Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs: Bible and Science

Science supports the Bible 100% on the topic of dinosaurs.

The problem is that people listen to “scientists” instead of listening to science.  When you compare what’s in the Bible with the scientific evidence, you’ll always come away certain of your faith.  However, when you don’t bother to check out anything “scientists” say by looking at the actual science, and comparing it with what’s in the Bible, you’ll always be confused and doubtful.

Dinosaurs did not become extinct 62 million years ago, and humans did not come on the scene 3 million years ago (or whatever the ridiculous, ever-changing numbers are today).  God (Yahweh, Adonai, El Shaddai, the God of Israel, the God of the universe) created dinosaurs and humans around 6,000 years ago.  God wiped out dinosaurs in the flood of Noah.  There is voluminous evidence for all this in the fossil record.

dinosaurs missing noah's ark cartoon

Were dinosaurs in the Garden of Eden?  Yes.  But what about all those movies that show dinosaurs terrorizing humans?  That’s just Hollywood.  First of all, before the Fall of Man, there were no carnivores, and there was no hostility of one creature to another.

man running from t-rex

Image Source: Daily Mail UK

So, does the Bible mention dinosaurs?  Yes!  Below are verses from the Book of Job.  In these verses the Bible mentions a creature it refers to as “behemoth.”  The text clearly describes this creature to be a dinosaur.

Job 40:15-24

Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox. [What is behemoth?  Is it an elephant?  Hippopotamus?  Whatever it is, it “feeds on grass like an ox” and is an herbivore, not a carnivore]

What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly!  His tail sways like a cedar; [This indicates a large, powerful tail. An elephant’s tail and a hippo’s tail are short and weak, in fact the elephant’s tail is like a piece of string. This rules out the “behemoth” being an elephant or a hippo. Google “Monitor Lizard.” It’s tail is huge in proportion to it’s body. It’s tail is thick, long, and powerful. If dinosaurs were essentially very large lizards, then this fits perfectly with the “behemoth” being a dinosaur.]

the sinews of his thighs are close-knit.  His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron. He ranks first among the works of God,

yet his Maker can approach him with his sword. (New International Version, or NIV)  Only He who made him can bring near His sword. (New King James Version, or NKJV) [If Dinosaurs still existed, this verse would be rendered false because man today could easily bring near any of his many “swords” (weapons), such as bullets or missiles. However, thousands of years ago, this verse was absolutely true. For this verse to STAY true forever, either man’s “swords” would have to never advance to the point of long range weapons, or dinosaurs would have to vanish. The latter happened, proving the Bible absolutely accurate yet again.]

The hills bring him their produce,  [Again, herbivore, not carnivore]

and all the wild animals play nearby (New International Version, or NIV).  And all the beasts of the field play there (New King James Version, or NKJV).  [Being an herbivore, this dinosaur did not act in a hostile way toward other animals, and therefore did not scare them off.]

Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh.  The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him.

When the river rages, he is not alarmed; [This would have to be a huge creature!]

he is secure, though the Jordan should surge against his mouth.  [Inertia against a surging river again indicates a huge creature]

Can anyone capture him by the eyes,  [This is better translated as, “can anyone capture him when he is on watch” or “when his eyes are on guard.”]

or trap him and pierce his nose?   [As shown earlier, no one but this creature’s maker can approach with sword. Therefore, the creature would have to be trapped (fooled), not confronted head-on. However, this verse indicates that the creature could not be trapped, either because of his vigilance or his ferocious strength to break free.]

— (End) Job 40:15-24

But what about carbon dating?  Don’t we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that dinosaurs became extinct 62 million years ago? (or whatever the number du jour is?) Carbon dating is a farce.  A phenomenally (and laughably) long timescale was IMPOSED on carbon dating in order to explain the unexplainable and unobservable theory of evolution.  Since all perfectly preserved fossils show no evolution whatsoever, “scientists” need to keep pushing back the age of the universe to buy more time, in the hopes of finding something, anything, to support evolution.

25 years ago, “scientists” said the earth was 5-6 billion years.  Today, they say it’s 15-18 billion years old.  This number will keep growing as yet more perfectly preserved fossils are dug out of the ground looking exactly like their modern cousins– no evolutionary changes whatsoever.  Again, the billions-year-old timescale was forced onto carbon dating.  It actually shows no such thing.

dinosaur footprint with human footprint

The Texas area has some fascinating fossil footprints.  This one shows a dinosaur foot print, over-layed by a human footprint.  Now, if the dinosaur footprint came 62 million years before the human footprint, then the dinosaur footprint would have washed away, or eroded away, or dried up and blew away, or hardened into a rock-like fossil that would not then accept the impression of another foot on top of it.  However, none of this happened.  What this fossil shows is a dinosaur footprint that was made minutes or hours before a human stepped on the same piece of dirt, not 62 million years before.

For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them… — Exodus 20:11

2 replies »

  1. Tom
    I love your work, keep it up please. Quick question. The time of Job?, was it before or after Noah? I am under the impression that Job came after Noah. Yet there are still behemoth after Noah? I thought they were wiped out during the great flood? Please help

    Efrain

    and much blessings to you and your loved ones

    • Efrain, that’s a great question. From pulpits and from Bible study, I had always heard that Job is the oldest book in the Bible, and I believe this to be true. The books of the Bible are sequenced by category, rather than by age. Therefore, although Job is generally accepted as the oldest book, it is not first in order.

      This webpage appears to give a good overall view of how the various Biblical Faiths organize their Scriptures. http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Heb-Xn-Bibles.htm. I advocate the Catholic sequence of the books.

      Blessings, and thank you as always, my friend. Have a Happy Labor Day today!

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