The history of the world, biological and geological, has been a problem for the creation scientists who work for Answers in Genesis (AIG), the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.
To help correct the grievous errors of the secular world — especially regarding human history — they posted this at AIG’s website: Were the Pyramids Built Before the Flood? It first appeared on 01 October 2012, but we didn’t notice it then. Fortunately they just posted it again. It was written by Bodie Hodge, Hambo’s son-in-law. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
I’m surprised how often I am asked about the age of the ziggurats and pyramids, in particular the Great Pyramid of Giza, located in modern-day Egypt.
Why is Bodie surprised? He says:
One of the main reasons for this question is that secular literature commonly dates the Great Pyramid around 2550 BC. If this date is correct, then the Great Pyramid existed before the Flood of Noah’s day [Gasp!], which occurred around 2350 BC and destroyed everything on earth (2 Peter 3:5–6)! Obviously, something is askew.
Indeed, something is askew. Five years ago we wrote about another AIG article on Egyptian history — see Answers in Genesis Revises Egypt’s History. There we said:
A few years ago we posted our Top Ten Reasons Noah’s Flood is Mythology. It’s been viewed over 10,000 times. Reason number three was:
What about Egypt? They have a written history that precedes, is co-existent with, and which continues uninterruptedly after the time of the Flood, yet somehow they were unaware of that catastrophic global event. The same is true for the Chinese and other cultures. How did a global Flood somehow ignore them, leaving their societies intact?
You can easily see the problem that Egyptian history presents for creationists. Bodie writes:
Were the pyramids built before the Flood? Did the pyramids survive the Flood? Consider three points [Here they come!]:
First, the Great Pyramid of Giza lacks significant water damage. [Egad!] The Flood was incredibly destructive. Researchers [i.e.: “creationist researchers”] point out that the entire surface of the earth was radically changed. The surface of every continent was destroyed and new mountains formed. Thousands of feet of mud and sand were dumped on every continent, burying and fossilizing creatures and plants. Nothing manmade could survive such a catastrophe. (By the way, that means that the location of the Garden of Eden is also lost.)
Bodie’s first point is actually powerful evidence against the Flood, but Bodie knows the Flood is The Truth™ and everything else is wrong. His list of three points continues:
Second, the pyramid is built on the fossil-bearing rock layers from the Flood of Noah’s day. Clearly, the Flood had to predate a pyramid built on top of the Flood layers.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Here comes Bodie’s final point:
Third, the Hebrew word translated “Egypt” is Mizraim. Mizraim was Noah’s grandson, born to Ham after the Flood. So Mizraim’s descendants could not have built the Great Pyramid of Egypt (Mizraim) until after the Flood, and for that matter, after the events at the Tower of Babel that caused Mizraim’s family to move to the region of the Nile River.
Those are three powerful points indeed! Actually, considering all the monuments, engravings, and other history left by the Egyptians, what does seem clear is that Moses, who was said to have been raised as a prince of Egypt, and who also wrote the first five books of the bible, was never anywhere near Egypt — nor was anyone else who had anything to do with writing Genesis. But that’s not how Bodie sees things. He declares:
With all this evidence [Huh?], the Great Pyramid is clearly post-Flood. So, why the older date for the Great Pyramid in secular literature? Many of the accepted dates for events in ancient Egypt came from an ancient list of pharaohs and the lengths of their reigns recorded by the historian Manetho, who lived in Egypt about 200 BC.
Oh, and he was obviously a fool! Let’s read on:
Although there is much more to this, Manetho assumed the pharaohs’ reigns had been consecutive and so tallied them up sequentially to arrive at a very long Egyptian chronology. The problem, it appears, is that some of these pharaohs were reigning at the same time in different Egyptian kingdoms — the Upper Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, or Lower Kingdom. Sometimes fathers and sons seem to have reigned together for a long time, too. So the dates for the pharaohs are grossly inflated.
Yeah, they sometimes had dozens of pharaohs at the same time! Another excerpt:
As an analogy, if we took all the past state governors of the United States and stacked their terms sequentially, the nation would appear to be much, much older than it is! The problem should be obvious.
Hey — that makes good sense! And now we come to the end:
In brief, the secular date for the Great Pyramid is incorrect, and all the pyramids and ziggurats across the world today are post-Flood construction.
That’s it, dear reader. We assume you’re now convinced that the pyramids and all the other monuments of Egypt were built after the Flood. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a Darwinist fool!
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