The Great Pyramid and the Tabernacle
Everyone has heard of the marvelous structure in Egypt known as the Great Pyramid at Giza. It is unique in its construction. Numerous well-crafted made-for-TV documentaries have aired in the past decade on the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, etc. Many of these feature Dr. Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s leading antiquities official, who also holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
As fascinating as many of these documentaries are, I have never seen them mention the many secrets of geometry and astronomy secretly encoded in the dimensions and other aspects of the Great Pyramid. No other pyramid contains such revelations. Many deeper students of the Bible and the Great Pyramid see multitudinous correlations between the two. For example, see The Great Pyramid Decoded and Study in Pyramidology by our late friend, Bible Archeologist E. Raymond Capt, as well as numerous other works. (Note: Our online store is currently under reconstruction because some have had trouble making purchases. If you are unable to complete a transaction, you can (1) email us your order and pay by clicking the Paypal Donate button at the upper right corner of our homepage, or (2) order via postal mail with a check or money order [U.S. funds only].)
Thanks to Dr. Hawass and the documentary filmmakers, at least some of the intriguing features of the Great Pyramid are reaching millions of people—even if not with the even-more intriguing Bible connections. The two books above will get you started on that angle.
But all that aside, there is in the Bible itself very much written about another unique structure: the Tabernacle in the Wilderness. Oddly, most Bible-believing Christians know very little about this most amazing edifice.
Most believers have this picture of a simple, somewhat primitive, tent-like structure which housed the Presence of God during Israel’s trek through the wilderness. Indeed, that it was; but the Tabernacle was also so much more, which only those who were given eyes to see could understand. Here is an artist’s sketch from a book from the 1800s.
The Tabernacle has many levels of meaning. Those of which we are aware include the following. It portrays:
1. the history of the children of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land
2. the law of jubilee
3. the feasts of Israel
4. God’s Plan for the Ages
5. Christ’s body, the church (Remember how Paul said the church was a mystery, hidden until the proper time for its “unveiling?”)
6. your physical body
7. the Plan of Salvation for (a) national Israel (b) the church (c) you, on an individual level
We will only touch on some of these as we direct our focus in these studies on #7, how it pictures the Plan of Salvation, and that, primarily on a personal, individual level. (To be continued.)