“I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the dragon well..” Nehemiah 2:13. The Bible tells us of a time in history when man roamed the earth with dinosaurs. When God made the earth there was a shield of ice or water around it changing the climate and oxygen content of the air. Lizards breath through their skin and are limited in size by the amount of oxygen in the air. Since during the first few thousand years the earth had a much richer oxygen content lizards got huge! Dinosaur means big lizard. Dragon means large serpent. The word dinosaur was not used until the 1800′s when the first dinosaur bones were discovered. If dinosaurs had never lived with man how can their be such exact descriptions of them in the Bible? Like this one,“Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox. Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.
He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. He is the chief of the ways of God…”Job 40:15-19. The Bible describes dinosaurs by several names such as leviathan, Behemoth, and dragon. We are told of a dragon well,“I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the dragon well..” Nehemiah 2:13. I imagined a well where the dragons drank from, but it may have just been a well named the dragon well. Either way the people in the Bible certainly had contact with creatures described as dinosaurs today. They even ate them,“Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness..” Psalm 77:14. Why do many scientist today deny the truth? The Bible calls this,“science falsely so called” 1 Timothy 6:20. The Bible also mentions evolutionists here,“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.” Romans 1:22-23. Why do evolutionist deny the creator? They are not thankful, “when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” Romans 1:21. It’s easy for us to slip into an unthankful attitude and deny the Word of God when our lives are difficult. May we find the silver lining in the dark clouds of life, and be thankful to our creator for the hills and valleys.