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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 :
elephant   behemoth   giant  


Related Information:
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Chinese Bible (和合本)
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