Are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?
There are graphic descriptions of two animals in the Bible
that may be dinosaur. Behemoth is described as an immense land animal,
which is believed by some to be a Brachiosaurus. Leviathan, on the other
hand, is portrayed as a terrifying fire-breathing sea monster.
Look at the behemoth,
which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an
ox. What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles
of his belly! His tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his
thighs are close-knit. His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs
like rods of iron. He ranks first among the works of God, yet
his Maker can approach him with his sword.
Leviathan, Job 41:1-34 Can you draw out Leviathan with a
fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord? Can you put a
rope in his nose? Or pierce his jaw with a hook? Will he make
many supplications to you? Or will he speak to you soft words?
Will he make a covenant with you? Will you take him for a servant
forever? Will you play with him as with a bird? Or will you bind
him for your maidens? Will the traders bargain over him?
Will they divide
him among the merchants? Can you fill his skin with harpoons,
Or his head with fishing spears? Lay your hand on him; Remember
the battle; you will not do it again! Behold, your expectation
is false; Will you be laid low even at the sight of him? No one
is so fierce that he dares to arouse him; Who then is he that
can stand before Me? Who has given to Me that I should repay
him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is Mine. I will not keep
silence concerning his limbs, Or his mighty strength, or his
orderly frame. Who can strip off his outer armor? Who can come
within his double mail? Who can open the doors of his face? Around
his teeth there is terror. His strong scales are his pride, Shut
up as with a tight seal. One is so near to another, That no air
can come between them. They are joined one to another; They clasp
each other and cannot be separated. His sneezes flash forth light,
And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. Out of his
mouth go burning torches; Sparks of fire leap forth. Out of his
nostrils smoke goes forth, As from a boiling pot and burning
rushes. His breath kindles coals, And a flame goes forth from
his mouth. In his neck lodges strength, And dismay leaps before
him. The folds of his flesh are joined together, Firm on him
and immovable. His heart is as hard as a stone; Even as hard
as a lower millstone. When he raises himself up, the mighty fear;
Because of the crashing they are bewildered. The sword that reaches
him cannot avail; Nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin. He
regards iron as straw, Bronze as rotten wood. The arrow cannot
make him flee; Slingstones are turned into stubble for him. Clubs
are regarded as stubble; He laughs at the rattling of the javelin.
His underparts are like sharp potsherds; He spreads out like
a threshing sledge on the mire. He makes the depths boil like
a pot; He makes the sea like a jar of ointment. Behind him he
makes a wake to shine; One would think the deep to be gray-haired.
Nothing on earth is like him, One made without fear. He looks
on everything that is high; He is king over all the sons of pride.