930. Behemoth
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Behemoth: a kind of animal
Original Word: בְּהֵמוֹת
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: Behemoth
Phonetic Spelling: (be-hay-mohth')
Short Definition: Behemoth

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
probably pl. of behemah
a kind of animal
NASB Translation
Behemoth (1).

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 (toward) thee (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

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