He moveth his tail like a cedar

By | November 13, 2006

He moveth his tail like a cedarIs the text of Job (40:14-24) a reference in the bible to a dinosaur, or is it a reference to something else?

2 thoughts on “He moveth his tail like a cedar

  1. xeno735

    Dude, sorry to be so crude, but they are totally talking about an elephant wang. The passage about the tail reads:

    “He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.”

    This person’s argument makes sense, that elephant testicles are internal. In other words, his stones are wrapped together.

    In Leviticus 21:20 “stones” means “testicles”: “…that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken.”

    Look at the accurate translation by Stephen Mitchell, a professional translator who, in 1992, wrote and published a highly accurate translation of The Book of Job. His translation is:

    “Look: the power in his thighs, the pulsing sinews of his belly. His penis stiffens like a pine; his testicles bulge with vigor. ”

    Dinosaurs do not have penises outside of their bodies.

    The passage also says the Behemoth eats grass like an ox. We now know that some sauropods (Diplodocus) have horizontal necks to eat ferns, but unlike cows, they completely lack chewing teeth. The dinosaurs could not chew their food at all. An ox chews. An elephant chews. Mammals chew and they have external penises. Dinosaurs don’t.

    Anyway, this debate is all over the net and so there is no reason for us to hash it out again here. Others have already done the work for us. There is no direct proof and so the result is endless argument. Dinosaurs laid eggs. Why aren’t Behemoth eggs mentioned in the bible? If they were, we wouldn’t have to have this debate at all.

    be-hay-mohth’ = “of Egyptian derivation; a water-ox, i.e. the hippopotamus or Nile- horse:–Behemoth.” –
    Strong’s Hebrew Bible Dictionary

  2. Steve

    You knew I’d comment on this one. Nice link. It’s funny, but hard to take it seriously. The word for
    “loins” (from Job 40:16) is the Hebrew word “mothen” which literally translated means “the lower part of the
    back; the hips.” It does not mean the groin. It is not a sexual metaphor.

    Moreover, it’s important to read this passage in context. Job has taken it upon himself to question the authority
    of God. And God has answered by questioning the ability of Job. God points out several animals in Job’s environment
    and asks if Job is strong enough to gain dominance over them. The obvious answer is no. Therefore, who is
    Job to question God?

    Dinosaurs aren’t the only animals described in the Bible (or other ancient texts). Others include dragons,
    sea serpents, giants, and angel-human hybrids.

    “Scholars” deny the evidence of dinosaurs living alongside man because it doesn’t fit into their paradigm.
    But understanding how the scientific community works is paramount in understanding their adamant denial:

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