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BIBLE STUDY: The Book of Job (Part One) - Who Was The Man We Call Job?

The Book of Job is one of the Fascinating Writings of the Hebrew Bible, and is the first poetic book in the Christian Old Testament. It has been called “the greatest poem of ancient and modern times”; and addresses the theme of God's Justice in the face of human suffering – or more simply, "Why do the righteous suffer?"

Inside the Book of Job we find also a keen insight of how The Kingdom of God actually functions, how Satan is subjected to and limited by God - in his ability to do harm to God’s Elect, the rewards of the wicked and the righteous, God’s Promise of the Double; and even mention of dinosaurs still living among mankind – like the Brontosaurus and even the fierce Tyrannosaurus Rex!

The Book of Job is a rich theological work setting out a variety of human and spiritual perspectives; and has been widely and extravagantly praised, down through the centuries - for its literary qualities and profound revelations! The Book of Job is History (His Story – God’s Story: The Story of God Making Men In His Image; And The Story Of How God Is Reproducing Himself Here On Earth – And NOT In Heaven)!!!

Join us today, as we open up our Bibles and SEE things in the Book of Job, that almost nobody else can see when they read it! Let us investigate what’s in this Amazing Book of Job for ourselves!!!

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The book of Job is Narrative History. Its author is unknown; yet it is possible that Job himself wrote it! It is possible that Job is the oldest of any book of the Bible; dated by scholars as written approximately 2100-1800 B.C. But today, we will learn about a man named, Cheops (1726-1663 B.C.); so make a note here, of the time in antiquity in which he lived! We will revisit these dates shortly.

Some Key personalities of the Book of Job are obviously Job; but we will also read of Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, Zophar the Naamathite, and Elihu the Buzite. You get extra credit if you name your pets after these folks, and can remember their names when someone asks you! :o)

In Job, we see a man whom God allows to be directly attacked by Satan. He is an example of faithfulness as he loses everything important to him, yet remains faithful to his God!!!

The Book of Job is full of lessons for us to be learned! Its purpose, in part, is to illustrate for us God’s Sovereignty and Faithfulness during times of great personal suffering. As a brief overview of the book of Job, we find:

  • In chapters 1-3, God tests Job’s faithfulness through allowing Satan to attack him. God told Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him” (Job 1:1-12). Through Job’s trials, all is lost including his health, his wife even tells him to curse God and commit suicide, but he remains strong and faithful, “Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.” (1:13-22).

 

  • From chapters 4-37, Job’s friends give him plenty of bad advice, in rounds of discussion. They mistakenly blame his sufferings on his personal sins rather than God testing and growing Job. One of them was half-correct in that God wanted to humble him, but this was only a part of God’s test.

 

  • In chapters 38-42, God speaks to Job and restores him. God knows that Job has received incorrect guidance from his friends, “Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?” (Job 38:1-3). God fittingly declares that humans do not know everything. Then He humbles Job by asking a series of questions that could never be answered by anyone other than Almighty God. For example: “Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? Declare if thou knowest it all!!!” (Job 38:18). God then brings him to an understanding, that Followers of Christ do not always know what God is doing in their lives!!!

 

In the end, Job answers God by saying,

“Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that Thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from Thee!!! Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not!!! I have declared that which I did not understand!!!” (Job 42:1-3). God then blessed Job with twice as much as he had before his trials began!!! www.onug.us

 

Did you know the builder of the Great Pyramid is identified in the Bible?

History is God’s Story! It’s a story God Himself wants us to know! Many of the mysteries in this life, we fail to understand – because we have lost the knowledge of our history! Look at the back of a modern U.S. dollar bill:

 

Is the pyramid on a U.S. Dollar Bill a Masonic Symbol? Those who are ignorant or want to hide your history from you, will say that it is! But No!!! The Pyramid is a symbol of Joseph (Jacob’s son). Joseph is the Father of Great Britain and The United States! The United States is descendants of Joseph’s son, Manasseh (Genesis 41:50-52)!!! www.onug.us

 

Who Built the Great Pyramid in Giza (Gizeh), Egypt? Why was it built, and for what purpose? The Book of Job and the Bible give us the answers!!!

Some will tell you that there are supernatural revelations or powers in the pyramids, or in their stones! Was the Great Pyramid built to make the Bible understandable? Are the speculations of the “Pyramidologists” (those who study these great structures) true?

 

Digging at Gizeh (Giza):

 

This is what the great pyramid looked like when originally built. It was snow white, with a solid gold capstone the represented Jesus Christ!!! www.onug.us

 

Opposite Cairo, across the Nile River; lies the most famous architectural wonder of the world -- the Great Pyramid at Gizeh. It is still the world's most MASSIVE building. For 3500 years it was also the world's TALLEST building. Only in this last generation has man built taller buildings than the Great Pyramid. Yet the Empire State Building in New York (completed on May 1, 1931), which at the time of its construction was the HIGHEST building on earth, is today, still only about 2/5 of the volume of the Great Pyramid!!! Amazing indeed!!!

Today, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has the current designation of The world's tallest artificial structure! At 829.8 m (2,722 ft) tall, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; gained the official title of "Tallest Building in the World" and the tallest self-supported structure, on January 9, 2010.

"The Cambridge Ancient History", Vol. 1, page 281, declares of the Great Pyramid: "... its perfect building compels our admiration; its alignment {with the points of the compass} is mathematically correct; often one cannot insert a penknife between the joints of the stone." (ONUG Note: This is because the bricks were poured, like concrete, and not quarried as is popularly taught today!)

"The Great Pyramid is so incredibly precise that COMPASS ERRORS CAN BE CHECKED AGAINST IT," writes Leonard Cottrell in his recent book "The Mountains of Pharaoh".

Today, the external appearance of the Great Pyramid has been ruined by the Arabs! For centuries they have carted away and used the polished white casing stones which once made the Pyramid gleam in the sun and moonlight!

But the interior of the Pyramid remains an architectural marvel!!! The stones within have not moved a hair's-breadth since the day the workmen fixed them in place! The flatness of the surfaces of the stones and the squareness of their corners are extraordinary. Literally acres of polished stone surfaces -- equal to opticians' work of the present day -- line the passages of the Great Pyramid!

 

     But not all is perfect workmanship. Human imperfection is noticeable in the rough, unfinished masonry on the floor of one of the chambers. We found the floor of the "King's" chamber flagrantly out of level. All this speaks of remarkable HUMAN WORKMANSHIP -- BUT DOES IT SPEAK OF A DIVINE REVELATION, AS PYRAMIDOLOGISTS THEORIZE? If this mighty architectural wonder is a divine revelation, where is the divine perfection?

 

Yet the Great Pyramid IS one of the wonders of the world. It is the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world which still remains. Surely there is some significance in its endurance through the ages - especially since THIS PYRAMID, MISSING ITS CAPSTONE, IS FOUND ENGRAVED ON OUR MONEY. Why should we Americans -- the children of Joseph's son Manasseh -- engrave this EGYPTIAN Pyramid on our money? Who was actually responsible for the building of this marvel of the ages?

 

The top of the Great Pyramid is still missing its capstone today!!!

Secrets of the Pyramid Lost!

When the Arabs invaded Egypt over 1100 years ago, they found the secrets of the Great Pyramid totally lost. Even its entrance was unknown. The Arab Caliph Mamoon, in the 9th century after Christ, blindly cut into the Pyramid hoping to find buried treasure in it. He accidentally reached one of the interior passageways -- but no buried treasure! But Mamoon only REOPENED the Great Pyramid.

In the days of Jesus Christ, THE TRUE ENTRANCE TO THE GREAT PYRAMID WAS OPEN AND REGULARLY FREQUENTED BY TOURISTS. Joseph fled to Egypt when Jesus was two years old; King Herod died two years afterwards. That means that Jesus Christ could have quite possibly visited the Great Pyramid as a young boy (2-4 years old), with His family, before returning back to live in Nazareth!!! Road trip and family vacation to the Great Pyramid? Jesus might have taken one!!! :o)

The entrance to the Great Pyramid was forgotten in the days of the Catholic domination of Egypt, long before the coming of the Moslem Arabs.

Strabo, the ancient Roman historian, expressly states that in his day the Great Pyramid was accessible to visitors: "It has on its side," he states, "a stone which can be moved. When it has been lifted up, a tortuous passage is seen which leads to the tomb" (bk. xvii, p. 808).

Today visitors can climb up to this ancient entrance on the north side of the Pyramid. The entrance used today by tourists is, however, the forced entrance cut out by the Arabs. At the true entrance to the Great Pyramid we saw the hieroglyphic carving containing the name of the mighty builder of this architectural wonder of the ancient world. His name in Egyptian is spelled Khufu by modern writers. The Greeks spelled his name Cheops. That is why the Pyramid is often called the Pyramid of Cheops today!!! 

 

Who was Cheops or Khufu? When and why did he build the pyramid?

 

Main entrance to the Great Pyramid, which once had a moveable stone to allow entrance to visitors!!!

 

Cut entrance into the Great Pyramid by Arab invaders.

Khufu or Cheops was NOT an Egyptian!!!

The Egyptians like to boast about their pyramids. Yet the greatest pyramid of all, they admit was not built by an Egyptian! And they admit that all their later copies of the Great Pyramid are quite inferior to the first one built by Khufu. The Egyptian historian Manetho, who lived in the third century before Christ, wrote that Khufu "was of a DIFFERENT RACE from the Egyptians" ("Wathen's Arts and Antiquities of Egypt", p. 54).

Herodotus, the famous Greek historian of the 5th century before Christ, states that the builders of the Great Pyramid were SHEPHERDS ("Euterpe" § 128). But the Egyptians were not shepherds (Genesis 46:31-34)! www.onug.us

 

 

The Egyptians were not shepherds. They employed others to tend their cattle. Yet Khufu, or Cheops, the builder of the Great Pyramid, WAS A SHEPHERD!!!

 

Josephus, the Jewish historian, wrote that the Egyptians set the Israelites "to build pyramids" ("Antiquities of the Jews", bk. II, ch. ix, § 1). But the pyramids which the Israelites built during their enslavement were hastily constructed, inferior duplicates of the first mighty Pyramid of Khufu or Cheops!!! Who was this Cheops the shepherd, who built the first Pyramid before the enslavement of the Israelites?

Khufu or Cheops was NOT an Idolater!!!

Cheops was not a polytheist. He was a worshipper of the One True God!!! "Cheops closed the temples and prohibited the Egyptians from offering sacrifices," wrote Herodotus in book II of his "History", § 124. The God whom Cheops served was named "Amen" in the older Egyptian spellings!!!

And - strange though it may be - ONE OF THE NAMES OF JESUS CHRIST, from the Hebrew, is "AMEN" (Revelation 3:14)!!!

The Pharaoh of Upper Egypt, under whom Joseph served, was named Amenemhet III. "Amen" was a common name among the Pharaohs in Joseph's day. The Pharaoh must have been strongly influenced by the religion of Cheops. But this is not all! Pharaoh Amenemhet gave Joseph "to wife Asenath the daughter of Potiphera priest of ON" (Genesis 41:45-46)!!! www.onug.us

Who was the God "On"? Is it significant that "On" is but another name (in Greek) for the God "Amen"!!! Jesus Christ, the LORD of the Old Testament (1 Corinthians 10:1-4)!!! In Revelation 1:8, Christ speaks of Himself as the "One who IS"; the "existing One"!!! In the original inspired text of this verse, the Greek word Christ used was "On"!!!  THE EXISTING ONE (ON)!!! I AM is ON!!

The Egyptian rulers knew of the Creator in the days of Joseph! Not until nearly the days of Moses did gross idolatry spread throughout Egypt! Ancient Egypt KNEW The Creator God!!!

So When Did Cheops Build Pyramid?

When did Cheops live? According to the eleventh edition of the "Encyclopaedia Britannica", he lived 4700 B.C. -- which would make him live 700 years before Adam! Such a date is preposterous! More recent conservative scholars place him 2600 B.C., or 250 years BEFORE the flood in Noah's day! But the flood, according to the Egyptian records, occurred centuries BEFORE CHEOPS LIVED! Cheops lived AFTER the flood! This date is wrong, too!!!

Obviously modern scholars DO NOT KNOW when Cheops lived. But they could know if they only believed the Bible record!

Some pyramidologists try to date the pyramid by astronomy. They ASSUME that when built, the north pole star, Alpha Draconis, could be seen from the entrance passage of the Great Pyramid. But the idea is purely AN ASSUMPTION. There is NO PROOF of this!

 

Furthermore, the north pole star would have been visible for only a few minutes from the descending passage BECAUSE THE PASSAGE NEVER DID POINT DIRECTLY TO THE NORTH POLE STAR! Some adherents of the "British Israel World Federation" would try to deny this, but any history book demonstrates that the idea is false.

The facts of history are that Cheops (1726-1663 B.C.) was a young contemporary of King Zoser of Egypt. Zoser (1737-1718 B.C.) built the "step pyramid" shortly before Cheops built the Great Pyramid (Budge, "A History of Egypt", vol. II, p. 9).

Now the surprise of history is that king Zoser ruled part of Lower Egypt AT THE SAME TIME JOSEPH WAS PRIME MINISTER UNDER PHARAOH AMENEMHET III, king of Upper Egypt. Ancient Egypt, remember, was a confederation of small city states. Amenemhet III (1741-1692 B.C.) was king of Upper Egypt and Pharaoh of all Egypt. But under him were lesser kings, among whom was Zoser! CHEOPS WAS A FOREIGN KING whose domain extended into the Delta of Egypt.

          

KING ZOSER RECORDED THE SEVEN YEARS' DROUGHT IN JOSEPH'S TIME. "My heart is in great anxiety," said Zoser, "for in my time the Nile has not overflowed for a period of SEVEN YEARS" ("Cambridge Ancient History", p. 309-310, vol. I). www.onug.us 

 

The Bible reveals the seven years of famine extended from 1727 to 1720 B.C. Cheops lived from 1726-1663 B.C. so The Great Pyramid was built AFTER THE FAMINE, by Khufu, or Cheops, who lived through the time of Joseph as Vice Pharaoh!!! www.onug.us  Are we paying attention yet? :o)

Here is clear evidence that Cheops, a contemporary of Zoser, must have built the Great Pyramid during the beginning of the sojourn (1726-1487 B.C.) of Israel in Egypt and about the time of the seven years of famine!

Joseph Enters the Scene:

A noted man who helped Cheops in building the Pyramid was named "Souf". He was "chief of the works of Khufu" (Rawlinson's "Egypt", ch. 14). This man has been an enigma to the historians (see Maspero's "Dawn of Civilization", pp. 363-364). Elsewhere he is called "Saf-hotep" -- meaning "Saf the servant." He was apparently one of 12 BROTHERS who built the Labyrinth -- the "Pentagon" of Ancient Egypt -- for Amenemhet III (Wathen's "Antiquities", p. 142). Certainly there is no doubt who "Souf" was! He could be none other than JOSEPH!!! www.onug.us

The name given Joseph by Pharaoh was "ZAPH-nath-paaneah" (Genesis 41:45). The Egyptians still call Joseph "Yousuf." Certainly there need be no doubt when Cheops lived!!!

A corrupted Egyptian story records an incident in the later life of Cheops or Khufu, in which he calls an aged Egyptian sage to his palace (Budge's "Egypt", vol. II, p. 43). The sage lived 110 years. Joseph died at 110 years of age (Genesis 50:26). There can be no mistaking this coincidence!!!

Cheops Wrote Scripture!!!

Not only did Cheops worship Amen or On -- that is, Jesus Christ; he also wrote Scripture! Manetho, the Egyptian historian, wrote of Cheops: "He was arrogant toward the gods, but repented and WROTE THE SACRED BOOK ... a work of great importance" (see Wathen's "Antiquities", p. 268; and Budge's "Egypt", vol. II, p. 31).

   

But which Sacred Book did Cheops write?

Certainly none of the Sacred Books of Egypt's pagan religion; for Cheops closed their temples and forbade their worship!!!

Was this Sacred Book an Egyptian Book? No! Cheops, remember, was of FOREIGN RACE -- and it is quite obvious that Cheops's Sacred Book was not preserved by Egyptians who later opposed his religion.

A clue to the answer is found in Egyptian records. Cheops has another name, “Saaru of Shaaru” (Petrie's "History of Egypt", vol. I, p. 37). Saaru is another name "for the inhabitants of Mt. Seir" (Rawlinson's "History of Egypt", ch. 22). Khufu, then, was a foreign King whose domain extended from Mt. Seir to Lower Egypt during and after the time of Joseph. Petra is in Mount Seir!!!

For much more on Petra, we invite you to read our Bible Study:

Is Petra The Place Of Safety?

 

Mount Seir was famous in history as the "Land of Uz" (Vol. III of "Clarke's Commentary", preface to Book of Job). Uz was a descendant of Seir the Horite (Gen. 36:28). The Arabs preserve a corrupt record of Cheops of Mt. Seir or of the Land of Uz. They call him the "wizard of Oz"!!!

 

Are YOU beginning to SEE how your “History” has been corrupted for you, so that you don’t learn the TRUTH? www.onug.us

Now what individual who dwelled in Uz was arrogant, repented of his sin and wrote a Sacred Book? None other than JOB!!! And the Sacred Book Cheops wrote is the Book of Job!!! Praise God for His TRUTH!!!

 

Job could be none other than the Cheops who built the Great Pyramid!!! The ancient Greeks called Job "Cheops" -- pronouncing the letters "ch" almost as if they were an "h." We call Job "Hiob" in German, as they pronounce the final "b" as if it were a "p"; much as the Greeks did!!! Plainly, Cheops is but an altered pronunciation of Job!!! www.onug.us

 

Did YOU Know That Job Was a King Too?

When Job was being tested, he cried out that he wished he had died: "Why died I not from the womb? Why did I not expire when I came out of the womb .... Then had I been at rest WITH KINGS and counsellors of the earth, WHICH BUILD DESOLATE PLACES for themselves" (Job 3:11-15). Job buried with kings? Of course!!! He was of a Royal Family!!! Notice: "Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel. After my words they spake not again… I comforteth the mourners" (Job 29:21-25).

Job left a great monument in stone:The Great Pyramid!!! It swelled his pride. Bildad, one of Job's friends, taunted Job: "Thou that tearest thyself in thine anger, shall the earth be forsaken of thee? Or shall the rock be removed out of its place" (Job 18:4, Jewish trans.).

What? The earth not to be forsaken of Job even if he were to die? Of course -- the rock monument he built would remain for ages, it would not "be removed out of its place"! What rock monument? -- the Great Pyramid – Of Course!!!

                     

Compare the size of each Brick (not stone) to a human being to fully appreciate the Great Pyramid in size!!!

   

On top of The Great Pyramid looking down! Wow!!!

Now turn to Job 38:4-6. Here is God's response to Job. Notice that the verses presuppose Job to be a great builder! Now paraphrase God's answer to Job. Compare it with the book of Job and the accompanying article "Where is God?" by Robert Gentet.

"You, Job, laid the foundations of the Great Pyramid, but where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? You, Job, determined the measures on the Pyramid in Egypt, but who determined the measures of the earth and stretched the line upon it? You, Job, fastened down in sockets the foundations of the pyramid, but whereupon are the foundations of the earth fastened? You, Job, were NOT able to lay the Pyramid's capstone, for your work was not absolutely perfect, but I laid the cornerstone of the earth," said God.

That whittled Job down to size! He was not as big as he himself had presumed!!!

So Who Was Job?

Cheops lived in Joseph's time. SO DID JOB! Job lived in the generation after Esau, for one of his friends was Eliphaz the Temanite (Job 2:11). Eliphaz was the father of the Temanites (Genesis 36:11) and the son of Esau, Jacob's brother (Genesis 36:10). Eliphaz and Joseph were first cousins!!! www.onug.us

Job lived before the Mosaic law which permitted only Levites to sacrifice. Notice that Job sacrificed to God for his family as was customarily done in patriarchal times (Job 1:5; 42:8).

None of the conversation in the book of Job refers to the Exodus under Moses. But the flood is still uppermost in the minds of the people (Job 22:11-18).

Cheops or Job came to the throne in 1726 B.C. That date is proved in World and Biblical History. Surprisingly that is the year in which Jacob entered Egypt with his family. A coincidence? Consider this! Coming into Egypt with Jacob in 1726 B.C. was a grandson, named Job! "And these are the names of the children of Israel who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons ... And the sons of Issachar: Tola, and Phuvah and JOB, and Shimron" (Genesis 46:8-13).

 

In 1 Chronicles 7:1 Job's name appears as Jashub or Iashub: "And the sons of Issachar: Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four." From the name Jashub or Iashub the Egyptian historian Manetho derived the name Suph of Suf for Cheops. Similarly he spelled the name “Joseph” as Suph -- by dropping the first non-consonantal syllable!!!

Cheops or Job was Joseph's nephew! He exhibited vast mathematical and astronomical knowledge in building the pyramid. Was this kind of knowledge a characteristic of the tribe of Issachar, from which Job sprang? Let 1 Chronicles 12:32 answer: "And of the children of Issachar, men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do ..."

Jewish commentators understand this to mean mathematical and astronomical knowledge, including the body of information by which the Hebrew calendar was determined and the annual festivals arranged (Isaiah 66:23). This is a knowledge God requires of His Saints!!! www.onug.us

Why Was The Great Pyramid Built?

Job lived long before the time of Daniel. Even in the time of Daniel and the apostles, the dates for the prophetic future were not opened to understanding. If they were not permitted to know the times and seasons, certainly Job would not have known them, much less built the pyramid to fit chronology (Daniel 12:3-4)!

Yet adherents to pyramidology contend that Cheops did know these things. This is NOT Scriptural!!!

Reviewing the works of David Davidson, Adam Rutherford, and others, each tries to build a chronology for the future by measuring the dimensions of the Great Pyramid with the "pyramid inch". There is a little stone protrusion in the Pyramid, which these people contend is the key to the revelation of the pyramid. But they have no way to know whether this little protrusion should measure the pyramid and determine chronology, or whether it was for some other purpose!!!

 

Even if one has accurately measured the pyramid, how are they going to know which point means which year? Davidson starts with a certain point in the Pyramid and calls it the day of the crucifixion, which he dates as Friday, April 7, 30 A.D. Since that date is proved wrong by the Bible (see our Passover Bible Study series at www.onug.us for detailed proof of this), all his chronology is in error. Another takes the same point and calls the date of the crucifixion, Friday, April 3, 33 A.D. God’s Church knows and can prove Christ died on a Wednesday Passover afternoon, and that He was Resurrected from His tomb before sunset Saturday (Matthew 28:1-10). Since these dates are proven wrong, their chronology errs (Matthew 7:15-20)!!!

THE OBVIOUS FACT IS THAT NO STANDARD EXISTS WHICH MIGHT REVEAL WHICH STONE OR WHICH SCRATCH ON A PASSAGEWAY MEANS A PARTICULAR YEAR. The pyramid was built for another purpose than to reveal chronology!!! We do not yet know all the factors surrounding the building of the Pyramid; but it is a monument, undoubtedly designed by Job, TO COMMEMORATE WHAT JOSEPH DID FOR EGYPT AND TO MARK THE BORDER of the territory given to Joseph's family in the land of Egypt by Pharaoh!!!

Pharaoh gave Israel the land of Goshen (Genesis 47:11). The land of Goshen extends from Palestine westward to the Nile River (Genesis 15:18). It included what is now the Suez Canal. Pharaoh long ago gave it to the family of Joseph, but today Egypt has seized control of it. How far south along the Nile River does the land of Goshen run? To the border between Lower and Middle Egypt, in the very region where the Great Pyramid is located!!!

Because the Great Pyramid stands at the border between these two divisions of Egypt, many have taken Isaiah 19:19-20 to refer to the pyramid. Certainly the "altar" mentioned in this verse is not the pyramid. God forbids any altar of carved stone (Exodus 20:25-26).

But the Great Pyramid MAY be the pillar which Isaiah referred to, and it MIGHT be again dedicated in the future as a pillar or monument of witness to what the Eternal, The Amen, will do in delivering Egypt from the revived Roman Empire!!!

                 

A pillar is sometimes used in the Bible as a BORDERLINE (see Genesis 31:52). We might also consider whether the pyramid was designed by Job to be the tomb or resting place of Joseph's mummy, before it was carried up out of Egypt by Moses (Exodus 13:19). Cheops or Job, according to the ancient historians, was NOT buried in it. The sarcophagus in the "King's chamber" was EMPTY in ancient times. No treasures were hidden in the Pyramid's inner recesses. And it was anciently open to visitors from Greece and Rome.

The Building of The Great Pyramid Did Not Involve Slave Labor!!!

 

The Great Pyramid was built, according to Herodotus, over a period of about 20 years in the 3 months of each year during which the Nile overflowed and the people were idle. Its construction therefore did NOT occupy slave labor, but IDLE labor. And through it, perhaps, the Egyptians gained their freedom from Pharaoh. Josephus, the Jewish historian, states that Joseph did return the land to the Egyptians ("Antiquities", bk. II, ch. 7, § 7).

And what better Thanks Offering could the Egyptians have given, than donating of their idle time to build a monument designed and directed by Job, as a perpetual witness to the ALL-RULING, Eternal God who sent Joseph to save the Egyptians!!! No Wonder Why The World Seeks To Hide This Great Truth (Revelation 12:9)!!!

God's GOVERNMENT is also in the form of a PYRAMID (Revelation 21:1-7). Christ is the rejected "capstone" (Psalm 118:22). What more fitting monument could Job have built than this, to the Great God whose Government rules invisibly over the world, and Who sends His prophets to warn it before every calamity!!!

We are honored that you joined us today, in the Study of God’s Word! We hope that you will join us again next week for Part Two of this Bible Study, as we continue to be Amazed at what we find in the Book of Job!!! Please continue to share what you have learned here, with others – at home, at work, and in your neighborhood (Matthew 28:18-20 / Mark 16:15-20)! May our Great God, Bless you and keep you, until then – in Jesus’ Name!!!

  •                                                                                                          Submitted by R.C. Brown III

One Nation Under God Ministries                                                               www.onug.us

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One Nation Under God U.S.A. Ministries

P.O. Box 111960

Naples, Florida 34108 U.S.A.

Telephone: (239) 353 – 1303

e-Mail us at: one_nation_under_god_usa@msn.com

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”But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one” (John 10:26-30).

Christians must learn to read the Bible, interpret the scriptures according to Biblical principles (Isaiah 28:9-10, / Matthew 13:52), and begin to apply the precepts they learn in their walk with God. Individual study is essential; coupled with fellowship times of group study, worship, and discussions of personal insights and observations.

We strive, each Saturday, to foster an open and welcoming atmosphere where Spirit led confirmation, clarification, questions, and correction can be made in the fellowship of other students of God’s Word.

One Nation Under God U.S.A. (www.onug.us) is working to unify the body of Christ in the worship of God the Father, in the way Jesus showed us to - in Spirit and in Truth! We strive to promote rediscovery of American History, and renew in current generations the Vision and the Covenant of our Founding Fathers.

One Nation Under God U.S.A. Ministries (www.onug.us)

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NEVER A COST - Our Bible Studies are mailed FREE, worldwide to anyone that asks.

“And when He had called unto Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease… And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.  Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat”                     – Jesus Christ (Matthew 10:1, 7-10).

PRISON MINISTRY - Is there anyone you know in jail or in prison who may like to begin receiving our FREE weekly Bible Studies? Please let us know, we would be happy to share the Good News of God’s Coming Kingdom with them!

TITHES, OFFERINGS, DONATIONS – We gratefully acknowledge and thank those led by God, to support this ministry! We Pray Daily for all of you who continue to support this work, and for all those to whom God’s Word will be sent! Please pray with us and for us!

 - In the United States, checks and money orders may be made payable to: One Nation Under God U.S.A. Ministries

 - From outside the U.S.A., payments may be made to:

The Church of One Nation Under God International, P.O. Box 111960, Naples, Florida 34108, U.S.A.    

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