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Job 26:13

Context
NETBible

By his breath 1  the skies became fair; his hand pierced the fleeing serpent. 2 

XREF

Ge 1:2; Ps 33:6,7; Ps 74:13,14; Ps 104:30; Isa 27:1; Re 12:9

NET © Notes

tn Or “wind”; or perhaps “Spirit.” The same Hebrew word, רוּחַ (ruakh), may be translated as “wind,” “breath,” or “spirit/Spirit” depending on the context.

sn Here too is a reference to pagan views indirectly. The fleeing serpent was a designation for Leviathan, whom the book will simply describe as an animal, but the pagans thought to be a monster of the deep. God’s power over nature is associated with defeat of pagan gods (see further W. F. Albright, Yahweh and the Gods of Canaan; idem, BASOR 53 [1941]: 39).



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