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The Book of Job and Dinosaurs

Why did dinosaurs disappear? Science can only speculate. However, the answer may be in Job 40:15-24. In this passage, God Himself speaks of a great creature called "behemoth." Some Bible commentaries think this is a reference to the hippopotamus. However, one of the characteristics of this massive animal is that it had a tail the size of a large tree. The hippo's tail isn't like a tree; it's more like a small twig.

Here are all the given characteristics of this huge animal: It was the largest of all the creatures God made; was plant-eating (herbivorous); had its strength it its hips, and a tail like a large tree. It had very strong bones, lived among the trees, drank massive amounts of water, and was not disturbed by a raging river. He appears impervious to attack because his nose could pierce through snares, but Scripture says, "He that made him can make his sword to approach unto him." In other words, God caused this, the largest of all the creatures He had made, to become extinct.



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