“Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee” (Job 40:15).
Evolutionary thinking notwithstanding, the descriptions given in Job of behemoth and leviathan fit very naturally that of land and sea-going dinosaurs respectively.
The following verses describe behemoth:
“. . . His strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly” (40:16). “He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together” (v.17). “His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron” (v.18). “He is the chief of the ways of God: He that made him can make His sword approach unto him” (v.19). “Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth” (v.23).
The above descriptions fit a land dinosaur; not an elephant or hippopotamus. The following verses describe leviathan:
“Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?” (41:2). “Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more” (v.8). “Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron” (v.20). “Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear” (v.33). This fits a sea-going dinosaur; not a crocodile or alligator.
Rather than misinterpret Scripture, advocates of old-earth thinking ought rather to reexamine their preconceptions about the age of the earth. Not only do they conflict with clear Biblical teaching, they are also based on flimsy evolutionary and uniformitarian assumptions. But even billions of years don’t help-evolution is still impossible. They only make evolution seem to be more plausible. Evolution requires much more faith than does Creation. The facts support such Scriptural statements as, “Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee.” RAA