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D1322:  Isaiah 43:20 mentions dragons


Edited by Greg Neyman



Argument:  Ken Ham claims that Isaiah 43:20 refers to dragons.  This verse says, "The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen."  (KJV)


Source:   Ken Ham, The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved!, Page 34-35




  1. The Hebrew word translated dragon is tannîym.  According to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, it is; 

     “a marine or land monster, i.e. sea-serpent or jackal; dragon, sea-monster, serpent, whale.” 

         The King James Version, which Ham quotes, is the only major version to translate it as “dragon.”  The New American Standard (NAS), regarded by scholars as the most literal version, uses “serpent” in Psalm 91 and “jackel” in Isaiah 43.  The New International Version and Amplified Version agree with the NAS.   The New King James Version also corrects the KJV version, using “serpent” and “jackel.”


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