Dinosaurs In the Bible
Delivered By
Dr. Tom Hover
Delivered On
April 3, 2022
Central Passage
 Genesis 1
Subject
Dinosaurs In the Bible
Description

Dinosaurs In the Bible
Dragons, Behemoths, Leviathans, and Fiery Flying Serpents
Introduction: Dragons / Dinosaurs  are memorialized in legends, historical accounts, and artwork from around the world. To name a few, there’s an Aboriginal depiction of a water monster that resembles a plesiosaur, an ancient historical account of serpents in Egypt with bat-like wings, the epic poem Beowulf with its account of a fiery flying serpent, and Native American petroglyphs (etchings in stone) that resemble dragons. Dragons/Dinosaurs are depicted on flags, emblems, tapestries, maps, pottery, pictographs, and more.  Genesis 1:27-31, Exodus 20:11   What is a Dinosaur? Greek deinos ‘terrible’ + sauros ‘lizard’ Terrible Lizard - Word Dinosaur Not Found in the Bible “Dinosaur” was first invented in 1841? British Paleontologist Sir Richard Owen. Dinosaurs were probably called “dragons” before that time. Dragons are described at least 21 times in the Old Testament alone.  700 Different Kinds of Dinosaurs Answering the Dinosaur Question. - The Bible refers to many common animals that we know today. What is interesting is that it has four  animals that we no longer recognize: The Dragon, Behemoth, Leviathan, Fiery Flying Serpents 

1.) The Evolutionists View

2.) The Creationists View   Genesis 1:24-25
• God made the dinosaurs with all other land animals and human beings on day six of creation.
• Dinosaurs could not have died out millions of years before human beings because there was no death before Adam’s sin (see Romans 5:12).
• If this is true, then are their dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?

I. The Dinosaurs Who Lived with Humans

1.) Dragons
The KJV Bible is the primary version that uses the word “dragon(s)” (35 times = 22 times – OT, 13 times – NT).  In Hebrew, this word is “tanniym,” (from the Hebrew word “tan“), and in Greek, it is “darkon.”   Strong’s defines tanniym as “a marine or land monster”       Darkon is defined as “a fabulous kind of serpent.”   Each use of darkon in the New Testament is found in the book of Revelation, and is used to describe Satan (Rev 12:3,4ighlight5 ,7,9,13,16,17)(Rev 13:2,4,11)(Rev 16:13) Dragons and Humans—Together?    Deuteronomy 32:33 Job 30:29, Psalm 74:13, Psalm 148:7, Isaiah 34:13, Isaiah 43:20-21, Jeremiah 9:11

2.) Behemoths    Job 40:15-24 There is no creature alive today that fits this description. However, it does sound a lot like a sauropod like a Brachiosaurus or an Apatosaurus.

3.) Leviathans   Job 41:1-34 Psalm 104:25-26
Leviathan: Really Fire breathing Dragons? 
Strange Creatures and things  in our World:
1.) Electric eels produce voltages up to 600 volts on demand.
2.) Oregon’s Three-mile Canyon Farms Dairy run total by the Power from Methane.
3.) Walking Catfish, Flying Fish and Crazy Power point Fish Pictures.
4.) Bombardier Beetle 
4.) Fiery Flying Serpents Isaiah 30:6, Isaiah 14:29   
5.) Humans Lived with Dinosaurs. Job 40:15 “Behold now behemoth,”  Job 41:1-34  “Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook?...” 


II. What Happen to The Dinosaurs? (Extinction?)  
A. Some still are living   
B. Most Die off and became Extinct.
1. The Flood Judgement  
2. Climate Change – Atmosphere
3. Diseases 
4. Man   Isaiah 27:1, Psalm 74:13-14. 


III. The End Time Dragon Is Prowling! Revelation 12:9-11 Note: Against that Dragon / Satan we do not fight for victory. We fight from victory – that victory was won at Calvary.
The Tree C’s of Victory Revelation 12:11   “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
1. Calvary – “And the overcame him by the blood of the lamb”
2. Confession – “and by the word of their mouth …” 
3. Commitment –. . . and they loved not their lives unto death.”


CLOSING CHALLENGE: The bottom line in this discussion is who will we believe – the fallible changing opinions of evolutionists, or the infallible word of God, someone who was an eyewitness to creation?  “Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.” (Psalm 119:89).  “The word of God lives and abides forever.” (1 Peter 2:23).

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