Mysterious Monsters and Legendary Creatures of the Bible

Article Written by Nate Beck

Nate Beck is an avid researcher on the Bible, Alchemy and other mysteries of God. His knowledge and insight on differing subjects is impressive. He enjoys sharing his findings on the many paths he follows and I am glad to offer some of them here for those interested. Please leave comments for him below.

Mysterious Monsters and

Legendary Creatures of the Bible

by Nate Beck

Bible monsters and creatures

Behemoth and Leviathan by William Blake

I’ve always been a lover of monsters and as a Bible student, I’m glad they can be a part of my study. For the Bible itself is full of monsters! It’s an area of study few Christians care to discuss, which is pretty common for me, as I enjoy the mysterious and unusual. It’s also a good time to put out this article, as it’s Halloween month, where monsters abound!

I thought I’d provide a short guide to a few Bible monsters and where they haunt around in scripture.

So, Dear Reader, here’s a presentation of a few beasties that might pique your interest.

BEHEMOTH

This is a controversial animal described in Job chapter 40. The Hebrew word for it is a compound word meaning something like “beast extraordinaire”. Reading the description in Job makes the theory that it’s an elephant or hippo sound impossible. Especially considering it’s tail like a cedar tree! The Behemoth has never been positively identified by any scholar. What do you think?

GOLIATH

Goliath is without a doubt, the most famous giant of the Bible, although others are mentioned. 1 Samuel 17:4 gives his height as nine feet, nine inches, if you take the cubit to be 18 inches! Other giants are mentioned in the Bible as well. Most famously in Genesis chapter 6:1-4, where many believe the “Sons of God” mentioned were fallen angels who mated with human women to produce these giants. It’s an intriguing theory. What do you think?

LEVIATHAN

Perhaps the most interesting monster in the Bible, the Leviathan is a sea dragon presented to us in Psalm 104, Isaiah 27 and Job 41. Fantastic descriptions are given of this beast that breathes fire and causes those who look on him to faint! He is often seen and presented as a picture of the Devil himself! What do you think?

SATYRS

These creatures are often seen as half man and half goat, like Pan of Greek mythology. There are a couple places in the Bible where these creatures are mentioned, such as Isaiah 13:21, and Isaiah 34:14. The word satyr derives from a Hebrew word that does mean a hairy beast, and is often seen in contexts of devil worship. What do you think

creatures of the bibleUNICORN

Unicorns are famously mentioned in the Bible, for better or worse. See Deuteronomy 33:17, Job 39:10, Psalm 22:21, and Psalm 92:10. Many people have conflicting theories as to what animal is being described. However, one should keep in mind that the word Unicorn technically just refers to any animal with one horn. However, I am inclined to think the famous horse of legend might in fact be meant in the Bible! But I’m a romantic. What do you think?

There are a few other monsters from the Bible I could mention, but these are my favorites. Which Monsters or Legendary Creatures do you like?

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Source: King James Bible, 1611, Public Domain

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9 Responses

  1. Jenny Kile says:

    Very fun article for October! Love it. Strange creatures abound!

    Thanks so much for sharing this Nate. So mysteriously interesting!

    • Jenny Kile says:

      There is curious history to all those creatures….but I like the Unicorn……. I find Da Vinci’s sketch ‘Lady with Unicorn’ sketch interesting….

      • Nate Beck says:

        Yes! That painting is beautiful. Have always liked it 🙂

        Many Bible scholars think the unicorn mentioned (Re’em in Hebrew, which really doesn’t help identify it at all lol) is a type of wild ox. But there are many things I just don’t agree with Bible scholars on, that being one of them.

        In fact, on the Ishtar gate of ancient Babylon, there is a type of unicorn depicted. I think the King James translators had access to information that modern scholars just don’t have. And I have seen that time after time.

        So, yes, the unicorn of the Bible is what the legends say it is, imho 🙂

        • Mark says:

          Great article, Nate!!!

          I don’t know much about any of these creatures, with the exception of the Satyr. The word “Babylon” in The Bible is actually a cryptic name for Rome. So when they mention that “Babylon has fallen,” it’s actually a reference to Rome.

          I know that at least one of the prophecies written in The Bibke has already come to pass. The one written in regards to Sodom and Gomora are actually a reference to the Volcanic Eruption that destroyed Pompei and Herculaneum when Vesuvius erupted. This is why Lots wife turned into a pillar of Salt.

          The Satyr is actually a reference to that prophecy. There are surviving pictures of Satyrs all over Pompeii. However, The Bible understanding for Wine is not what you think. Yeah, I understand a lot about these things. But I’d rather not discuss them because a lot of these understandings have evil applications.

  2. JC1117 says:

    Great article, Nate.

    It stands to reason that there are a great many creatures…aka giants and monsters…which are now extinct. Some of which may have become extinct much later in time than we now believe/know.

    One of my favorites is the Cherubim. It sounds like they are nearly invincible. I would like to see one some day…but I’m a little hesitant to be near one.

    And then there’s the (metaphorical?) beast of Revelation. I have my own ideas about that one.

    Thanks!

  3. SL says:

    It’s been said that the ‘one’ who signs the successful 7 year Peace Treaty in Israel, will actually be the A.C./Beast. Out of the proposed 7 year,’s 0nly 3 and a half years will be ‘peaceful.’

    Beware when all will proclaim Peace, peace!!”

  4. Nate Beck says:

    And Jenny,

    I adore William Blake. Many people don’t know that Blake was a fantastic artist, as well as poet. So happy to see his artwork on one of my favorite articles.

    Thank you so much 😀

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