a whale in the seas
32:2 a whale in the seas. Egypt was also called “the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers” (Ezekiel 29:3). “Whale” and “dragon” are essentially from the same Hebrew word. Modern translators and commentators commonly render the word as “crocodile,” but the descriptions of these animals in the many verses referring to them indicate rather that they were now-extinct animals, something comparable to the fierce plesiosaurs.