Genesis 1:21: And God created great whales,

from Holy Bible (KJV) – Genesis 1 on Rap Genius

Meaning

As detailed in the Introduction to Moby Dick, the Torah is rife with leviathan imagery (scholars think that early Phoenecians may have worshipped whales as deities)

In any case, pretty impressive that (in a pre-scientific age) the largest animal is listed first

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