There are a few things to consider. Were the Dinosaurs considered clean or unclean? If clean, then there would need to be seven pairs and that complicates things. If unclean that would make cabin allocation easier.Anyone have any thoughts in regards to dinosaurs being on Noahs ark? I believe in young earth creationism therefore I believe they were a part of the animal menagerie taken aboard the ark.
Ohh you've seen my ex-motherinlaw?Isa 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
Mr Devil here. Same devil God explains to Job about. Leviathan is crooked, not a attribute of normal creatures.
i am sure there are some dinosaurs running around that we have missed.
Hey Calvin... you bring up some good points! Though I would have to disagree on one thing. You say that there is no proof of dinosaurs living AFTER the flood... and yet their are many ancient paintings, depictions, wall carvings, of creatures that look remarkably similar to dinosaurs, from all over their globe. From China to Native American cave art. I personally think that the word 'dragon' can be tied in with 'dinosaur'. The legends of dragons are too widespread to be called a complete myth... and it would be safe to assume that "word of mouth" information passed at a snail's pace in ancient times. Consider the Chinese Zodiac calendar. 12 animals, each year being represented by a specific animal. The first eleven are common everyday animals, dogs, chickens, rats, etc. But the twelfth one is a dragon? It seems suggestive to have one mythical one and then 11 real ones. Now I don't necessarily believed they spewed fire and had reptilian wings. What I believe, as a more accurate rendition of what happened is that these great big beasts were hunted down. The hunter, later retelling the story, simply exaggerates the details... sort like the "big fish that got away" that somehow gets bigger on each telling. Is it reasonable to say that all these ancient cultures were having extremely similar imaginations, some global hallucination? Or that these great beasts WERE seen by humans and they wanted to etch their memory of their encounters into stone. A simple Google search will take you a lot of places...
One question to consider is: are we asking the right question? Should we be asking how the dinosaurs became extinct OR should we be asking are they extinct? Sure, no one has seen any of them for quite some time... but I think their are some dinosaurs still out there. African tribes have visited our Natural History Museum, and claimed that the animal we call Pterodactyl is an animal found in their African jungles. They found it silly that the sign said, "They became extinct some 60 million+ years ago."
Were these cave drawings/carvings pre or post flood? I've seen some cave art that might be thought to be of visiting aliens too. But I do not believe in aliens with flying saucers. I have just googled around and found no dino art.
There might well have been a 'dragon' probably was/is and they might have been saved in the Ark. One dragon does not = hundreds of Dinosaur species....just sayin
Brother Paul... I'm afraid I'm not familiar with the Millennium Sabbath. It says in Matthew
24:36, "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only." There seems to be a great trend going on with people trying to "predict" when the Second Coming occurs... yet, to my understanding, God never intended one to predict when it would happen (aside from the trumpets we are yet to hear).
the term "Dinosaur" merely means giant lizard and "giant" is a relative term..."dragon" was just the term used at an earlier time...there certainly were large flying reptiles...in the East they are more snake-like...Crocs are giant lizards as are the Komodo Dragons (pardon the spelling)...I read of an Archaeologist in Peru who found some burial pottery from about 700 years ago that has painting of hunters riding triceratop (???) but who knows maybe this is a fraud...anyway, if the total age of the Earth is only 6,000 years old then Noah would have to have taken Dinosaurs (at least baby ones) onto the ark...but then again that makes our time period the Millenium Sabbath (from 6,000 to 7,000)...the second Coming has happened (along with the Rapture), God is here, Messiah is King, and righteousness and peace now rule for 1,000 years...Halelujah!
Well it would be a long stretch to suggest that paintings would survive the flood.....unless they used 'laundry markers'Lol... there's a great video online called Ancient Aliens Debunked by Chris White. I think you will find it informative. I don't believe in flying saucers either, but is it unreasonable to think that some dinosaur species existed after the Flood? Jurassic Park makes them off to be vicious killing machines, but you never know... a lot of them were probably herbivores. It's important to know that 'dinosaur' is a modern word that was invented in the mid eighteenth century so it's not likely people would be using that same word through out history. 'Behemoth', 'leviathan', 'dragon', 'big lizard'... these are words and phrases that were likely to have been used. I don't think that cave art would survive the Flood, honestly.
Well it would be a long stretch to suggest that paintings would survive the flood.....unless they used 'laundry markers'
But what I really had in mind was any carvings that might have been done. These I believe might have been capable of surviving the flood if they exist in the first place, (and they likely did).
What I find more mysterious is the distinction made between clean and unclean animals. Noah was to take seven pairs of clean animals and only one pair of unclean animals (per type). That is fourteen clean animals (of each type) and only two unclean ones (of each type).
But it wasn't till much later that Moses was told which animals were clean and which were not. How could Noah make sense of that directive then? Was that earlier distinction between clean and unclean the same as the one later given to Moses or was it different?
Here is an interesting bit from Leviticus...
Lev 11:29 "And these are unclean to you among the swarming things that swarm on the ground: the mole rat, the mouse, the great lizard of any kind, This translation agrees with the Apostles Bible, or the Septuagint.
Not wanting to take this discussion off topic, but We could ask how come Cain and Abel were sacrificing to the Lord.....who taught them to do this? Who taught the teachers? Were they the first two offspring of Adam and Eve or were they just the first to make headlines? Was the murder of Abel the second sin to be committed or only the second to make headlines?
The point I'm getting around to making is that it really doesn't matter how many or how few dinos were on the ark. What is important is that God created, His creation was corrupted.
Even a washing by flood could not clean up the mess. Nor could confounding our language break our universal covenant with evil.
Beginning with Gen 12 The Lord began to roll out His program of redemption
That is the real message of Genesis; not a passenger list for the good ship FB Noah