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behemoth

(bē`hĭmŏth, bĭhē`–) [Heb.,=plural of beast], large, fanciful primeval monster, like Leviathan, evoking the hippopotamus mentioned in the Book of Job. In the Book of Psalms the term occurs in a non-mythological context.

behemoth

king of animals whose flesh will provide feast for chosen when Messiah comes. [Jew. Tradition: Leach, 132]

behemoth

Old Testament a gigantic beast, probably a hippopotamus, described in Job 40:15
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