All around the world, we can find legends of hairy, bipedal, apeish humanoids. In North America, this creature is commonly known as Bigfoot or its Native American name, Sasquatch. The name “Bigfoot” comes from its purportedly huge feet that leave...big...foot...prints. (Oh, so clever!) In other locales, we find stories of the Yeti on the mountain slopes of Nepal, the Almas of Mongolia, and the Nuk-luk wandering the Northwest Territories of the United States.
But is there any truth to these tales of hairy creatures hiding in woods and mountainsides around the world? Does the Bible ever mention any sort of hairy creature fitting this description?
Some people believe Bigfoot is the ancient evolutionary “missing link” between humans and apes. Others believe that Bigfoot is what remains of the prehistoric species Gigantopithecus, which was a 10-foot-tall giant ape that lived in Asia. King Kong's distant ancestor maybe? Skeptics believe any alleged photographs of Bigfoot are merely hoaxes pushing an unscientific agenda.
Weirdly enough, there's a significant group of people who believe the Bible actually backs up the supposed existence of Sasquatch. Some theorists claim Bigfoot is descendent from the Nephilim, Cain, or Esau. There are even complex “Bible codes” based on numeric sequences to find the Sasquatch in the Scriptures.
Since Esau was big and hairy (Genesis 25:25), some say his descendants are men "of the field" (Genesis 25:27). Maybe Sasquatch is a "man of the field"? In the context of Genesis 25, that would mean that Bigfoot is a mighty hunter and proficient with weapons. Seems like evidence of such a creature would have been discovered by now, don't you think?
Other theorists believe Bigfoot is a result of the curse God placed upon Cain to be “a restless wanderer on the earth” (Genesis 4:12). Since Cain was cursed to be alone and always on the move, some say Bigfoot meets that criteria. The creature is reported to always be alone and on the move. But then how does Bigfoot procreate? Or is he supposed to be immortal?
The final theory surrounding Bigfoot and the Bible is that some people claim he is a remnant of the Nephilim (Genesis 6:4). The Nephilim were giants whose parents consisted of a human mother and a fallen angel. These theorists claim Bigfoot is a remnant of the Nephilim or some new kind of creature that appeared down the family line. Would such creatures live peaceful, quiet lives in total isolation? Having the DNA of demons inside them?
The truth is that these are all just theories that have been forced into a uncertain fantasies. The Bible never specifically mentions a beast of this sort, and the connections mentioned here are merely conjecture.
Despite what "evidence" people have scraped together from the Bible, blurry photographs, or suspect footprints, there is just no solid proof that Sasquatch or Bigfoot truly exists. Of course, as much as it is the case with dragons, we don't want to say this creature is 100% impossible. Maybe Sasquatch is just an undiscovered apeish animal native to mountain regions. This isn’t illogical as there are new discoveries made every day.
However, we need to acknowledge that the Bible doesn’t say anything directly about Bigfoot. It's extremely likely that Bigfoot does NOT exist. And we should not make up theories simply because we wish them to be true. Sure, Bigfoot is a fun legend to discuss and theorize about. Some can't resist a good scary story about Sasquatch while sitting around a campfire in the woods. But when it comes to admitting the truth, we should always stand on the side of God's truth (1 Timothy 4:7).
The Bible doesn’t say anything about Bigfoot or Sasquatch. Theories that Bigfoot comes from Cain, Esau, or the Nephilim (Genesis 4:12; 6:4; 25:25) are merely conjecture. The most plausible explanation is that Sasquatch is an undiscovered apeish animal indigenous to mountainous regions. Bigfoot is a fun legend to discuss and theorize about, but when it comes to admitting the truth, we should always stand on the side of God's truth (1 Timothy 4:7).
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