Everything about dinosaurs in The Bible
The presence of dinosaurs in the Bible forms part of a grander examination within Christianity over the age of our planet and the interpretation of one of the book of Genesis.
Those who believe in the existence of dinosaurs during the Biblical era, and recorded in the Bible, put forward the following views: The word ‘tanniyn’, appears in the Bible and is used to describe ‘great monsters of the sea’, a ‘great serpent’, and is also commonly translated to mean ‘dragon’.
According to Biblical reports, the tanniyn was some sort of giant reptile, found both in land and in the water, and the creatures were mentioned nearly 30 times in the Old Testament books of the Bible. Descriptions of the tanniyn and other animals of unknown identity have led some scholars to believe the writers were indeed describing what we archeologically describe as dinosaurs.
“Behold Behemoth, which I made with thee, he eateth grass as an ox. His strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. He moveth his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron”. (Job 40:15-18)
Identification of unknown animals like the ‘behemoth’ by scholars has ruled out the largest land animals such elephants and hippopotamuses because they have slender tails, whilst the tail of the behemoth is compared to the size of a cedar tree. Dinosaurs on the other hand boasted enormous tails that easily matched the girth of trees.
Biblical explanation of the dinosaur extinction is presumed to be the great flood told from the perspective of Noah, but as to the actual evidence of dinosaurs in the bible, the issue is still hotly debated and open to interpretation.
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