Photo:Persian bracelet, approximately 500 B.C.
Dear friends, distinquished guests, creditors; can we take a moment to review? The term dinosaur does not appear in the Bible. That word wasnâ€™t coined until 1842 and means; â€śfearfully great lizardâ€ť. Dragons are mentioned in the Bible however, and it appears to us that this was the term used throughout history to describe these various animals until-1842.
There are no creatures given a fuller description in the Bible than are the â€śdinosaursâ€ť described in Job 40 and 41. In Genesis, the creation of the universe and of course every creature is described. This must include â€śdinosaursâ€ť, if the Bible is true and accurate. Also, given that the Bible is true and accurate, dinosaurs were taken aboard the ark and thus survived the flood. (Since they hatch from eggs and never stopped growing, it is assumed that juvenile dinosaurs were taken aboard).
If the foregoing is true, then man and dinosaur interacted. If there is not then evidence that this is the case, (interaction) this would be a serious problem for Creationists. Many have provided evidence for this proof, and in our case, we believe that weâ€™ve done so in over eighty pages of material in our section entitled â€śDinosaurs in Literature, History and Art.â€ť
We freely admit this evidence in many cases is subject to argument and interpretation. The evidence such that it is open to each individuals interpretation piece by piece but taken as a whole we believe it proves the point.
Photo 2. Persian bracelet, approximately 500 B.C., compared with head and skull of diplodocus. Note similarity of eye sockets, jaw lines and the matching bulges of Persian piece and diplodocus near the topof the head.
Sauropods are the largest and are certainly among the most easily recognizable â€śdinosaursâ€ť. Curiously, despite their large size, few complete skeletons have been found and often the various types were named and reconstructed from only a few of its bones.
The fact that the skull falls off easily accounts for the wrong head initially having been placed on the brontosaurus, now apatosaurus. Throughout their discovery in the mid-1800â€™s though the early 1900â€™s and even as late as 1950, science has had some trouble deciding just how these creatures looked.
For quite a long time, they were drawn as aquatic animals and the attitude of their neck has been an area of contention. Nearly complete skeletons were discovered around 1877, but as late as 1910 they were still being drawn by some scientists with their humerus and femur at right angles to their bodies.
Science has decided that there are four main types of sauropods skulls/head shapes and of the four, we have two which if they are in fact sauropod representations, most closely match the diplodocus.
The first object of which we will make outrageous claims tonight is one of Persian manufacture at around 500 B.C. It is a bracelet for sale on an online antiquities bazaar called â€śTreasures of the Worldâ€ť.
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