How do dinosaurs fit into the Bible?

Written by Mike Riddle

Mike is the founder and president of Creation Training Initiative. He is an international speaker and teacher on biblical creation, apologetics, and Christian education. He has been involved in creation apologetics for over 40 years.

October 20, 2022

A common challenge is how do dinosaurs fit into the Bible.

The best evidence is the Bible. God created man and land animals (which included dinosaurs) on day 6 of His creation. This means dinosaurs and people lived at the same time.

Additional evidences include:

  • Dinosaur soft tissue still with the bones
  • Unfossilized dinosaur bones
  • Proteins found with the bones
  • Red blood cells found with the bones
  • DNA fragments found in the bones (which should last a maximum of about 10,000 years)
  • Carbon-14 in the bones (should last a max of about 100,000 years)

All these are observable evidences that refute the idea  out 65 million years ago.

In addition:
In Job 40 there is a good description of a dinosaur called behemoth. It is described as:

  • Having large bones and a large tail like a cedar tree.
  • This is not an alligator
  • It is not a description of an elephant or a hippopotamus
  • The description resembles that of a dinosaur.

How do dinosaurs fit into the Bible?

  God created them on day six with man about 6,000 years ago.

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