Dinosaurs

Some people see the subject of dinosaurs as a point of amusement in defaming the Bible, in reality however, dinosaurs and other exotic creatures are clearly mentioned in the Bible text. In the Bible God clearly describes creatures that by description can only refer to what humans in the 19th centrury called dinosaurs (terrible lizard) a word which derives from the Greek words deinos terrible sauros lizard.

Taking a Biblical frame of reference we must consider that the topology of the earth and the collection of animals pre deluge differed compared to today after the Noahaic flood. They are many traditional stories and claims about mythcal creatures, extinct animals and giants especially in costal regions of the world. Today many artifacts and lost cities are being found to support lost peoples, reptilian creatures and kingdoms. In ancient times these creatures were called dragons because the word dinsouar is a much newer Greek word. 

Many argue as the Bible implys that the evidence in the geological strata better fits the concept of post deluge death silt layering, rather than traditional views about evolution. The scientific arguments for this Biblical position are that the law of hydraulics, the second law of thermodynamics and finally the difficulty in recreating fossils from particle layering all work in favour of creation and a deluge. There are many Biblical and extra Biblical sources that cite that humans were coexisting with dinosaurs especially before and only in part after the flood. In the story Bel and the dragon the prophet Daniel was asked to worship a living dragon by the Babylonian king Cyrus who kept one as a pet. After exposing a fraud surrounding the story Daniel finally kiilled the dragon by contaminating its food with pitch, fat and hair. 

Bible Dinosaurs mentioned

Behemoth: a surapoda dinosaur

Job 40:15-24 (ESV)

“Behold, Behemoth, which I made as I made you; he eats grass like an ox. Behold, his strength in his loins, and his power in the muscles of his belly. He makes his tail stiff like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together. His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like bars of iron.

“He is the first of the works of God; let him who made him bring near his sword! For the mountains yield food for him where all the wild beasts play. Under the lotus plants he lies, in the shelter of the reeds and in the marsh. For his shade the lotus trees cover him; the willows of the brook surround him. Behold, if the river is turbulent he is not frightened; he is confident though Jordan rushes against his mouth. Can one take him by his eyes, or pierce his nose with a snare?

Leviathan: an aquatic dinosaur

Job 41 English Standard Version (ESV)

“Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook or press down his tongue with a cord Can you put a rope in his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook? Will he make many pleas to you? Will he speak to you soft words? Will he make a covenant with you    to take him for your servant forever? Will you play with him as with a bird, or will you put him on a leash for your girls? Will traders bargain over him? Will they divide him up among the merchants? Can you fill his skin with harpoons or his head with fishing spears? Lay your hands on him; remember the battle—you will not do it again! Behold, the hope of a man is false; he is laid low even at the sight of him. No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up. Who then is he who can stand before me? Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.

“I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, or his mighty strength, or his goodly frame. Who can strip off his outer garment? Who would come near him with a bridle? Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth is terror.15 His back is made of rows of shields, shut up closely as with a seal. One is so near to another    that no air can come between them. They are joined one to another; they clasp each other and cannot be separated. His sneezings flash forth light, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the dawn. Out of his mouth go flaming torches; sparks of fire leap forth. Out of his nostrils comes forth smoke, as from a boiling pot and burning rushes. His breath kindles coals, and a flame comes forth from his mouth. In his neck abides strength, and terror dances before him. The folds of his flesh stick together, firmly cast on him and immovable. His heart is hard as a stone, hard as the lower millstone. When he raises himself up the mighty are afraid; at the crashing they are beside themselves. Though the sword reaches him, it does not avail, nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin. He counts iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood. The arrow cannot make him flee; for him sling stones are turned to stubble. Clubs are counted as stubble; he laughs at the rattle of javelins. His underparts are like sharp potsherds; he spreads himself like a threshing sledge on the mire. He makes the deep boil like a pot; he makes the sea like a pot of ointment. Behind him he leaves a shining wake; one would think the deep to be white-haired. On earth there is not his like, a creature without fear. He sees everything that is high; he is king over all the sons of pride.”

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