Egypt: New Find Shows Slaves Didn't Build Pyramids

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    Egypt: New Find Shows Slaves Didn' t Build Pyramids

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    One popular myth that Egyptologists say was perpetrated in part by Hollywood movies held that ancient Israelite slaves — ancestors of the Jewish people — built the pyramids. Amihai Mazar, professor at the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, says that myth stemmed from an erroneous claim by former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, on a visit to Egypt in 1977, that Jews built the pyramids.

    "No Jews built the pyramids because Jews didn't exist at the period when the pyramids were built," Mazar said.
     
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    there were no jews 4,000 years ago?

    really? hmmmm... funny. the jewish calendar says its the year 5770.

    *shrug*
     
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    ...Counting from the supposed year of creation, not the year of Judaism's founding. Even if we were to consider Abraham (AS) a Jew, he lived some 3,000 years ago according to dates derived from the Masoretic Torah. Moses (AS) came over a millennium afterward; even then the Hebrews were prone to worshiping idols according to Exodus and Surah Ta-Ha.
     
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    Im sorry, but Abraham lived along time before 3000 years ago. 3000 years ago is more time of King David.
     
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    The real miracle here is that rdean made a post and the word "republican" is nowhere to be found!! :eek: :lol:
     
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    So maybe they weren't Jews. They were Hebrew slaves then.

    Anyone know the difference?

    Hebrew or Jew by any other name...........
     
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    i saw a history channel program that speculated the Jews there were not slaves due to the villages and home sites of them that they have excavated... more like servants....but not what we of today would picture as a slave.
     
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    But do you believe for a moment that they were free to pack up and leave?
     
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    we all know that aliens built the pyramids

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    Whose Abraham?

    Abraham lived approximately 3800 years ago. In other words, about 1500 years before the advent of Christianity, and more than two thousand before Mohammed was born.

    Thus, the Jewish "version" of Abraham -- in which he is told by God that, through his son Isaac, he would father a people who will be chosen to receive His law and inherit the Holy Land -- was the only one existent for many tens of hundreds of years, during which time, it was carefully and lovingly transmitted from Jewish generation to Jewish generation, unchanged and uncontested, before different versions of his life and mission eventually came to be offered by others.

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    Egypt has revealed newly discovered tombs more than 4,000 years old and says they belonged to people who worked on the Great Pyramids of Giza, presenting the discovery as more evidence that slaves did not build the ancient monuments. The mud-brick tombs were uncovered in the backyard of the Giza pyramids, stretching beyond a burial site first discovered in 1990 and dating to the 4th Dynasty (2575 B.C. to 2467 B.C.), when the great pyramids were built on the fringes of present-day Cairo.

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    Hope this atheist helped.
     

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