to The Great Pyramid, Part II. Chronography
1a. Dan Millar, who has been posting messages around the internet about the Virgin Mary, says this, "If you study the Virgin Mary's messages, you will come across the following;
"The Lady first held up three fingers, then four, then all five. She said, 'The three stands for March, four is April, and the five is May 5th. It will be an important day for souls.' "
Perhaps the date May 5 comes from a source like this, because the book reveals NOTHING about that date deriving from the Pyramid.
1 And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham: (Psa 78:51)
Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. (Psa 105:23)
They showed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham. (Psa 105:27)
Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea. (Psa 106:22)
2 "And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits... "(Gen 6:15)
3 I have read sources that say the meridian of Paris was used as a standard by the French, but other sources have other places. I have not pinpointed the exact place that was originally used in setting up the metric system. The point is irrelevant, and the things I say here about Paris would apply to any other location.
4 Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind.
5 West, Serpent in the Sky: The high wisdom of Ancient Egypt, (NY: Harper and Row, 1979).
6 It is amazing to me that West, in explaining the work of the late R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz, which he says is a "revolutionary, exhaustively documented re-interpretation of the civilization of ancient Egypt" (13), not once mentions Velikovsky. He says that de Lubicz "was able to prove that all that is accepted as dogma concerning Egypt (and ancient civilization in general) is wrong, or hopelessly inadequate; his work overthrows or undermines virtually every currently-cherished belief regarding man's history, and the 'evolution' of civilization." (13) Must we re-invent the wheel in every generation? I can see that I will need to add a chapter on Velikovsky to reintroduce his work of three decades ago.
7 For instance, various teams that have measured the length of the Pyramid's base include the following:
Measurers of the Great Pyramid's Base and Their Measures
The French Engineers
The Royal Engineers
The Egyptian Government
It seems plain to me that with such variance in measuring this one element of the Pyramid we do best to be cautious, humble, practical and tentative. We can know that the Exodus point of the Pyramid comes close to the actual era of the Exodus; to insist upon a single year seems pointless.
7a. Benavides, Dynamic Prophecies of the Great Pyramid, 1974, 6. ISBN 0-914732-00-5
8 Kurt Mendelssohn, The Riddle of the Pyramids (London: Thames and Hudson, 1974) 50.
9 Mendolssohn, 64.
10 Ibid 73.