Behemah: Beast of the Field
There are eight different Hebrew and Greek words, behemah, b'iyr, ziyz, chay, cheyva', trephah, nephesh, and ktenos, are all translated into the one English word "beast", but they each have different meanings in the original Hebrew and Greek languages which were lost in the translation into English.
The Hebrew word "behemah" [#929] is translated 136 times as "beasts" and 57 times as "cattle". It describes "beasts" who can cry mightily to God, who can turn away from evil, who wear sackcloth, who are circumcised, who can lie down with a woman to have sex with her, who have a conscience, who are put to death for violating God's Law, who have possessions which can be sold or redeemed, who hold authority which can be taken away, who have feet and hands, who are inhabitants of cities, who God threatens to crossbreed with Israelites and Judahites, who can be hired, who are kept in tents, and who have boils on their bodies, none of which any four legged animal on the planet is capable of.
Only homo sapiens have such traits and capabilities, even to this day. This Scripture is proof that there are species of humans who are not of "Adam" [read: "ruddy" or to blush]. Thus the word "behemah" can describe only homo sapiens who are not of the Adamic [read: Caucasoid] race but who do have similar but certainly not equal physical and intellectual traits.
The Hebrew word "chay" [#2416] is translated 143 times as "life", 99 times as "living", 67 times as "liveth", 44 times as "live", 76 times as "beast" or "beasts", 30 times as "alive", as well as "creatures", "running", "raw", "quick", "congregation", "appetite", and "company".BEHEMAH CREATED IN GENESIS 1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good. Gen 1:25
So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Gen 1:27
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Gen 2:7
And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. Gen 2:19
SEED OF ISRAEL MIXED WITH SEED OF BEHEMAH
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man [#120], and with the seed of beast [#929], Jeremiah 31:27
BEHEMAH CRY MIGHTILY TO GOD
Jonah 3:7-8 And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water: But let man and behemah be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that [is] in their hands.
Jon 3:7 And he caused it to be proclaimed2199 and published559 through Nineveh5210 by the decree4480, 2940 of the king4428 and his nobles,1419 saying,559 Let neither408 man120 nor beast,929 herd1241 nor flock,6629 taste2938 any thing:3972 let them not408 feed,7462 nor408 drink8354 water:4325 Jon 3:8 But let man120 and beast929 be covered3680 with sackcloth,8242 and cry7121 mightily2394 unto413 God:430 yea, let them turn7725 every one376 from his evil7451 way,4480, 1870 and from4480 the violence2555 that834 is in their hands.3709[Which dumb four legged animal without a conscience has the ability to cry mightily unto God, turn from his evil way, wear sackcloth, or has hands?] BEHEMAH SLAIN FOR HAVING SEX WITH WOMAN
And if a woman approach unto any behemah, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the behemah: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them, Leviticus 20:16[There has never been, nor can there ever be (without a serious violation of God's natuaral laws) crossbreeding between humans and animals, so the Hebrew word "behemah" in this case cannot be a reference to a quadruped without a conscience. The English word "man" was translated from the Hebrew word "Adam", and even though both the House of Israel and the House of Judah were descendants of Adam, this demonstrates that Jeremiah knew there were other Adamites as well as pre-Adamites in the territory who were not Israelites. As a punishment to the house of Israel and the House of Judah for failing to uphold God's Law, God threatened to mix the holy seed with other Adamites and pre-Adamites] ADAM AND BEHEMAH CALLED "ISH"
The true meaning of Leviticus 27:28 was lost in the KJV translation when the proper nouns "Ish" and "Adam" were translated as "man" and behemah was translated as "beast". The context of the KJV translation indicates that they believed that both behemah and Adam were Ish, or that Ish owned Adamites and behemah whom they sacrificed to God, but too many other verses prove otherwise.
Lev 27:28 Notwithstanding no devoted thing, that a man shall devote unto the LORD of all that he hath, both of man and behemah, and of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy unto the LORD. None devoted, which shall be devoted of men, shall be redeemed; but shall surely be put to death.
Lev 27:28 Notwithstanding389 no3808, 3605 devoted thing,2764 that834 a man376 shall devote2763 unto the LORD3068 of all4480, 3605 that834 he hath, both of man4480, 120 and beast,929 and of the field4480, 7704 of his possession,272 shall be sold4376 or redeemed:1350 every3605 devoted thing2764 is most holy6944, 6944 unto the LORD.3068 None3808, 3605 devoted,2764 which834 shall be devoted2763 of4480 men,120 shall be redeemed;6299 but shall surely be put to death.4191, 4191
Lev 27:28 Notwithstanding no devoted thing, that an Ish shall devote unto the LORD of all that he hath, both of Adam and behemah, and of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy unto the LORD. None devoted, which shall be devoted of Adam, shall be redeemed; but shall surely be put to death.
Other translations since the KJV translation, like the following literal translation, also failed to make this important distinction and arrived at the same conclusion that Israelites sacrificed both man and animal to God.
But any devoted thing which a man devotes to Jehovah from all which belongs to him, of man or of animal, or of the field of his possession, it shall not be sold nor redeemed. Every devoted thing to Jehovah is most holy. No devoted thing which is dedicated by man shall be ransomed, dying it shall die
Furthermore, all of these other translators failed to even note that the word "cherem" [#2764] from which "devoted thing" is translated occurs in other verses as "accursed", and the word "charam" [#2763] which is translated as "devote" is translated more often as "destroyed:
1Ch 2:7 And the sons of Carmi; Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the thing accursed [cherem].
Exo 22:20 He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed [charam].
[ak = only] [lo = no] [kol = all] [cherem = accursed] [asher = which] [ish = Ish] [charam = destroyed] [yehovah = LORD] [min = from] [kol = all] [asher = which] [min = from] [adam = Adam] [behemah = Behemah] [min = of] [sadeh = field] [achuzzah = possession] [makar = sold] [gaal = redeemed] [muth = death] [muth = death]
BEHEMAH, ADAM, AND ISH ARE ENEMIES Zec 8:10 For before these days there was no hire for man, nor any hire for behemah; neither was there any peace to him that went out or came in because of the affliction: for I set all men every one against his neighbor.
Zec 8:10 For3588 before6440 these1992 days3117 there was1961 no3808 hire7939 for man,120 nor369 any hire7939 for beast;929 neither369 was there any peace7965 to him that went out3318 or came in935 because of4480 the affliction:6862 for I set7971 (853) all3605 men120 every one376 against his neighbor.7453 For before these days there was no hire for Adam, nor any hire for behemah; neither peace to him that went out or came in because they were enemies: for I set all Adam and Ish against each other. [Why would an Israelite ever have the occasion to "hire" an animal? Only a pre-Adamite man could be "hired". The Hebrew word "Adam" is mistranslated once as "man" and once as "men", and the Hebrew word "iysh" which is almost always translated as "man" is mistranslated as "every one", creating the most awkward, incomprehensive, and misleading phrase "all men every one against". Had even one of the 15 different translations which followed the KJV version made the distinction between "Adamites" and "men", the true meaning of this paragraph would have been revealed. How could so many honest men, for so long, have missed the crucial warning from Zechariah about the ancient conflict between Adamites and non-Adamites?] BEHEMAH HAVE BOILS Exodus 9:9: "And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon behemah, throughout all the land of Egypt." [You can be assured that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who routinely commanded the Israelites to slay everything that liveth in the territory of their enemies, would not punish dumb four legged cattle by afflicting them with boils.] SLAY FIRSTBORN OF BEHEMAH Exo 13:15 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of behemah: therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem. [Why would God slay the firstborn of the Egyptian's cattle, donkies, or camels?] BEHEMAH HAVE HANDS
Exodus 19:13: "There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be behemah or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount."
[Here we are to believe the KJV translators thought God told Moses to go talk to dumb four legged quadruped camels, donkeys, and cattle, warn them not to touch the mount, and slay them if they disobeyed him]
BEHEMAH DEFILE ISHA
Lev 18:23 Neither shalt thou lie with any behemah to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a behemah to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
[No four legged animal without a conscience could or can lie down with a woman. The only "beasts" who could are the pre-Adamites created in Genesis 1:25.]Lev 20:15 And if a man lie with a behemah, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the behemah. [If "beast" refers to a dumb animal without a conscience or a will, who was the victim of a man with a conscience and a will, then what would be accomplished by putting to death the animal? This must refer to a beast with a conscience and a will, or pre-Adamites, who can be discouraged from violating God's Laws by establishing a death penalty for certain sins and crimes.] BEHEMAH ARE CUT OFF BY BEASTS
Eze 14:21 For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast [H2416], and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast [H929]?
Eze 14:21 For3588 thus3541 saith559 the Lord136 GOD;3069 How much more637 when3588 I send7971 my four702 sore7451 judgments8201 upon413 Jerusalem,3389 the sword,2719 and the famine,7458 and the noisome7451 beast,2416 and the pestilence,1698 to cut off3772 from4480 it man120 and beast?929
For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the evil souls, and the pestilence, to cut off from it Adam and behemah?[In this one Scripture, two different Hebrew words, chay and behemah, are translated into the same English word beast, the Hebrew word "ra" which is almost always translated as "evil" is here mistranslated as "noisome", and the Hebrew word "Adam" is mistranslated as "man". The distinction which was once clear in Hebrew, namely that evil souls or evil people will displace both Adamites and behemah, is now missing in this English translation.]
BEHEMAH HAVE FEETEze 29:11 No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years. [Since quadrupeds don't have feet, this could only be a reference to pre-Adamites] BEHEMAH ARE INHABITANTS
Jer 21:6 And I will smite the inhabitants of this city, both man and behemah: they shall die of a great pestilence.
[Why would Jeremiah refer to beasts as inhabitants of a city, and claim that God will afflict them with a pestilence, unless they were pre-Adamites?]
BEHEMAH LIVE IN TENTS
Zec 14:15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the behemah that shall be in these tents, as this plague.
[Are we to believe that Israelites kept four legged animals in their tent, particularly when this Scripture makes it clear that there's a difference between behemah, and four legged horses, mules, camels, and asses?]
BEHEMAH, CATTLE, CREEPING THINGS & FOWL
Eze 8:10 So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable behemah, and all the idols [read: gillul] of the house of Israel, portrayed upon the wall round about.
Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl: Psa 148:10
[In this Scripture, a distinction is made between behemah and "creeping things" which means all quadrupeds rather than just snakes and reptiles, and all winged or feathered animals, so it should read:
FAIR AND NOT FAIR BEHEMAH Of every clean behemah thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of behemah that [are] not clean by two, the male and his female. Gen 7:2
[The Hebrew word "tahor" which is translated as "clean" here is also translated as "fair" in other Scripture, leading us to believe that the only reason the KJV translators arbitrarily inserted the word "clean" here is that they didn't like the idea of applying the human traits of facial complexion to behemah.]
Gen 1:27; 2:7,8,15; 3:24; 6:6,7; 9:6; Deu 5:24; 2Ch 6:18; Ecc 7:29; Isa 6:12; Jer 21:6; 27:5; Zep 1:3; Zec 11:6 Va1erie: : Gen 1:25; Lev 20:15-16 (about laying with the beast); Jer 21:6; 27:5
(04/13/04 3:44 PM EDT) gate333: The key to these verses is in the specifics to redemption and valuation in the body of the levitical text. This portion is an overview. in the text of verse 29 the word of in the original hebrew is the word by. Any man redeemed is saved so to speak set apart for god so he does not have to die for example the first born son. First born animals were sacrificed other than a donkey which was redeemed by a lamb or kid in which case it would not have to die otherwise you would have ot axe the back of his neck. In regaurds to ish and adam they are interchanged equally giving them both the same status as humans from the same line. Ish in these verses is to devote adam to YHWH, it could be a reference to childhood because under normal circumstances the first born is dedicated to him, or redeemed. The animal or behemah reference is still preceded and locked into clean or unclean status making a clear reference to its animal status.