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King over All the Sons of Pride

Whoever confronts me, I will repay.  Under the heavens, he is mine!
– Leviathan, Job 42:10b-11 (Newsom, Book 623)

Leviathan…  On earth, we are told, he has no equal.  A creature without fear, who surveys all that is lofty.  At the climactic height of Yahweh’s response from the whirlwind, this mythic creature, the embodiment of primordial chaos, serves as the final word to a man’s [Instructor’s Comment:  no inclusive language?] complaint against God.  And then, like poetry in motion, Leviathan plunges into the depths and disappears, a shining wake marking his passing.

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