Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
Is there a reason that it should?
I don't see this as a flaw in the Old Testament IF it is indeed true.
The assumption is that the Bible should explicitly mention everything that we are interested in. The Bible does not mention the dark side of the moon either. It cannot in fact mention exhaustively the billions and billions of distinct items in the universe just for mentioning's sake.
So what is mentioned is related to the central plan of God. How these things are related to that eternal purpose probably governs their inclusion or not. The Bible does not mention weather on the south pole of the planet Saturn. That doesn't mean that God has no knowledge of such things.
It is also possible that the world before God created man and the creatures which are a part of man's world are not mentioned. This is not a recent belief. This is a belief which predates the science of geology and biology. Some refer to it as "Gap Theory". I a prefer "Destruction / Reconstruction" interpretation of Genesis. But I would not object to "Gap Theory" if it communicates the specifics of what I think the Bible reveals.
At any rate the "gap" refers to an unspecified duration of time between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. God created the heavens and the earth "in the beginning"
and something happened to render the earth waste and void in an unspecified gap of time. In this interval of time there could conceivably be millions of years. I think that the world NOT under man's dominion is of no interest for God to elaborate on in the Bible.
The previous economy and system was not subject to man and was not headed up by man. It was a system under another deputy authority besides man. And its nature may have been totally different from the world we today understand. Since Man is Gods' focus and center in the Bible, these things related to the Pre-Adam world are not mentioned. Or they are only briefly and slightly mentioned only if they have something to do with man's world.
I beleive that the pre-history of Satan is mentioned in connection with the pre-Adamic world. If dinosaurs fall into that pre-Adamic history that might explain why the Bible is silent about that. God is not interested in that because that does not concern man and man's world or man's place in His eternal purpose.
As curious as we are and as much as we cannot stand to not know everything, we have to submit to the fact that God has not told us everything. He has told us what He deems is appropriate for us to know.
"The things that are hidden belong to Jehovah; but the things that are revealed, to us and our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law." (Deuteronomy 29:29)