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There Be Dinosaurs in The Bible

Updated on September 29, 2010

The following is an experiment to see if I get more readers than the hub posted earlier with a different title. Originally, this hub was entitled, "The Flood of Noah's Day and The Great Tan-neen of an Earlier Day. So far it's been checked out 190 times.  We will see if the interest is increased this time.  So if now you are compelled to open it, the numbers will tell me.  I apologize in advance for any perceived deception.  Few are interested in the fictitious story of a global flood because well, it's fictitious. But few would check to see that I could show that the biblical account was speaking of a localized event around the Mesopotamia region. People see flood and they assume I'm speaking of some old guy in a wooden boat holding a pair (sometimes seven pairs) of every species of animal in the world. Not what I'm saying. And who da hell knows what a tan-neen is? Who has heard of that ancient Hebrew word? Well read the following and I'll show that indeed, there do be dinosaurs mentioned in the bible.


Many Christians are stuck in the dogma of reading and interpreting the bible literally with what ever words were used by the King James translators. And the secularists are often guilty of holding Christians to a litteral reading, especially when it comes to the Book of Genesis. In other words, the Bible teaches that the creation days were 24 hour periods of time and the entire globe was covered by flood waters in the day of Noah. But some of us have been freed from this literal interpretation because we know that those 6 creation days have to be long periods of time. We can see that the days fit in with discoveries made in paleontology and even with Big Bang cosmology. We know for instance that Adam could not have tended the garden, named all of the animals, felt lonely and lust driven, put into a sleep and had Eve separated from him (created) all in one day (actually, at the end of day 6). Didn't he say, "at long last, bone of my bones"? After a few hours?This hub is not about interpretting the 6 days of Genesis though. That is a large work and besides, there are several internet sites that effectively show that Genesis can easily be interpreted with Old Earth Creation.

But I have heard skeptics question why the great whales are created on day 5 before any mention of land creatures. Might be a problem with paleontology. Perhaps these great whales were land creatures. No, not the land creatures that evolutionists think evolved into whales. What I'm saying is, the section speaking of the creation of great whales, ain't talking about great whales. So what are they? It's talking about:

The Great Tan-neen

Exo. 7:9 and 7:10

When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Show a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast before Pharaoh, it shall become a serpent (tan-neen or tan-neem, a marine or land monster, that is, sea serpent or jackal: dragon, sea’monster, serpent, whale?).

10 And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the Lord had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent (tan-neen or tan-neem).

So what is a tan-neen?

Gen. 1:21

And God created greatwhales (taneen or taneem) and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Gen. 1:27

So God created man in his image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Notice that God does not tell man to have dominion over the great tan-neen (KJ says great whales). Why?

  1. The rod in Exodus became a serpent when cast before Pharaoh. The Hebrew word for the serpent here, was tan-neen.
  2. On the fifth day God created the great tan-neen along with every living creature that moveth, and every winged fowl.
  3. God never gave man dominion over the great tan-neen. If tan-neen represents whales, why has man hunted the great ones nearly to extinction? Man obviously has dominion over the great whales.
  4. The serpent in Exodus cannot be a whale.
  5. The serpent in Exodus is what we would refer to as a reptile, though.

What great reptiles were created and died off millions of years before the creation of man, meaning man could not have ever had dominion over them?

But the young Earthers will protest. The great tan-neen wasn't dinosaurs cause King James say. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..OK, so the word of King James doesn't tell us about the most amazing land creatures ever to live. And don't get me started on Behemoth and Leviathan. They ain't dinosaurs. Now the young earthers will insist that the dinosaurs were even taken on to the Ark with Noah. You know, because the entire earth was flooded and blah, blah, blah.

First of all, the whole earth could not have been flooded. Both science and scripture refute a global flood in the day of Noah. The word used for earth could easily be interpreted for land. In other words, the land was flooded. Which part? The part with the evil. Probably the seed of Adam as I believe that there were societies of men prior to Adam. Remember, man was created on day 6. Adam was created to tend the garden. But that's for another time. What's important now is showing scriptural proof that the flood of Noah's day was not global. Rather, it flooded the land. Which land? Somewhere in the Mesopotamian region.

Either God didn't flood the earth a second time, or the scriptures lie. (In the the beginning the Earth was covered with water).

Every word below is irrefutably talking about the creation. None of it is talking about Noah’s flood.

Pangaea?? (Possibly)
Gen. 1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so (or came to be so). And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas: and God saw that it was good.v.11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass. . . .

Global Flood?? (Uuuuuuuummmm,,,,,No!!)

Talking to the seas-v.10 And broke up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, And said, Hitherto shall thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

Job 38:11 When I said, Unto here shall you come but shall not proceed farther, And here a limit is set to the pride of your billows (waves).

Jer 5:22 Fear ye not Me? Saith the Lord: will ye not tremble at My presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves therof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it? (except for Noah’s flood?)

Job 26:10
He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.

Pro 8:29
When He established for the sea its statutory limit, so that the waters may not pass beyond His biddin, when He delineated the foundations of the earth.

Speaking of the creation. Not Noah’s flood:

Psa 104:6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains. At Thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of Thy thunder they hasted away. They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.

V.9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over, that they turn not again to cover the earth.

(With the exception of Noah’s flood because god had no clue that he would do such a thing?)

So I hope I've answered some of the critics who laugh to scorn the scriptures because they don't coroborate with science. Because I disagree.  


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      Church Lady 

      7 years ago

      You people and yo scientificness worreen bout da good book and what it say about evilution and dem dinosauresis. Now, da lord didint say nothin bout no big lizards runnin round or dat we came from monkies. Why ya'll gots ta question da lord. I don't care bout dem big ole skeltins with they bones and stuff we ain't seen bafore. Dey wanna say they was big lizards dat ran around eatin stuff, well go right ahead. I done watched the Flinstones and they had people ridin dinosaurs. Where you scientificologists think dey got that idea from? Why, I betcha dat really happened.

      I don't care bout no old earth and old planets and stars and yoanus. I feel like I is as old as any dem things. I'm so old dat when I release one dem old lady flatch, people be sayin dat's why we caint live as long as Methuselah today. Dey think I done rotted out da Ozone Layer. And da lord say he done flooded the world. Dat's why we have all dem big mountains and rock layers. Once I'uz substutin at Hell No's school and I had to teach bout evilution. I said "children's, we gonna learn what da good book say". First I says, da light was formed before the sun, and later da lord put diamonds in da air ta make the night perty. Dat dang Hell No done turned me in sayin kids be thinkin like ignoramusis. I then started chasin people which my blow torch screamin repent before da lord. And if you don't believe da lord could flood the planet, then you in big trouble cuz he ain't gonna be able to flood hell when yo booty be burnen.

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      Hell N0 

      7 years ago

      "There is a lot of science that supports a young earth"? Well let's see:

      Moon dust not thick enough?

      Earth's magnetic field weakening too fast?

      (One of my personal favorites)-Dinosaurs were lizards that kept growing until Eve ate forbidden fruit?

      Fossils found in wrong geologic columns?

      The list goes on.

      Not enough helium in atmosphere or something?

      If you like geology so much then perhaps you missed the part about ring dating in the actic ice sheets. They were able to count well over one hundred thousand geologic years before the earth's pressure was too much for rings to remain.

      Radiometric dating systems are quite consisitent with ages. Carbon dating only goes back about 150,000 years if that much. (still too much for young earthers).

      Genesis always says there was the evening and the morning. This speaks of chaos followed by order. Tell you what, you list all of the scientific evidence for a young earth and I will dispute as much as my non scientific mind can. Please start with the world wide flood.

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      Harlan Colt 

      7 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

      Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

      For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

      For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

      But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

      But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

      Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

      For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

      But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

      - 1Co 1:20-1:27

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      Harlan Colt 

      7 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

      Hell No, there is a lot of science that supports that the earth is only 6,000 - 10,000 years old.

      I don't mean to ruffle your feathers with it, but c'mon what are we talking about here?

      God shows us in Genesis, the evening and the morning was the first day, then the second and third etc on through the seventh day of the week when he rested. Each day he talks about what he made, then he illustrates the sun rise and the sunset and he calls it a DAY. He does not call it a thousand days or a thousand years, he calls it A DAY.

      People come along and say... well thats a mistranslation, God didn't mean that. Really? What did Satan say to Eve?

      God didn't really mean you should eat the fruit, he just didn't want you to become wise and be as gods, knowing good and evil.

      Satan, always casting doubt on God's word. God said his words are PURE words, that he shall preserve them. Man says, no no... they are not pure, they are mistranslated. Bro, you are hanging your salvation on the words of men, not God.

      You say no, I am hanging on to science. Science is nothing more than the words of men. I think you're full of garbage, you think I am full of garbage. I love science, I took geology up to 400 lvl classes in college. I loved anthropology, biology and astronomy too. My science aptitude was 98%. Regardless, I choose God's word over man's wisdom. I wear my blinders with joy.

      But I think I would like to read more of your stuff.

      - Hope you don't mind.

      - Harlan

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      Hell N0 

      7 years ago

      Aaaaaaaaaaauuuuhhhh!! That really hurts comming from a heller such as yourself. Not only are you spiritually sick and blind Dr. Pastor, you are scientifically ignorant. If the world is only 6000 years old then we need not worry about the bible's mistranslations because god has mistranslated all of the evidence in geology, paleontology, cosmology, but has selected the many (once again defying His word) of churchology to humble the meek and those who don't see Him as a deceiving sadest. Besides, why are you commenting on this particular hub Dr.? Your heller trash is destroyed else where. I hold little animosity towards young earthers. I just think they come off as rather silly and uneducated. Check my earlier hubs where I destroy the concepts of free will, eternity in the scriptures, a literal place of burning for the lost: In other words, I destroy heller theology. I understand if the truths I expound on are too much for one so indoctrinated by churchology. But know this, your blinders will eventually be removed in judgment and it will be the greatest thing ever to happen to you. Until then, continue to teach as your heart convicts you. I'm just here to expose your contradictions.

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 

      7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      I believe the world is 6000 years old and I do not believe the Bible is mistranslated. I am glad I came over and seen this Hub, now I truly understand why you think the way you do. And I do not care if you like me or not. I thank God for showing me the truth and it isn't what you speak. Now you stop teaching trash.

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      Hell N0 

      8 years ago

      Ok, if you say so. But the scriptures are true. The bible is full of mistranslations but I wouldn't go so far as to say it is false. It's just people are too blind to see its truth. So, do you really think the world is 6000 years old?

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      Harlan Colt 

      8 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

      You said, "But some of us have been freed from this literal interpretation because we know that those 6 creation days have to be long periods of time. We can see that the days fit in with discoveries made in paleontology and even with Big Bang cosmology."

      What I read you saying between the lines is... God cannot preserve his Word like he said he would, the Bible is false, God was wrong... and our own wisdom on the matter even agrees with us.

      "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil." Proverbs 3:5-7.

      "Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly. The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools." Prv 3:34,35.

      - Harlan

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      8 years ago

      Oh my! Hell NO!! Very good! I like this! You're right, you know! We need to learn to read the words and believe what they say! I liked your explanation of Ex.7:9,10 thank you!

      Keep it up!! :)


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