Book Review: God’s Time Capsule: The Great Pyramid And Sphinx Of Gaza Egypt, Volume II

God’s Time Capsule: The Great Pyramid And Sphinx Of Gaza Egypt, Volume II, by Ralph Lyman

This book is the third book in a series of three books by Ralph Lyman dealing with the chronology of ancient history [1]. In reality, though, this book is really the central book of the three. This book is chock full of drawings and photographs from the author’s own trips to Egypt. This is a labor of love, and a matter that the author cares passionately about. This passion fills every page of this book (at 150 pages, they aren’t too many). Those readers who appreciated the author’s previous two books should appreciate this one, though it takes a fair amount of reading and reflection, as this is not a straightforward and simple book to read.

What makes this book a challenge is its combination of various factors. One of them is the fact that the author has an obvious passion for the pyramid and for the idea that the pyramid is a chronograph. The book includes a selected group of ancient texts in order to help bolster the credibility of the pyramid as a gospel written in stone that records the history of mankind, particularly aspects of salvation history, through its dimensions and symbolism. The book includes a lot of calculations, comparisons with other pyramid experts, and a fair amount of chronology. Included as well are a lot of guesses about the purpose and meaning of various dimensions and quirks, and also some chapters dealing with scientific knowledge and the meanings of numbers in the Bible, which are important because of the dimensions within the pyramid that relate to some of those numbers (19 and 38, to give but a couple of examples).

As is the case with the author’s work in general, the point and approach of this book are straightforward. The book is a deductive book; if you believe the premises of the books, then the author rigorously seeks to prove his point. Those with a fondness for mathematics and ancient texts and buildings will appreciate this particular book, which touches on aspects of textual criticism, the Gospel of the Stars (which explains the whole meaning of the sphinx in the first place as being a sign of a particular moment in time. Of course, the ancients were vastly more fond of chronological references than we are in our modern age [2], and devoted much of their scientific resources to calendars and chronological matters. This book accurately captures that interest. Readers who share these interests and are at least willing to consider the Great Pyramid as having a role as a time machine of the sort the ancient world could make will find a lot to ponder and muse upon. The author has spent decades of effort in writing this work and this is a worthy accomplishment, if a difficult one to read quickly.

[1] See:

https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/book-review-gods-time-capsule/

[2] https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress.com/2011/01/30/the-antikytera-mechanism-and-its-calendar-implications/

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