May 26th

Dragons and Owls

I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.

(Job 30:29) KJV

Knowing the preferred habitat of dragons and owls will help us to answer the question: if humans and dinosaurs were alive on the Earth at the same time, why don’t we find their remains preserved together?

If you know anything about Job you may know that he was a prosperous man in the middle east in the time of the patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) and that he suffered a calamity as the result of an intriguing conversation between Satan and the Lord. He lost all ten of his children, all of his livestock and servants, his real estate and houses, and finally his health. So what is Job getting at by saying that he’s a brother to dragons and a companion to owls?

A lot of the book of Job is his friends pointing out to him that he’s obviously a wicked sinner, and that he probably didn’t even get all that he truly deserved. By the end of the book we find that Job was right with God, and that his friends were wrong, and he’s restored to prosperity with twice his former estate. So what was Job speaking of by comparing himself to dragons and owls? The Bible explains the Bible, so let’s take a look at where else these words occur in the same context.

An Habitation of Dragons

They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing. And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.

(Isaiah 34:12-13) KJV

Isaiah chapter 34 describes of some of the events of the tribulation as the millennial kingdom is established. Part of it describes the stars falling to Earth. It speaks of a time when unparalleled destruction comes upon the Earth and her people. An habitation for dragons and a court for owls is a metaphor for a lonely desolate place where there are no people.

The Dragons and the Owls

The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.

(Isaiah 43:3) KJV

God is a God of deserted lonely places. We can easily imagine the hoot of an owl, as they call out across the lonely spaces in search of a mate, but can we also imagine dragons calling out likewise?

Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls.

(Micah 1:8) KJV

Dragons and owls are solitary individuals who inhabit lonely places far away from human civilization, or in the ruins of human civilization. This is where Job finds himself. He’s been marginalized, ostracized and cut off from all human companionship. At least until his “friends” arrive to tell him how utterly wretched he is. It gives us an answer to a question that comes up from time to time when people realize that the relatively short, 6,000 year, time-span of human history and the time scale of the stratigraphic column (hitherto believed to be millions of years) are brought into perfect alignment.

Why don’t we find humans and dinosaurs buried together?

– Confused SciPop devotee

We don’t find them together because they lived in different habitats. Each bed of strata in the stratigraphic column is a particular habitat which was destroyed in Noah’s flood, transported, deposited and buried. This is covered in the WHY? devotional for August.


  1. Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
    • believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
  2. confess your sin.

Read through the Bible in a year

Reading planMay 26
LinearPsalms 4-6
ChronologicalPsalms 131, 138-139, 143-145
– Read 3 chapters every day and 5 chapters on Sundays

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