Answer: Well, the Bible does not call them dinosaurs (in fact the Bible
calls them "dragons"). The word, "dinosaur" was not even invented until
the 1800's. Now, throughout history, we have many stories about dragons.
They existed and dragons are what we call "dinosaurs" today.
The Book of Job certainly describes animals that we would call dinosaurs.
The animals described could drink up a river and another one described
could spit out fire out of his mouth. The book of Job is thought to be one
of the oldest, if not the oldest, book in the Bible.
Job 40:15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass
as an ox.
Job 40:16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of
Job 40:17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are
Job 40:18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars
Job 40:19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his
sword to approach unto him.
Job 40:20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of
the field play.
Job 40:21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.
Job 40:22 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the
brook compass him about.
Job 40:23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth
that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
Job 40:24 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.
Some have suggested the behemoth to be a crocodile but the Bible says
that "he eateth grass like an ox." A crocodile is not a grass eater and
could not be described as one.
Another animal is described in Job which is a massive creature with
scales and fire coming out of his mouth...who cannot be killed by
ordinary sword or spear and who is very powerful... could be a T-Rex:
Job 41:1 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord
which thou lettest down?
Job 41:2 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a
Job 41:3 Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words
Job 41:4 Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for
Job 41:5 Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy
maidens? [Sounds pretty powerful]
Job 41:6 Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him
among the merchants?
Job 41:7 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish
Job 41:8 Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
Job 41:9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at
the sight of him? [fierce creature]
Job 41:10 None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand
Job 41:11 Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under
the whole heaven is mine.
Job 41:12 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.
Job 41:13 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him
with his double bridle?
Job 41:14 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.
Job 41:15 His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.
Job 41:16 One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
Job 41:17 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be
Job 41:18 By his neesings [sneeze] a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the
eyelids of the morning.
Job 41:19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. [no
creature living today is quite like this one]
Job 41:20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
Job 41:21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
Job 41:22 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before
Job 41:23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves;
they cannot be moved.
Job 41:24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether
Job 41:25 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of
breakings they purify themselves.
Job 41:26 The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the
dart, nor the habergeon.
Job 41:27 He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.
Job 41:28 The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into
Job 41:29 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.
Job 41:30 Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the
Job 41:31 He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of
Job 41:32 He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be
Job 41:33 Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.
Job 41:34 He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.
The fact of the matter is that evolutionists deny God, deny the bible and
therefore make up their own theories about when dinosaurs existed. They
were not around "millions" of years ago and therefore their theories are
simply that...theories! The Bible is God's Word-- it is truth!
Psalm 119:89 Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
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Cool Links on Dinosaurs existing with man:
Check out the pictures that the ancient Indians in Peru carved on their
stones thousands of years ago. In order to draw a dinosaur, you would have
to see one alive: http://www.bible.ca/tracks/peru-tomb-art.htm
One picture carved of a man riding on top of a Triceratops:
An unknown creature washed up on the beach, two miles north of Santa
Cruz, California. Looks like a species of Plesiosaur. Read about it by
Question: Are Dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?