Jewish literature, it is stated that with the advent
of the Messiah a banquet will be given by God to the
righteous which the flesh of the giant fish, leviathan,
will be served. Isn't this inconsistent with the idea
that the Messianic period will be vegetarian?
These legends concerning the leviathan are interpreted
as allegories by most commentators. According to
Maimonides, the banquet is an allusion to the spiritual
enjoyment of the intellect. Abarbanel and others
consider the expressions about the leviathan to
be allusions to the destruction of the powers that
are hostile to the Jews.