Slaying the Dragons of the Old Testament
Lecture no. 24 from the course: Understanding the Old Testament
Taught by Professor Robert D. Miller II | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
Conclude by examining a recurrent image within the Old Testament: the figure of the dragon as the personification of evil. Look back through the entire Old Testament at the metaphor of dragon-slaying, at the hands of God, and explore its appearance within earlier mythic traditions. Through multiple textual references, see how this unusual metaphor constitutes an analogy for human suffering and redemption.