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Encyclopedia > Rahab (demon)

In Jewish folklore, Rahab is the name of a sea-demon, a dragon of the waters, the "ruler of the sea". Rahab is or was the angel of insolence and pride, responsible for shaking the waters and producing big waves; he is also responsible for the roaring of the sea. According to some sources, he was the guardian angel of Egypt, a position often designated to other angels such as Belial, Mastema, Samael and Uzza. Rahab represents Chaos in ancient texts such as the Bible. Jewish mythology is the body of mythology of the Jewish people and Judaism as understood by some people. ... Saint George versus the dragon, Gustave Moreau, c. ... A woodcarving of Belial and some of his followers from Jacobus de Teramos book Buche Belial (1473) Belial (also Belhor, Baalial, Beliar, Beliall, Beliel; from Hebrew Bliyaal בליעל) is an evil being in Hebrew mythology. ... Mastema, Hebrew משטמה (maśṭēmâ), translated as hatred/hostility/enmity/persecution. From Hosea 9. ... Samael is an important figure in Talmudic and post-Talmudic lore, a figure who is accuser, seducer, and destroyer. ... Mentioned in the Quran (Sura 53:20), al-Ê•uzzā the Mightiest One (derived from the root Ê•zy) was a pre-Islamic Arabian fertility goddess who was one of the three chief goddesses of Mecca. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library of Congress. ...


This name originally designated the primordial abyss, the water-dragon of darkness and chaos, and so comparable to Leviathan and Tiamat. Rahab later became a particular demon, inhabitant of the sea, especially associated with the Red Sea, in this case sometimes associated with Leviathan. Destruction of Leviathan. 1865 engraving by Gustave Doré. This article is about the biblical creature. ... Tiamat is a mother goddess in Babylonian and Sumerian mythology, and a central figure in the Enûma Elish creation epic. ... St. ... Location of the Red Sea The Red Sea is an inlet of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia. ... Destruction of Leviathan. 1865 engraving by Gustave Doré. This article is about the biblical creature. ...


The difference between Rahab and Tannin is unclear in Jewish literature. In Jewish folklore Tannin is the name of a demon associated either with a dragon or a serpent. ...


This name was also applied to Egypt, and the destruction of the Pharaoh after the exodus of the Israelites from that country, was compared with the slaying of Rahab, perhaps a late corruption of Rahab slaying the Pharaoh (the Red Sea drowning his troops). Pharaoh is a title used to refer to any ruler, usually male, of the Egyptian kingdom in the pre-Christian, pre-Islamic period. ... An Israelite is a member of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, descended from the twelve sons of the Biblical patriarch Jacob who was renamed Israel by God in the book of Genesis, 32:28 The Israelites were a group of Hebrews, as described in the Bible. ...


For example, see Isaiah 51:9-11, where Rahab is connected with the sea serpent ("dragon" in the KJV). In this passage the destruction of the Egyptians through the drying (parting) of the waters is compared to the myth of the destruction of Tiamat and the creation of the world. In this case it is the creation of Israel as a nation that is described, rather than the creation of the world, yet the comparisons are striking. Both creations involve water and a holy wind over the waters, and both involve a battle between order (YHWH) and chaos (the Egyptians, the watery abyss, or Tiamat). Tiamat is a mother goddess in Babylonian and Sumerian mythology, and a central figure in the Enûma Elish creation epic. ... Tiamat is a mother goddess in Babylonian and Sumerian mythology, and a central figure in the Enûma Elish creation epic. ...


Rahab is mentioned in the Talmud and the Old Testament, and its etymology is given as "noise", "tumult" and "arrogance". The first page of the Vilna Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berachot, folio 2a The Talmud (Hebrew: תלמוד) is a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, customs and history. ... Note: Judaism commonly uses the term Tanakh. ...


Trivia

  • Rahab is the name given to one of Kain's vampire generals in Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (Playstation Game). Although Kain gave the generals the same names they had during their human lives, Rahab rather appropriately mutated over millennia into a large swimming monster; overcoming an inherent weakness of normal vampires, water (his vampire offspring have even become amphibious by the time Raziel encounters him in the game).
  • Rahab was also an underwater boss in the Nintendo DS video game Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow. After defeating the boss the main character, Soma Cruz, acquires the ability to travel underwater.

 
 

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