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Behemoth

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Behemoth can refer to cattle. In 40:15 it is probably a hippopotamus

Majesty

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God’s great majesty shines forth in poetic language in chs. 38–39. These are some of the Bible’s most awe-inspiring passages about God.

Pits

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Pits were used for everything from water collection and food storage to animal traps and prisons. Pits were often seen as signs of danger, representing… Read More »Pits

Elihu

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Elihu is the only character in the book of Job with a Hebrew name.

Pledge

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A pledge (22:6) was an object of worth given as a down payment on a debt. Israelites were not to take in pledge essential items… Read More »Pledge

Honey

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Honey is mentioned often in the Bible (see 20:17). People probably gathered the honey from wild bees. The gathering of wild honey led to an… Read More »Honey

Sackcloth

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Sackcloth (16:15) was an outward sign of grieving. It was a coarse fabric used for grain sacks. It was very uncomfortable to wear and thus… Read More »Sackcloth

Clay

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Clay was one of the most readily available materials in ancient times. It was used to construct buildings and to make everyday household items. Job… Read More »Clay

The sea

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In the literature of the ancient Near East, the sea (9:8) is often seen as a threat to the order of nature. People looked upon… Read More »The sea