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Dinosaurs in The Bible?

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posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 05:17 PM
Job 40: 15 "Look at behemoth,which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.
16 What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly!
17 His tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are close knit.
18 His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron.
19 He ranks first among the works of God, yet his maker can approach him with his sword.
20 The hills bring him their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.

21 Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh.
22 The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him.
23 When the river rages, he is not alarmed;he is secure, though the Jordan should surge
against his mouth.
24 Can anyone capture him by the eyes, or trap him and pierce his nose?

41: 1 "Can you pull in the leviathan with a fishhook or tie down his tongue with a rope?
2 Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3 Will he keep begging you for mercy? Will he speak to you with gentle words?
4 Will he make an agreement with you for you to take him as your slave for life?
5 Can you make a pet of him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls?
6 Will traders barter for him? Will they divide him up among merchants?
7 Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?
8 If you lay hand on him you will remember the struggle an never do it again!
9 Any hope of subduing him is false; the mere sight of him is overpowering.
10 No one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me?
11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.
12 I will not fail to speak of his limbs, his strength and his graceful form.
13 Who can strip of his outer coat? who would approach him with a bridle?
14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with fearsome teeth?
15 His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together;
16 Each so close to the next that no air can pass in between.
17 They are joined fast to one another; They cling together and cannot be parted.
18 His snorting throws out flashes of light; his eyes are like rays of dawn.
19 Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out
20 Smoke pours from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.
21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth.
22 Strength resides in his neck; dismay goes before him.
23 The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.
24 His chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.
25 When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his thrashing.
26 The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the
27 Iron he treats like straw and bronze like rotted wood.
28 Arrows do not make him flee; slingstones are like chaff to him.
29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw; he laughs at the rattling of a lance.
30 His undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.
31 He makes the depths churn like a boiling cauldron and stirs the sea like a pot of
32 Behind him he leaves a glistening wake; one would think the deep had white hair.
33 Nothing on Earth is his equal- a creature without fear.
34 He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud."

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 05:19 PM
Random Bible versus? I doubt dinosaurs were mentioned in the Bible. Many of these verses could refer to people or animals native to Israel.

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 05:26 PM
Highly unlikely since the Bible was begun some, oh, say 75 million years after the Dinosaurs! Are you trying to say,..(sigh), that the Earth is very young? And that Dino's lived with man?

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 05:30 PM
Psalm 74:13 It was you who split open the sea by your power; you broke the heads of the
monster in the waters.
14 It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan and gave him as food to the
creatures of the desert.

Psalm 104:25 There is a sea, vast with creatures beyond number-living things both
large and small
26 there are ships that go to and fro, and the leviathan, which you formed to
frolic there.

Isaiah 27:1 In that day, the Lord will punish with his sword, his firece, great and
powerful sword, Leviathan the gliding serpent, Leviathan the coiling
serpent; he will slay the monster of the sea.

Thanks for reading. If you have more to add feel free.

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 05:36 PM
The book of Job is the oldest book in the Bible. THe Behmoth could be a left over species from the Dinosaur era. Nimrod was said to have built a city who's walls were thicker than any ever built maybe for keeping the wild beast that he was a hunter of out. I believe that dinosaurs in general lived and died before God's plan for man "the Bible history" began. Good post

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 05:47 PM
reply to post by Loken68

I appreciate your input man

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 05:47 PM
I'd say it describes an alligator or crocodile.

Its definately something that lives in water due to the "under the lotus" text. By the shields on his back quote it also fits, and with and underside that leaves marks in the mud it would have to be something with a rather low profile.

I'd say croc or gator.

According to some it is describing the Leviathan.

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 05:50 PM
reply to post by OldDragger

Actually I didn't really say much, The Bible did. BTW, did you notice the ?

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 06:21 PM
reply to post by SouthernSON

There is an article about dinosaurs and the bible on this site:

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 06:31 PM
reply to post by burebistha

thanks for posting, answers in genesis does make some good points, but I haven't read all
of their answers so I won't say I agree with it totally.

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 06:38 PM
I think it could be describing a hippopotamus. They have always been dangerous and feared.

Hopefully they find some 2-3000 year old cliff notes to the bible sometime soon so we can figure out what all these convoluted passages mean.

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 06:42 PM
reply to post by thedarklingthrush

could be, but it does describe a serpent of the sea with shield like scales that breathes fire

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 07:07 PM

Originally posted by SouthernSON
reply to post by thedarklingthrush

could be, but it does describe a serpent of the sea with shield like scales that breathes fire

Those were the exact words that made think about not posting my idea.

I considered them further though and realized nothing matches those descriptions really.

Since its a biblical account I assume parts of the description are exaggeration but who knows which parts.

I also think crocodiles and whales like other people have mentioned are good ideas.

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 07:11 PM
reply to post by thedarklingthrush

all ideas are welcome haha what if it's a dragon- anything is possible
I mean do we really know what is in the deepest parts of the ocean.

[edit on 8-6-2010 by SouthernSON]

[edit on 8-6-2010 by SouthernSON]

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