While we think of dragons as creatures of folktales and children's stories, Israel's writers conjured them as images of the forces of disintegration and death that lurk in the background of our world and threaten its stability.Image: St. George Killing the Dragon, Vittore Carpaccio, 1507
--Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation, Elaine Pagel
Click on image to see much larger, more detailed version; I urge you to pay special attention to the wonderfully rendered bits of human remains littering the ground around the dragon. Image sourced here.
And special thanks to Amy Slonaker for introducing me to this wonderful book.