If you are having difficulty viewing this email, allow images to download or click here.

Answers Weekly

answersingenesis.org | newsletter archives | contact us
August 11, 2012

a weekly look at answersingenesis.org

top leftIn this issue . . .

Q: Does the Hebrew word tannin refer to a dragon?

A: Dragon legends around the world have been prevalent for generations. Dragons are even mentioned in books of the Old Testament. But were they real creatures or just mythological? The Hebrew word תנין (tannin) has been translated in several ways, but it likely refers to both land and sea serpents or dragons. Determining the meaning of tannin requires a close look at the actual Hebrew word and a study of the various contexts in which it appears.

The word dinosaur refers strictly to land animals, but some people often label marine reptiles (e.g., plesiosaurs) and flying reptiles (e.g., pteranodons) as dinosaurs. Dinosaur is also a relatively new word, having been coined in 1841 by the famous British scientist Sir Richard Owen. Prior to this time, another word was used for large reptilian creatures: dragon. Answers in Genesis has often promoted the idea that many of the characteristics of historical (often considered mythological) dragons actually match those of certain dinosaurs.

See what the Bible says about dragons and delve into the related Hebrew words to find out what creatures they refer to.

Get Equipped

Get EquippedDinosaurs & Dragon Legends DVD

Featured in the Creation Museum, this collection of videos explores the concept of dinosaurs in the biblical record, the fossil record, and dragon stories from around the world. Discover some of the compelling evidence that man really did walk with dinosaurs!

News to Note Quick Look

Who’s who among Homo?: Enigmatic KNM-ER 1470’s flat face finally confirmed.

Cost of Curiosity: Curiosity’s landing inaugurates a new phase in the quest for alien life.

Archaic humans: Genetic evidence found for another variety of archaic human.

Face to philtrum: The ballet behind your beautiful smile.

Mental evolution: How did we get so smart?

After Eden

After Eden

Answers ... with Ken Ham radio program

top leftThis Week . . .

Video On Demand

Video On Demand
Hearing Ear and Seeing Eye
Watch Video (Part 5)

Blog Highlights

Pray for AiG

Please pray for the timely production and shipping of Answers Bible Curriculum.

Read the latest update to stay current on other requests and praises.


Monthly Specials

AiG Job Opportunities

Connect with Us

RSSAnswers in Genesis
Creation Museum

FacebookAnswers in Genesis
Creation Museum

TwitterAnswers in Genesis
Creation Museum

See all networks

Answers Weekly

Answers for Pastors

Forward to a friend | Sign up | Change your subscription | Remove me

Please do not reply to this email. If you need help or have a question, please visit our help area.

This message was sent to you at %%$email%% because you signed up online, at an event, or through a promotional offer of the Creation Museum or Answers in Genesis. Please add [email protected] to your address book to ensure our emails reach your inbox.

Answers in Genesis
2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, KY 41080
Customer service: 1-800-778-3390