The Great Pyramids of Giza are probably the most mysterious structures on the face of our planet. Men have beheld them from afar and traveled to them in hope of finding some long-lost truth that may have been hidden inside and/or incorporated within their geometric design and dimensions. Will a day come when the knowledge and wisdom within their design come to man’s understanding?
They have been explored for centuries. Many have contemplated their significance wondering who the architect was and the methods utilized in their construction. There have never been any absolute answers to the many questions that ever meet a unified satisfaction of the thousands of curious minds that have beheld them. The best of theories have been dismissed by many considered to be professionals, yet they themselves will admit to knowing little or nothing.
They were built during what is commonly called the Fourth Dynasty. Beginning with the largest, they are believed to have been constructed between 2613 and 2494 BC. (Time-Life’s Mystic Places – Mysteries of the Unknown) The largest of the three was supposed to have been for the tomb of Khufu (The Great Pharaoh of Egypt), the second largest for Khafre (Khufu’s brother), and the smallest for Menkure (Khafre’s son).
Egypt’s history of pyramid building began after the sun cult emerged as the official religion. Many collapsed and successful ones were too small to attract much attention. The Giza group would have required a great Architect with an immense knowledge in geometrical design, mathematics, physics, and astronomy. One of Job’s friends said, “Remember that thou magnify (to grow, enlarge) his (God’s) work (an act, work, or deed done systematically), which men behold (through the idea of strolling, turning, traveling). Every man may see it (to gaze, mentally perceive, contemplate, have a vision of prophecy); man may behold it (to look intently) afar off (to remotely widen in any direction of place or time).” (Job 36:24-25)
Many have traveled to study them or gazed upon them from afar with amazement and prophetic curiosity throughout the ages. Today, we have the centuries old greatest mystery: Who built them and why? Many Mathematicians, Architects, and Engineers have explored a variety of possible methods employed in the building of the Great Pyramid. Some observers doubt that the three were built merely for the purpose of housing royal mummies. It is a fact that no mummies or great treasure have ever been found in them. Many mathematicians have long believed that the Great Pyramid’s Architect possessed a geometrical wisdom that became lost to the world. Could Job have been the great Architect? We found The Big Bang in Job 38:6-7, and earth as a cosmic ball of dust in Job 38:37-38. The entire Book of Job has an architectural overtone to it. Could this systematical great work have been the work of God through Job?
The historical record of curiosity began with Herodotus, famous fifth century BC Greek historian who was the first to visit, gather, and record information about them. The methods of their construction he recorded were mainly based on his conversations with the local Egyptians. He never did find the entrances to see their interiors.
During the ninth century AD, the Arab caliph Abdullah Al Mamun, whose interest in astronomy drove his desire of mapping the earth and charting the heavens, sought to find the entrance to the largest. Being unsuccessful, he had his fellow explorers bore through solid rock by heating the limestone blocks with fire, then dousing them with vinegar until they cracked. They found a small passage after 100 feet of boring, then the entrance 49 feet [7 x 7 or 72] above the base. Other passages were blocked with large granite stones, so they bored around them. They found the burial chamber empty of treasure, and the huge granite sarcophagus was also empty. In disappointment, the laborers destroyed the floor and walls hoping to find some treasure. Who knows what knowledge was lost from any inscriptions that may have been written on the walls? If earlier robbers had already raided them, how did they get around the granite barricades? Why were the burial chambers blocked off and sealed without their intended mummified corpses?
Eight hundred years passed before British mathematician John Greaves visited Egypt in 1638. His interest was in finding the unit of measurement employed by its builders. Most of the data he presented proved to be incorrect by those that followed. In 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Egypt. After the Battle of the Pyramids, the French scientist, Edme-Francois Jomard, and a work force of 150 Turks cleared tons of sand and debris from the northwest and northeast base. He noted the depressions in the base rock where the original corner stones had rested but were carried off centuries earlier. His base measurement of 757.5 feet has proved to be the most accurate. He also measured the blocks and calculated the height at 481 feet, but the capstone had long been removed. He calculated the slope’s pitch angle at 51 degrees and 19 minutes. The famous Rosetta Stone, which was the key to interpreting Egyptian hieroglyphics, was also discovered. This began an explosion of European and American interest in Egyptian things during the nineteenth century.
John Taylor, a mathematician and theologian, never visited the Great Pyramid himself, but built a scaled model from acquired data to aid in his studies. He discovered that the perimeter divided by twice its height was nearly equal to pi (3.14159+). In 1859, he authored the book, The Great Pyramid: Why was it built? And who built it? He suggested that divine intelligence was at work in its design.
Charles Smyth, an astronomer from Scotland, became interested in Taylor’s work. In 1844, he left for Egypt with trunks of up-to-date instruments. The pyramid’s perfect north-south alignment, interior passages’ pitch angle of 26°, and its intersection at 30° North and 31° East have greatly astonished astronomers for centuries. He devised his basic unit of measurement called the pyramid inch, which was 1/25th of a cubit and within 1/1000th of a British inch. He concluded that his 365,200-pyramid inch base perimeter divided by 1000 was equal to 365.2, the number of days in the year. He authored the book, Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid. He concluded, as Taylor had done before him, that only God could have been the author of its design. [Job was a saintly servant. (Job 1:1; Ezek. 14:14)]
Neither Smyth nor Taylor had offered any evidence of the great pyramid being mentioned in the Bible, but both agreed that in times past God had imparted wisdom and metrical instructions for building to a chosen few for some special or unknown purpose, just as Noah was given instructions for the Ark. Smyth and his followers viewed the pyramid as immutable evidence of a divinity who created the earth in 4004 BC as computed by James Usher, a seventeenth century Irish churchman. Both had suggested that the year of Christ’s second coming be hidden somewhere within its geometric dimensions.
In 1877, American churchman Joseph Seiss wrote, “Its stones harbored one great system of interrelated numbers, measures, weights, angles, temperatures, degrees, geometric problems, and cosmic references.” Pyramids have five sides (including the base) and five corners (including its pinnacle). Seiss became intrigued with its unique fiveness: five corners, five sides, and a pyramid inch as 1/5th of 1/5th of a cubit. He asked, “Was it only coincidental that we have five senses, five fingers, five toes, and that there are five Books of Moses?” [Five is also considered the biblical number for grace.]
In 1880, William Petrie set out for Egypt after reading the works of Taylor and Smyth and confirmed most of their work. He came up with a different base perimeter dimension that refuted Smyth’s pyramid inch. Later, British engineer David Davidson discovered that Petrie didn’t extend his computations to the outer casing, thus reconfirming Smyth’s measurements. In 1924 Davidson published a book that concluded the Pyramid was truth in structural form.
In 1925, the Egyptian government completed its own survey of the Great Pyramid and published their official data: south side – 756.1 ft, east side – 755.9 ft, west side – 755.8 ft, north side – 755.4 ft, and height – 481 ft. The angle of the slopes was measured at 51 degrees and 52 minutes. Their side dimensions were within 8 inches of each other. The Lord is a designer of perfection; therefore, the sides would have been equal when originally built. (Ex. 27:1, 28:16, 37:25, 38:1; Ezek. 40:47, 43:16, 48:20; Rev. 21:16)
The variations in the measurements can be attributed to the effects of wind erosion. North winds are usually the strongest, with the eastward and westward much less abrasive. The southern side would have received the least severe winds, hence the variations in the dimensions of the four sides. Is there a practical mathematical method to compensate for the erosion?
With today’s computer technology and sophisticated measuring devises, you would think that if the year of Christ’s return or the year pointing to His return was hidden somewhere within its dimensions, that theologians and mathematicians would have figured it out by now. It is said that the Lord himself doesn’t know the day or hour, but I don’t think that is the case. The two are one in mind and character. He did say, “Now, learn a parable of the fig tree”. (Matt. 24:32-36) Since there are four seasons in a year, the season and maybe the year/years as winter splits the years could be known, especially with an understanding of the timeline prophecies in the Book of Daniel. The seasons of the year average 90 days, or 2,160 hours. Could we possibly find at least the year(s)?
Taking into consideration the erosion of the original dimensions, let’s try to reconstruct the Great Pyramid utilizing our prophesied increased knowledge with Biblical assistance. The Biblical standard of measurement is the cubit, which is 1.5 feet or 18 inches. Since Noah built the Ark in cubits, Job would have also used the same system of measurement. God is consistent in his ways.
The total of the variations in the four sides minus 755 feet for each side is 3.2 feet. [1.1 + .9 + .8 + .4 = 3.2] Since there are three sides more heavily eroded, let’s take the 3.2-foot total and divide it by three to get a 1.0667-foot average erosion factor. When added to the least eroded south side dimension we get a 757.1667-foot dimension for each side. [756.1ft +1.0667 ft = 757.1667 ft] Now, convert that to cubits. [757.1667 ft -:-¸1.5 ft/cu = 504.7778 cu] When we use this corrected dimension and multiply it by the four sides, we get 2019 cubits when rounded off. [504.7778 cu x´4 = 2019.1112 cu]
The design would more likely have been an even number of cubits, so round off the 504.7778 to 505 cubits, which would be in line with the fiveness thought. It would also be the same as Jomard’s 1798 measurement. [757.5 ft ÷ 1.5 ft/cu = 505 cu] [Very interesting! Remember Laugh-in?] Multiplying the 505-cubit dimension by 4 we get 2020 cubits. [505 cu × 4 = 2020 cu] If we substitute year for cubit, could Christ’s return to reign on earth be in the year 2019 or 2020? Could these years even point to the year of his coming? If these are the years, what calendar should we use?
The Egyptian calendar is no longer used. The Jewish civil and scared calendar is used only by the Jews and very few Christians. Our present-day Gregorian calendar is a corrected version of the Julian calendar, which was based on 365.25 days to the solar year, and every fourth year an extra day was added to the month of February, just as we do today. In the year 1582 AD the Julian Calendar was reformed by Pope Gregory XIII after astronomers realized that the solar year was 12 minutes and 14 seconds shorter (365.2415) than 365.25 days. The Julian Calendar had advanced ten days from 45 BC to 1582 AD. The British countries rejected that until 1752. When they finally realized the error, they had to drop 11 days to correct their calendars. The sequence of days remained, only the numbered day was advanced. Ex: Tuesday was October 11 and Wednesday was October 22.
Due to erosion of the exterior blocks, the pyramid’s pitch angle measurement of 51 degrees and 52 minutes (51.8667°) would also need to be corrected. There are 60 minutes to a degree in nautical plotting and surveying. There is an 8-minute shortage to a full degree in the measured pitch angle. Utilizing the erosion factor 1.0667 and dividing it by the 8 short minutes of a degree, we get a .1333 erosion factor for the transit’s pitch angle measurement. When added to the angle measurement, we get an even 52 degrees. (51.8667 +.1333 = 52) [It is the number of weeks in a year.]
An erosion factor of .1333 degrees would have reduced the overall height by .1333 cubits or .19995 feet (.1333 degrees × 1 cubit/degree = .1333 cubits × 1.5 foot/cubit = .19995 feet), which is not all that much considering 4,500 years of erosion and all the picking and prodding over the recent centuries. An even angle of 52° would also render a more simpler trigonometric right angle when laying it out on a scaled drawing. [The upper portion was exposed to the elements more that the lower portions that remained buried and protected by sand until its removal beginning in the 18th century.] Utilizing 52° as the pitch angle and 252.5 cubits (half of the 505-cubit base dimension) to form a right-angle triangle, the height calculates to 323 cubits or 484.5 feet. The hypotenuse of the right angle, which is the linear slope dimension, calculates to 410 cubits. [Basic Trigonometry]
With much searching in the Bible, I found that the number 15 has great significance. The 15th day of the first month is the first annual Sabbath following the Lord’s Passover. The 15th day of the seventh month is the Feast of Tabernacles, which is symbolic to Christ’s return and reign on earth. The 15th year of Tiberius Caesar’s reign was the year Christ began his earthly ministry. (Lev. 23, Luke 3) The hangings in the Court of the Tabernacle were 15 cubits (Ex. 27:14-15, 38:14-15). The hangings from the pinnacle of a pyramid are its four slopes. There are three sides to a triangle and five corners to a pyramid, and three Giza pyramids with five corners each. (3 x 5 = 15) If we take the 410-cubit slope dimension and multiply it by 15, we get 6150 cubits. Subtracting 2019 or 2020 from 6150 we get 4131 or 4130 cubits respectively. According to the Bible, the foundation of mankind is the creation of Adam and Eve. The foundation for salvation is our creator who hung on a pole and is the Chief Corner stone .(Is. 28:16-18; 1 Pet. 2:6) The foundation of a pyramid hangs by the slopes from its pinnacle, which is its chief cornerstone.
Was Adam and Eve created in the year 4131 or 4130 BC? From those dates to the present (2008) are 6139 or 6138 years. How did the early church historians calculate the creation as having taken place in 4004 BC? I honestly do not know, but the number of years from the creation of Adam to the present time can be accurately counted from the Bible and verified by dependable historical records that are acknowledged by many historians. The following list is from the Bible:
(1) Adam to Noah/flood – 1656 years (Gen. 5:3 thru 7:22)
(2) Noah/flood to Abraham – 292 years (Gen. 11:10-26)
(3) Abraham to Isaac – 100 years (Gen. 21:5)
(4) Isaac to Jacob – 60 years (Gen. 25:26)
(5) Jacob to his death in Egypt – 147 years (Gen. 47:28)
(6) Jacob’s death to the Exodus – 430 years (Ex. 12:40)
(7) Exodus to the first temple – 480 years (1 Kings 6:1-38)
[1 – 7 totals 3165 years. See “The Genesis Record” for more detail.]
From dependable historical records, King Solomon reigned from 970-930 BC and began building the first temple in his fourth year or 966 BC. (1 Kings 6:1) King Nebuchadnezzar destroyed it in 587 BC (2 Kings 25:8-9). During the reign of King Darius I (521-486 BC), the second temple was built in 515 BC. (Ezra 6:15) It was destroyed by Rome in 70 AD. Adding the 3165 years from 1-7 above to 966 BC when Solomon started the first Temple, we get 4131 total years BC, or the date of Adam’s creation – 4131 BC. Adding 4131 BC years to our present 2008, we get a total of 6139 years. When 2019 AD is added to 4131 BC, we get 6150 years, or the same 6150 cubits from our corrected pyramid dimensions. Very interesting! – Arte Johnson routinely said on “Laugh In” in the late 60’s & early 70’s. (See Appendix II)
The last Giza pyramid built was the smallest one with a completion date of 2494 BC. (Mystic Places) The great flood in 2475 BC would have been 19 years after that date of completion. Nineteen years is the time cycle in which the sacred calendar (lunar type) is corrected seven times to keep it correct to the solar year’s spring equinox.
Although unlikely, some claim the Great Pyramid was built in about 20 years. Job lived 140 years after the Lord restored him. He would have died just prior to the flood in 2475 BC, but his three daughters would have been about the same age as Noah’s three sons. (Job 42:13-17; Gen. 5:32, 7:6-7) The work that Job magnified was the Great Pyramid and finished prior to, or during the late stages of its construction, to his run-in with Satan. [2475 BC + 140 yrs = 2615 BC] The work would have been finished by 2615 BC, and various sources place the work from 2700 to 2600 BC. [Pre-flood biblical people lived to be hundreds of years old.]
Job’s three daughters’ names are unique and found nowhere else in scripture. When tracing the definitions for their names to the prime root words, I found them descriptive of the three general races within the human species: Caucasoid, Negroid, and Mongoloid. Although Anthropologists may or may not find that interesting, I surely do.
I have absolutely no idea how Smyth came up with his pyramid inch. If it is 1/25 of a cubit and within 1/1000 of a British inch, then how in the hell do you get 25 British inches in an 18-inch cubit? The astronomical aspects of the pyramid’s design would play the critical role in keeping a correct calendar. But just for fun, there are 360° in a revolution (rotational and orbital). We could subtract 50 from the 52° of our corrected pitch angle and add pi to get the days in a solar year. [360 + (52 − 50) + 3.1415 = 365.1415] Why subtract 50? It’s only the number for jubilee. (Lev. 25) It is also 5 pyramid corners times the 10 Commandments. But that leaves us .1 or 1/10th of a day short in the solar year. How can we fix that problem?
Well, since there are only two members in the Godhead (Father and Son) government of the universe and their tax rate is only a flat 10% (1/10th or .1 or tithe), let’s just add .1, then, low and behold, we get 365.2415 solar days to the year. [Isn’t the US (Unified Supremacy) in the “…let US make man in our image and likeness…” tax rate more reasonable than what is currently in the good ole U.S. of A. today (Federal, State, Sales, Property, Gas, FCC, phone service, electric service, water service, ECT. ─ ∞)? We the people, especially the working class, are definitely overtaxed; however, I don’t think that we all are equally represented by those who tax us!] We could drop the pitch angle part and just add 360 degrees to 2.1 (Godhead and tithe) and 3.1415 (pi) and get the same thing (365.2415). Piece of Pie!
There are several other interesting aspects about the layout of the three pyramids. The southwest corners of all three pyramids align to the bearing of northeast. In the scriptures, it is stated that God resides in the sides of the north, which would be northeast. (Is. 14:13) There are many references to north and east in the Bible.
The three different sizes of the pyramids offer some insight into scriptural truth. There are three ages of the earth: pre-Adam, present Adam, and post-Adam. Pre-Adam would be the smallest pyramid, representing Lucifer’s handy work prior to his rebellion and present-Adam the middle size pyramid representing man today while under the influence of Satan. [Let’s ticket this pyramid with a D.U.I. (Destruction under the Influence) and lock that old dragon up.] Post-Adam would be the largest, representing The Kingdom of God. Scripture tells us that Christ is the first and the last and the first shall be last, and the last shall be first. (Rev. 1:11, 22:13; Matt. 20:16; Luke. 13:30) The largest to smallest is the north-to-south order in size. Lucifer’s world was first, then ours, and soon God’s Kingdom will be established on planet earth. Man’s present world under the influence of Satan has exceeded Lucifer’s first earth age, but The Kingdom of God will exceed anything man could ever possibly conceive. [Think about that!]
I’m neither a Pyramidologist nor any other kind of a __oglogist. I’m not a theologian either. The year 2019 or 2020 is only 10 years in the future, “…and except those days (dimensions) should be shortened…” (Matt. 24:22) The only way to verify the pyramid’s geometric year of 2019 or 2020 is from the timeline prophecies in the Holy Bible.
___________________________________________________________________ Does the 2020 year date from the Great Pyramid point to the year of the return of our Lord and Savior as King of Kings? There are seven seals in Revelation and one year to each seal. The seventh seal is the seven trumpets that are sounded announcing the arrival of the King of Kings. The seventh trumpet is the seven last plagues poured out. The seventh seal year is the Great and Terrible Day (Year) of the Lord.
“The earth shall tremble before him, the heavens shall shake, the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.And the Lord shall utter his voice before his host: for his host is very great: for he is strong that doeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible, and who can abide it?” (Joel 2:10-11 – Geneva Bible – 1599)
The last timeline of Daniel was 2012 (See Missing Links – Chapter VI), and adding the two weeks of years Jacob served for Rachel would be: 2012 + 7 = 2019 and 2019 + 7 = 2026, the sixth seal – sign in the sun, moon and heavens. Then the seventh seal – 2027. (Great Pyramid 2020 cubit dimension + 7 seal years = 2027) *4131 BC years + 2019 AD = 6150 years (cubits)
The second week of years Jacob served were his most “troublesome” due to his loving Rachel more than Leah. (Gen. 29:30) Read Jacob’s story of his service to his Uncle Laban in Genesis 29 thru 31. Jacob served an extra 6 years for a total of 20. (Gen. 31:41) 20 is an important number in Biblical Numerology and astronomy; NOT astrology. (See “Cosmic Clockworks”in main menu.)