dragons and the Bible
Dinosaur-like creatures are mentioned in the Bible. The Bible uses ancient names like “behemoth” and “tannin.” See:
In the Old Testament translations, the word “dragon” is used for the following ancient words:
Hebrew: TANNIM, plural of tan—the name of some unknown creature inhabiting desert places and ruins (Job 30:29; Psalm 44:19; Isaiah 13:22; 34:13; 43:20; Jeremiah 10:22; Micah 1:8; Mal. 1:3).
Hebrew: TANNIN—some great sea monster (Jeremiah 51:34).
What is the LEVIATHAN mentioned in the Bible? (sea monsters)
Hebrew: plural TANNINIM (Genesis 1:21)
In the New Testament, the word “dragon” is found only in Rev. 12:3-4, 7, 9, 16-17, etc., and is there used metaphorically of “Satan.”
Article Version: June 4, 2019