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Behemoth (Job 40:15)

Picture description: Elephant
Picture copyright: V. Gilbert and Arlisle F. Beers

bible verse

The Lord said to Job: “Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.” (Job 40:15)

meaning

Behemoth is a giant creature or object.

origin and application

Behemoth, mentioned in the Book of Job, is believed to be the hippopotamus or the elephant. God used behemoth as a metaphor in His answer to Job’s sufferings. If men cannot control a giant beast that God made, can they stand against God?

example

Some couldn’t help asking what to do if the Armageddon [financial tsunami] that devastated US markets spread to Hong Kong, bringing the behemoth [HSBC] to its knees. -11 March 2009, The Hong Kong Standard

Keywords

behemoth    elephant    giant   

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