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Originally posted by Lastday Prophet
It would be silly to suggest that because of "ONE" scribbled symbol you could conclude that Khufu built the Great Pyramid, utter nonsense which only a fool would believe. With all the grandeur of the Great I am sure if Khufu built it his name would be found many places, not "ONE" hand scribbled symbol.
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Although Taylor had never been to Egypt, the Great Pyramid had long interested him. What he ascertained from his study of it was that the architectural proportions of the Great Pyramid had many interesting geometric and mathematical properties. For example, Taylor discovered that the ratio of the perimeter of the base of the pyramid to twice its height gave a fairly close approximation of the number (pi) , or the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Taylor believed that this important universal constant was intentionally incorporated in the dimensions of the pyramid. The presence of the ratio was regarded as particularly amazing in view of the fact that there is no historical record of anyone having calculated an accurate value for it until many centuries after the construction of the Great Pyramid.
Taylor's ideas would probably never have become popular except for Professor C. Piazzi Smyth, a British Israelite and the Astronomer-Royal of Scotland. Not only did Smyth accept Taylor's basic assumptions, but he built on them and popularized pyramidology in Great Britain, America, and on the European continent as well. He published a number of works on the subject including Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid (1864), Life and Work at the Great Pyramid (1867) and On the Antiquity of Intellectual Man (1868).
The architecture of both the exterior and the interior of the pyramid supplied Smyth with the majority of the "proofs" for his conjecture. He verified the existence of the ratio by simple trigonometry and a careful measurement of the ascending angle of one of the few remaining casing stones which had originally covered the exterior of the pyramid. He also went to great trouble to measure accurately the length of a side of the base of the pyramid.(4 )Using this length, he satisfied himself that the "pyramid inch" had indeed been the unit of length used in building the Great Pyramid,(5 )and that this and other pyramid dimensions were closely related to the length of the year in days as supposed by Taylor.
Smyth derived a complex set of numerical interrelationships between such things as the number of stones used in the construction of the inner chambers of the pyramid, the volume and shape of the stone coffer found in the King's Chamber of the pyramid, the number of faces and angles of the pyramid, and the number of courses of masonry between various chambers within the pyramid, among many other things. For some reason Smyth considered relationships of involved combinations of numbers such as 25, 50, 10, 366, and 9 as particularly significant. He felt that these numbers were included in the pyramid's dimensions as a record of the "perfect" standards of measurement that God intended man to use.(6 )
He also maintained that the parallel of latitude and the meridian which intersect at the Great Pyramid traverse more land area (as opposed to water) than any other parallels or meridians.(9 ) (EDIT - here is the source of the ridiculous claim about the "center of all land masses on Earth.)
While it is doubtlessly true that the pyramid does have many of the interesting properties ascribed to it by pyramidologists, the real difficulty lies in judging what one can reasonably infer from the presence of them. For example, Taylor and Smyth were both certain that the ratio was present in the pyramid's dimensions by design, and that this indicated some special knowledge on the part of the builders of the pyramid-likely knowledge of divine origin. Yet Taylor himself was aware of the belief apparently held by Egyptians of earlier periods that the pyramid had been constructed so that the area of one of its faces would equal the square of its height.(11)
The mathematical sophistication required to achieve this is not great, and in any case a trial and error calculation would soon lead to a close approximation of this proportion. The point is this: if, in fact, the pyramid builders had intended to incorporate the above mentioned proportion, then the ratio of the perimeter of the base to twice the height would be 3.145, which differs from (pi) only in the third decimal place. This is essentially as accurate an approximation of (pi) as Smyth was able to claim from his investigation. So, the ratio could occur as a completely coincidental by-produce of a design which would not have been concerned at all with the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Thus the inference that the ratio must have been consciously included is unwarranted.
Reflecting upon the nature of Smyth's work, and his character, one is left with the suspicion that a similar kind of analysis, with equally astonishing results, could be done on other structures. Given the lack of a powerful, general philosophical or scientific response to pyramidology, it is perhaps reasonable to deal with the matter by supplying a counter example. This is exactly what Martin Gardener has done in the book Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science. He states:
Just for fun, if one looks up the facts about the Washington Monument in the World Almanac, he will find considerable fiveness. Its height is 555 feet and 5 inches. The base is 55 feet square, multiplied by 60 (or five times the number of months in a year) it gives 3,300, which is the exact weight of the capstone in pounds. Also, the word "Washington" has exactly ten letters (two times five). And if the weight of the capstone is multiplied by the base, the result is 181,500-a fairly close approximately of the speed of light in miles per second. If the base is measured with a "monument foot," which is slightly smaller than the standard foot, its side comes to 56 1/2 feet. This times 33,000 yields a figure even closer to the speed of light.
And is it not significant that the Monument is in the form of an obelisk-an ancient Egyptian structure? Or that a picture of the Great Pyramid appears on a dollar dill, on the side opposite Washington's portrait? Moreover, the decision to print the Pyramid (i.e., the reverse side of the United States seal) on dollar bills was announced by the Secretary of the Treasury on June 15, 1935-both date and year being multiples of five. And are there not exactly twenty-five letters (five times five) in the title, "The Secretary of the Treasury"?
Originally posted by Lastday Prophet
The 144,000 is the number of the 12 Tribes of Israel, that have the "Everlasting Gospel To Preach To The World before the setting up of the "Eternal Kingdom" of the last days, each tribe contains 12,000 Men.
Harte: Then why isn't the number 144,000 "encoded" into the pyramids dimensions?
Originally posted by Lastday Prophet
quote: GOD's prophetic number 144 can be found in many of the measurements of the Great, is this by Chance ?
Certinly not. It is absolutely not by chance. It is fudged into the dimensional measurements on purpose by people that are trying to mislead you. For one dimension, a cubit is this much. For another dimension, a cubit is that much. With that kind of wiggle room, I could live to be 5,000 years old. Hey, maybe I built the pyramids.
You do a lot of talking and not much reading, if you had just scrolled back a little you would have seen where I gave examples of the number 144 being used in the measurements. The height of the Great is approx. 480 ft. that equals 5760 inches which is 144 x 40, The Sphinx is 288 ft. long which is 144 x 2, There were 144,000 casing stones that originally covered the Great, do your homework
There were at one time 26 Sphinx in front of the Great. If you use a little common sense you would know that it seems a bit odd that there would be only one Sphinx, there should have been at least two.
What purpose would it serve to put a mans head on a lion ? it would not accurately portray the likeness of the Pharaoh.
Originally posted by Lastday Prophet
Who Built The Great Pyramid ?
Why of course, It was KING SOLOMON, the Wisest Man that ever Lived. Who would be better suited to build such a structure other than he ?
He had the manpower, the resources, the associates necessary, the skilled craftsmen, the abundance of diamonds necessary for the saws they used to cut the stone blocks. He had the ability and know-how to move the blocks over great distances. He used axle carts to transport the blocks and also the ?Tens of Thousands of Tons? of Gold, Silver, Brass and Iron King Solomon possessed, that went into the building of the Giza Plateau Structures. He used the wood from the trees of Lebanon to build the carts, the ships and other equipment necessary to complete this Great Project. It is clear from the Bible that he built other ?CITIES? also throughout the land of Egypt.
He had tens of thousands of Chariots and Horsemen that would bring people up from lower Egypt to ?Behold? the ?MAGNIFICENT CITY OF GOD AND GOD?S HOUSE, THE GREAT PYRAMID?
Originally posted by Lastday Prophet
Let's use a little common sense here, if the Great Pyramid was standing at the time of King Solomon, why would all the Kings go to see the House King Solomon built unto the Lord and not go to see the Great Pyramid ?