H3882 לויתן - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

From H3867; a wreathed animal, that is, a serpent (especially the crocodile or some other large sea monster); figuratively the constellation of the dragon; also as a symbol of Babylon

KJV Usage: leviathan, mourning.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. leviathan, sea monster, dragon
a. large aquatic animal
b. perhaps the extinct dinosaur, plesiosaurus, exact meaning unknown ++++ Some think this to be a crocodile but from the description in Job 41 this is patently absurd. It appears to ba a large fire breathing animal of some sort. Just as the bomardier beetle has an explosion producing mechanism, so the great sea dragon may have an explosive producing mechanism to enable it to be a real fire breathing dragon.
Origin: from H3867
TWOT: 1089b
Parts of Speech: Noun Masculine

View how H3882 לויתן is used in the Bible

5 occurrences of H3882 לויתן

Job 3:8
Job 41:1
Psalms 74:14
Psalms 104:26
Isaiah 27:1

Corresponding Greek Words

livyatan G1404 drakon
livyatan G2785 ketos
livyatan G3173 megas