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How come the Bible never mentions Dinosaurs?

We have Dino fossils'd think that it would get mentioned in that book some where???


As I sense of humour...except The Hitch Hiker's guide one though...nice. Yes I did read it and loved every dam page.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You've been listening/watching the comedian Bill Hicks, haven't you? If not, you should, he asked the same question in one of his bits.

    "You know, the world's twelve thousand years old and dinosaurs existed, and existed in that time, you'd think it would been mentioned in the ******* Bible at some point:

    And O, Jesus and the disciples walked to Nazareth. But the trail was blocked by a giant brontosaurus... with a splinter in its paw. And the disciples did run a-screamin'. "What a big ******* lizard, Lord!"

    "I'm sure gonna mention this in my book," Luke said.

    "Well, I'm sure gonna mention it in my book," Matthew said.

    But Jesus was unafraid. And he took the splinter from the brontosaurus paw, and the brontosaurus became his friend. And Jesus sent him to Scotland where he lived in a loch, O so many years, attracting fat American families with their fat ******' dollars to look for the Loch Ness Monster. And O the Scots did praise the Lord: "Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord!""


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  • wilchy
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    The early Bible mentions Behemoths and leviathans. Although it dosent say "dinosaurs" The religious will "interpret" these two words to mean dinosaurs. But if you look at todays Bible, those words have been replaced with alligator and hippopotamus.

    They "interpret" certain words to mean whatever they want, according to who is asking the question and what type of answer they want to give.

    Then you will get answers that say, Satan put the fossils there to trick us into believing the Earth is actually older than it really is. Even though there is more proof that the Earth is 2 billion + years old than there is that the Bible is accurate, in any way.

    Blind Faith = amazing stupidity

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In ancient times when people discovered dinosaur fossils they often believed them to be the bones of giants.

    Genesis 6:4

    There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men.

    Numbers 13:33

    And there we saw the giants ... And we were in our own sight as grasshopper, and so we were in their sight.

    Deuteronomy 2:10-11

    The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; Which also were accounted giants.

    Deuteronomy 2:20-21

    That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time.... A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them.

    Deuteronomy 3:11

    For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold his bedstead was ... nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it.

    Joshua 12:4

    And the coast of Og king of Bashan, which was of the remnant of the giants.

    Joshua 18:16

    The valley of the son of Hinnom, and which is in the valley of the giants.

    1 Samuel 17:4

    Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It doesn't mention armadillos or moose either. Why would it?? The Bible isn't a book of zoology or palentology. Its purpose is to provide revelation about God, His relkationship to mankind, and salvation. Dinosaurs have nothing to do with any of the above, therefore there would be no reason to mention them, even if the writers of biblical times had been aware of dinosaurs, which they were not. The few examples of giant bones that had been unearthed at that time were attributed to an extinct race of giant humans, not giant reptiles. The Bible does mention a few animals that people of the time were familar with such as camels, donkeys, crocodiles ("leviathan") and the hippopotamus ("behemoth").


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  • 1 decade ago

    First of all, it doesn't need to. The Bible is only concerned with things that directly impact humans, and dinosaurs aren't one of them.

    Second, it may be that the Bible DOES mention dinosaurs. On Day Five, it says God created the "big reptiles". This occurs before the general creation of "animals".

    Source(s): The Science Of God, by Gerald Shroeder
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  • 1 decade ago

    the word dinosaur is not in the Bible, Job 40:15--41:34 describe leviathan & behemoth, the descriptions of which suggest some types of dinosaurs. Check it out

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  • 1 decade ago

    People weren't around when dinosaurs were. The Bible was not written more than 2000 years ago. Dinosaurs haven't been around for millions more years. Uh, duh.

    The book would have to be as big as the earth to encompass all knowledge in it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Amazingly, they actually are referenced in the Bible. Several places, in fact. They are named differently, however. Remember, the word "dinosaur" is a fairly modern word, and wasn't around in Bible times. The Bible uses terms such as "leviathan" and "behemoth." Check out the website below for some more detailed info.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Maybe they played no central part. I mean what did they really do? All they were just big dumb creatures. And maybe they were there before man. And we simply cannot date how old the earth REALLY is. And I do not know if this is true, but I heard someone say that there is no dinosaurs that were painted inside of the caves of the "Cave men."

    Source(s): They could have been part of the seven days (or "Stages") of creation.
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  • HAND
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    We do have dino bones in lots of places, however the middle east has very few and none have ever been found in the Bible lands.

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