[Bleedingvines post on FSTDT about vampires in the Bible]
[First they found dinosaurs in the bible, now vampires.]
Now hold on just a minute. Just from the quotes I can tell the people on there (at least some, I haven't even looked at the site) obviously know very little about Scripture and context.
The book of Proverbs uses a lot of poetic structure, for example:
Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel.
Anyone should be able to discern that this is poetic, not literal. Its meaning should be obvious.
Now about dinosaurs, a large sea creature called 'Leviathan' in the Bible is mentioned (this could be something like a plesiosaur) and an enormous land dwelling creature is mentioned as 'Behemoth' and its legs are described as Cedars (the tree. this could be any number of large dinosaurs for which we've found fossils). THAT'S how they have found mention of dinosaurs in Scripture, not making ridiculous extensions of metaphors into literal meanings.
"You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe--and tremble!"
Commander, StrangeTalk 18 Comments
[9/29/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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