Measuring 85 feet long and weighing in at 65 tons, one could describe this as “the chief of the ways of God.” Job 40:19 One thing is for sure, calling it a behemoth is no stretch.
In the interview Dr. Kenneth Lacovara is enthralled with the tail of this dinosaur. Interestingly enough God made mention of the tail of Behemoth to Job. This article in the Huffington Post gives an overview of the find.
Say hello to Dreadnoughtus schrani, a newly discovered dinosaur that was so formidable, it was named after a battleship that prowled the seas during the early 20th century.
“It is by far the best example we have of any of the most giant creatures to ever walk the planet,” Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, a paleontologist at Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the scientist who discovered the skeleton, said in a written statement. “With a body the size of a house, the weight of a herd of elephants, and a weaponized tail, Dreadnoughtus would have feared nothing.”
At 85 feet long and weighing 65 tons, Dreadnoughtus sets a new record as the land animal with the greatest calculable weight. (The record was previously held by Elaltitan, who weighed 47 tons.) That means that as an herbivore, Dreadnoughtus would have had to consume copious amounts of plant matter every day to become so “astoundingly huge,” according to Lacovara.
“Imagine a life-long obsession with eating,” he said, “Every day is about taking in enough calories to nourish this house-sized body.”
Dreadnoughtus schrani was substantially more massive than any other supermassive dinosaur for which mass can be accurately calculated.
The skeleton is also the most complete of its kind, comprising 43.5 percent of the dinosaur’s bones. It contains nearly all bones from the forelimbs and hind limbs, most of the tail vertebrae and numerous ribs.
Lacovara and his colleagues have digitally scanned the dinosaur’s bones and constructed a “virtual mount” of the skeleton. The scientists hope their research on Dreadnoughtus will shed new light on the anatomy of supermassive dinosaurs, and how they walked and grew.
Satan has hijacked God’s glory from the Dinosaurs long enough. It is time we take them back and use them for their intended purpose, to make God look BIG. Job learned a lot about God from behemoth, and I think you could too. In just four chapters and a few dozen questions, Job has an entirely new attitude on life. Use this scientific discovery to remind yourself of the great God we serve. Why don’t you take a journey through Job to discover what God has for you to learn.
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