Isaiah 7:19

Hebrew Bible

15Look now at Behemoth, which I made as I made you; it eats grass like the ox. 16 Look at its strength in its loins and its power in the muscles of its belly. 17 It makes its tail stiff like a cedar; the sinews of its thighs are tightly wound. 18 Its bones are tubes of bronze, its limbs like bars of iron. 19 It ranks first among the works of God; the One who made it has furnished it with a sword.

1 Enoch 60:7


5 And when the day, and the power, and the punishment, and the judgement come, which the Lord of Spirits hath prepared for those who worship not the righteous law, and for those who deny the righteous judgement, and for those who take His name in vain--that day is prepared, for the elect a covenant, but for sinners an inquisition. 6 And on that day were two monsters parted, a female monster named Leviathan, to dwell in the abysses of the ocean over the fountains of the waters. 7 But the male is named Behemoth, who occupied with his breast a waste wilderness named †Dûidâin†, on the east of the garden where the elect and righteous dwell, where my grandfather was taken up, the seventh from Adam, the first man whom the Lord of Spirits created.

 Notes and References

"... 1 Enoch 60:1-10 ... The two points of variation at the ends of the respective lines reflect linguistic usage elsewhere in the Parables' descriptions of the final judgment ... see, for example, Genesis 8:4 where the ark comes to rest on the mountains of Ararat; and Isaiah 11:2 with reference to the spirit of YHWH. For the negative use with reference to God's punishment, see Exodus 10:14, Isaiah 7:19; Targum Isaiah 11:2 ..."

Nickelsburg, George W. E. A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch Chapters 37-82 (pp. 238-239) Fortress Press, 2012

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