Behemoth is described in the dictionary as someone or something abnormally large and powerful. The words gigantic, monster, heavyweight, Titan, excessive in size were also given.

The Hebrew texts speak of God alone creating Behemoth (and Leviathan), and alone capturing them. They are the Chaos monsters, having made a desert of Earth in their battles, were both destroyed at the time of Creation.

Much to chew on, but the title to the Prequel to the Gatherers Trilogy was made clear at the end of the writing, not the beginning; most aptly encapsulating the sense of uncontrolled largeness, top heaviness, apparent mindlessness, that described the force placed against the Earth by the human population during the years 2034 to 2065.

There were also characters in the book who displayed wild, unsocial, uncaring traits, machines too, whose useful power was diverted towards the dark side to almost destroy the planet.

Death comes at the Beginning, not the End; out of the Chaos comes the Creation, and once I realised this was the way the story was going, it was evident the writing of one book would not be enough; the unfolding had to go on, the writer too, was captured, and had to scribe away till it was done.



  1. Thing about a Behemoth is pretty much its qualities of hugeness and nastiness – at least that;s the general impression one gets. But according to my edition of the Bible the creature is really a crocodile. I suppose one should just let the imagination run riot. As for Leviathan, that’s supposed to be a whale I think, though an immense squid would be better – the legendary [or not so legendary] Kraken. For your purposes though the bigness and brutality are all that count.

  2. There’s also inertia caused by size, lack of flexibility of mind and body, flat-footedness of thinking, those sorts of things. Not having the vigour to overcome odds despite size. The political ineptitude of these days fits the description.

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