The Great Pyramid of Giza - The Origin
The Great Pyramid of Giza is a phenomenal site! One of the ancient wonders of the world, the Great Pyramid still produces awe and wonder! Because of its immense size, chambered design and perfect dimensions, many scholars have developed remarkable theories about its true origin and purpose.
The most popular theory is that the Great Pyramid served as a huge tomb for an ancient pharaoh of Egypt. In fact, most pyramids throughout Egypt were constructed for that purpose. However, there is now plenty of evidence to show that the Great Pyramid was a unique structure, not intended to be a traditional tomb.
The Great Pyramid of Giza - The Dimensions
The dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as The Great Pyramid of Khufu reveal incredible mathematical insights! The architect possessed knowledge way ahead of his time! In fact, we now know that the Great Pyramid solves one of humanity’s most difficult mathematical challenges -- the squaring of the circle. When the radius of a circle equals the height of the pyramid, then the circumference of that circle equals the perimeter of the pyramid's base. Indeed, twice the height of the Great Pyramid, divided into the distance around its base, equals nearly perfect pi. Mankind has only recently been able to calculate pi to this level of mathematical accuracy.
The length of each side of the Great Pyramid’s base is 365.2422 Royal Egyptian cubits (“pyramid cubits”). Amazingly, our astronomical year has a mean length of 365.2422454 solar days. Also, the perimeter of the base of the Great Pyramid is 36524.22 “pyramid inches,” the length of 100 years expressed in days. Calculations of such accuracy weren’t known in mainstream mathematics until the 20th century. Many additional proportional phenomena and mathematical mysteries related to the Great Pyramid have been identified, proposed and/or studied. Clearly, this is a remarkable ancient structure!
The Great Pyramid of Giza - Purpose for God?
Just as instructions were given to Moses for assembling the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant, is it possible that God delivered perfect instructions for erecting the Great Pyramid of Giza? The biblical texts reveal perfect dimensions delivered to Noah for the ark and ideal proportions delivered to David for the Jewish Temple -- Like other symbols throughout the ancient scriptures, is it possible that the Great Pyramid might serve some testimonial purpose for God?
In the 8th century BC, the prophet Isaiah was speaking of the “end times” when he declared:
The Great Pyramid of Giza - The Cornerstone
Throughout the ancient scriptures, Christ Jesus is compared to the chief cornerstone of a structure. Usually, the cornerstone is at the foundation of a building; however, with a pyramid, the cornerstone is at the top -- the “capstone.”
Isaiah 28:16 refers to Christ as the “precious cornerstone.” Zechariah 4:7 refers to God’s future placement of a stone at the top of his completed structure -- “Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of 'God bless it! God bless it!'"
David also refers to the Lord in connection with a future “capstone” --