Sunday, January 2

Ezekiel: The Alien Abduction Of The Bible

The prophet Ezekiel being 'lifted up'

Yesterday, in my post The Ancient UFOs Seen On Earth, I wrote about some of the ancient sightings of UFOs. I was reminded also of the mention of such events in the Bible. The best example being in The Book Of The Prophet Ezekiel. This tells of a strange vehicle coming from the sky near the Chebar River in Chaldea (now part of Iraq) and could also be interpreted as an alien abduction.

Here a few quotes from Ezekiel Chapter 1:

v4. 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.

Reference to a UFO perhaps and then followed a description of the occupants or aliens:

v5. Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.

v6. And every one had four faces and every one had four wings.

v8. And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides.

v12. And they went every one straight forward; whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.

The aliens could go wherever they wished and very fast.

v14. And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.

v15. Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures ...

The wheel, another description of a UFO? And the aliens were lifted up (travelled) in these wheels.

v19. And when the living creatures went, the wheels went with them; and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.

3:v14. The spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness.

Ezekiel was abducted - and it appears that he didn't want to go with them.

v15. Then I came to them of the captivity at Tel-abib, that dwelt by the river Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days.

When released, and returned, he sat 'astonished', which is very much like a classic alien abduction experience.

It's always difficult to interpret old writings, such as the Bible, because of the original language and the various translations that have followed. But if you read Ezekiel in full there are various mentions of wheels being lifted up and of other living creatures.

As Ezekiel dates back to around 592 BC the writer could only describe the happenings by comparing to things he had knowledge of: wheels may well have been UFOs and so on.

So was Ezekiel abducted by aliens or was it all the word of God as many believe?

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  1. Anonymous09:19

    Interesting post and I like the point about interpretation, especially since punctuation on historical translations was added a thousand years later. :)

    So was Ezekiel abducted by aliens? No. He wasn't used for experiments or suffered the indignity of having his essence invaded. Instead I believe Ezekiel was offered an opportunity to connect with non-terrestrial beings who were devoted to the evolution of mankind on planet earth. It was a spiritual journey with a high technology species beyond the human aspects of greed, fear and control.

    I do not believe all alien encounters with humanity have presented such spiritual opportunities. Some are nasty.

    I believe the variety and divergence on planet earth is reflected in the stars, which make it more important for those on planet earth to focus on compassion, generosity, and contentment.

    As above, so below.

    wv: truali

  2. Terri: I'm of the belief that some visitations are to help us earth dwellers along our way. Often knowledge does seem to be passed on. As to whether this is actually to the long term good is perhaps debatable. Do we (or they) have the right to interfere in other lives, even if we (they) think we are doing this for 'good' reasons.

    I also go along with the idea that not all visitations are necessarily good. There are so many possible 'races / cultures' that may have developed.

    Thanks so much for your comment - much to reflect there.

  3. Great entry and insightful comment by Terri. I figured that among ETs or whatever name we give them, there are many types, just as there are many human cultures and types of individuals.

    I also wonder about the interference factor. But if earth was seeded by ETs, then maybe they think they have the right to interfere.

  4. Trish and Rob: Yes, that's the other question, isn't it? Did life on earth come from somewhere else.

  5. Fascinating post!

  6. never heard of ezekiel before but what u write all fits together. could well have been a ufo

  7. Excellent post, MIke. One has to take the writer's time into context as you state. Though the creatures described remind me somewhat of the Seraphim. I find it best to keep the context of the passage together rather than imposing my own insights on the words.

    I expect sometime in the future we may have our own visitation by some arrival of intergalatic travellers and our descriptions may seem mysterious to readers.

  8. Wow, I came away with a different view. I saw a nuclear bomb... the fire... and the wheels are the new airships developed by the US Navy. They need not turn to get where they go. They can scoop up an entire village to take people to safety. Quite awesome was the story that I read this in; I sat there dazed by the technology!

  9. Anonymous06:20

    Read on an you will confirm the UFO. ;)

    22 Spread out above them was a surface like the sky, glittering like crystal. 23 Beneath this surface the wings of each living being stretched out to touch the others’ wings, and each had two wings covering its body. 24 As they flew, their wings sounded to me like waves crashing against the shore or like the voice of the Almighty[e] or like the shouting of a mighty army. When they stopped, they let down their wings. 25 As they stood with wings lowered, a voice spoke from beyond the crystal surface above them.

    26 Above this surface was something that looked like a throne made of blue lapis lazuli. And on this throne high above was a figure whose appearance resembled a man. 27 From what appeared to be his waist up, he looked like gleaming amber, flickering like a fire. And from his waist down, he looked like a burning flame, shining with splendor. 28 All around him was a glowing halo, like a rainbow shining in the clouds on a rainy day. This is what the glory of the Lord looked like to me. When I saw it, I fell face down on the ground, and I heard someone’s voice speaking to me.

    “Stand up, son of man,” said the voice. “I want to speak with you.” 2 The Spirit came into me as he spoke, and he set me on my feet. I listened carefully to his words. 3 “Son of man,” he said, “I am sending you to the nation of Israel, a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me. They and their ancestors have been rebelling against me to this very day. 4 They are a stubborn and hard-hearted people. But I am sending you to say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says!’ 5 And whether they listen or refuse to listen—for remember, they are rebels—at least they will know they have had a prophet among them.

    6 “Son of man, do not fear them or their words. Don’t be afraid even though their threats surround you like nettles and briers and stinging scorpions. Do not be dismayed by their dark scowls, even though they are rebels. 7 You must give them my messages whether they listen or not. But they won’t listen, for they are completely rebellious! 8 Son of man, listen to what I say to you. Do not join them in their rebellion. Open your mouth, and eat what I give you.”

    9 Then I looked and saw a hand reaching out to me. It held a scroll, 10 which he unrolled. And I saw that both sides were covered with funeral songs, words of sorrow, and pronouncements of doom.

  10. Fascinating post! I love you very much.While clarifying my work in service, I generally get a reaction of chuckling that transforms into clear gazes of perplexity when individuals understand I'm not kidding with them about Alien Abductions. Tragically this subject is looked upon as a Jerry Springer monstrosity show point and the stuff for grocery store tabloids. I understand that the greater part of the giggling is not from an absence of empathy, as it is more from an absence of data. This is another one on every one of us. While the News media derides and jabs fun at the subject making this maniac periphery picture, there is an alternate side to this phenomena. Numerous experts in fields that have crossed ways with these interesting occasions are considering this subject important. Happy Holidays! >>Erin Taylor<<

    1. Many thanks for your interesting comment, Erin - appreciated. Happy Christmas / Holidays to you too.

  11. Anonymous21:12

    Ezekiel's encounter was clearly supernatural. He didn't even know how to even describe what he saw. Was it God, or a UFO which presented itself to Ezekiel as God? Are the UFOnauts and the gods one and the same? That will depend entirely on your own viewpoint, which will no doubt be greatly influenced by your parents, where and when you grew up and whether you have seen or experienced any type of paranormal encounter.

    My beliefs have changed and evolved over my than 50 years of fairly extensive research into religion, history and all aspects of paranormal research, including UFO encounters. From that research I believe we were created in the image of a race far ahead of where we are now. Religions, races, cultures all seem to exist in contradiction of a Divine Plan, unless that "plan" is completely devoid of rationality.

    So, if we're not being guided and protected by a loving god, but instead are the unwilling pawns created by and manipulated by a warlike, arrogant and competitive race for their own ends, where does that leave us spiritually? What is our ultimate fate?

    Sadly, there is only conjecture for all of these questions and suppositions, but there is no denying there is some definite overlap between incidents like Ezekiel's encounter as divine, and similar encounters with UFO occupants who looked or said things of a "godlike" or "divine" manner. To me, this tends to indicate all these encounters are UFO incidents, not incidents that are divine ~ or of god.