I am fascinated with ancient civilizations and the civilization that leaves me with the MOST questions is Ancient Egypt. Like many ancient cultures, the Egyptians were very advanced(construction, writing, navigation, astronomy). I remember being at church once, and the preacher was telling the story of the Exile. While the Egyptians decided to go after Moses( after he parted the sea ) one of the Pharoah's servants said, "They've got God on their side! We must turn back!"
We all know that the Pharoah pushed forward, leading to the death of him and his men.
My question is about the servant's comment.
Were the Egyptians fully aware of the existence of the Christian (at the time Hebrew) God, yet actively go against him and live life worshipping their own deities?
How were the Egyptians able to build the most amazing structure on the planet without(or even "actively against") God?
Does the Bible shed any light on these ancient "slave-drivers" ?