Rev 12:3, ” And there appeared another wonder in heaven, and behold a great red “drakon” (untranslated word), having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail did drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth, and the drakon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.”
Drakon is a Greek word which has its meaning rooted in the expression of the person viewing a creature or living thing, such as a expression of astonishment usually of its size, but can be of its strength, untameness or other attribute. That is why the word can be representative of several creatures depending where they are found, in the land or the sea or the river. And as we gaze and ponder truthfully the actions of Nazi Germany and the resultant Holocaust what is our expression? Is it not astonishment? Is it not right for God to call this great power “drakon”. Are we not astonished at the actions that did occur? Yes! And yet they occurred with great purpose.