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To: cuban leaf

Some think the behemoth and leviathan of Job may have been the hippopotamus and crocodile; in any event Job would have had to be aware of them or God’s mention of them would have seemed like so much nonsense to him.


13 posted on 07/17/2013 12:00:59 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Some think the behemoth and leviathan of Job may have been the hippopotamus and crocodile


Yes, my bible sez Behemoth may have been an elephant.

However, when you read the description, those descritions seem to be reaching way too far. Men at the time did not fear any of those creatures the way the Behemoth and Leviathan are feared based on the descriptions.

Also, I raised a bit of a stir this last month in my church bible study. We were studying Job and It hit me as I read the thing from cover to cover: It reads like a parable. All the other books tie togehter. The characters are mentioned in other books, they string together, etc. But this book is completely self contained. The whole book is there solely for instruction to the reader, just like Jesus’ parables.

Just a thought.


17 posted on 07/17/2013 12:06:45 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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