The Great Pyramid and the Bible

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The Herald “Great Pyramid” Issue of March/April, 2004:

The Great Pyramid and the Bible (End Times)

Great Pyramid: Ancient Wonder, Modern Mystery

Great Pyramid: Ancient Wonder, Modern Mystery

The Corroborative Testimony of God’s Stone Witness and Prophet The Great Pyramid in Egypt – Charles Taze Russell, Studies in the Scriptures, Volume 3, Study 10

The Biblical Seventy Years – Charles F. Redeker

A look at the exile and desolation periods

The Divine Plan and Its Chronology – Paul Mezera – This is a PDF file.

Great Battle in Ecclesiastical Heavens Joseph Rutherford – Contains “Prof. C. Piazzi Smyth’s Letter of Commendation” to Charles Taze Russell

Dating the Desolation Jerry Leslie (PDF)

Great Pyramid Graphics

Pyramid Coffer (pdf) Brian Kutscher – Comparions of the “coffer” in the Great Pyramid with the Bible’s description of the tabernacle.

New Measures of the Great Pyramid — (1884, Piazzi Smyth) 10 mg pdf contains Symth’s original book with added notes by the Edgars.

Great Pyramid in Time and Prophecy (Bible Student Archives)

The Great Pyramid as Proof of God(by Tim G. Hunkler) – Includes summary of the various geometric, geophysical, astronomical, numerical, and prophetic interpretations made by explorers, authors, and visitors to the Great Pyramid over the last 200 years. Also a Pyramid books reference list and selected book reviews.

The Great Pyramid Has a lot of good information and drawings.

Related Books

Great Pyramid: Its Secrets & Mysteries Revealed (USA) *(Canada) * (United Kingdom)


The Authorship and Message of the Great Pyramid: A Treatise on the Little Understood Subject of the Great Pyramid of Gizeh in Egypt and its Striking Witness … as Contained in the Sacred Scriptures (USA)

Great Pyramid passages (USA)

Some Books From Amazon:

The Great Pyramid: A Miracle in Stone

by Joseph Seiss

Paperback -Forgotten Books edition(USA) * (United Kingdom) * Evidently not available from Amazon Canada.

Paperback – Classic Reprint Edition(USA) * (United Kingdom) * Evidently unavailable from Amazon Canada.

Hardcover – Kessinger Edition

(USA) * (Canada) * (United Kingdom)

Kindle Edition


The Great Pyramid: Prophecy in Stone (USA)

Also in Canada * United Kingdom

by Noah W. Hutchings

Paperback 171 pages – (December 1997)

Hearthstone Pub; Dimensions (in inches): 0.46 x 8.27 x 5.50

Great Pyramid Decoded

by E. Raymond Capt

Paperback96 pages Revised edition – (June 1978)

Artisan Sales; Dimensions (in inches): 0.46 x 8.27 x 5.50

Comments by Ronald R. Day

Capt gives a simple explanation for beginners in the study of Pyramidology. This book is not too detailed. It is built upon the chronology and conclusions that were presented by Adam Rutherford in his four volumes on Pyramidology.

For books by E. Raymond Capt on the Great Pyramid: USA * Canada * United Kingdom

Great Pyramid & Talks on the Great Pyramid 1881

by H. W. Badger, D. Davidson

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  1. Much of this you know, but there are some things you will not be aware of, but I trust will like to be aware of.

    What was Photographed at 2:00 AM on Halloween 1981?
    There was a strange story that appeared in the 1983 May/June issue of BAR magazine about some mysterious object being photographed in the wee hours of the morning of Halloween in 1981. Here in America, it would have been on Mischief Night. What was it? To find out, it is first necessary to know the solution to a very old brain teaser in the Bible. The ancient puzzle is this. What is the scientific significance of a brazen vessel that was in the temple of King Solomon, sometimes referred to as King Solomon’s sea? The puzzeling Biblical passages are as follows:

    In II Chronicles 4:2-5 it reads:

    2. Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about. 3. And under it was the similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about: ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about. Two rows of oxen were cast, when it was cast.
    4. It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.
    5. And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; and it received and held three thousand baths.
    Many scientists consider this passage to lack scientific integrity because it appears that the Bible is saying that the value of pi is three because 30 cubits divided by 10 cubits is three. The true value of pi rounded off to eight significant figures is 3.1415927. Furthermore, in I Kings 7:23-26 it states that the large basin had two-thousand baths in it. How could both values be right?
    Before evaluating this problem, it is helpful to be aware of the history behind the search for the length of the Biblical cubit by scientists of the past.
    Sir Isaac Newton was the first scientist in modern times to make an estimate of the cubit. He was lead to search for the length of the sacred cubit because his initial calculations on gravity were not working out right, and he suspected that the radius of the earth he was using as estimated by the ancient Greek Eratosthenes was off.
    Eratosthenes had also made the statement that 210,000 Egyptian cubits was equal to a degree of arc along a great circle of the earth. Newton thought that he might be able to derive a more accurate value for the radius of the earth by finding out the true length of the Egyptian cubit through studying the dimensions of the Great Pyramid. He concluded that the Great Pyramid was built on the basis of two cubits, one which he called a profane cubit, and the other which he referred to as a sacred cubit. He thought that the sacred cubit (which he estimated at somewhere from 24.8 to 25.02 inches) was the same cubit used in the building of the Biblical Tabernacle and Temple. He finally settled on a value for the sacred cubit of 24.88 inches and wrote up his analysis in a rare but important monogram.
    Many years later in 1859, John Taylor, a member of the Royal Society of London, submitted a paper to his colleagues. His thesis was that the Great Pyramid had been built by Divine decree, much like the Bible says Noah’s ark was, and had been built on the basis of a cubit of 25.025 inches which he believed was the sacred Biblical cubit. Taylor also declared from his study of the Great Pyramid that this 25.025 inch cubit had a scientific value equal to 1/10,000,000th of the earth’s polar radius.
    Peter Tompkins, writing in his book “Secrets of the Great Pyramid”, had this to say about Taylor:
    “To Taylor, the creation of Adam had occurred in 4000 BC and the Flood in 2400 BC. As might be expected, Taylor, who had been known as a benign and dignified old gentleman, had a hard time convincing his quiet Victorian contemporaries of such wild and revolutionary theories, especially as they were just then being rocked by Darwin’s theory of the descent of man. A paper on the Pyramid which he presented to the prestigious Royal Society was rejected with the suggestion that such a paper might be more appropriate for the Society of Antiquarians.” .
    There was only one member of the Royal Society who took Taylor’s study seriously—Piazzi Smyth, the Astronomer Royal of Scotland. He petitioned the Society for funds to go to Egypt and check out Taylor’s ideas. The Society not only refused his request, but even sent back part of the government grant on the plea that there was nothing going on that needed it.
    Undaunted, Piazzi and his wife used their own funds and went to Egypt anyway, where he made very careful internal and external measurements of the Great Pyramid. He came to the conclusion that Taylor was indeed right.
    Upon his return he informed the Royal Society of his findings. By this time Taylor had died, and Smyth had no sympathetic ear when he tried to convince his colleagues of his conclusions.
    He tells what happened.
    “…The Council of the Royal Society absolutely refused to let my paper appear before an open meeting of the Society…I then sent in a conditional resignation of my fellowship, to be read in public together with the reasons why I so resigned…the Council held back those reasons, and merely announced that I had resigned… I therefore printed a pamphlet giving the whole case, and sent a copy to every member of the Society… The next annual general meeting of all the Fellows was held, and no more was made by anyone (so far as I have yet heard) to question the Council’s proceedings, or vindicate the true size of the ancient Great Pyramid… In fact, the whole of the members have homologated everything done by the council in supporting one side, and suppressing the other side, of the Great Pyramid measures…”
    Who was on the Council of the Royal Society that absolutely refused to let Smyth’s paper appear before an open meeting of the Society?
    “The X Club was a secret society in London which worked to further evolutionary thought and suppress scientific opposition to it. It was powerful, for all scientific papers considered by the Royal Society were first approved by this small group of nine members. Chaired by Huxley, its members made contacts and powerfully affected British scientific associations (*Michael Pitman, Adam and Evolution, 1984, p. 64). “’but what do they do?’ asked a curious journalist. ‘They run British science,’ a professor replied, ‘and on the whole, they don’t do it badly’” (R. Milner, Encyclopedia of Evolution, 1990, p. 467).”
    Checking the internet shows that the controversy over the length of the cubit is still alive, and still being debated.
    The question is, can these claims of Taylor and Smyth as to the temple cubit being 1/10,000,000th of the earth’s polar radius have any other unknown significance? The answer is yes, provided we have two other important pieces of information.
    The first piece of information was provided by the archeologist William Foxwell Albright who estimated that the Biblical bath was around 22 liters. He derived this value by comparing the broken top of a piece of pottery found at Lachish marked with the words “one royal bath” with jars that were complete. Other archeological estimates for the bath yield values of 22.7, 22.8, 22.9 and 23.3 liters.
    The second very important piece of information is supplied by the first century Jewish historian Josephus. He states in “Antiquities of the Jews”, Book VIII, Chapter III and verse 5:
    “Solomon also cast a brazen sea, the figure of which was of a hemisphere…Now this sea contained three thousand baths.”
    The passage in I Kings says that there was 2000 baths in the vessel and in II Chronicles it says 3000. If we assume that we are being told that the vessel was filled to two-thirds of its capacity and that if filled completely it held 3000 baths, we can substitute 1/10,000,000th of the earth’s polar radius into the dimensions given for King Solomon’s sea and see what happens.
    The vessel we are told was a handbreadth thick, and by definition that is one-seventh of a sacred cubit. A plausible and commonly held view is that the 10-cubit line was the outside diameter and the 30-cubit line was the inside circumference at the top.
    A 10-cubit outer diameter and an inside 30-cubit circumference will calculate out to a wall thickness of slightly over .225 cubits, whereas it should be approximately .143 cubits. Thus the interpretation that the 30 cubit-line was the inside circumference and the 10-cubit line was an outside diameter seems somewhat suspect.
    We shall therefore make the assumption that the 10 cubits is the inside diameter and that the 30 cubits is a measurement that was made at a lower level. The scientific significance of the 30-cubit line being at a lower level will be explained a little later.
    William Winston, who translated the writings of Josephus and also filled the chair at Cambridge after Newton, made the assumption that the 10 cubits was the inside diameter, but doesn’t explain why the 30-cubit line was not used in his calculations. He used a 21 inch cubit and gave both the 2000 and 3000 baths equal weight and thus gave two different estimates for the value of a bath.
    Using a conventional hand held calculator, we can follow in his footsteps, but instead use 1/10,000,000th of the earth’s polar radius for the sacred cubit:
    V = 2/3 p R3 (Formula for the volume of a hemisphere)
    (One inch = 2.54 centimeters)
    (1000.028 cm3 = 1 liter)
    1. The polar radius of the earth is 3949.89 miles (1957 International Geological Survey)
    2. The polar radius of the earth multiplied by 5280 ft./mile is 20855419 ft.
    3. The length of the sacred cubit is taken to be 1/10,000,000th of this.
    4. This produces a value of 2.0855419 ft. for the sacred cubit.
    5. This multiplied by 12 inches per foot is 25.026502 inches for the sacred cubit
    6. This multiplied by 5 gives the radius of King Solomon’s sea as 125.13251 inches
    7. The radius multiplied by 2.54 centimeters per inch is 317.83657 centimeters
    8. The radius multiplied by itself three times (i.e.cubed) is 32107875 cm3
    9. (On many simple hand held calculators, hitting the times key once and the equals key twice will cube a number.)
    10. The radius cubed multiplied by two-thirds is 21405250 cm3
    11. This value multiplied by pi is 67246577 cm3
    12. This total volume divided by three-thousand is 22415.525 cm3
    13. One bath in liters is this value divided by 1000.028
    14. Rounded off to 6 figures yields 22.4149 liters for one bath.

    This value for the bath is extremely close to the standard unit of volume in chemistry known as a molar volume, the amount of space taken up by Avogadro’s number of ideal gas molecules at STP, and is usually given in chemistry textbooks as 22.414 liters. It is derived in a completely different way from the kinetic theory of gases.
    It turns out that the volume in Biblical baths of any size hemisphere can be readily determined by cubing its diameter and multiplying by three, provided Biblical cubits of 1/10,000,000th of the earth’s polar radius are used in measuring the diameter.
    If for example you had a hemisphere of two cubits in diameter, you would cube the diameter of two cubits and then multiply by three (2 cubed x 3) and get 24 baths for the volume of the hemisphere. If a hemisphere were 5 cubits across, you would cube the diameter of 5 cubits and then multiply by three (5 cubed x 3) and get 375 baths as the volume of the hemisphere. In the case of King Solomon’s sea the total volume would be 10 cubed x 3 = 3,000 baths.
    As can be seen by the calculations above, the thirty-cubit line that has usually been assumed to be the circumference at the very top does not enter into the calculations at all.
    If the 30-cubit line encircled the outside of the vessel, then this would place the 30-cubit line on a hemispherical vessel with a wall thickness of 1/7th of a cubit at a “latitude” of about 21.8 degrees south of the “equator” (i.e. the very top) of the brazen vessel.
    The center of curvature of this 30-cubit line encircling the outside of the vessel would divide the vertical inside 5-cubit radius into the golden mean with an error of less than .03%.
    The outside thirty-cubit line may have been straddled by the two rows of decorative, knob-shaped oxen-heads that encircled the brazen sea. This utilization of the thirty-cubit line would be for visually aesthetic reasons, because it is known by architects, artists and musical composers that the use of the golden mean or ratio maximizes visual and audio beauty.
    Index cards (3 x 5 and 5 x 8), business cards, playing cards, flags etc. are based on this ratio because it is the rectangle whose length to width ratio is the most visually pleasing to the eye.
    The Great Pyramid used the golden ratio in it. Mozart and Claude Debussy and other composers used the golden ratio in their music to achieve a peak of audio beauty. Leonardo Divinci also used it in his painting of the Last Supper.
    The golden mean or ratio is approximated by the Fibonacci numbers. The first twelve are 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89,144. Each succeeding number is gotten by adding together the two previous numbers before it. When the larger of any two adjacent numbers in the series is divided by the preceeding smaller number, the golden mean is approximated to a better and better degree the further out in the series you go. The actual value of the golden mean is one-half the square root of 5 plus one-half which equals (1.6180339887…).
    If you take the Fibonacci numbers and divide each one by its neighbor on the right you get the following fractions 1/1, 1/2, 2/3, 3/5, 5/8, 8/13, 13/21, 21/34, 34/55, 55/89, 89/144.
    According to a mathematics book entitled Mathematics The Story of Numbers, Symbols and Space, it says:
    ‘These fractions describe the growth of plants. When new leaves grow from the stem of a plant, they spiral around the stem. The spiral turns as it climbs. The amount of turning from one leaf to the next is a fraction or part of a complete circle around the stem. This fraction is always one of the Fibonacci fractions. This spacing prevents the higher leaves from shading lower ones too much.”
    The Ark of the Covenant when viewed from the front was an approximation to the golden mean or ratio. In the Old Testament book of Exodus in chapter 25 and verse 10, God gives instructions for building the Ark of the Covenant. He says it was to be made 2.5 cubits long by 1.5 cubits high by 1.5 cubits wide, which when viewed from the front is the same ratio as 5 x 3, an approximation to the golden ratio.
    Pizzia Smith made the intriguing statement that if the Ark of the Covenant was ever found, it would prove its own case by matching the dimensions of the 25 inch cubit. Has the actual Ark of the Covenant been found? What was it that was photographed in a concealed tunnel in the side of Mount Pisgah in Jordan at 2:00 AM in the morning of Halloween 1981? You may want to check out the following website: ).


    David E. Gracely

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