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|NASB||Job 3:8 "Let those curse it who curse the day,
Who are prepared to rouse Leviathan.
|Job 3:8 "Let those curse it who curse the day,
Who are skilled in rousing up Leviathan.
|Bible Question (short): Dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?|
Question (full): I have undergone a study on the Dinosaurs. What does the Bible say about them?
First, I want to make clear that I believe that the
earth is only thousands of years old, not millions
or billions. Second, I believe that God created the
earth in six 24-hour days (Exodus 20:11). I don't
expect you all to agree with me, and I would
appreciate you tellng me if you feel differently about
anything that I have come up with. Genesis 1:21-25
tells us that God created the animals (including the
Dinosaurs) and humankind on the sixth day. Man was
given the task to name these animals but Adam used
names like 'behemoth' and 'leviathan'. It is
conceivable that man and dinosaur lived on the earth
together right up to and after the great worldwide
flood. And Noah might have included a few smaller,
younger representatives of the dinosaurs in his Ark.
But many other kinds of plants and animals were lost
forever (Genesis 6:17). It is interesting to note
that animals began to fear men only after the flood
However, I am convinced that there was a drop in
temperature (Job 37:6-10, 38:22,29) in the earth after
the flood, which explains the existence of Antarctica,
the Glaciers and the Polar icecaps, (which was God's
way of dealing with the surplus of water that sprang
forth in Genesis 7:11) and this temperature change may
have contributed to the dinosaurs' disappearance upon
the earth. But they at least were around by the time
of Job, and the people of Job's time knew about
dinosaurs since dinosaurs are discribed in detail in
Job 40:15 to 41:34.
I do not believe that birds are direct descendants of
dinosaurs, since the Bible speaks of the migration of
the hawk (Job 39:26), the dove, stork, thrush and
swift (Jeremiah 8:7).. In other words, birds flew
across the earth from the beginning of time and they
are not the end result of any kind of evolution.
Also, Genesis 1:29-30 declares that all animals and
people began as plant eaters and the world was
entirely vegetarian at the beginning. But
eventually animals became carnivorous and people ate meat only
until after the flood (Genesis 9:3). It is
interesting to note that even though animals did
become carnivorous, they will return to a
nonagressive nature (Isaiah 11:6-7). So will we become
vegetarians in the future? :)
So did the dinosaurs breathe fire? Job 41 leads me to
believe that this may have been likely, which would
explain the source of "Fire Breathing Dragons"
stories. What about the Loch Ness monster? Maybe.
There are many underwater caverns that have not been
explored on this earth. I'm not ruling out the
possibility that all sea dwelling dinosaurs are extinct.
But I am strictly against evolution of any kind, since
Psalm 94:9 clearly states that God formed the ears and
the eyes. Romans 1:20 is interesting in this light-
that we are without excuse in wake of God's awesome
creation. Another water/fire parallel here, to
reflect back on the worldwide flood, is the second and
final judgment of the future in which the heavens and
the earth will be cleansed by fire! (2 Peter 3:10-12).
I believe that the world is a lot younger than
scientists think and that man and dinosaurs
co-existed at some point. I am still studying continental drift
and things of that nature.. I hope you enjoyed the
results of my study, and I wanted to share this with
you to provide a NON-evolution way of looking at
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