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He had horns upon which was written: 'I am one of the meanest creatures that inhabit the sea. I am three hundred miles in length, and enter this day into the jaws of the Leviathan'".
When the Leviathan is hungry, reports Rabbi Dimi in the name of Rabbi Johanan, he sends forth from his mouth a heat so great as to make all the waters of the deep boil, and if he would put his head into Paradise no living creature could endure the odor of him.
In a legend recorded in the Midrash called Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer it is stated that the fish which swallowed Jonah narrowly avoided being eaten by the Leviathan, which eats one whale each day.
The body of the Leviathan, especially his eyes, possesses great illuminating power. This was the opinion of Rabbi Eliezer, who, in the course of a voyage in company with Rabbi Joshua, explained to the latter, when frightened by the sudden appearance of a brilliant light, that it probably proceeded from the eyes of the Leviathan.
He referred his companion to the words of Job "By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning".
In the eleventh-century piyyut religious poem , Akdamut , recited on Shavuot Pentecost , it is envisioned that, ultimately, God will slaughter the Leviathan, which is described as having "mighty fins" and, therefore, a kosher fish, not an inedible snake or crocodile , and it will be served as a sumptuous banquet for all the righteous in Heaven.
In the Zohar , the Leviathan is a metaphor for enlightenment. The Zohar remarks that the legend of the righteous eating the skin of the leviathan at the end of the days is not literal, and merely a metaphor for enlightenment.
The Zohar associates it with the "briach" the pole in the middle of the boards of the tabernacle in Zohar a.
Both, are associated with the Sefira of Yesod. According to Abraham Isaac Kook , the Leviathan — a singular creature with no mate, "its tail is placed in its mouth" Zohar "twisting around and encompassing the entire world" Rashi on Baba Batra 74b — projects a vivid metaphor for the universe's underlying unity.
This unity will only be revealed in the future, when the righteous will feast on the Leviathan. Leviathan can also be used as an image of Satan , endangering both God's creatures—by attempting to eat them—and God's creation—by threatening it with upheaval in the waters of Chaos.
Thomas Aquinas described Leviathan as the demon of envy , first in punishing the corresponding sinners Secunda Secundae Question Peter Binsfeld likewise classified Leviathan as the demon of envy, as one of the seven Princes of Hell corresponding to the seven deadly sins.
Leviathan became associated with, and may originally have been referred to by, the visual motif of the Hellmouth , a monstrous animal into whose mouth the damned disappear at the Last Judgement , found in Anglo-Saxon art from about , and later all over Europe.
The Revised Standard Version of the Bible suggests in a footnote to Job that Leviathan may be a name for the crocodile , and in a footnote to Job , that Behemoth may be a name for the hippopotamus.
The Church Father Origen accused a Gnostic sect of venerating the biblical serpent of the Garden of Eden. Therefore, he calls them Ophites , naming after the serpent they are supposed to worship.
If the soul does not succeed, it will be swallowed by a dragon-shaped archon, who holds the world captive and returns the soul into an animal body — a depiction resembling the Leviathan mentioned before.
This act is not portrayed as heroic, but as foolish, symbolizing the greatest triumphs as transient, since both are killed by archangels in turn after boasting about their victory.
This reflects Manichaean criticism on royal power and advocates asceticism. The word Leviathan has come to refer to any sea monster , and from the early 17th century has also been used to refer to overwhelmingly powerful people or things comparable to Behemoth or Juggernaut , influentially so by Hobbes' book As a term for sea monster, it has also been used of great whales in particular, e.
Anton LaVey in The Satanic Bible has Leviathan representing the element of Water and the direction of west, listing it as one of the Four Crown Princes of Hell.
This association was inspired by the demonic hierarchy from The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage. The Church of Satan uses the Hebrew letters at each of the points of the Sigil of Baphomet to represent Leviathan.
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User Reviews. In Leviathan , Hobbes explicitly states that the sovereign has authority to assert power over matters of faith and doctrine and that if he does not do so, he invites discord.
Hobbes presents his own religious theory but states that he would defer to the will of the sovereign when that was re-established: again, Leviathan was written during the Civil War as to whether his theory was acceptable.
Hobbes' materialistic presuppositions also led him to hold a view which was considered highly controversial at the time.
Hobbes rejected the idea of incorporeal substances and subsequently argued that even God himself was a corporeal substance. Although Hobbes never explicitly stated he was an atheist, many allude to the possibility that he is.
Hobbes also touched upon the sovereign's ability to tax in Leviathan , although he is not as widely cited for his economic theories as he is for his political theories.
The equality of taxes doesn't depend on equality of wealth, but on the equality of the debt that every man owes to the commonwealth for his defence and the maintenance of the rule of law.
He advocated public encouragement of works of Navigation etc. In Part III Hobbes seeks to investigate the nature of a Christian commonwealth.
This immediately raises the question of which scriptures we should trust, and why. If any person may claim supernatural revelation superior to the civil law, then there would be chaos, and Hobbes' fervent desire is to avoid this.
Hobbes thus begins by establishing that we cannot infallibly know another's personal word to be divine revelation:.
When God speaketh to man, it must be either immediately or by mediation of another man, to whom He had formerly spoken by Himself immediately.
How God speaketh to a man immediately may be understood by those well enough to whom He hath so spoken; but how the same should be understood by another is hard, if not impossible, to know.
For if a man pretend to me that God hath spoken to him supernaturally, and immediately, and I make doubt of it, I cannot easily perceive what argument he can produce to oblige me to believe it.
This is good, but if applied too fervently would lead to all the Bible being rejected. So, Hobbes says, we need a test: and the true test is established by examining the books of scripture, and is:.
So that it is manifest that the teaching of the religion which God hath established, and the showing of a present miracle, joined together, were the only marks whereby the Scripture would have a true prophet, that is to say, immediate revelation, to be acknowledged; of them being singly sufficient to oblige any other man to regard what he saith.
Seeing therefore miracles now cease, we have no sign left whereby to acknowledge the pretended revelations or inspirations of any private man; nor obligation to give ear to any doctrine, farther than it is conformable to the Holy Scriptures, which since the time of our Saviour supply the place and sufficiently recompense the want of all other prophecy.
Hobbes then discusses the various books which are accepted by various sects , and the "question much disputed between the diverse sects of Christian religion, from whence the Scriptures derive their authority".
To Hobbes, "it is manifest that none can know they are God's word though all true Christians believe it but those to whom God Himself hath revealed it supernaturally".
And therefore "The question truly stated is: by what authority they are made law? Unsurprisingly, Hobbes concludes that ultimately there is no way to determine this other than the civil power:.
He therefore to whom God hath not supernaturally revealed that they are His, nor that those that published them were sent by Him, is not obliged to obey them by any authority but his whose commands have already the force of laws; that is to say, by any other authority than that of the Commonwealth, residing in the sovereign, who only has the legislative power.
He discusses the Ten Commandments , and asks "who it was that gave to these written tables the obligatory force of laws.
There is no doubt but they were made laws by God Himself: but because a law obliges not, nor is law to any but to them that acknowledge it to be the act of the sovereign, how could the people of Israel , that were forbidden to approach the mountain to hear what God said to Moses , be obliged to obedience to all those laws which Moses propounded to them?
Finally: "We are to consider now what office in the Church those persons have who, being civil sovereigns, have embraced also the Christian faith?
There is an enormous amount of biblical scholarship in this third part. However, once Hobbes' initial argument is accepted that no-one can know for sure anyone else's divine revelation his conclusion the religious power is subordinate to the civil follows from his logic.
The very extensive discussions of the chapter were probably necessary for its time. The need as Hobbes saw it for the civil sovereign to be supreme arose partly from the many sects that arose around the civil war, and to quash the Pope of Rome's challenge , to which Hobbes devotes an extensive section.
Hobbes named Part IV of his book Kingdom of Darkness. By this, Hobbes does not mean Hell he did not believe in Hell or Purgatory  but the darkness of ignorance as opposed to the light of true knowledge.
Hobbes' interpretation is largely unorthodox and so sees much darkness in what he sees as the misinterpretation of Scripture.
The first is by extinguishing the light of scripture through misinterpretation. Hobbes sees the main abuse as teaching that the kingdom of God can be found in the church, thus undermining the authority of the civil sovereign.
Another general abuse of scripture, in his view, is the turning of consecration into conjuration , or silly ritual. The second cause is the demonology of the heathen poets: in Hobbes's opinion, demons are nothing more than constructs of the brain.
Hobbes then goes on to criticize what he sees as many of the practices of Catholicism: "Now for the worship of saints , and images , and relics , and other things at this day practiced in the Church of Rome, I say they are not allowed by the word of God".
The third is by mixing with the Scripture diverse relics of the religion, and much of the vain and erroneous philosophy of the Greeks , especially of Aristotle.
Hobbes has little time for the various disputing sects of philosophers and objects to what people have taken "From Aristotle's civil philosophy, they have learned to call all manner of Commonwealths but the popular such as was at that time the state of Athens , tyranny ".
At the end of this comes an interesting section darkness is suppressing true knowledge as well as introducing falsehoods , which would appear to bear on the discoveries of Galileo Galilei.
Nevertheless, men But what reason is there for it? Is it because such opinions are contrary to true religion? That cannot be, if they be true.
Then let them be silenced, and the teachers punished" — but only by the civil authority. The fourth is by mingling with both these, false or uncertain traditions, and feigned or uncertain history.
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