ANSWERS: 15
  • no in the St Joe's edition in genisis it refers to God greating the monster of the sea and the birds that fly in the air
  • Not really. They do present a theological problem or two, and those problems are side-stepped clumsily in a number of different ways (see: http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/6227132, http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/6226964), but the Bible never says that there were not such things as dinosaurs.
  • No they fit right in there before man was created. Just because there aren't any now doesn't mean there weren't kinds of animals, large or small before. There were millions of years before man came onto the scene.
  • Nah..apologists will always come up with some bizarre way to claim "that's what the bible really meant". I'm sure if aliens land here , some fanatic will find a way to claim the bible actually said that.
  • I think just about everything weve recently discovered directly contradicts the bible, funny how people constantly change the bibles message to fit the facts.
  • Maybe, but it doesn't really matter if you take the Bible completely literally or not. What matters is the idea that it presents and the lessons behind the bible stories.
  • One of the greatest attributes about the bible is that it fits in to anything and everything. :)
  • There's proof that they were here...so I guess not.
  • no they arespoken of.
  • No, humans do.
  • No, humans do.
  • I don't know... I haven't talked to any of those rascals.
  • Of course not. Some big and strong animals were mentioned in the Bible and they could be the dinosaurs, such as behemoth, Leviathan and tanniyn.
  • Along with about a million other things, yes.
  • Not at all. In fact, dinosaurs are mentioned in the Bible. Dinosaurs are simply large reptiles, many of which are the largest known animals ever to have existed on the planet. You won't find a Tyrannosaurus Rex or the term "dinosaur" anywhere in the Bible. Although Scripture does use the Hebrew word tanniyn to describe those mysterious creatures resembling giant reptiles.
    • bostjan64
      Tannin, in modern Hebrew, means "crocodile." Since the written Hebrew language is not explicitly phonetic in its treatment of vowels, "tannyin" or "tanniyn," might be a different word with the same spelling, as it it used in ancient scriptures, but I do not think any actual scholars believe it to be referring to a dinosaur. For example, Moses turned his staff into one of these to impress the Pharaoh of Egypt. The creature in the Bible was described as sometimes living on land or sometimes living in the sea. It was likely used in ancient Hebrew as a catch-all term for anything scaly and reptilian long before people had classified the differences between crocodiles, alligators, and such. Sources: http://www.ancient-hebrew.org/emagazine/065.html , Heider, George C. (1999), "Tann?n", Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible, 2nd ed., Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, pp. 135-136, 834?836.
    • ReiSan
      The authors of the Bible were extremely ignorant barbarians. They had no idea that dinosaurs ever existed. Genesis has no place for them. This is more evidence that the Bible is only crude primitive fiction.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      bostjan64, I noticed my comments disappeared. Not a problem, I can always add them again. Quote: "Tannin, in modern Hebrew, means "crocodile."" The Old Testament was not written in modern Hebrew. The texts were mainly written in Biblical Hebrew, with some portions (notably in Daniel and Ezra) in Biblical Aramaic. Biblical Hebrew, sometimes called Classical Hebrew, is an archaic form of the Hebrew language. To the word "tannin," In Genesis 1:21, the tanninin is mentioned and is translated as sea monsters: Genesis 1:21 "And God created great whales, 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."
    • Jenny Rizzo
      ReiSan, "The authors of the Bible were extremely ignorant barbarians." Not exactly, the authors of the Bible had civil laws in comparison to barbarians who were unaware of laws. Here is the definition of the word barbarian: (in ancient times) a member of a community or tribe not belonging to one of the great civilizations" Quote: "Quote: "This is more evidence that the Bible is only crude primitive fiction." Prophecies are not fiction.

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