Behemoth

Look now at the behemoth, which I made along with you; he eats grass like an ox. See now, his strength is in his hips, and his power is in his stomach muscles. He moves his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are tightly knit. His bones are like beams of bronze, his ribs like bars of iron. He is the first of the ways of God; only He who made him can bring near His sword. Surely the mountains yield food for him, and all the beasts of the field play there. He lies under the lotus trees, in a covert of reeds and marsh. The lotus trees cover him with their shade; the willows by the brook surround him. Indeed the river may rage, yet he is not disturbed; he is confident, though the Jordan gushes into his mouth, though he takes it in his eyes, or one pierces his nose with a snare.”      – Job 40: 15 – 24

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The “behemoth” as described in the Bible sounds an awful lot like one of the giant dinosaurs of ancient times.

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Perhaps Job was writing about Apatosaurus, Brachiosaurus, or even Triceratops – all massive leaf and grass eating giants with enormous tails and who enjoyed wading and drinking in river beds and streams