Exaltation | Idolatry | Royalty

“Together now they lie in the dust with worms for covering” (Job 21:26).

The great Egyptian Museum of Cairo contains a vast collection of ancient statues, coins and other articles from a period of three to five thousand years before Christ. Tourists hear the guides explain that “You could always tell the greatness of an Egyptian ruler by looking at his burial place.” At first, the Egyptian burial place was just a little pit. But it evolved from just a hole in the ground to a rectangular box, then to a masonry tomb and, finally to the incredible pyramids — one of the great “wonders of the world.” Through this evolutionary burial process, the Egyptians were making a statement. They…

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