Book of Job



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Behemoth Term Analysis

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 Quotes in Book of Job

The Book of Job quotes below are all either spoken by Behemoth or refer to Behemoth. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Suffering and Divine Justice Theme Icon
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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.
Chapter 40
The Mystery of God Theme Icon
Human Wisdom vs. Divine Wisdom Theme Icon
God tells Job to consider Behemoth, which God made just as he made Job. This powerful creature eats grass just like... (full context)