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Behemoth 巨兽 (约伯记 40:15)

图片说明: Elephant
图片版权: V. Gilbert and Arlisle F. Beers

圣经经文

意思

巨兽指的是一种庞大的生物或物体。

来源及应用

约伯记里的巨兽通常被认为是现在的河马或者大象。上帝在对约伯遭受身体和心灵的痛苦作出解释时用到了巨兽这个隐喻。 当约伯在向上帝发怨言时,上帝说,他既能造河马,也造约伯。神是掌管生命的主,怎能与之争论呢?意谓,既然人类不能征服上帝创造出来的巨兽,那人类就不能够违抗上帝了。

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 金融海啸为美国市场带来沉重打击,至于何时波及香港市场,打垮汇丰控股这巨劈,成为不少人的疑虑。- 载于英文虎报,2009年3月11日

Keywords

behemoth    elephant    giant   

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