Monday, March 28, 2005

Dinosaurs in the Bible: Job 40:15-24

When I was in High School, I was properly taught the doctrine of evolution. But having grown up in a Christian home, it caused me to wonder, if evolution was true, then why didn't the Bible talk about dinosaurs? Why was there no mention in the Book of Genesis about the hundreds of millions of years before man, when dinosaurs roamed the earth? I later found out that the problem was not with the Bible, but rather with the so called "science" behind evolution. I have come to believe the Bible, which would mean that man and dinosaurs lived together on the earth. After Noah's flood, the climatic changes could have lead to the dinosaurs demise. But for a time, they and man would have shared the Earth together.

In this passage, God introduces us to one of His wonderful creatures, "Behold now, Behemoth, which I made as well as you." (Job 40:15) It's unclear exactly what "Behemoth" was, but we know he was remarkable. God tells us that he was a herbivore. He had powerful legs and strong belly muscles and he had a tail like a cedar tree. Some have though Behemoth to be a hippopotamus, but God describes him much grander than a hippo, "He is the first of the ways of God." (Job 40:19) Where in the Bible are the dinosaurs? I believe one is right here.

David Robison


  1. Anonymous6:04 PM

    no comments because nobody cares about your quaint silly beliefs

  2. Well, I would disagree with that - I care and fully agree. I have always taught the youth that I disciple that the Behemouth was most probably a dinosaur. Praise God! Thanks for keeping it real.

  3. Anonymous2:15 PM

    Does it mean nothing that the remains of dinosaurs are embedded in pure rock? And that they are not bones, but fossils made from mineral deposits that would have taken alot longer than a couple thousand years to fossilize? And that with the vast quantities of breeds of dinosaurs there would have been no room in the Ark? Before dinosaur fossils were found most people thought that the animals that exist on the planet now had always existed and none had ever completely died out.

  4. To answer your question, scientists have found "fresh" dinosaur bones, complete with DNA. Materials, in the right conditions, can fossilize in a relativly short period of time, they do not always need millions of years. Noah only took two of each "kind" into the arc. THe vast majority of dinosaurs were small, not huge, and even huge dinosaurs were born small. It would not have been much trouble for Noah to fit tow of each "kind" in the arc. For more information on what scientists are discovering that gives evidence of creation, check out the Creation Research Institute web site.