Why Are Dinosaurs Not Mentioned in the Bible?
A Sunday School poem for curious children by Ted Guloien
From the wee ant, spider, and snail
To big lions and bears… Jonah’s whale!
Toss in scorpions, maggots, iguana,
The Bible is but littered with fauna.
Noah took two only of each kind,
Yet one creature you just will not find.
For no matter how hard you should look,
There are no dinosaurs in the Good Book.
In Genesis, let me you remind,
God made animals each to their kind,
Giving humans dominion over all
But dinosaurs missed that call.
Had anyone seen a creature so massive,
They would surely have not been impassive,
Leaving them out of their biblical writings
Not recording any dinosaur sightings.
This oversight might well appear odd.
Was the Bible not authored by God?
Though it describes other animals’ features
It makes no mention of these incredible creatures.
Yet contained in this religious invention,
Even Nephilim get the authors’ attention:
Giant progeny and products of sin
‘Tween God’s sons and the daughters of men.
What of Leviathan, fiery serpent of the seas,
And Behemoth with limbs thick as trees?
The first a dragonesque delusion
While the other of elephantine confusion.
Off to Galilee went Moses, then the apostles,
All walking atop dinosaur fossils.
For when crafting this biblical conceit
The dinosaurs were well under their feet.
God himself was created no doubt,
Long after the dinosaurs died out.
The authors of the Bible’s world view
Wrote only about that which they knew.
And so despite its authority and glory
The Bible’s just another tall story.
If it is truth in the Bible you search for
Its absence is as large as the dinosaur.