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leviathan

(lēvī`əthən), in the Bible, aquatic monster, presumably the crocodile, the whale, or a dragon. It was a symbol of evil to be ultimately defeated by the power of good.

Leviathan

 

(1) In biblical mythology, an enormous sea monster resembling a giant crocodile. Figuratively, something huge and monstrous.

(2) The title of a work by the English philosopher T. Hobbes devoted to problems of the state.

leviathan

sea monster; symbol of apocalypse. [Jew. Tradition: Leach, 67]

Leviathan

frighteningly powerful sea serpent. [O.T.: Job 41; Psalms 74:14; 104:26; Isaiah 27:1]

leviathan

Bible a monstrous beast, esp a sea monster
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Noble and Delek Drilling together control 85% of Leviathan, with the rest held by Ratio Oil.
Development of the Leviathan reservoir, Israel's largest natural gas project, got underway a year ago.
Leviathan is a natural gas mega project offshore Israel with first gas targeted for the end of 2019.
Noble remains in talks to pump production to Egypt for both domestic consumption and re-export via its liquefaction plants, which could accommodate production from both Leviathan and Aphrodite, Bloomberg reported citing a Noble Energy spokeswoman.
Nobel Energy and its partners agreed to restructure and reduce their shares in other Israeli fields, except Leviathan, within six years to help the process.
Gerstle certainly shows sympathy for the "social" Leviathan, but he is more critical of another process by which the federal government became Leviathan: through permanent wars and their national security requirements.
Leviathan is a dark, depressing film, but not as sombre and terrifying as other recent Russian fare such as Yuriy Bykov's The Fool (2014) and The Major (2013), or Twilight Portrait (Angelina Nikonova, 2011) and My Joy (Sergei Loznitsa, 2010), to name just a few.
The size of the Leviathan field is estimated at 535 billion cubic meters of natural gas, along with 34.
Leviathan II's observation deck was added when it was converted from a logging boat 20 years ago.
The concept of a leviathan is a handy label to bracket the intricacies and inter-relations of the institutions that precipitate out as global capital reaches across the face of the Earth, though whether it can do much analytical work without considerable further refinement is not obvious.
In February 2015, Noble suspended further investments in the expansion of Tamar, and initial development of Leviathan until regulatory issues were resolved with the Israeli government.
The word Leviathan often is used to suggest a large, formidable fish, and apparently has its origin in the Bible, where it is mentioned in the Book of Job.