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Were Dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark? (yes)
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Posted on 01/13/2009 9:58:56 AM PST by Ron Jeremy

So, Were Dinosaurs on the Ark?

In Genesis 6:19–20, the Bible says that two of every sort of land vertebrate (seven of the “clean” animals) were brought by God to the Ark. Therefore, dinosaurs (land vertebrates) were represented on the Ark. How Did Those Huge Dinosaurs Fit on the Ark?

Although there are about 668 names of dinosaurs, there are perhaps only 55 different “kinds” of dinosaurs. Furthermore, not all dinosaurs were huge like the brachiosaurus, and even those dinosaurs on the Ark were probably “teenagers” or young adults.

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To: demshateGod; All

How about a baby T-Rex??


41 posted on 01/13/2009 10:19:08 AM PST by KevinDavis (Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing)
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To: Ron Jeremy
Strange to assume dinosaurs made it on the ark. Even if a person believes in the Biblical account of creation and of the flood, why would that mean dinosaurs made it on the ark? What if they weren't (or most weren't) around by that time?

I used to find these crevo threads interesting but mostly for the arguments that ensue. I've never quite figured out why a Creationist would assume the Bible was written as a science manual - and I'm a Creationist.

42 posted on 01/13/2009 10:19:37 AM PST by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: mnehrling

The T-Rex’s toenails are painted.


43 posted on 01/13/2009 10:20:06 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: Ron Jeremy

All that is at that link are Bible references. That doesn’t qualify as evidence.


44 posted on 01/13/2009 10:20:22 AM PST by Citizen Blade ("A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy" -Benjamin Disraeli)
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To: KevinDavis

45 posted on 01/13/2009 10:23:25 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Citizen Blade
The issue is feeding all of those animals for 40 days and 40 nights.

Double check your Genesis. It rained for 40 days and nights, then the Ark floated for 5 months. They entered on the seventeeth day of second month, and it landed on Mount Ararat on the seventeenth day of the seventh month.

As to what the animals ate, well, the Bible says that Noah and his three sons and their families all entered the Ark. It didn't say they all got off at the end.

46 posted on 01/13/2009 10:23:53 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: KevinDavis

The skeptic in me asks, “How do you know that “raptors” were inherently violent?”


47 posted on 01/13/2009 10:24:24 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (American Liberals: those to whom discriminating moral and intellectual thought is a hate crime.)
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To: Ron Jeremy
The Old Testament of the Bible is laconic and appears in many places to be telling large stories in too few words. It was originally meant as a kind of a Reader's Digest version of what Jews call "midrashim", meaning the full body of very ancient rabbinical literature. Jews simply have more writing from further back than anybody else does.

Louis Ginzberg's "Legends" appears to be the largest body of such literature ever translated into western languages. It used to be a difficult thing to find but now is freely available on the net. In book form it consists of seven volumes, altogether a bit more than a foot thick. Some of it is clearly fanciful while aspects of it provide a much better flavor for details of the times they describe than we might have had:

Legends of the Jews, Louis Ginzberg:

http://philologos.org/__eb-lotj/

These texts flesh out some of the tales you read in the Bible, e.g.

Noah trying to save dinosaurs:

Quote:

One animal, the reem, Noah could not take into the ark. On account of its huge size it could not find room therein. Noah therefore tied it to the ark, and it ran on behind.[34] Also, he could not make space for the giant Og, the king of Bashan. He sat on top of the ark securely, and in this way escaped the flood of waters. Noah doled out his food to him daily, through a hole, because Og had promised that he and his descendants would serve him as slaves in perpetuity.[35]


Astral changes associated with the flood:

Quote:
The flood was produced by a union of the male waters, which are above the firmament, and the female waters issuing from the earth.[39] The upper waters rushed through the space left when God removed two stars out of the constellation Pleiades. Afterward, to put a stop to the flood, God had to transfer two stars from the constellation of the Bear to the constellation of the Pleiades. That is why the Bear runs after the Pleiades. She wants her two children back, but they will be restored to her only in the future world.[40]

There were other changes among the celestial spheres during the year of the flood. All the time it lasted, the sun and the moon shed no light, whence Noah was called by his name, "the resting one," for in his life the sun and the moon rested. The ark was illuminated by a precious stone, the light of which was more brilliant by night than by day, so enabling Noah to distinguish between day and night.[41]


The flood itself was part and parcel of some larger catastrophe which was almost certainly solar-system wide. It was preceeded by seven days of intense light, indicating some sort of a nova-like event or blowout of some sort:

King James Version:

Quote:

GEN 7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

GEN 7:10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.

ISA 30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.


The section in the index of Ginzberg's Legends (vol 7) which absolutely connects Gen 7.4 and Isaiah 30:26:

http://tinyurl.com/75lp7v

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r53/icebear46/flood.jpg

In other words, Isaiah was not talking about cramming seven days worth of light into one day as is commonly supposed but rather was referring back to the light of the week preceeding the flood.

Nor is there any reason to think anybody would make up a complex story like that or refer to something like that without bothering to explain the reference unless he assumed the reference was common knowledge at the time.
48 posted on 01/13/2009 10:24:26 AM PST by varmintman
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To: mnehrling

“Who cleaned up the Brachiosaurus’ poop”

I guess God is stupid. Or, maybe not. Maybe He trusted Noah to just take dinosaur eggs or baby dinosaurs.

Pro 17:28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips [is esteemed] a man of understanding.

The Bible, having been written by God, is unassailable.


49 posted on 01/13/2009 10:24:49 AM PST by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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To: mnehrling

I dunno but that T-Rex looks like he’s going to have some fun soon Jurassic Park style


50 posted on 01/13/2009 10:25:19 AM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: Non-Sequitur
As to what the animals ate, well, the Bible says that Noah and his three sons and their families all entered the Ark. It didn't say they all got off at the end.

LOL, 100,000 animals enter, only 100 leave. The ultimate cage match.

51 posted on 01/13/2009 10:25:36 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Look at their teeth and claws. Dinosaurs walking around just prior to the flood were leftovers. The real main age of dinosaurs was likely several thousand or a few tens of thousands of years back and humans in all likelihood never had to deal with raptors.


52 posted on 01/13/2009 10:25:56 AM PST by varmintman
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To: demshateGod

Or maybe people are reading a scientific text into what was intended as a Pesher.


53 posted on 01/13/2009 10:26:28 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehrling

“The rate of growth would make some like a Brachiosaurus the size of a sherman tank within a month,..”

Are you sure about that? How do you know?


54 posted on 01/13/2009 10:27:02 AM PST by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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To: mnehrling

There was only one door but many windows.


55 posted on 01/13/2009 10:28:25 AM PST by tractorman
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To: demshateGod

And if someone bases the view that the Earth is the center and the Sun circles around it based upon an interpretation of Biblical scripture, is that also “unassailable”?


56 posted on 01/13/2009 10:28:37 AM PST by allmendream (Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?)
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To: Ron Jeremy

I read the link. My contention stands.

His interpretation of Genesis is wrong, and is verifiably wrong. Here’s the problem ...

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The story we have all heard from movies, television, newspapers, and most magazines and textbooks is that dinosaurs “ruled the Earth” for 140 million years, died out 65 million years ago, and therefore weren’t around when Noah and company set sail on the Ark around 4,300 years ago.

However, the Bible gives a completely different view of Earth (and therefore, dinosaur) history. As God’s written Word to us, we can trust it to tell the truth about the past.
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The Bible does not give us “a completely different view of Earth” than does science — it gives us a different perspective on the same events. Dinosaurs were not around 4,300 years ago ... this is a scientifically verifiable fact. I refuse to believe that God planted evidence which seemingly disproves His word (evidence that dinosaurs dies out millions of years ago).

Science is simply God’s way of explaining the divine in a manner understandable by the human mind. Genesis is correct, but incomplete — and VERY prone to misinterpretation. Science can help fill in some details, and correct some scriptural misinterpetations.

SnakeDoc


57 posted on 01/13/2009 10:28:54 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas." -- David Crockett)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Rom 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

If the flood was only local, God sure wanted us to think it was global.


58 posted on 01/13/2009 10:30:13 AM PST by demshateGod (the GOP is dead to me)
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To: mnehrling

Wow- so Dinosaurs were still around 2000 years ago? Must have sucked to live around predatory dinos with nothing but a spear and bow and arrow to protect yourself.


59 posted on 01/13/2009 10:31:57 AM PST by Citizen Blade ("A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy" -Benjamin Disraeli)
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To: demshateGod
The Bible, having been written by God, is unassailable.

Yes, the Bible is, but men are idiots who always try to make God in their image and constantly make assumptions about what the Bible means that they always have to change as knowledge advances. Doesn't mean the Bible changes, it means that man's knowledge expands. It is pride to believe that your understanding is unassailable. Man's understanding of God's word has gone up against expanding knowledge time and time again, and man's understanding has always lost. Geocentric universe? Heliocentric universe? That doesn't mean God's word is flawed, it means that man's understanding is flawed and his pride in his understanding is his Achilles heel.

The God I know didn't create a world that tricks people into not believing Him, it reveals him.

Science teaches us how God created the universe. The Bible teaches us why.

60 posted on 01/13/2009 10:32:02 AM PST by mnehring
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