Behemoth is a great primeval creature whose identity isn’t clear from the poetic description, though Bible scholars have often identified it with the hippopotamus. When God questions Job, God names Behemoth as an example of one of his great creations. Behemoth is described as a powerful, grass-eating, river-dwelling animal that only God can tame.
Behemoth Term Timeline in Book of Job
The timeline below shows where the term Behemoth appears in Book of Job. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.