Magazine February 22, 2010, Issue


(Gore: Francois Mori/AP)

The Book of Heston

In “The Week” of National Review’s February 8 edition, the editors write that “people came to think that foreign slaves built the pyramids” because they were “influenced by the Book of Exodus.”

The Book of Exodus clearly states that the Hebrew slaves built the grain-storage houses of Pithom and Ramses in the Nile Delta out of bricks. The only source that suggests that slaves built the stone pyramids of Egypt is the movie The Ten Commandments. The editors seem to watch too many movies, read too little Bible, or both.

Ivan M. Lang
Glendale, Wis.

The Editor’s reply: The relevant sentence

Members of the National Review editorial and operational teams are included under the umbrella “NR Staff.”

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