Dinosaur

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From the Latin for "terrible lizard", dinosaurs were a group of large lizards that previously lived in abundance on Earth.

Evolutionists believe that dinosaurs lived from 230 million until 65 million years ago and that they are all currently extinct (except for birds, which they consider to be descended from dinosaurs).

Creationists believe, based on archeological and Biblical evidences, that dinosaurs were created on the 6th day of the Creation Week[1], between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago; that they lived in the Garden of Eden in harmony with other animals, eating only plants[2]; that pairs of various dinosaur baramins were taken onto Noah's Ark during the Great Flood and were preserved from drowning[3]; that fossilized dinosaur bones originated during the mass killing of the Flood[4]; and that some descendants of those dinosaurs taken aboard the Ark still roam the earth today[5].

Although dinosaurs are not explicitly mentioned in the Bible by the word "dinosaur," they are mentioned in numerous places throughout the Good Book. For example, the behemoth in Job[6] and the leviathan in Isaiah are almost certainly references to dinosaurs.

References

  1. Genesis, 1:25
  2. Genesis 1:29-30
  3. "Were dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark?", Answers in Genesis
  4. "Dinosaur bones—just how old are they really?", Creation 21(1):54–55, December 1998
  5. "Are dinosaurs alive today?", Creation 15(4):12–15, September 1993
  6. "Could Behemoth have been a dinosaur?", TJ 15(2):42–45, August 2001