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Calendar With Holy Days

A beacon of light in a world of darkness....

Revelations means to reveal... Here you will find the mysteries and the wisdom of God that have been sealed for over 6,000 years... Here you will find what... when.... how... and most importantly WHY.... Click on the pictures or links to learn more...

"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world"... Revelation 12:9

 Because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie 2Thessalonians 2:10-11

For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
Romans 11:32

 

The LAST STRAW...

Just as the days of Noah...

Matthew 24:37  But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38  For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39  And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

The Truth about Interracial marriages

What is Queer

 

PROVE ALL THINGS (1 Thessalonians 5:21)

The first things you need to know to begin to understand the truth  and prophecy are who the nations of today are and where they are mentioned in the scriptures.... The Beast and his mark... Where God's only True Church is... and what's prophesied for your immediate future... So you may want to start with these first four links...

America and Great Britain in Prophecy

The Beast and his mark

The True Church

The Lord's Day

 

Answer To An Atheist

For the Evolutionist

Pre-existence before the material universe

Proof of the Bible

Does God Exist?

7 Proofs God Exists

The Bible Superstition or Authority

Seven Keys to understanding the Bible

How to study the Bible

How to understand the Bible

How Do We Know We Have The Complete Bible

Answers to questions about Genesis

Why there seems to be a gap in the Bible information

How the Bible counts a generation

The Bible verses the Dead Sea Scrolls

Should we use the Old Testament

The Hidden Knowledge

How Religion Deceives You

A World Held Captive

The Ark and Noah

70 Weeks Of Daniel

The Exile In Stone

 

The Bible Story (Written for children)

Chapters 1-8

Chapters 9-18

Chapters 19-30 

Chapters 31-35

Chapters 36-42

Chapters 43-49

Chapters 50-55

 

The United States, Great Britain, Israel, Russia, Middle East... etc...

Genealogy and Bible Family Tree

God As King

Who really discovered America

Oldest Known 10 Commandments  were found in America

USA & Britain Common Wealth in Prophecy

Tea Tephi

Britain's Coronation Chair and Jacob's Pillow Stone

Jacob's Pillar Stone

The Two Witnesses

Russia in Prophecy

The Middle East in Prophecy

Who are the Arabs

Seeing the world throgh Islamic eyes

The Race Question

The Origin Of The Races

Military Service and war

Why does God allow wars

The Sure Way to End the Fear of Nuclear War NOW

What is Armageddon?

There is a way to escape

Understanding the way to peace

World Peace how it will come

The key to human Survival

Petra "The Safe Place"

Is there life after death

World peace and how it will come

 

Mark of the Beast

The Mark Of The Beast

Mark of God's People

The Key to Revelations

The Book of Revelations unveiled at last

Christian Symbols, The Fish, Cross, and Crucifix

The Pagan Cross

The Cross

The council of Laodicea..

The historic relationship between Europe and the Church

 

The True Church and The Abomination Of Desolation

Why the Church

Fundamental Doctrines Of The Worldwide Church Of God

How And Why We Know We Have The Truth

The Abomination That Maketh Desolation

God's Temple Excepts The Mark Of The Beast

Joseph Tkach sales God's Church

WCOG  Changes Name

WCOG vs. Philadelphia COG Court Records

God's Church Is The Temple

The True Church

The History Of The Church

Where is the original true Church

Beginning History Of The Worldwide Church Of God

The Real History of the true Church

Foundation, History, Authority, and Doctrine of the Worldwide Church Of God from HWA in 1978

Philadelphia Era Of The Church

Just what is the Church

God’s Church does not compromise

Worldly churches are social clubs

The Tongues question

Tongues- Is the Pentecost experience being repeated today

 

God, Man, Angels and Satan

Does God Exist

7 Proofs God exist

What about God revealed knowledge

Why God is not real to most people

Is God fair

How to put God first

God was King

God's divorce

Is Jesus God

Should we pray to God or only to Christ

70 Weeks Of Daniel

Was Jesus really dead

Why Christ Died

If you lived at Time of Christ would you have believed him

The Mystery of MELCHIZEDEK Solved

What is man

How God planned to reproduce himself

What led to the creation of man

What is the Soul

Why you are alive

The incredible human potential at last revealed

Why Humans were put on earth

The only real value of a human life

Bridging the gap between human mind and the ultimate spirit composed sons of God

What science can't discover about the human mind

Human nature - Did God create it?

Human nature and how a whole world is deceived about it's origin

Why were you born

You were born to be King

The Great Purpose of your life

Who will rule space?

Man to rule the Universe

Your Children - FUTURE GODS

If you were God How would you look at the world today

God’s invisible agents

Where is Enoch and Elijah

Lazarus and the rich man

Can men actually communicate with departed spirits?

Life after Death

Is there life after death

Did God create a Devil

Is there a Hell

 

Holy Days

God's Holy Days or Pagan Holy Days

List of Holy Days

How often should you partake of the Lord's Supper

Should the Lord's Supper be on the 14th or 15th

How to observe the Passover in your own home

The Resurrection was not on Sunday

Does EASTER Really Commemorate the RESURRECTION

Easter

What is the purpose of the resurrection?

The Plain Truth about Easter

The Pentecost

How to figure the Pentecost

The Sabbath a Perpetual Covenant

Which day is the Sabbath of the New Testament?

Why do you observe Sunday

Neglecting the Sabbath

Christmas

Should you celebrate birthdays

Halloween

New Years Eve

Valentines Day

 

Tithes

Is tithing in force under the New Testament

Should Christians tithe

Should you pay tithes

The man who couldn't afford to tithe

Did you ever know why money is the root of all evil

Does God hate the rich

 

Time

Has Time Been Lost

God's 19 Year Cycle

Calendar With Holy Days

God's Calendar

What is a Prophetic Year

Time Table

 

Found in America

The World's Oldest Surviving Inscription Of The Ten Commandments

 

Job, Joseph & His Brothers (Israel's Sons) Built The Great Pyramid

 

The Truth About The Free - Masons

 

There is nothing new under the Sun 

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after. Ecclesiastes 1:9-11

 

Sex

Sex

God's  Great Sex Law

Abortion

Makeup

Queer

Interracial Marriages

Why Marriage

Polygamy

Divorce and Remarriage

The family breakdown

The family - God's plan for mankind

Conspiracy against the family

The surprising origin of modern education

 

Pre-existence before the material universe

Does God Heal

The Plain Truth About Healing

What is Faith

What kind of faith is required of salvation

Are we back on track when we lost faith

How to receive answers to your prayers

Have Christians lost their power?

The plain truth about Fasting

The importance of fasting

Is all animal flesh good food

What Fish and Fowl are Good for Food

The Key to radiant health

10 Simple rules that lead to health

Why man must suffer

 

The LAW

Christ's Gospel was suppressed - Not heard from first century until now!

The startling revelation of what was Christ's Gospel

What is the True Gospel?

The Gospel Jesus Taught

The Gospel is education

Choose

All about Baptism

Baptism by Fire

What do you mean Born Again

Are The Ten Commandments necessary

Were the Ten Commandments nailed to the cross

Were the ten Commandments in force before Moses

The Ten Commandments

What is Salvation

What is the reward of the saved

What do you mean reward for your works

Just what do you mean Conversion

What is true Spirituality

Conversion sudden experience or life long process

False Conversion

A letter from Armstrong to the newly converted

What is a Liberal

Is it wrong to be a cultured individual

The Old and New Covenant

Let God fight your battles

The law, the Catholics, and you

Do Christians Sin

Education for Life

Keep your eyes on the goal

How FAR may I safely go, in doing what I WANT but know I OUGHT NOT?

Christianity is a growth process

Are you being tested

How you can overcom

How to prevent sin

What is the worst sin

How you could commit the unpardonable sin

What do you mean the unpardonable sin

Ending your financial worries

The Blessings of Abundant Living

How to live life abundantly

The way of life that causes success

The Seven Laws of Success

Should you try to change others

Should you listen to

We must all speak the same others

Is your ultimate fate decided for you in advance

The True Meaning of Predestination

What is friendship

What Is Emotional Maturity

 

The Incredible Human Potential

Christ's Gospel was suppressed - Not heard from first century until now!

The startling revelation of what was Christ's Gospel

The incredible human potential at last revealed

Pre-existence before the material universe

What led to the creation of man

How God planned to reproduce himself

Bridging the gap between human mind and the ultimate spirit composed sons of God

Why today's world evils

Why the Church

Just what do you mean conversion

Human nature and how a whole world is deceived about it's origin

Is there life after death

World peace and how it will come

 

Jesus' Return

Jesus is coming soon...Too good to be true

What is the Kingdom of God

What will you be doing in the next life

Looking into the world tomorrow

Where will the Millennium be spent

The Wonderful World of Tomorrow

 

Mystery Of The Ages

The Seven Mysteries

How the 7 mysteries were revealed

Who and what is God

Mystery of Angels and Evil Spirits

The Mystery of man

Mystery of Civilization

Mystery of Israel

The Church

The Kingdom of God

 

Software

Theophilos

ESword

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Herbert W. Armstrong

Armstrong's Calling

Armstrong's Conversion

How Christ educated His Apostle

This is the life

How I've been providentially protected from harm and death

No! I was never a "Jehovah's Witness" or "Seventh Day Adventist"

The Little Book

The 19 year time cycle

The need to make the truth plain

Must God's ministers be ordained by the hands of man?

You won't believe it Armstrong's final sermon

End Time Elijah

Armstrong's Autobiography

 

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Josephus Antiquities Of The Jews

Josephus War of the Jews

Josephus Against Apion

Josephus Hades

Josephus Autobiography

 

 

Who Built the GREAT PYRAMID?

Did you know the builder of the Great Pyramid is identified in the Bible?

Who did build the Great Pyramid at Gizeh, Egypt? When and why was it built?
Is there some supernatural revelation hidden in its mighty stones? Was the pyramid built to make the Bible clear and understandable? Are the speculations of the pyramidologists true? And what about the "pyramid inch"

Is it really equal to a year in prophecy as some assume? Can chronology be accurately determined only by the pyramid? Here are the surprising answers!


What We Found at Gizeh


Opposite Cairo, across the Nile River, lies the most famous architectural wonder of the world—the Great Pyramid at Gizeh. It is still the world's most massive building. For 3500 years it was also he world's tallest building. Only in this last  generation  has  man  built taller buildings than the Great Pyramid. Yet the Empire State Building -in New York —the highest building on earth today— is only about 2/5 the volume of the Great Pyramid!
The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol. 1, page 281, declares of the Great Pyramid: "...its perfect building compels our admiration; it's alignment (With the points of the compass) is mathematically correct, often one cannot insert  a pen-knife between the joints of the stone.
"The Great Pyramid is so incredibly precise that compass errors can he checked against it" writes Leonard Cottrell in his recent hook "The Mountains of Pharaoh"

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In 1957 Dr. Meredith and I visited the pyramids twice while in Egypt. We found the external appearance of the Great Pyramid ruined by the Arabs. For centuries they have carted away and used the polished white casing stones which once made the Pyramid gleam in the sun and moonlight.
But the interior of the Pyramid remains an architectural marvel. The stones within have not moved a hair's-breadth since the day the workmen fixed them in place. The flatness of the surfaces of the stones and the squareness of their corners are extraordinary. Literally acres of polished stone surfaces—equal to opticians' work of the present day— line the passages of the Great Pyramid.


But not all is perfect workmanship. Human imperfection is noticeable in the rough, unfinished masonry on the floor of one of the chambers. We found the floor of the "King's" chamber flagrantly out of level. All this speaks of remarkable human workmanship—but does it speak of a divine revelation, as pyramidologists theorize? If this mighty architectural wonder is a divine revela­tion, where is the divine perfection?


Yet the Great Pyramid is one of the wonders of the world. It is the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world which still remains. Surely there is some significance in its endurance through the ages—especially since this Pyramid, missing its capstone, is found engraved on our money. Why should we Americans—the children of Joseph's son Manasseh—engrave this Egyptian Pyramid on our money? Who was actually responsible for the building of this marvel of the ages?


Secrets of the Pyramid Lost!


When the Arabs invaded Egypt over 1100 years ago, they found the secrets of the Great Pyramid totally lost. Even its entrance was unknown. The Arab Caliph Mamoon, in the 9eh century after Christ blindly cut info the Pyramid hoping to find buried treasure in it. He accidentally reached one of the interior passageways but no buried treasure!


But Mamoon only REOPENED the Great Pyramid, In the days of Jesus Christ, the true entrance to the Great Pyramid was open and regularly frequented. by tourists. The entrance to if was forgotten in the days of the Catholic domination of Egypt—before the coming of the Moslem Arabs.
Strabo, the ancient Roman historian, expressly states that in his day the Great Pyramid was accessible to visitors: "It has on its side," he states, "a stone which can be moved. When it has been lifted up, a tortuous passage is seen which leads to the tomb" (bk. xvii, p. 808).


Dr. Meredith and I climbed up to this ancient entrance on the north side of the Pyramid. The entrance used today by tourists is, however, the forced entrance cut out by the Arabs. At the true entrance to the Great Pyramid we saw the hieroglyphic carving containing the name of the mighty builder of this architectural wonder of the ancient world. His name in Egyptian is spelled Khufu by modern writers. The Greeks spelled his name Cheops. That is why the Pyramid is often called the Pyramid of Cheops today.


Who was Cheops or Khufu?

When and why did he build the pyramid?


Cheops NOT an Egyptian!


The Egyptians like to boast about their pyramids. Yet the greatest pyramid of all, they admit was not built by an Egyptian! And they admit that all their later copies of the Great Pyramid are quite inferior to the first one built by Khufu. The Egyptian historian Manetho, who lived in the third century before Christ, wrote that Khufu "was of a DIFFERENT race" from the Egyptians (Watken's Arts and Antiquities of Egypt, p. 54).


Herodotus, the famous Greek historian of the 5th century before Christ, states that the builders of the Great Pyramid were SHEPHERDS (Euterpe S128). But the Egyptians were not shepherds! Notice Genesis 46:31-34:

"And Joseph said unto his brethren... I will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father's house.., are come unto me; and the men are shepherds.. .And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, What is your occupation? That ye shall say, Thy servants" trade hath been about cattle.... for EVERY SHEPHERD IS AN ABOMINATION UNTO THE EGYPTIANS."


The Egyptians were not shepherds. They employed others to rend their cattle. Yet Khufu, or Cheops, the builder of the Great Pyramid, was a shepherd!
Josephus, the Jewish historian, wrote that the Egyptians set the Israelites "to build pyramids" (Antiquities of the Jews. bk. II, ch ix §i ), But the pyramids which the Israelites built during their enslavement were hastily constructed, inferior duplicates of the mighty Pyramid of Khufu or Cheops.

Who was Cheops the shepherd who built the first Pyramid before the enslavement of the Israelites?


Cheops NOT an Idolater


Cheops was not a polytheist. He was a worshipper of the One God. "Cheops closed the temples and prohibited the Egyptians from offering sacrifices," wrote Herodotus in book II of his History, §124. The God whom Cheops served was named "Amen" in the older Egyptian spelling. And—strange though it may be—one of the names of Jesus Christ, from the Hebrew, is "Amen" (Rev. 3:14).


The Pharaoh of Upper Egypt, under whom Joseph served, was named Amenemhet III. "Amen" was a common name among the Pharaohs in Joseph's day. The Pharaoh must have been strongly influenced by the religion of Cheops. But this is not all! Pharaoh Amenemhet gave Joseph "to wife Asenath the daughter of Potiphera priest of ON" (Genesis 4!: 45).


Who was the God "On"? Is it significant that "On" is but another name (in Greek; for the God "Amen"—Jesus Christ, the lord of the Old Testament! In Revelation 1:8, Christ speaks of Himself as the "One who is"—the "existing One." In the original inspired text of this verse, the Greek word Christ used was "On"!—the "existing one"


The Egyptian rulers knew of the Creator in the days of Joseph! Not until nearly the days of Moses did gross idolatry spread throughout Egypt!


When Did Cheops Build The Pyramid?


When did Cheops live? According to the eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. he lived 4700 B.C.— which would make him live 700 years before Adam! Such a date is preposterous! More recent conservative scholars place him 2600 B.C.—250 years before the flood in Noah's day! But the flood, according to the Egyptian records, occurred centuries before Cheops lived! Cheops lived after the flood! This date is wrong, too!


Obviously modern scholars do not know when Cheops lived. But they could know if they only believed the Bible record!
Some pyramidotogists try to date the pyramid by astronomy. They assume that when built, the north pole star, Alpha Dracoms, could be seen from the entrance passage of the Great Pyramid. But the idea is purely an assumption. There is no proof!


Furthermore, the north pole star would have been visible for only a few minutes from the descending passage BECAUSE THE PASSAGE NEVER DID POINT DIRECTLY TO THE NORTH POLE STAR ! Some adherents of the "British Israel World Federation" would try to deny this, but any history book demonstrates the idea false.


The facts of history are that Cheops (1726-1663 B.C.) was a young contemporary of King Zoser of Egypt. Zoser (1737-17I8 B.C.) built the "step pyramid" shortly before Cheops built the Great Pyramid (Budge, A History of Egypt, vol. II, p. 9).

A badly damaged ivory statuette of Cheops from Abydos, Egypt. No other statues are known of him. The features of Cheops are distinctly non-Egyptian. Cheops built the great pyramid of Gizeh, near Cairo. It is the first and also the greatest pyramid ever built.

Click on image for larger view

Now the surprise of history is that king Zoser ruled part of Lower Egypt at the same time Joseph was Prime Minister under Pharaoh Amenemhet III, king of Upper Egypt. Ancient Egypt, remember, was a confederation of small city states. Amenemhet III (1741-1692 B.C.) was king of Upper Egypt and Pharaoh of all Egypt. But under him were lesser kings, among whom was Zoser. Cheaps was a foreign King whose domain extended into the Delta of Egypt.


King Zoser recorded the seven years' drought in Joseph's time. "My heart is in great anxiety," said Zoser, "for in my time the Nile has not overflowed for a period of seven YEARS" I Cambridge Ancient History, p. 309-310, vol. I).


The Bible reveals the seven years of famine extended from 1727 to 1720 B.C.


Here is clear evidence that Cheops, a contemporary of Zoser, must have built the Great Pyramid during the beginning of the sojourn (1726-1487 B.C.) of Israel in Egypt and about the time of the seven years of famine!


Joseph Enters the Scene


A noted man who helped Cheops in building the Pyramid was named Souf. He was "chief of the works of Khufu" (Rawlinson's Egypt, ch. 14), This man has been an enigma to the historians (see Maspero's Dawn of Civilization, pp. 363-364). Elsewhere he is called "Saf-hotep"—meaning "Saf the servant." He was apparently one of 12 brothers who built the Labyrinth—the "Pentagon" of Ancient Egypt—for Arnenemhet III (Wathen's Antiquities, p, 142), Certainly there is no doubt who "Souf" was! He could be none other than Joseph!


The name given Joseph by Pharaoh was "Zaph-nath-paaneah" (Gen. 41:45). The Egyptians still call Joseph "Yousuf," Certainly there need be no doubt when Cheops lived!


A corrupted Egyptian story records an incident in the later life of Cheops or Khufu, in which he calls an aged Egyptian sage to his palace (Budge's Egypt, vol. II, p. 43).The sage lived 110 years. Joseph died at 110 years of age (Gen. 50:26). There can be no mistaking this coincidence!
Cheops Wrote Scripture


Not only did Cheops worship Amen , or On—that is, Jesus Christ; he also wrote Scripture! Manetho, the Egyptian historian, wrote of Cheops: "He was arrogant toward the gods, but  repented and wrote the Sacred Book ... a work of great importance"   (see Wathen's An­tiquities,  p.  268;  and  Budge's Egypt, vol. II, p. 31). But which Sacred Book? Certainly none of the Sacred Books of Egypt's pagan religion—for Cheops closed their temples and forbade their worship. Was this Sacred Book an Egyptian Book? No! Cheops, remember, was of foreign race—and it is quite obvious that Cheops's Sacred Book was not preserved by Egyptians who later opposed his religion.


A  clue to  the answer is  found   in Egyptian records. Cheops has another name—-Saaru of Shaaru  (Petrie's History of Egypt, vol. I, p. 37). Saaru is another name "for the  inhabitants of Mt. Seir" (Rawlinson's History of Egypt, ch. 22). Khufu, then, was a foreign King whose domain extended from Seir to Lower Egypt during and after the time of Joseph. Petra is in Mount Seir. Dr. Meredith and I visited, in 1957, the domain of Cheops, both in Egypt and in Mt. Seir.


Mt. Seit was famous in history as the "Land of Uz" (Vol. Ill of Clarke's Commentary, preface to Book of Job). Uz was a descendant of Seir the Horite (Gen. 36:28). The Arabs preserve a corrupt record of Cheops of Mt. Seir or of the Land of Uz. They call him the "wizard of Oz."
Now what individual who dwelled in Uz was arrogant, repented of his sin and wrote a Sacred Book?

None other than JOB!


And the Sacred Book is the Book of Job!


Job—as Mr. Armstrong long ago perceived—could be none other than the Cheops who built the Great Pyramid! The ancient Greeks called Job "Cheops" —pronouncing the letters "ch" almost as if they were an "h." We call Job "Hiob" in German—and we pronounce the final "b" as if it were a "p" much as the Greeks did. Plainly, Cheops is but an altered pronunciation of Job!
Job Was a King


When Job was being tested, he cried out that he wished he had died: "Why died 1 not from the womb? why did I not expire when I came out of the womb.,.. Then had I been at rest with kings and counsellors of the earth, which build desolate places for themselves" (Job 3:11-14).
Job buried with kings?—of course!


He was of a royal family. Notice: "Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel. After my words they spake not again.... I... sat as chief, and dwelt as a KING in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners" (Job 29:21-25).


Job left a great monument in stone— the Great Pyramid, It swelled his pride. Bildad, one of Job's friends, taunted Job: "Thou that tearest thyself in thine anger, shall the earth be forsaken of thee? Or shall the rock be removed out of its place" (Job 1.8:4, Jewish trans.).
What?—the earth not to be forsaken of Job even if he were to die? Of course


—the rock monument he built would remain for ages, would not "be removed out of its place"! What rock monument?
The Great Pyramid!


Now turn to Job 38:4-6.  Here  is God's response to Job. Notice that the verses presuppose Job a great builder. Now paraphrase God's answer to Job. Compare it with the book of Job and the accompanying article "Where is God?" by Robert Gentet.


"You, Job, laid the foundations of the Great Pyramid, but -where were yon when I laid the foundation of the earth? You, Job, determined the measures on the Pyramid in Egypt, but who determined the measures of the earth and stretched the line upon it? You, Job, fastened down in sockets the foundations of the pyramid, but whereupon are the foundations of the earth fastened? You, Job, were not able to lay the Pyramid's capstone, for your work was not absolutely perfect, but I laid the corner­stone of the earth," said God.


That whittled Job down to size! He was not as big as he himself presumed.


But Who Was Job


Cheops lived in Joseph's time. So did Job! Job lived in the generation after Esau, for one of his friends was Eliphaz the Ternanite (Job 2:11). Eliphaz was the father of the Temanites (Gen. 36: 11) and the son of Esau, Jacob's brother (verse 10). Eliphaz and Joseph were first cousins.
Job lived before the Mosaic law which permitted only Levites to sacrifice. Notice that Job sacrificed to God for his family as was customarily done in patriarchal times (Job 1:5;42:8).


None of the conversation in the book of Job refers to the exodus under Moses. But the flood is still uppermost in the minds of the people (Job 22:17-18).
Cheops or Job came to the throne in 1726 B.C. That date is proved in the forthcoming book on World History. Surprisingly that is the year in which Jacob entered Egypt with his family, A coincidence? Consider this! Coming into Egypt with Jacob in 1726 was a grandson—named Job! "And these are the names of the children of Israel who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons . . . And the sons of Issachar: Tola, and Phtivah and Job, and Shimrofl" (Genesis 46:13).


In I Chronicles 7:1 Job's name appears as Jashub or lashub: "And the sons of Issachar: Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four," From the name Jashub or lashub the Egyptian historian Manetho derived the name Suph of Snf for Cheops. Similarly he spelled the name Joseph as Suph—by dropping the first non-consonantal syllable.


Cheops or job was Joseph's nephew. He exhibited vast mathematical and astronomical knowledge in building the pyramid. Was this kind of knowledge a characteristic of the tribe'of Issachar, from which Job sprang? Let I Chronicles 12:32 answer: "And of the children of Issachar, men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do . . ." Jewish commentators understand this to mean mathematical and astronomical knowledge, including the body of information by which the Hebrew calendar was determined and the annual festivals arranged.
 

Why Pyramid Built


Job lived long before the time of Daniel. Even in the time of Daniel and the apostles, the dates for the prophetic future were not opened to understanding. If they were not permitted to know the times and seasons, certainly Job would not have known them, much less built the pyramid to fit chronology! Yet adherents to pyrarnidology contend that Cheops did know these things.


I have beside me now the works of David Davidson, Adam Rutherford, and others. Each tries to build a chronology for the future by measuring the dimensions of the Great Pyramid with the "pyramid inch." Dr. Meredith and I saw the little stone protrusion in the pyramid which these people contend is the key to the revelation of the pyramid. But they have no way to know whether this little protrusion should measure the pyramid and determine chronology, or whether it was for some other purpose.


Even if one has accurately: measured the pyramid, how are they going to know which point means which year? Davidson starts with a certain point in the Pyramid and calls it the day of the crucifixion—Friday, April 7, 30 A.D. Since that date is proved wrong by the Bible, all his chronology is in error.
Another takes the same point and calls it the date of the crucifixion, Friday, April 3, 33 A.D. Since that date may be proved wrong, too, his chronology errs.


The obvious  fact is that no STANDARD EXISTS WHICH MIGHT REVEAL WHICH STONE OR WHICH SCRATCH ON A PASSAGEWAY MEANS A particular year. The pyramid was built for another purpose than to reveal chronology. We do not yet know all the factors surrounding the building of the Pyramid. But it is a monument, undoubtedly designed by Job, to commemorate what Joseph did for Egypt and to mark the border of the territory given to Joseph's family in the land of Egypt by Pharaoh.


Pharaoh gave Israel the land of Goshen (Gen. 47:11). The land of Goshen extends from Palestine westward to the t Nile River (Gen. 15:18), It included what is now the Suez Canal. Pharaoh long ago gave it to the family of Joseph, bur today Egypt has seized control of it. How far south along the Nile River does the land of Goshen run? To the border between Lower and Middle Egypt—in the very region where the Great Pyramid is located! Because the Great Pyramid stands at the border between these two divisions of Egypt, many have taken Isaiah 19:19-20 to refer to the pyramid. Certainly the "altar" mentioned in this verse is not the pyramid. God forbids any altar of carved stone (Exodus 20:25-26).


But the Great Pyramid may be the pillar which Isaiah referred to, and it might be again dedicated in the future as a pillar or monument of witness to what the Eternal—the Amen—will do in delivering Egypt from the revived Roman Empire. A pillar is sometimes used in the Bible as a borderline (see Genesis 31:52).


We might also consider whether the pyramid was designed by Job to be the tomb or resting place of Joseph's mummy, before it was carried up out of Egypt by Moses (Exodus 13:19). Cheops or Job, according to the ancient historians, was not buried in it. The sarcophagus in the "King's chamber" was empty in ancient times. No treasures were hidden in the Pyramid's inner recesses. And it was anciently open to visitors from Greece and Rome.
The Great Pyramid was built, according to Herodotus, over a period of about 20 years in the 3 months of each year during which the Nile overflowed and the people were idle. Its construction therefore did not. occupy slave labor, but idle labor. And through it, perhaps, the Egyptians gained their freedom from Pharaoh, Josephus, the Jewish historian, states that Joseph did return the land to the Egyptians (Attttqaftiej, bk, II, ch. 7, $7).                       


And what better thank offering could the Egyptians have given than donating of their idle time to build a monument designed and directed by Job as a perpetual witness to the all-ruling, Eternal God who sent Joseph to save the Egyptians!


God's Government is also in the form of a pyramid, Christ is the rejected "cap­stone" (Psalm 118:22). What more fitting monument could Job have built than this to the God whose Government rules invisibly over the world and who sends His prophets to warn it before every calamity.
 

by Herman L, Hoeh

   

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