By Stephen Ellis
Nobody asked me, but…
There is a serious question posed by UFOlogists as to whether or not there were some space visitors to Earth in 593 BC. The Book of Ezekiel (in both the Old and New Testaments) describes “something”. Remembering that Ezekiel was a slave and uneducated, the first chapter of his book opens the doors to a lot of questions. I’ve set it out for you, word for word. I think you will agree that it is nothing less than amazing:
1 ¶ Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
1 – 3 - Reference to the thirtieth year was likely Ezekiel's age. The year was approximately 593 BC.
4 ¶ And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
4 - Is Ezekiel describing the cloud of dust a helicopter might make with fire coming out of its exhaust?
19 – 21 - Could a primitive man describe a helicopter-type “lift-off” any better than this?
25- Apparently who or whatever was there attempted to communicate with Ezekiel who was so frightened he simply lay prone on the ground.
26 ¶ And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.
27 - Is Ezekiel describing the mother-ship moving off?
28 – It is completely understandable for a man who had never seen or even imagined a space craft to believe it was a God and the people that came from it were angels.
I make no claims to being an artist, but I have drawn what Ezekiel described. If you have any comments, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org