Edited by Greg Neyman
Many YECs claim that dinosaurs breathed fire.
This is based on Leviathan in Job 41:19-21, which says "19Out
of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. 20Out
of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
21His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth."
Source: Gish, Duane T., 1977. Dinosaurs: Those Terrible Lizards. El Cajon, CA: Master Book, pp. 51-55.
No dinosaurs have ever been discovered that have features adapted for breathing fire
This is referring to Leviathan, which YECs claim was a plesiosaur. Since plesiosaurs lived underwater, what good was breathing fire?
Many beasts in ancient literature breathed fire, such as snakes, horses, and bulls. God was probably speaking figuratively
The only way to take leviathan literally, which young earth creationists try to do, is to say it was an angelic being, similar to seraphim
For more Reading:
The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved! A book review
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