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The Leviathan and The Behemot Dinosaur Dialect or Diety From the Romans to the Greek to the Kush to the Egyptians folklore has been handed down from generation to generation In most cases this folklore transcends any one religion and carries over into the next Much like the Romans adopting and perverting Greek folklore so too has most every religion known to exist Likewise from most mythology come stories of great monstrous beasts like the kraken and Cerberus Such beasts are the leviathan and the behemot of ancient Hebrew lore These great creatures are mentioned in the book of Job which is speculated to be the oldest book of the Bible Many have chosen to simply write it off as outdated language while others believe it may be a dinosaur and still others believe it to have been created to be the king of the fish and animals created by God on the fifth day It is also thought to be ancient folklore that has been carried over from before monotheism Such is the mystery of the leviathan and the behemot One question left to the creation myth is the existence of dinosaurs There is overwhelming proof of these great lumbering beasts but there is no direct reference to them in the Old Testament These beasts that once walked the earth millions of years ago have been over looked by many Hebrew scholars Yet in the book of Job there are references to creatures that could have been described dinosaurs One such reference is that of the Behemot The Behemot is a creature of great size and power In Job 4015 the Behemot is described as eating grass like an ox Later in verse 17 it is said to bend its tail like a cedar The reference to limbs like bars of iron gives reference to a gray complexion Many believe that this is a reference to creatures such as the Brachiosaurus and the
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