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A mythical animal usually represented as a monstrous winged and scaly serpent.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
dragon, a reptilian monster well known in the mythology and iconography of the ancient Near East. In the Babylonian creation myth, Enuma Elish, the dragon Tiamat is slain by the god Marduk and her supporters are taken captive. In a Hattic myth, the dragon Illuyankas defeats the storm god but later is
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
DragonA mythical reptilian creature common in the mythology and iconography of the ancient Near East. It is now thought to be related to the chaos creature of Canaanite mythology (to whom also are linked such terms as “Behemoth,” Job 40:15; “Leviathan,” Job 41:1; “Rahab,” Ps. 89:10 [MT 11]; and “serpent,”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dragon (Heb. tannîn; Gk. drákōn “serpent”). A mythological creature prominent in the creation myths of the ancient Canaanites and Babylonians as a power opposing the gods (e.g., Yam [the sea] vs. Baal and Anat; Tiamat vs. Marduk). See Creation.Some passages in the Old Testament have been interpreted
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
DRAGON ΔράκωνI. 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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Dragon. The translators of the Authorized Version, apparently following the Vulgate, have rendered by the same word “dragon” the two Hebrew words tan and tannin, which appear to be quite distinct in meaning.1. The former is used, always in the plural, in Job 30:29; Ps. 44:19; Isa. 34:13; 43:20; Jer.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Dragon—(1.) Heb. tannim, plural of tan. The name of some unknown creature inhabiting desert places and ruins (Job 30:29; Ps. 44:19; Isa. 13:22; 34:13; 43:20; Jer. 10:22; Micah 1:8; Mal. 1:3); probably, as translated in the Revised Version, the jackal (q.v.).(2.) Heb. tannin. Some great sea monster (Jer.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Dragondragon, a reptilian monster well known in the mythology and iconography of the ancient Near East. In the Babylonian creation myth, Enuma elish, the dragon Tiamat is slain by the god Marduk and her supporters taken captive. In a Hattic myth, the dragon Illuyankas defeated the storm god and later