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Behemoth 巨獸 (約伯記 40:15)

圖片說明: Elephant
圖片版權: V. Gilbert and Arlisle F. Beers

聖經經文

意思

巨獸指的是一種龐大的生物或物體。

來源及應用

約伯記里的巨獸通常被認為是現在的河馬或者大象。上帝在對約伯遭受身體和心靈的痛苦作出解釋時用到了巨獸這個隱喻。 當約伯在向上帝發怨言時,上帝說,他既能造河馬,也造約伯。神是掌管生命的主,怎能與之爭論呢?意謂,既然人類不能征服上帝創造出來的巨獸,那人類就不能夠違抗上帝了。

例句

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 金融海嘯為美國市場帶來沉重打擊,至於何時波及香港市場,打垮匯豐控股這巨劈,成為不少人的疑慮。 – 載於英文虎報,2009年3月11日

Keywords

behemoth    elephant    giant   

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