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Are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?

While the word "dinosaur" does not appear in the Bible, there is a good reason for it. The  King James Version (KJV) was translated in 1611, and the word "dinosaur" was not invented until 1841. Most modern translations were written by people who believe that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago and so they do not use the word " dinosaur."

The Bible refers to dinosaurs, but it calls them dragons. Dragons are mentioned 37 times in the Bible and six of these are with  known real animals. They can be found in:

Deuteronomy 32:33

Job 30:29

Psalms 91:13

Isaiah 34:13

Isaiah 43:20

Jeremiah 14: 6

In these passages the Bible is clearly referring to real animals. Equating dragons to dinosaurs is justified by history, since dragon is what any person before 1841 would have called a dinosaur if they had seen one.

The Bible also describes two of these animals in great detail. The Bible refers to Behemoth in Job 40:15-24 and Leviathan in Job 41

The Bible also has two references that sound vary much like ancient descriptions of Pterodactyl or other flying dinosaurs. In both cases the Bible refers to flying serpents along with known real animals. Today we know from fossils that at some time in the past there were flying reptiles. If Isaiah or any other ancient Israelite had seen a Pterodactyl, they probably would have referred to them as flying serpents.

Isaiah 14:29

Isaiah 30:6

So the Bible clearly does mention dinosaurs, it uses different names but it does refer to them.

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