Marco Polo reported seeing fearsome dragons (dinosaurs) on his 24-year, 15,000-mile camping trip to China from 1271 to 1295 AD.
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©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
“contending earnestly for the faith” (Jude 1:3)
“Behold now, Behemoth, which I made as well as you; he eats grass like an ox. Behold now, his strength in his loins, and his power in the muscles of his belly. He bends his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together. His bones are tubes of bronze; His limbs are like bars of iron…
Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord? Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth there is terror…His sneezes flash forth light, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. Out of his mouth go burning torches; sparks of fire leap forth. Out of his nostrils smoke goes forth, as from a boiling pot and burning rushes. His breath kindles coals, and a flame goes forth from his mouth…When he raises himself up, the mighty fear; because of the crashing they are bewildered. The sword that reaches him cannot avail; nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin. He regards iron as straw, bronze as rotten wood…He makes the depths boil like a pot; he makes the sea like a jar of ointment…Nothing on earth is like him, one made without fear.” (Job 40:15-18; 41:1,14,18-21,25-27,31,33)
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