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Who/What is Rahab the serpent in Job 26

There is a serpent called "Rahab" mentioned in some versions of the bible:
"He has inscribed a circle on the surface of the waters
At the boundary of light and darkness.
"The pillars of heaven tremble
And are amazed at His rebuke.
"He quieted the sea with His power,
And by His understanding He shattered Rahab.
"By His breath the heavens are cleared;
His hand has pierced the fleeing serpent...
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Job 26:10-13 (NASB)

However, some translations, like the King James Version, do not use the name of the monster - substituting "pride" instead:
"He divideth the sea with his power,
and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud.

By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens;
his hand hath formed the crooked serpent."

Job 26:12-13 (KJV)

The New King James has yet a different translation:
"He stirs up the sea with His power,
And by His understanding He breaks up the storm.
By His Spirit He adorned the heavens;
His hand pierced the fleeing serpent."

Job 26:12-13 (NKJV)


Who/What is Rahab the serpent in Job 26?
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In the NASB, Rahab in Hebrew is rah'·hav which is a poetic name for Egypt.

In the KJV, Proud in Hebrew is also rah'·hav, or Egypt.

In the NKJV, Storm can be translated to to mean 'insolent, proud'
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O, and the serpent is a celestial grouping of stars which made the shape of a serpent.
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There is a serpent called "Rahab" mentioned in some versions of the bible:
The first mention of Rahab is in Joshua.1 through to ch 6. Refers to a woman used in the purpose of God to preserve the spies.

Ps. 87.4.is the next mention of Rahab. Here it is a poetic name for Egypt meaning 'boaster'. Isaiah 51.9. Again a poetic name for Egypt.

All other ref. to Rahab in the KJV. O.T./N.T. are to the woman who saved the spies.

The word crooked in v 13 relates to 'fleeing'. The word occurs here only. Isa. 27:1. Isa.43:14. reffering to ther constellation "serpens"
Serpent = 'nachash' Here a constallation so called.

The word 'serpent' relates to the constellations.

I can find no other mention of Rahab.
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The first mention of Rahab is in Joshua.1 through to ch 6. Refers to a woman used in the purpose of God to preserve the spies.

Ps. 87.4.is the next mention of Rahab. Here it is a poetic name for Egypt meaning 'boaster'. Isaiah 51.9. Again a poetic name for Egypt.

All other ref. to Rahab in the KJV. O.T./N.T. are to the woman who saved the spies.

The word crooked in v 13 relates to 'fleeing'. The word occurs here only. Isa. 27:1. Isa.43:14. reffering to ther constellation "serpens"
Serpent = 'nachash' Here a constallation so called.

The word 'serpent' relates to the constellations.

I can find no other mention of Rahab.
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And also, this is a root/or a cousin -though the Strong's does not tell it:
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Psa 136:6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

Job 37:18 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, [which is] strong, [and] as a molten looking glass?
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Rahab or "räkhäv'" the woman is not the same word as rahab or "rah'hav" in Job. Since Job is a poetry book the use of the word seems to be metaphorical and I would suggest any translation you gave is acceptable. However with that said the latter of the text does speak of a "fleeing serpent" so I would think the original metaphor was meant as rahab the mythical sea monster and probably not much to do with Egypt, but better suited with meanings of storms and pride with the context. In Jewish Folklore, that stems from this passage, Rahab is a type of demon that dwells in the sea.

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NASA missions... the curious case of Voyager probe.

The Voyager probe has made headlines recenty for reaching the outer limit of the solar system. In the first Star Trek, the premise of the movie is that a non biological life form detects Voyager and comes looking for earth. The life form deploys weapons all around the earth and makes demands that Starfleet cannot accept.

The crew of the Enterprise boards the life form's ship as a disguise, and in the end one of the crew merges himself into the life form's humanoid/android messenger and makes himself one with it.

Okay, this is hokey stuff.

Lets just entertain the idea that this movie was telling us something about Voyager... it was sent in order to communicate with a life form outside the solar system (which it actually was designed to do).

This idea of life beyond our solar system, or even inside it, is a long held mystical religion of sorts among not just wierdos, but all kinds of bona fide scientists, yes, even NASA.

Well, lets just entertain one more idea.... God cut apart Rahab, a planet that once existed where the asteroid belt now exists. This planet could have been home to life forms even a civilization that were a creation of fallen angels who interbred with humans. Their technology could have transported people there even, theoretically.

If chunks of that planet were large enough... okay... you get the idea.

ISON is perhaps a herald for the return of yeah "planet X" (Rahab) When this planet gets close enough us, or, what is left of it, anthing that might be riding along with it just may, no, probably may, try to land here. All speculation... but, if you believe that comets come from the Oord cloud (which doesn't really exist) then you're speculating as well!. A planet was once where that asteroid belt is... But the question is, where did it go? Did it burn up in the sun? Did it go into an extreem orbit?

This leads me to think... is the resurrected head the wounded head - the eighth and final which is "of the seven" in Revelation 17.. ... is the wounded head the one of the original empire of Satan before the flood, where he and his angels lived in the sight of men?
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Bariyach nachash in the Hebrew is “crooked serpent”…what translation says Rahab (not at all in the text)?

The pre-JPS Masoretic (the traditional Hebrew) says “26:10 He has compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night comes to an end. 11 The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof. 12 He divides the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smites through the proud. 13 By his Spirit he has garnished the heavens; his hand has formed the crooked serpent.

The NASB is in error on this one…

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