About Jesus Steve Sweetman
Slain (ch. 27:1)
At this point in my
commentary I am using the HCSB Bible as the base for my commentary
instead of the NIV Bible as I have been using.
Here in verse 1 we see
reference to Leviathan. Both
in Biblical terms and extra-Biblical ancient writings Leviathan is known
as a sea monster or a sea creature in opposition to God.
Then name "Leviathan" actually means "coiled
Reference to Leviathan in
the Bible can be found in Job 3:8 and 41:1to 9.
Leviathan is also mentioned in Psalms 104:34 to 40 where we see
him as a creation of God.
In Christian tradition,
we view Leviathan as being the devil or satan.
This is implied here in verse 1 where he is called a serpent.
We saw a serpent who we understand as satan in Genesis 3 tempting
As we see throughout the
book of Isaiah, we see here the words "in that day".
There will come a day when Leviathan, meaning the devil, will be
cut down by the sword of God's mouth as stated here.
I believe we see this take place in Revelation 20:10 where satan
is cast into the
the Jews, especially in Old Testament times, have never been sailors of
the sea. For some reason,
Jews never liked the sea. It
might well be possible that they didn't like the sea because of
Leviathan living in the sea.