The Ice Age and Dinosaurs
Is the Ice Age mentioned in the Bible?
The image on the right illustrates the extent of the Eurasian ice sheet. The global flood of Noah's time represents a viable pre-cursor to the Ice Age. The book of Job, written about 500 years after the Flood, may be referring to the Ice Age: Job 38:29–30 “From whose womb comes the ice? And the frost of heaven, who gives it birth? The waters harden like stone, and the surface of the deep is frozen.” However, Job could have seen heavy winters where he lived in the Middle East, especially if temperatures were colder because of the Ice Age. The reason the Ice Age is not directly discussed in the Bible is probably because the Eurasian ice sheet was simply much farther north than the region where the Bible was written.
Read a detailed article at Where does Ice Age fit?
The following link also discusses the Ice Age and the spread of mankind, along with a section at the end about “the missing link” of human evolution: Where was Man during the Ice Age?
Are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?
Well, the word "dinosaur" isn't, because it is quite a modern word, in usage from about 1842. The King James Bible was completed in 1611. So, it's no surprise that the word isn't used.
However, a large animal (the behemoth) is mentioned in Job 40:15-17 "Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox. What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly! His tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are close-knit.". Some commentators speculate that this may refer to the elephant or hippopotamus, but their tails are tiny and a cedar tree is huge! Perhaps the behemoth was one of the very large herbivorous dinosaurs?
There is also the huge sea monster called Leviathan, mentioned in Job 41 and Isaiah 27:1. Some commentators say this may be a reference to a crocodile, but the description seems to be of an animal much larger, perhaps the Leviathan was an aquatic dinosaur?
The Bible informs us that all land animals were created on Day 5, so a literal interpretation of this would mean that mankind and dinosaurs did co-exist. There are rock engravings that illustrate dinosaurs, such as sauropods in Utah. There are accounts of human and dinosaur footprints alongside each other, but they are difficult to validate.