Isaiah 19:19 -- In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the Lord at it's border. Verse 20: It will be a sign and witness to the Lord Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the Lord because of their oppressors, He will send them a savior and defender, and He will rescue them. Verse 21: So the Lord will make Himself known to the Egyptians, and in that day they will acknowledge the Lord. They will worship with sacrifices and grain offerings; they will make vows to the Lord and keep them. Verse 22: The Lord will strike Egypt with a plague; He will strike them and heal them. They will turn to the Lord, and He will respond to their pleas and heal them.
Photos courtesy of the late Barbara Patt
Left- Barbara Patt and Randy Osborn with the Step Pyramid in the background.
Fakhry in his book says that at the first cataract there is a stela called "Famine Stela" with the name of Djoser and his architect, Imhotep telling about a seven year famine because the Nile had failed to rise. The stela also says Imhotep was the architect of the Step Pyramid and its complex.
Entrance to Sakarra
Djoser's Step Pyramid built by Imhotep or Joseph. The stela also says Imhotep was the architect of the Step Pyramid and its complex. An inscription on the pedestal of one of Djoser's statues says Imhotep titles as the Chancellor of the king of lower Egypt, the first one under the king, the Administrator of the Great Mansion, the hereditary noble, the high priest of Heliopolis, the chief sculptor and the chief carpenter. There are several papyrus that record the wisdom of Imhotep. He was also called a physician.
Commemorative Column Found by Ron Wyatt on the beach at Nuweiba
In this picture you see that between every two columns there is a back wall which makes separate rooms inside. This would enable customers to come in and pay for the grain they needed and then go pick it up.
Genesis 41:56 -- When the famine had spread over the whole country, Joseph opened the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe throughout Egypt. 57 -- And all the countries came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph because the famine was severe in all the world.
Pyramid Sakarra Grain Pit
Genesis 42:1 -- When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, "why do you just keep looking t each other?" Verse 2: He continued, "I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy some for us, so that we may live and not die."
Note: Grain was found in the bottom of these pits.
Imhotep - Ron believed this was Joseph of the Biblical Account
This is the small statue which gives acclaim to all the titles Imhotep held.
The book, The Pyramids, by Dr. Joseph Davitovit and Morris tells of the Famine Stele. Column 18-22 tells of Imhotep and columns 22-32 is about Zosers Dream.
Genesis 39:2 -- The Lord was with Joseph and he prospered and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master - that puts Joseph in the house of pharaoh.
Genesis 41:1-27 -- Pharaoh had a dream and in the morning his mind was troubled because all his magicians and wise men in Egypt could not interpret the dream for him so pharaoh sent for Joseph.
Joseph told pharaoh there would be seven years of famine. This was the Famine on the Stele.
Imhotep was also the architect of the 1st pyramid.
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