Dinosaurs and the Bible
Did Man really walk with Dinosaurs?
According to the Bible, on the sixth day of creation, God created all the animals. This includes the dinosaurs since they were animals. On the sixth day, God also created man. Therefore, man and dinosaurs co-existed in the Garden of Eden. "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. And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." Genesis 1:24-26 Read on for more information on dinosaurs and the Bible!
But the Bible Doesn't Mention "Dinosaurs"
How can the Bible speak of dinosaurs when the word "dinosaur" never appears in the Bible? The King James Version of the Bible was translated into English in the year 1611. However, the word "dinosaur" wasn't even invented until 1841. A famous British anatomist Sir Richard Owen coined the term "dinosaur" from Greek words meaning "terrible lizard" after viewing the bones of several dinosaurs.
The Behemoth was a Dinosaur!
Look now at the behemoth, which I made along with you; 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; 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; only He who made him can bring near His sword (Job 40:15–19).
Wait, my Bible says Behemoth was a hippo
Read on to find out why it couldn't be a hippo!
Do you know of a hippo with a tail like a cedar? Or an elephant? Both these creatures have tiny, rope-like tails. Also, the phrase "first in the ways of God" suggests that this was the largest animal that God made. Does this hold true for the hippo or even the elephant? I believe not! No living creature can quite be described like the behemoth. However, the description very closely fits the brachiosauras, one of the largest dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs and the Bible
Here are some great resources to help you understand!
Ken Ham explains everything you've ever wondered about dinosaurs and how they fit in with the Biblical account of creation.
An excellent book written for kids!
Evidence of flying dinosaur still in existance today
Prehistoric looking flying "monsters" have terrified natives of Papua New Guinea for centuries. Now two daring explorers (Jim Blume and David Woetzel) have searched for these creatures and taken video of them. These creatures are called Ropen by the natives. See this link for more information and decide for yourself: Live Dinosaurs found in Papua New Guinea.
Other Great links for more information - Check these out to find more about Dinosaurs from a Biblical Perspective
- Creation Science Evangelism
Here is another article entitled "What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?"
- Get Answers about dinosaurs (Answers in Genesis)
Here you will find many links to other relevant information about dinosaurs and the Bible. Search these for the truth and see for yourself!
- Are Dinosaurs in the Bible?
Here you will find answers to commonly asked dinosaur questions. Includes pictures, scriptures and other great information!
- The Great Dinosaur Mystery
Fun, interactive, information website. See the video "The Great Dinosaur Mystery" here.
Dinosaurs for Kids
Here see Ken Ham introduce his book Dinosaurs for Kids. You will see some brilliant illustrations and hear more about dinosaurs and the Bible. This is a great book for kids and adults alike!
Dinosaurs for Kids - A great book by Ken Ham for kids and adults!
"I know all the Dinosaurs" - Great music video from Buddy Davis
Resources with a Biblical Perspective on Dinosaurs
Answers in Genesis provides so many great resources for parents, teacher, and kids! My kids have all the DVDs and many of the books. They love this stuff!
Can't get to the Museum? Here's some great photos and info at your fingertips
Fabulous DVD on Creation from a Biblical Perspective including Dinosaurs. My kids have watched this over and over!
Have some fun creating your own dinosaur!
When God created dinosaurs (dragons) in the Garden of Eden, they were docile creatures. Fun storybook for your kids. (Mine liked this one too!)