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Are Dinosaurs In The Bible? Yes!
This can be a difficult question for someone who believes the earth is billion of years old and dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago. That would mean dinosaurs were long dead before man and the Bible came on the scene. But if you take God's word for what it says, dinosaurs being land animals were created on day six, the same day mankind was created. Job 40:14 even states this:
“Behold now, Behemoth, which I made with you..."
Job 40 goes on to describe behemoth as having a tail like a cedar; bones like tubes of bronze and limbs like bars of iron. He is so big and powerful that he is first of the ways of God and so big you can drink up the Jordan river. The only animal that fits this description is a sauropod dinosaur.
So why aren't dinosaurs called dinosaurs in the Bible? The word "dinosaur" was not invented until 1841. Before that the word "dragon" was used to refer to what we now call dinosaurs. But going further back to ancient Hebrew, the Old Testament uses the word "tanniyn" thirty times. It's a word that refers to a "monster" of an animal or serpant. A vicious and powerful animal. This word is used 30 times in the Old Testament and was most often translated in the King James as dragon.
Today dragons are considered to be mythical, fire-breathing creatures with wings. But if we go back five hundred or more years, secular literature frequently talks about dragons, and the pictures and descriptions depict what we would today call a dinosaur. Here is a brief video that talks about some of this:
God created dinosaurs and mankind on hte same day about 6,000 years ago. Although the Bible is not about dinosaurs, it does mention them. They were a part of people's lives at the time parts ofthe Bible were written.
To learn more:
Dinosaurs and the Bible (AIG)
Dinosaurs—Part of God’s Creation (CT)
Amazing Evidence of People With Dinosaurs (CMI)
Here is a video we made in 2011 showing evidence that dinosaurs and people lived together. Since then the evidence has become even greater and stronger. God really did create dinosaurs and people on the same day exactly as the Bible says.
Genesis 1:24-27 -- Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind”; and it was so. God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
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ON THE ROAD TO LIFE
You will exist forever. The question is, where? Disobeying God is the road to death, and we have all disobeyed God:
For all have sinned [disobeyed God] and fall short of the glory of God. - Romans 3:23
The consequence of sin is death. You will exist experiencing death forever.
For the wages of sin is death... - Romans 6:23a
But there is GOOD News! You can have life!
...but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 6:23b
God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8
Instead of our experiencing death forever, Christ died in our place. Repent (turn away from disobeying God), believe this, trusting that Jesus truly did die in your place.
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. - Romans 5:1