Hobbes's Biblical Beasts

Political Theory 23 (2):353-375 (1995)
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Abstract

Reformation commentators were well aware of the allegorical referents for Leviathan and Behemoth in the book of Job, representing the powerful states of Ancient Egypt and Assyria, but played them down. Hobbes did not.

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Patricia Springborg
Humboldt-University, Berlin

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