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Topic: Pyramids, Did the Jewish People Build

Yosef Dovid Rosenberg wrote:
Dear Rabbi,

Did the Jews build the Great Pyramids of Egypt?


Dear Yosef Dovid Rosenberg,

According to the verse in the Torah the Jews built storage cities, Pithom and Rameses. Pithom is probably ancient Tanis, and Rameses has been identified as either Pelusium or Quantir. None of these places had pyramids, and pyramids were certainly not used for storage. They were tombs of the Pharaohs.

Sources:

  • Exodus 1:11


 
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