Mathilda’s Weird World Weblog

June 11, 2008

Ezekiel’s spaceship.

Filed under: Ancient Technology, UFO's, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — mathilda37 @ 10:30 am

Ezekiels spaceship.

As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud, with brightness around it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as it were gleaming metal. 

 And from the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had a human likeness,

but each had four faces, and each of them had four wings.

Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the sole of a calf’s foot. And they sparkled like burnished bronze.

 Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. And the four had their faces and their wings thus:

 their wings touched one another. Each one of them went straight forward, without turning as they went.

 10 As for the likeness of their faces, each had a human face. The four had the face of a lion on the right side, the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and the four had the face of an eagle.

11 Such were their faces. And their wings were spread out above. Each creature had two wings, each of which touched the wing of another, while two covered their bodies.

12 And each went straight forward. Wherever the spirit would go, they went, without turning as they went.

13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches moving to and fro among the living creatures. And the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.

14 And the living creatures darted to and fro, like the appearance of a flash of lightning.

15 Now as I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, one for each of the four of them. 

16 As for the appearance of the wheels and their construction: their appearance was like the gleaming of beryl. And the four had the same likeness, their appearance and construction being as it were a wheel within a wheel.

17 When they went, they went in any of their four directions  without turning as they went.

18 And their rims were tall and awesome, and the rims of all four were full of eyes all around.

19 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; and when the living creatures rose from the earth, the wheels rose.

20 Wherever the spirit wanted to go, they went, and the wheels rose along with them, for the spirit of the living creatures  was in the wheels.

21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those rose from the earth, the wheels rose along with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

22 Over the heads of the living creatures there was the likeness of an expanse, shining like awe-inspiring crystal, spread out above their heads.

23 And under the expanse their wings were stretched out straight, one toward another. And each creature had two wings covering its body.

24 And when they went, I heard the sound of their wings like the sound of many waters, like the sound of the Almighty, a sound of tumult like the sound of an army. When they stood still, they let down their wings.

25 And there came a voice from above the expanse over their heads. When they stood still, they let down their wings.

26 And above the expanse over their heads there was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like sapphire;  and seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness with a human appearance.

27 And upward from what had the appearance of his waist I saw as it were gleaming metal, like the appearance of fire enclosed all around. And downward from what had the appearance of his waist I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness around him. 

28 Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around.

Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of one speaking.

 *                   *                *

So here is my interpretation of all this (not being a Christian, I feel no guilt about dissecting a script like this).

As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud, with brightness around it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as it were gleaming metal.

Ezekiel see’s an ‘Independence Day’ style cloud of fire and smoke coming towards him, possibly retro rockets. In one translation of this text, I’ve seen the description of the lights flashing around/circling the metal object in the middle of the fire and smoke.

And from the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had a human likeness,

I find it interesting that the text says ‘the likeness of four living creatures’ and not living creatures. This could just be a quirk of translation, but it does leave the option open for something metal that just resemble a human form a little.

But each had four faces, and each of them had four wings.

The ‘four faces’ could be read as in ‘faces on a cube’, so with a big metal cube at one end, possibly the housing for the ‘wings’.

 ‘Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the sole of a calf’s foot. And they sparkled like burnished bronze.’

This seems to describe some sort of cushioned landing gear at the base of the ‘beings’.

Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. And the four had their faces and their wings thus:

 Their wings touched one another. Each one of them went straight forward, without turning as they went.

Such were their faces. And their wings were spread out above. Each creature had two wings, each of which touched the wing of another, while two covered their bodies.

And each went straight forward. Wherever the spirit would go, they went, without turning as they went.

The description of the four wings touching each other and moving as one is an excellent description of helicopter rotor blades. The descriptions of the ox face/human face seem to be decorative effects on the rotor housings.

As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches moving to and fro among the living creatures. And the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.

 And the living creatures darted to and fro, like the appearance of a flash of lightning.

This is an interesting passage. It suggests to me that the ship was glowing red from the heat of re-entry, and was having electrical discharges sparking across it.

Now as I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, one for each of the four of them. 

 As for the appearance of the wheels and their construction: their appearance was like the gleaming of beryl. And the four had the same likeness, their appearance and construction being as it were a wheel within a wheel.

When they went, they went in any of their four directions  without turning as they went.

And their rims were tall and awesome, and the rims of all four were full of eyes all around.

And when the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; and when the living creatures rose from the earth, the wheels rose.

Wherever the spirit wanted to go, they went, and the wheels rose along with them, for the spirit of the living creatures  was in the wheels.

When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those rose from the earth, the wheels rose along with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

And these are the wheels the come out out the landing gear. Beryl translates as bronze, I believe. The eyes around the rims could be interpreted as as bolts or screws.

Over the heads of the living creatures there was the likeness of an expanse, shining like awe-inspiring crystal, spread out above their heads.

This could be the metallic body of the craft, or a description of the cockpit (it’s described as a crystal dome in some translations).

And when they went, I heard the sound of their wings like the sound of many waters, like the sound of the Almighty, a sound of tumult like the sound of an army. When they stood still, they let down their wings.

So when the wings moved it made a loud noise (again, I’m thinking helicopter).

And there came a voice from above the expanse over their heads. When they stood still, they let down their wings.

And above the expanse over their heads there was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like sapphire;  and seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness with a human appearance.

Someone speaks to Ezekiel from the craft, after turning of the engines. Ezekiel can see a man seated inside through the glass, on a blue pilots seat.

And upward from what had the appearance of his waist I saw as it were gleaming metal, like the appearance of fire enclosed all around. And downward from what had the appearance of his waist I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness around him. 

Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around.

The pilot seem to be wearing some kind of metallic space armour, and it’s reflecting the lights from the cockpit instrument array, in all different colours.

I have to say, this doesn’t sound like a technology any more in advance of what we could muster up today. I suppose if a bronze age goat herder saw a modern Chinook helicopter the description might well read something like this.

Probability, a pretty low 1%.

Very odd though.

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