Legend states that the Loch Ness Monster was first sighted in the sixth century by an Irish monk while preaching by the lake. Now, a Scottish sailor who has spent the last 26 years of his life searching for the elusive creature, says he has the best picture yet of Nessie!
Did dinosaurs exist with man?
Many who believe in an older age for the earth claim that the Bible does not mention dinosaurs, because, according to their idea, dinosaurs died out millions of years before the first man ever walked the earth. These believe that men who wrote the Bible could not have seen living dinosaurs.
Are they right?
You won’t find Tyrannosaurus Rex or the term “dinosaur” anywhere in the Bible because the word “dinosaur” was originally coined in 1841, three thousand years after the OT was written.
The scripture does use the Hebrew word tanniyn (Ezekiel 29:3) to describe a mysterious creature resembling a giant reptile. Tanniyn occurs 28 times in the Bible and is normally translated “dragon.” It is also translated “serpent,” “sea monster,” “dinosaur,” “great creature,” and “reptile.”
Besides giant reptiles, the Bible also includes several references to a monstrous and mighty beast, specifically called Behemoth (Job 40:15-24). Likewise, a great mythological sea dragon, the ancient Leviathan, appears various times in Scripture (Job chapter 41, Psalm 104:25, 26 and Isaiah 27:1).
Outside the Bible there is so much evidence for the coexistence of dinosaurs and man in almost every ancient civilization. These are depicted in their art of drawings and carvings of giant reptilian creatures. Petroglyphs, artifacts, and clay figurines were found in North America that resemble dinosaurs. Rock carvings in South America show men riding diplodocus creatures which resemble the triceratops, pterodactyl, and tyrannosaurus rex- creatures. Babylonian, Mayan and Roman mosaics testify to Man’s coexistence with these creatures.
There are also the fossilized footprints of humans and dinosaurs found together at places in North America and West-Central Asia. One of my favorites is the human and dinosaur footprints together in the limestone beds of the Paluxy River. Evolutionists Milne and Schafersman admit, “Such an occurrence, if verified, would seriously disrupt conventional interpretations of biological and geological history and would support the doctrines of creationism and catastrophism.” Milne, and Schafersman, 1983, “Dinosaur Tracks, Erosion Marks and Midnight Chisel Work (But No Human Footprints) in the Cretaceous Limestone of the Paluxy River Bed, Texas,” Journal of Geological Education, Vol. 31, pp. 111-123.)
Next time you spot Nessie make sure your cell is ready for a quick shot.