What the Israelites did build

Modern Jews will often say that the Jews built the pyramids, but the Bible says this,

“Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh supply cities, Pithom and Raamses” (Exodus 1:11). 

The Egyptians did use the children of Israel as slaves to build things, but this text says that they built supply cities, whereas, if they had built something as magnificent as the pyramids, it seems Moses would have mentioned it. 

Either way, the children of Israel had been a blessing to Egypt, but when the Israelites increased, the Egyptians saw them as a threat and made them slaves. 

We may see a foreign people as a threat in our various nations, but let us see them as a potential blessing, and as evangelistic opportunities. 

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