- This is so natural an expectation, that some commentators have rendered behemoth and leviathan, the elephant and whale, though the descriptions in our author will not admit of it; but Moses being, as we may well suppose, under an immediate terror of the hippopotamus and crocodile, from their daily mischiefs and ravages around him, it is very accountable why he should permit them to take place. - "The Poetical Works of Edward Young, Volume 2", Edward Young.
- Tell her that a bearded old behemoth, who can kneel as gracefully as a rheumatic rhinoceros, is on both knees at her feet, kissing her hands and trying his best, in the name of mercy, to keep from breaking into verse of his own composition. - "The Last Shot", Frederick Palmer.
- One of the creeks which the party crossed was christened Buffalo Creek, and " so named from the frequent tokens we discovered of that American Behemoth." - "The Extermination of the American Bison", William T. Hornaday.