Seems odd that the Bible never mentions Pryamids?

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  • fulltimestudent
    Mephis: There isn't really much directly referencing the pyramids at Giza in any written sources until the Hellenistic period and Herodotus' account. That's not really unusual for ancient buildings. The largest tomb known in Greece, and what appears to be a major cult site, is currently under excavation at Amphipolis. Nobody seems to have bothered mentioning it in any works about Macedonia or Thrace or Greece or even the city itself.
    And, there are few clues inside the building to allow a conclusion as to the building's function. But, one of the more intriguing theories emerged recently.

    Head archaeologist, Katerina Peristeri and her head architect Michalis Lefantzis recently said they had found three inscriptions with the word 'parelavon' (received) and Hephaestion's monogramme.

    And, Hephaestion was Alexander the Great's boyfriend (lover) and had been so since they were young. Their tutor Aristotle described their friendship as "... one soul abiding in two bodies" (quoted from Diogenes Laertius 5.1.20 ).

    Hephaestion Cropped.jpg

    It is known that when Hephaestion died, Alexander was deeply affected. There is evidence for that among ancient sources, for example, Plutarch says
    "... Alexander's grief was uncontrollable ..."
    and adds that he ordered many signs of mourning, notably that the manes and tails of all horses should be shorn, the demolition of the battlements of the neighbouring cities and the banning of flutes and every other kind of music. (Plutarch 72.3)
    And Arrian relates an account that,
    "... he flung himself on the body of his friend and lay there nearly all day long in tears, and refused to be parted from him until he was dragged away by force by his Companions ..."
    and, further:
    "... for two whole days after Hephaestion's death Alexander tasted no food and paid no attention in any way to his bodily needs but lay on his bed now crying lamentably, now in the silence of grief."
    (Arrian 7.14.6 and 7.15.1)

    So it may well be true, that the Amphipolis structure is a kind of memorial to honor Hephaestion and perhaps serve as a cultic centre for his worship as a hero.

    Or, in a modern sense, as a memorial to a deep committed love between two men that lasted a life time. But also proving that just as the Bible was ignorant of important aspects of Egyptian culture, it was also wrong as to the sexual possibilities between two men.

  • berrygerry

    Seems odd that the Bible never mentions Pryamids?

    Not really, most are just schemes. ;)

  • Witness 007
    Witness 007
    Full support these comments. It was just a "bible story" the Jews were cannanites who worshiped the pagan diety Jahweh according to scholars and history.
  • Rattigan350

    Phizzy said: "Check out the circumference of the "Molten Sea" copper bowl, (tub) used at the Temple, the writer had no knowledge of the true value of Pi."

    Some have criticized the Bible about that. I don't know why.

    "And he [Hiram] made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one rim to the other it was round all about, and...a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about....And it was an hand breadth thick...." — First Kings, chapter 7, verses 23 and 26

    Circumference is 30 and diameter is 10. pi*diameter =circumference. or Pi=circum/diameter. 30/10 =3 Pi = 3. That is correct. Some will quibble on 3.1415 The text would then have to say that it is 31 cubits around. 3 is close enough to PI.

  • dropoffyourkeylee

    Considering that these were rough measurements made by priests who didn't actually make the molten sea, it isn't too far off. If you consider that the diameter is possibly an outside measurement, and that the thickness of the walls is a'hand's width', the circumference ( measured by a rope laying along the top of the wall, for instance) would be very close to 30.

  • Crazyguy

    There was only two mass Exodus from Egypt in recorded history out side the Bible. Josephus wrote that 1 St.century bce historian by the name of Manetho wrote that the high priest of Akenaten the king who started monotheism. This high priest rose up maybe after Akenaten died and with the help of the Hykos and his army attacked the Egyptions. He later changed his name to Moses. He and his followers we're expelled from Egypt. Manetho also stated that the Hykos after being expelled from Avaris went to Jerusalem. The Bible story and the Jewish practice of pass over etc could have come from one if not both of these events.

    And on another note, The city of Pithom may have been built by bricks and not stone, but not burnt bricks, the Egyptians didn't use burnt bricks.

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