Job 40:20

Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Leviathan: the whale, or some sea monster. (Challoner) Protestants' marginal note, "or a whirlpool. "(Haydock) But some animal is designated; and Bo chart understands the crocodile, which agrees very well with the context. The Thalmudists also say that the calbish is a small fish, which gets into the throat of the leviathan. They mean probably the ichneumon, which kills the crocodile by that means. Leviathan, "the winding serpent "(Calmet) often denotes the dragon or crocodile, (Psalm ciii. 26., and Isaias xxvii. 1.) which frequents the Nile. (Haydock) It can live as well by land as under water, (Watson, p. 293) and hence may be translated, (Haydock) "the coupled dragon. "(Parkhurst) Moses mentions the choled, (Leviticus xi. 29.) which the Septuagint and most others translate, "the land crocodile: "but what could induce the Protestants "to render it tortoise, we are at a loss to determine. "Crocodiles lay about sixty eggs, like those of geese, in the sand, the warmth of which soon ...

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
2. In Holy Scripture, when ‘mountain’ is put in the singular number, there is designated sometimes the Incarnate Lord, sometimes Holy Church, sometimes the covenant of God, sometimes the apostate angel, sometimes any particular heretic. But when ‘mountains’ are named in the plural number, there is expressed sometimes the high estate of Apostles and Prophets, but sometimes the pride of worldly powers. For a mountain designates the Lord, as it is written, And in the last days the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains. [Is. 2, 2] For the mountain on the top of the mountains is the Incarnate Lord, transcending the loftiness of Prophets. Again, by a mountain is designated Holy Church, as it is written, They that trust in the Lord are as mount Sion. [Ps. 125, 1] For Sion means looking out, and by this looking out is typified the Church contemplating God. Again, by a mountain is expressed the covenant of God, as Habakkuk says, God will come from Libanus...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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