Friday, March 25, 2011

What does the scriptures say about the Dinosaur?

Behemoth

Job 40

15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.
17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.
18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.

Bible Dictionary
Apparently the intensive plural of behemah, meaning “beast.” A large river animal (possibly the hippopotamus), described in Job 40: 15-24.


1828 Dictionary

BE'HEMOTH, n.]Heb. a beast or brute; from an Arabic vert, which signifies, to shut, to lie hid, to be dumb. In Eth.dumb.]
Authors are divided in opinion as to the animal intended in scripture by this anme; some supposing it to be an ox, others, an elephant; and Bochart labors to prove it the hippopotamus, or river horse. The latter opinion is most probably. [See Hippopotamus.] The original word in Arabic signifies a brute of beast in general, especially a quadruped.



Dragon


Deuteronomy 32: 33 Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.


Psalms 74: 13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.


Psalms 91: 13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.



Bible Dictionary
Dragon - Two Hebrew words are thus rendered though they are sometimes translated whale, serpent, jackal, or sea-monster. Probably a large snake or snakelike animal in Deut. 32: 33; Ps. 74: 13; Ps. 91: 13. A jackal in Job 30: 29; Isa. 13: 22; Isa. 27: 1; Isa. 34: 13; Isa. 35: 7; Isa. 43: 20; Isa. 51: 9; Jer. 9: 11; Jer. 10: 22; Jer. 51: 34; Mal. 1: 3. Used figuratively in Ezek. 29: 3. In the New Testament it is always used figuratively, as in Rev. 12: 3, 7, 9, 13, 16; Rev. 13: 2, 4, 11; Rev. 16: 13; Rev. 20: 2. Cf. Mosiah 20: 11; Alma 43: 44.


1828 Dictionary
DRAGON, n. A genus of animals, the Draco. They have four legs, a cylindrical tail, and membranaceous wings, radiated like the fins of a flying-fish.




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