Dinosaurs in the Bible

Origin of the word ‘Dinosaur’

In 1841, Sir Richard Owen coined the word “dinosaur” to identify the fossils of extinct reptiles. It traces its origins to the Greek words deinos, meaning “terrible” or “fearfully great,” and sauros, meaning “lizard.

Question: So what were these great creatures called before 1841? The answer as always is within the Holy Bible when we want to know about God and all of His creation.

When anyone refuses to believe God’s Word which has never been disproved we must ask them the same question that God asked Job. “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?” Job 38:4. (See Job 38:1-41)

Key verses:-

Genesis 1:24. Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind; cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”, and it was so.

Job 40:15-19a. “Look now at the Behemoth, (this is God’s name for one of the great dinosaurs we call Brontosaurus) which I made along with you, ( so man and dinosaurs were created by God and they lived together, not separated by millions of years!) he eats grass like an ox. See now his strength is in his hips, and his power is in his stomach muscles. He moves his tail like a cedar; (when you look at a picture of Brontosaurus, his tail is the thickness of a tree and so we have exact details that fit given to us from God’s description of this creature that He mentions to Job) The sinews of his thighs are tightly knit. His bones are like beams of bronze, his ribs like bars of iron. He is the first of the ways of God.

Now read Job 41:1-34 for a description of a fire breathing creature we would call a dragon – see verses 18 to 21. We could not ask for any greater proof that these great and terrible lizards or creeping beasts were created and walked on the earth at the same time as man.

To deny the above evidence from God’s Holy Bible is like turning a blind eye to what is staring you in the face!

Date : 30/11/-0001    

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