Are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?

Some people think so. The book of Job, which is considered to be the oldest written book of the Bible, contains a description of a beast that certainly comes close to how we would expect a dinosaur to be depicted. This is found in the entire 41st chapter, and here is a partial list of this creature:

Bible commentators attempt to match this description to beasts known and seen today on the earth, (such as a crocodile) but the description just doesn’t fully match up. This has caused some commentators to assume that certain portions of this description are purposely exaggerated in order to emphasize Leviathan’s fearsome qualities. The other possibility is that the Lord is describing a beast that existed at the time but is now extinct.

My personal opinion is that the description of Leviathan in Job 41 does not perfectly match any known animal or beast existing today.

Click here to view this Q&A in PDF format | Click here to return to the main Q&A Menu

Connecting with God
I'm New
Current Teachings
Women's Studies
Topical Messages

• Small Group Ministry
• Missions
• Men's Ministry
• Women's Ministry
• Children's Ministry
• AWANA Groups
• Junior High Ministry
• Senior High Ministry
• Calvary Homeschool Network

About Us
Photo Gallery
Statement of Faith
Calvary Core Values
Local Calvary Chapels
Calendar of Events
Contact Form

1775 ALAMEDA DRIVE • ONTARIO, OR • 97914 • 541.889.2260
• This site and all content, unless otherwise noted, © Copyright 2007 - 2017 • Calvary Chapel Ontario • All Rights Reserved •