Why are the pyramids not mentioned in the Old Testament?


I am on Quora and I get weekly digests in mail. Today I see the question where are pyramids not mentioned in the OT and I recalled I had written about it. In the post I wrote, the author argued that the bible authors were never in Egypt which would also explain other things as why the Egyptians don’t have them in their records anywhere. 

In short, the pyramids are not in the OT because the bible authors couldn’t have known about their existence given they were never in Egypt.

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

29 thoughts on “Why are the pyramids not mentioned in the Old Testament?

  1. Very narrow, small world?

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    • makagutu says:

      Yes. Theirs was a small narrow world

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      • grsjr says:

        It doesn’t seem to me one can complain of the ingresses of imperalism/colonialism on the one hand and on the other hand characterize an apparently non-ingressing society as – in a somewhat belittling tone – ‘small and narrow’.

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        • makagutu says:

          I am trying to understand what your point is

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          • basenjibrian says:

            You Africans should THANK the glorious Christian Warriors and Profiteers of the West for introducing them to Jesus and the Free Market (pbin!) /sarc

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          • makagutu says:

            Oooh. Now this makes sense!

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          • grsjr says:

            Okay, I’ll try and clarify. Part of the problem with imperialism/colonialism was the intervening upon the autonomy other countries. With colonialism, the motives may have been to quote-unquote ‘civilize’ those countries. [Highly debatable.] With imperialism, the motive was monetary, either access to natural resources within these countries or access to cheap, human labor resources. Obviously, the benignity of colonialists or imperialists is questionable. My point was, if benignity of outsiders is questionable then not engaging or intervening would be preferable. Thus, the possibility Biblical authors were never in Egypt is evidence of these authors respecting Egyptian sovereignty and not intervening; This is a good thing if intervention is mostly malignant. This is the ‘complain of the ingresses of imperialism/colonialism’ part of the comment. [‘Interventions’ would have been a better word than ‘ingresses’.]

            The other part refers to characterizing non-intervening peoples as ‘small and narrow’ which implies narrow-minded. If these countries are not intervening then they shouldn’t be thought of as narrow-minded but instead as respectful of alternative countries sovereignty.

            So it seemed to me one can’t complain of intervention because of its malignancy on the one hand and complain of non-intervening as provincial or unengaging.

            I realize at the moment there is an argument that intervening doesn’t have to be, as with imperialism or mistaken colonialism, malignant but such intervening can instead be engaging and welcome. However, it seems to me – and probably seemed to the Biblical authors – that any outsider engagement is likely to be problematic given the nature of individualism and philosophical differences. Thus they may not have traveled or engaged with Egyptians for sensible reasons.

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          • makagutu says:

            I don’t know, but do you use drugs or something? The bible and its believers make many absurd claims about Egypt such as them being held as captives for centuries then you come here with your nonsense of colonialism/ imperialism! Please, get serious.

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        • gr just doesn’t like it being pointed out that the bible authors were from a small narrow culture that thought it was the “world”.

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  2. Arkenaten says:

    Fascinating. Something I never considered, but, yeah, this is probably the reason.

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    • makagutu says:

      Fascinating eh.
      I think it makes a lot of sense.
      It provides explanation why they don’t appear in the Egyptian records without having to do gymnastics

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      • Arkenaten says:

        Worth a bit more digging, if you’ll excuse the pun.
        How’s everything up your way today, Mr. Kenya?

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        • makagutu says:

          All good this side of the equator. A bit cold for me though, especially in the morning

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          • Arkenaten says:

            Well, it’s sitting at 27 degrees here in Jo’burg at the moment.
            Think I’ll wander through to the kitchen and have some ,lunch.

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          • makagutu says:

            The temperature ranges in Nbi are crazy. In the morning it was below 20 now it is at 26 just a degree below Jo’burg. And it gets a bit cooler at night.
            Have your neighbours stopped killing other Africans taking their jobs?

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          • Arkenaten says:

            ”…..taking their jobs?”
            You are supposed to put a sarcastic smiley face after that sentence, y’know?

            To be honest I haven’t been following the News. However, our housekeeper says it seems to have quietened down where she lives. She is from Zim and as I mentioned last week was petrified of even coming to work.

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          • makagutu says:

            I saw some snippets of violence in Nigeria.
            It’s like those fellows have listened to Trump a lot. It is the foreigners taking their jobs and maybe even marrying their daughters!

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          • Arkenaten says:

            It happens all over, and I’ll bet if truth be told it is a prime motivator for the nonsense of Brexit.
            ”All those bloody Eastern Europeans coming over ‘ere with their awful food and funny accents pinching our wimmin and nicking our jobs!”

            Back in the day over here all foreigners were regarded with suspicion. Even I was called into Home Affairs and grilled by some bloody great fat old Afrikaner when I needed to renew my work visa.
            ”What are yor intentions … meneer?”
            ”Er … to work?”
            ”And what sort of job will you be doing?”
            ”Er … hairdressing. Like it says on my temporary residence permit.”

            The same lot were suspicious of Greeks, and Portuguese and were often running them down, especially those that came over here and worked all hours in cafes and small shops.

            It’s just so bloody tedious, and about time people got over themselves and stopped behaving like Nobs.

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          • makagutu says:

            Really it’s time people learnt the words of Rodney King- can we just get along-

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      • basenjibrian says:

        But, we are assured, the Hebrews do. They are the Hyskos, remember? /sarc

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        • makagutu says:

          Oh yeah. I have heard this.
          If you want to know there are whackos everywhere, just do an online search for who are the real Jews. You will be shocked to find that some of the claimants to the title are Kikuyus from Kenya

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  3. renudepride says:

    The biblical authors may never have been in Egypt, however, the christian, jews and muslims believe that the bible was “divinely inspired.” Perhaps the divinity was never there, either. Good morning! 🙂 Naked hugs!

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  4. Here’s the truth. The bible authors never mention the pyramids because when they visited Egypt to a have a look around the aliens who built the pyramids put up a barrier of invisibility around said pyramids so the bible authors could not see ’em. The REAL question here is why did the pyramid-building space aliens feel the need to hide the pyramids from the bible’s authors. THIS is the question we simply MUST find the answer to.

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  5. Hariod Brawn says:

    Dead right. Nothing about the Eiffel Tower, either. Or how the hell you make such a huge loaf of bread.

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