fbpx

Catch Nicole in Catching Faith 2 now on DVD and streaming, buy your copy here!

Catch Nicole in Catching Faith 2 now on DVD and streaming, buy your copy now!

  • About Nicole
  • Press
More

    Are Dinosaurs Mentioned in the Bible?

    Summer is my favorite time of year. The reason?

    Summer blockbusters.

    This summer is promising viewers some of the best movies of the year, mostly due to the long-awaited release of Jurassic World. As I watched the trailer for the thousandth time in eager anticipation of its arrival, I began to wonder: Are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?

    Part of me has always wondered if Adam got to ride a T. rex around Eden. Or maybe Noah had a pet pterodactyl on the ark. It’s fun to imagine, but could it really be true? I had to check it out for myself.

    So here is what I found.

    There are two creatures mentioned in the Bible that some people believe might have been dinosaurs. The first one is called a Behemoth, and it’s mentioned in Job 40:15-24. Pay attention to how this creature is described in the beginning verses:

     

    Look at Behemoth,
    which I made along with you
    and which feeds on grass like an ox.
    What strength it has in its loins,
    what power in the muscles of its belly!

     

    Okay, so we know that this creature ate grass, and it was really strong, but that could be a lot of things, like maybe an elephant or a hippo. We don’t have quite enough evidence yet, so let’s keep reading:
    Its tail sways like a cedar;
    the sinews of its thighs are close-knit.
    Its bones are tubes of bronze,
    its limbs like rods of iron.

     

     

    Wait, did you catch the part where it said this creature had a tail like a cedar? Cedars are massive trees; some of them can grow up to 50 feet. I’ve never heard of an animal with a tail that big. Could the Behemoth be a dinosaur? It’s possible.

    The second creature is called Leviathan, and it’s described in a couple different places in the Bible. Check out this crazy description from Job 41:18-21:

     

    Its snorting throws out flashes of light;
    its eyes are like the rays of dawn.
    Flames stream from its mouth;
    sparks of fire shoot out.
    Smoke pours from its nostrils
    as from a boiling pot over burning reeds.
    Its breath sets coals ablaze,
    and flames dart from its mouth.

     

    Basically, the Leviathan sneezes fire. If that’s not enough to convince you this is one strange creature, in Isaiah 27:1 the Leviathan is called a “serpent” and a “dragon.” Could the Leviathan be a dinosaur? It’s possible.

    So there are least two animals in the Bible that don’t seem like your run-of-the-mill barnyard animals. While the Bible doesn’t tell us for sure what kind of animals they were, their descriptions do seem awfully close to something you might see in Jurassic World.

    I don’t think we’ll ever know for certain. However, it’s good to be reminded that we serve a creative God, a God that created awe-inspiring animals like the Behemoth and the Leviathan.

    7 COMMENTS

    1. The King James Bible was published in 1611, and most Bibles are translated from the KJV. The word “dinosaur” wasn’t made up until 1842 by a scientist Mr. Owens. Thus why the word dinosaur is not mentioned in the bible. Very accurate article, and I am very glad someone besides my Sunday school class knows this. Thank you, Mr. Lewis for making me watch hours of lectures by Kent Hovind!

    2. Either way, Jurassic Park (in this case, Jurassic World) is just merely a work of fiction. Reality stopped at reviving dinosaurs.

      But yes, I do believe dinosaurs are mentioned in the Bible.

    Project Inspired

    We here at Project Inspired want to guide and inspire teen girls to be true to themselves and to God. We want to show young girls how to be people of value and confidence – how to be your own best selves – through leading a Christian life. Who are we? We're a team of girls, like you. We edit the site, we post to social media, we hang out in the chat rooms and forums. We talk with you, we listen to you, and we love you!

    Read On

    ‘The Devil Had Me’ Kanye West Testifies to 12,000 Students That Jesus Saved His Life

    Over the weekend, rapper Kanye West and his Sunday Service Choir performed in front of 12,000 teenagers at a youth conference in Pigeon Forge,...

    What Effort and Investment in a Relationship Really Looks Like

    Occasionally the reason for a breakup is presented as “lack of effort.” But what does that mean? Effort in a relationship can look many...

    10 Ways to Honor God Through Social Media

    Social media can be wonderful and terrible at the same time! It manages to be connecting, addicting, fun, detrimental and so much more all...

    4 Must-See Christian Movies Coming to Theatre’s in 2020

    Over the past couple of years, more and more faith-based films have made it to the big screen.  In 2018, “I Can Only Imagine” showed...

    8 Amazing Quotes From Martin Luther King, Jr. on MLK Day

    Today we want to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by posting some of the most amazing quotes from the man who...

    Subscribe!

    Stay connected with Project Inspired.