large imaginary monster living in the sea or …

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J. W. van Henten, “Dragon Δράκων”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Dragon>

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