The question is who labored to build them, and does the bible hold any clues, has long been part of the debate. Rooted firmly in the popular imagination is the idea that the pyramids were built by slaves serving a merciless pharaoh. This notion of a vast slave class in Egypt originated in the scriptures of the bible and has been popularized by Hollywood productions like Cecil B. De Mille’s The Ten Commandments, in which a captive people called Israel labor in the scorching sun beneath the whips of pharaoh’s overseers. The only problem with this Epic piece of garbage from Cecil B. De Mille's is that he cast everyone in this movie as white Europeans. This was clearly a gross misrepresentation of the people who really lived in those biblical days.
So who were the ancient pyramid builders and what color were they? Where they really slaves are just a mere focused work force that loved Pharaoh?
With just a few scriptures we can prove that Israel was a dark skin people. This is easy...so let's get that out of the way. Job 30:30, Jer. 14:2, Song of Sol.1:5,6 and Lam.5:10 There are more but for now these will do.
The bible may appear at first glance to have very limited information on pyramids but with a careful eye we can began to understand where they of the ancient times obtain this understanding. Using the bible and also the writings of the Israelite historian Flavius Josephus it may help us gain clues to the truth of the so called mysterious pyramids.
The Hamite Nimrod, the son of Cush gathered together all peoples at this time to build a tower that would reach the heavens pass the clouds. Not much is known how the tower actually looked but one would have to assume that the base of this tower would have been very large in circumference. Also Gen. 11:3 and 4 gives us clues that even during this biblical time period one thing is clear; they had knowledge and information on how to construct a city and a tower.
We understand that this time period is maybe only a few hundred years after the flood of Noah. Meaning this information was passed down by Noah the Shemite; builder of the Ark.
Gen. 11:3,4 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Mortar is a workable paste used to bind building blocks such as stones, bricks, and concrete masonry units together, fill and seal the irregular gaps between ...
Nimrod drew the peoples heart away from the Most High. If we read on in Gen. 11 verses 5-8 we find that the Most High put a stop to the people building such a mega tower. 5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men were building. 6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people are one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. 7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. 8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
Over a period of time men even lost the knowledge of mathematics until Abraham the Shemite from Ur of the Chaldees emerged onto the scene.
As stated in the writings of Flavius Josephus, "The Antiquities Of The Jews"; chapter 8 verse 2 he says, " For whereas the Egyptians were formerly addicted to different customs, and despised one another's sacred and accustomed rites, and were very angry one with another on that account, Abram conferred with each of them, and, confuting the reasoning's they made use of, every one for their own practices, demonstrated that such reasonings were vain and void of truth: whereupon he was admired by them in those conferences as a very wise man, and one of great sagacity, when he discoursed on any subject he undertook; and this not only in understanding it, but in persuading other men also to assent to him. He communicated to them arithmetic, and delivered to them the science of astronomy; for before Abram came into Egypt they were unacquainted with those parts of learning; for that science came from the Chaldeans into Egypt, and from thence to the Greeks also."
So by this understanding that Josephus brings out; it was the Hebrew Abraham that delivered
arithmetic and the science of astronomy. The very two things that are said was used to come up with the idea of designing pyramids in the same likeness as the constellations.
These huge tombs and treasure houses were made for the Egyptian Kings journey to the after life. This would take a massive work force that had to be paid next to nothing to keep cost down; maybe even work for free. What was the cost efficiency solution to this problem the Egyptians had?
We all know the story of the 12 sons of Israel and how the oldest sons sold Joseph into slavery. Long story short Joseph through a dream of a famine saved the Egyptians from starvation. This made Joseph second in command to the Egyptian Pharaoh. He was able to give his people the best of the land in Egypt which was Goshen.
But where can the Egyptians find that work force for cheap? In Exodus 1:6-14 explains it in detail:
"6. And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation. 7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them. 8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. 9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we: 10 come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land. 11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. 12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel. 13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: 14 and they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour."
So according to scripture the Israelites were that cost efficient work force that the Egyptians used with rigor(put them in slavery). The Egyptians waxed rich because of the free labor of the Israelites.
"And Simon built a monument over the tomb of his father and his brothers; he made it high that it might be seen, with polished stone at the front and back. 28 He also erected seven pyramids, opposite one another, for his father and mother and four brothers. 29 And for the pyramids he devised an elaborate setting, erecting about them great columns, and upon the columns he put suits of armor for a permanent memorial, and beside the suits of armor carved ships, so that they could be seen by all who sail the sea. 30 This is the tomb which he built in Mo′de-in; it remains to this day."
It is clear to me that the Most High shared much wisdom to Israel and they possessed the knowledge and understanding on arithmetic, astronomy, and the building of pyramids. Salomon himself had much wisdom given to him as well as seen in the Apocrypha writings of the book "Wisdom of Salomon" .
Wisdom of salomon 7:15-19
15 God hath granted me to speak as I would, and to conceive as is meet for the things that are given me: because it is he that leadeth unto wisdom, and directeth the wise. 16 For in his hand are both we and our words; all wisdom also, and knowledge of workmanship. 17 For he hath given me certain knowledge of the things that are, namely, to know how the world was made, and the operation of the elements: 18 The beginning, ending, and midst of the times: the alterations of the turning of the sun, and the change of seasons: 19 The circuits of years, and the positions of stars:
The Egyptians never had this knowledge until Abraham and the Israelites came in with the wisdom of the Most High. Abraham was first then Israel also second. The Most High gives His wisdom and word to Israel and no other nation. Psalm 147:19-20 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. 20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.
The same way Israel constructed the pyramids under hard and cruel bondage is the same way they also constructed all of America under hard bondage.