Remember that all reptiles never stop growing? That’s right; they grow
every day of their life no matter how long they live. We grow to a certain
age and stop. Dogs and cats, fish, birds, bears, etc. all stop growing at
a certain age, but reptiles never do. Back before the flood, when things
lived for hundreds of years, the reptiles were growing every day of their life.
Remember the Iguanodon I mentioned earlier? It’s just a big, huge Iguana!
Nothing exotic, I know, but that’s the truth of the matter. The fossilized
eggs of dinosaurs are not very big. Most of them are pretty small,
Just as the bible tells us about the human giants, in Job 40, God talks to Job
about the Behemoth and the Leviathan.
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. 19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make
his sword to approach unto him. 20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food,
where all the beasts of the field play. 21 He lieth under the shady trees, in
the covert of the reed, and fens.
Notice that the behemoth has strength and force in its “body”? He moves
his tail like a cedar. It’s a big tail, not a scrawny tail, but like a
tree! It is very strong. It is the chief of the ways of God!
It’s God’s pride! Notice that He says, “Behold now behemoth, which I made
with thee!” He’s telling Job to look upon something that was within
eyesight! He says that He made it with Job, or He made it when He made
men. It was part of creation, not a thing that died millions of years ago.
The behemoth was the largest of the dinosaurs and had a huge tail. The
longneck dinosaur was the biggest, had a strong body and a big strong tail like
a tree. It says that he lies down in the “fens”. The word fen means
swamp. Remember the Mokele-mbembe in the swamp in Africa? They still
live, they are just not as big as they were pre-flood.
Job 41:1 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a
cord which thou lettest down?
2 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
3 Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto
4 Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for
5 Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy
15 His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.
18 By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of
19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.
20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
22 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.
25 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings
they purify themselves.
26 The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor
33 Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.
Take a look at the description of the Leviathan. Can you put a hook in his
nose? Can you play with him as a bird? He has scales. He
neeses and breathes fire! The mighty are afraid of him! He is
without fear. What in the world is this thing!? He’s a fire
breathing dragon! He is highly feared and fearless! Sounds a bit
like a Tyrannosaurus Rex? I know, they don’t show him breathing fire in
the movies, but let’s look at some facts.