Behemoth: a kind of animalOriginal Word: בְּהֵמוֹתPart of Speech:
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
probably pl. of behemahDefinition
a kind of animalNASB Translation
Brown-Driver-Briggs בְּהֵמוֺת noun masculine behemoth
, i.e. hippopotamus (apparently plural intensive of foregoing; according to Di Job 40:15
compare De Isaiah 30:6
from an (assumed) Egyptain p-ehemau, ox of the water
) Job 40:15
(on identity, compare further BoHieroz. iii. 705
); probably also Psalm 73:22 בְּהֵמוֺת הָיִיתִי עִמָּ֑ךְ a behemoth was I with
(so Hi De; Che beasts
); according to De Or also in בַּהֲמוֺת Isaiah 30:6 the burden of the behemoth of the south
(supposed to be a designation of Egypt; but this unlikely, compare Che Di, read therefore) rather beasts of the south
, namely of Judah.
בהן (compare Arabic IV. shut, cover (see foregoing) whence also = בֹּהֶן; as closing and covering the hand, compare Lane).
In form a plural or bhemah, but really a singular of Egyptian derivation; a water-ox, i.e. The hippopotamus or Nile- horse -- Behemoth.
see HEBREW bhemah