Reference to the Dragon in the Bible
The following reference to the Dragon is in the Bible: In Scripture the term dragon refers to any great monster, whether of the land or sea, usually to some kind of serpent or reptile, sometimes to land serpents of a powerful and deadly kind. It is also applied metaphorically to Satan.
Thou breakest the heads of the dragons in the waters. -- Ps. lxxiv.13.
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. -- Ps. xci.13.
He laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years. --Rev. xx. 2.
In the New Testament the word "dragon" is found only in Rev. 12:3, 4, 7, 9, 16, 17, etc., and is there used metaphorically of "Satan."
The definition and the meaning of
Symbols or Icon in early religious
art forms. A Catholic sign or icon,
such as the Dragon, is an object,
character, figure, or color used to
represent abstract ideas or concepts
- a picture that represents an idea.
A religious icon, such as the
Dragon, is an image or symbolic
representation with sacred
significance. The meanings, origins
and ancient traditions surrounding
Christian symbols date back to early
times when the majority of ordinary
people were not able to read or
write and printing was unknown. Many
were 'borrowed' or drawn from early