Behemoth (Bi-hee´muhth)

A mighty, mortal beast (Job 40:15-16) that served as an object lesson for Job (Job 40:19-24). It was probably the hippopotamus, but intertestamental authors and later rabbis understood it to be of mythic significance.

Job 40:15-16

15“Look at Behemoth,
which I made just as I made you;
it eats grass like an ox.16Its strength is in its loins,
and its power in the muscles of its belly.

Job 40:19-24

19“It is the first of the great acts of God—
only its Maker can approach it with the sword.20For the mountains yield food for it
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