a kind of dog-faced, long-haired monkey, dwelling among ruins (gen. Cynocephalus); it was an object of worship for the Egyptians. Some deem it to be the “hairy one” spoken of in Is. 13:21; 34:14, but it is very doubtful whether it ever existed west of the Euphrates
Baboons are monkey-like creatures that represent curiosity in Scripture as kings and queens have them for their entertainment.
An ape is a human-like creature which is really an animal not a human in evolution. God does have a sense of humor.
Monkey. Monkeys are not native to Palestine. So King Solomon apparently had them imported from other nations, along with apes and other exotic goods such as ivory, silver, and gold. They may have come from India, Africa, or even parts of Lower Egypt. The NKJV has “monkeys” in (1 Kings 10:22) and (2 Chronicles 9:21). Other versions translate as “peacocks.” Also see Ape.
The monkey and the ape are human like animals. While evolution puts them as our ancestors, Genesis says they came after we did in creation order.