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Summary: The Dinosaur Question. - The Bible refers to many common animals that we know today. What is interesting is that it has three animals that we no longer recognize. The Dragon, Behemoth & Leviathan

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Dinosaurs & Bible

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- ’Intelligent design’ trial in fourth week -

- Intelligent design is being promoted in schools across more than 20 states in the US.

> Barna public schools should teach creationism (54% vs. 36%).

>(59%) favor teaching creationism while(38%) do not want it added to the public school curriculum content.

> The Pew Forum Survey 78% say God created life on earth

+ Evolution Keep Dinosaurs in Past

>US News & World Report 6/7/93

The Dinosaur Hunter

By William F. Allman

ON A GRAY DAY MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO, A HUGE HERD OF duckbill dinosaurs undulated like a vast green and brown oil slick across the grassless, fern-covered plain. The sound of low grunts accompanied the thunder of their footsteps, while nearby, groups of small, pack-hunting predators lurked among the stands of palms, hoping to catch one of the 25-foot-long creatures off guard. The air was spotted with volcanic plumes from the newly arisen Rocky Mountains to the west; far to the east lay a shallow sea where pterodactyls swirled and dived along a coastline lush with vegetation. Suddenly, one of the nearby volcanos exploded in a burst of hot ash and fire. Although the panicked duckbills tried to flee, they were caught in the deadly gas and ash and entombed for eternity.

Or, at least, until Jack Horner dug them up 75 million years later.

> Time Cover Apr. 26, 1993

A cool and misty dawn, circa 78 million B.C. A lone triceratops interrupts a leisurely meal of ferns and twigs to glance around uneasily. Though the 11-ton creature is an intellectual lightweight, it senses the danger lurking in the surrounding forest. Suddenly, out from behind a tree lumbers one of the largest and fiercest carnivores that have ever lived: Tyrannosaurus rex.

+ "So far scientists have named and classified more than 1 1/2 million animals. Over half of these are types of insects and other species are discovered each year. Scientists believe there may be from 2 million to as many as 50 million kinds of animals alive today.""Animal." World Book Encyclopedia. 16 vols. Chicago: World Book, 2003

>The Bible refers to many the common animals we know today. The list includes lions, wolves, bears, sheep, cattle and dogs along with various kinds of birds, rodents, reptiles, and insects. What is interesting is that this extensive list includes three animals that we no longer recognize.

> 700 Different Kinds of Dinosaurs

+Strange Animals

> Dragon - 1400 BCE – Dinosaur 1841 CE

> Behemoth 1400 BCE – Brachiosaurus 1903 CE

Job 40:15-24

> Leviathan 1400 BCE – Kronosaurs 1901 CE

+ Dinosaur Questions

> Greek deinos ‘terrible’ + sauros ‘lizard’

> Terrible Lizard

>Word Dinosaur Not Found In the Bible

>“Dinosaur” was first invented in 1841?

- British Palaeontologist Sir Richard Owen

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- Dinosaurs were probably called “dragons” before that time.

+ Dragons are described at least 21 times in the Old Testament alone.

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> First mentioned in Gen 1:21

> 21 And God created great whales,(dragons) 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.


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Doug Ballew

commented on Jul 13, 2007

informative, keep up the good work my brother.

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