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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Behemoth  \Be"he*moth\,  n.  [Heb.  behem[=o]th,  fr  Egyptian 
  P-ehe-maut  hippopotamus.] 
  An  animal,  probably  the  hippopotamus,  described  in  --Job  xl 
  15-24. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  behemoth 
  n  1:  someone  who  is  abnormally  large  [syn:  {giant},  {goliath},  {monster}, 
  {colossus}] 
  2:  a  person  of  exceptional  importance  and  reputation  [syn:  {colossus}, 
  {giant},  {heavyweight},  {titan}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Behemoth 
  (Job  40:15-24).  Some  have  supposed  this  to  be  an  Egyptian  word 
  meaning  a  "water-ox."  The  Revised  Version  has  here  in  the  margin 
  "hippopotamus,"  which  is  probably  the  correct  rendering  of  the 
  word  The  word  occurs  frequently  in  Scripture,  but  except  here 
  always  as  a  common  name  and  translated  beast"  or  "cattle." 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Behemoth,  beasts 
 




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