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brachiosaurusJob 40: 15: Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

Behemoth was a dinosaur that existed in the time of Job, and was made with Man on the sixth day of creation (Genesis 1: 24 - 25); it was an herbivore.

Behemoth was the Brachiosaurus (a large-bodied, long-necked, four-legged sauropod dinosaur). The Hebrew name (“Behemoth”) was kept because the Bible scholars could not connect the scripture with a living creature of their time (the Brachiosaurus is extinct).

Job 40: 16: Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.

The source of the Brachiosaurus’ strength lay in his loins or hips, beneath which the massive bone structure anchored its huge muscles; his power (force) lay in the muscles (navel) of his stomach.

Job 40: 17: He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.

A cedar tree is broad, straight and tall, so too was the tail of the Brachiosaurus (broad and long). The Hebrew word for “moveth” is “chaphets”, which means, “to take delight in”. The Brachiosaurus was proud of his tail because it was his source of balance and was used as a weapon to ward off predators, whilst the complex network of muscles and tendons (sinews) of his thighs (stones) bound his bones tightly together.

Job 40: 18: His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.

Visiting a museum with a skeleton of this dinosaur will allow one to comprehend the size of a Brachiosaurus whose bones are like bars of iron to support its immense weight.

Job 40: 21: He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.

The habitat of the Brachiosaurus was preferably cool places, sheltered by trees and filled with swamp (fens).

Job 40: 23: Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.

The Brachiosaurus could drink a large quantity of water because he had a large stomach; he could stand in a raging, rising river and not fear because his head rested on a long neck.

Job 40: 24: He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.

The Brachiosaurus’ size, weight and strength could break through any trap that was set for him.


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