Were the Egyptian Pyramids Ever Underwater?


Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx underwater because of Noah's flood

The Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza were all built by 2500 BCE, before the Bible says Noah’s flood occurred.

 

According to the Bible in the year 2348 BCE the earth was plunged into a global flood which killed everyone everywhere because everyone was doing everything naughty (except Noah and his immediate family).

How do we know the Bible says 2348 BCE for the flood? Because in the 17th century an Irish fellow named James Ussher figured it out by carefully adding up the ages of the ancestors of Jesus as listed in the Bible all the way back to Adam. He also determined that according to the Bible the universe was created in 4004 BCE.

But hold on….among other historical problems with these dates is the fact that Egypt has been continuously occupied from 5400 BCE through today.

That not only means there were people living continuously in Egypt before, during, and after the flood was supposed to have happened and killed everyone according to the Bible, but that there were people living in Egypt even before the Bible says the Earth and the Universe were created in 4004 BCE.

How do we know how long people were living there? Through archeological finds, carbon dating and Egyptian record keeping we know that people were continuously living in Egypt back to at least the 5400 BCE date.

So… no, the pyramids have never been underwater.

 

References:

Wikipedia article on Ussher’s Chronology


http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/egypt/history/timeline.html
http://www.egyptologyonline.com/chronology.htm

Via: http://www.goatstar.org/were-the-egyptian-pyramids-ever-underwater/

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Tags: Egyptian, Pyramids, flood

Comment by Jim Scotti on March 24, 2011 at 1:51am
Of course, the bible crackpots will claim that carbon dating is in error and/or that the deity emplaced the false evidence, presumably to fool the eeeevill scientists into thinking it was layed out over longer times (just like all the photons that were emplaced on their faked paths from the distant galaxies at the creation of the Universe 6K years ago to fool us into thinking they are billions of light years away).
Comment by Heather Spoonheim on March 24, 2011 at 4:03am
Well, if you are going to speak a universe into existence, then why not give all the photons a head start? All hail Martoc! (That is the god you were talking about, right?)
Comment by Radu Andreiu on March 24, 2011 at 8:16am
Oh damn it! Why couldn't I have been born in ancient Egypt and witness the creation of the world? That must have been really awesome.
Comment by Jeroen Kleijer on March 24, 2011 at 11:58am

I'm not sure what the bible says about the pyramids being built before or after the flood but:

if they were built before the flood happened, why don't we see any erosion marks on them caused by the flood and why are the wall paintings still intact. (don't tell me the rooms were completely waterproof)

If they're built after the flood then I'd like them to tell me who built them. Remember, only 8 people survived and you need a heck of a lot of people to do that...

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on March 24, 2011 at 2:48pm
Godditit!
Comment by Gaytor on March 24, 2011 at 3:16pm

I love hearing the argument that the generations aren't important. Really? Then why go through the trouble to use them in the Old Testament then try to justify Adam to David to show David's right to the throne. Maybe it's just good literature to read lists of names? The New Testament goes from David to Jesus to show first Adam to the Last Adam.

1 Corinthians 15:45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”[f]; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. 48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven. 49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we[g] bear the image of the heavenly man.

 

It's a common and important theme, EXCEPT! when it is clearly falsifiable. If you are a Christian, you have to be a young-earther.

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on March 24, 2011 at 3:38pm
The generations were the way in which kings laid claim to a throne, monarchs have always done that sort of thing.  Interestingly, the lineage of Jesus is traced through Joseph - so the bible actually admits that he was the biological father.
Comment by Tammy on March 24, 2011 at 3:41pm

This very subject got me thrown out of Sunday school when I was 10.

 

Even at 10 I knew there was somthing fundamentally wrong with the story and I ended up in a heated debate over it with my brooding Sunday school teacher.

I couldn't understand how other nationalities populated the word so fast when they re-created from one race in one location.

How all the races migrated back to the same locations they lived in prior to being purged.

And, how they all could have the same knowledge, traditions, rituals, and stories that they had before minus all the corrupt sinning knowledge that doomed them originally of course.

 

Her inevitable solution to my insanity.... have me baptized immediately.  So yep they dunked me and everything. Made a huge occasion out of it. Pastor dunked me and when he brought me back up the first thing I said was. "Ewww some of it got in my mouth".

 

They were so appalled and I was not aloud to go back to Sunday school ever again. 

Comment by Gaytor on March 24, 2011 at 4:31pm

@Heather. Yeah, I agree. Romans 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh. Jewish customs now are to follow the mother, but that tradition didn't start until 200 CE. It's multiply attested that he has to come from David in the Old Testament, then it's supported in some of the New Testament through the genealogies and Paul claims it independently. That's the problem with having multiple sources coming together to make one book, be it OT sources J,P,E,D or New Gospel of Q, M, L or Pauline Epistles. They are all canonized as infallible, so if a person believes that... sort it out for me.  

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on March 24, 2011 at 4:39pm
I believe Mohammed did just that.

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