Job 40:15

40:15 Behemoth. The Hebrew root is used for “cattle,” but the form here implies the meaning “the beast beyond comparison.” Parts of the description, especially v. 19, go beyond any natural creature like the hippopotamus or the crocodile. Canaanite literature describes the goddess Anat overcoming a terrible bull and a seven-headed “Leviathan.” The Lord’s speech indicates that whatever may be the forces suggested by such creatures, they are no more than playthings in comparison with His unfathomable power.