“Look at Behemoth!
I made it as I made you.
It eats grass like an ox.
Its strength is in its loins.
Its power is in the muscles of its belly.
It makes its tail stiff like a cedar.
The sinews of its thighs are knit together.
Its bones are tubes of bronze.
Its limbs like bars of iron.”
Behemoth seems to be some kind of wild beast, a large hippopotamus, an ancient monster. Yahweh made this monster. The biblical author has Yahweh give a description of this monster that makes it seem like a hippo. This monster ate grass like an ox. Its power came from its loins and belly, while it had a stiff tail like a large tree. Its thighs seemed to be knit together with bronze bones and limbs like iron bars. Thus the idea that this is a large hippopotamus seems correct.