Flying Vehicles

There are 70 verses describing clouds as vehicles
in the Bible

            Clouds are the most common descriptions of the flying vehicles of the Elohiym.  This is not surprising considering the probable size and density in daylight hours attributed to these objects.  The word most often used in the Old Testament for cloud is `anan, pronounced aw-nawn’; a cloud (as covering the sky), i.e. the nimbus or thunder-cloud.  The descriptions as a dark cloud, thick cloud, and dark water all allude to a solid object in the sky.  Since there were no solid flying objects 2000 to 4000 years ago, and the only things close were thunder or storm clouds, this is a logical relation.  For those that may cling to the belief that these are actually clouds, the flight characteristics, glowing at night, and other anomalous behavior, leaves such a narrow view very much in doubt.  Perhaps the most important reference to clouds is that Jesus will return with an army in the clouds.  If these clouds are not the fluffy kind, but very sophisticated flying craft, as the Bible records, then this would seem to have relevance to properly identifying that army.  When Bible text says that Yhovah rides a swift cloud, are we to believe that he is literally sitting atop a cloud speeding through the sky?  When the cloud turns to fire at night, are we to accept that it catches on fire, even though clouds can’t burn?  And when it stays in a stationary position for months, catching fire every night and burning out every morning, are we really talking about a cloud?  No, this, or these, are not clouds.  They are only named such because no one had ever heard about flying saucers, UFOs, spacecraft or star ships.  They didn’t even have balloons.  The only big things in the sky during that time were clouds, so they called the objects clouds. 

Splendor Appears In The Craft16:10  And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud.
            Glory is directly associated with the flying craft.  The thundercloud-like object flies into the encampment of the Israelis from the desert.  

Moses Entered The Vehicle24:18  And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights. 
            Moses goes up to the craft that is covering the mountain and enters it. Though not the only instance of men entering this craft, it is the first,  thus lending more credence to the physical aspects of the craft since it will accommodate humans.  

Yhovah Descends And Hovers
34:5  And the Lord descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord
             Yhovah descends and places himself there.

The Hovering Vehicle Glory And Light 40:34
  Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.  35  And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.. 36  And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys:37  But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up.  38  For the cloud of the Lord was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.
            The flying object remained in the presence of the nation wherever it went. 

The Vehicle Provides Shade And Light   
  So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.
            The vehicle provides shade during the day and illumination at night.       

The Vehicle Ascends And Hovers 
9:17  And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents.               The people camp until the vehicle ascends and moves and resets the camp where it stops and hovers. 

The Vehicle Hovers For Days 9:18  At the commandment of the Lord the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the Lord they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents. 19  And when the cloud  tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the Lord, and journeyed not.   
            The people do not travel unless the vehicle moves. 

The Vehicle Flies Day And Night  
9:20  And so it was, when the  cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of the Lord they abode in their tents, and according to the commandment of the Lord they journeyed.  21  And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.  
Whether day or night the people respond to the movements of the vehicle.   

The Vehicle Hovers For Months
9: 22
  Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining hereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed.
            It is made clear that the movement of the people is dependent on the flight of the craft. The  word ‘ upon ‘, when used in the preceding text, is taken from the word ‘ al ‘ which means above or over.  This means that the craft is hovering in the air over the tabernacle for as much as a year at a time.  When it ascends higher and flies off, they follow it. 
Takeoff And Landing
10:11  And it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second month, in the second year, that the cloud was taken up from off the tabernacle of the testimony. 12  And the children of Israel took their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Paran.
            A pattern of moving from place to place that goes on for forty years, following the ascending and descending craft.  
Yhovah Hovers Over
10:34  And the cloud of the Lord was upon them by day, when they went out of the camp.
            The craft is hovering over as they are breaking camp.

Aerial Guidance
  Who went in the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to shew you by what way ye should go, and in a cloud by day.
            It is pointed out that Yhovah scouted the area before the people in the flying vehicle to find a place to camp.
A Mountain Aglow  4:11  And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.  
            In the immediate vicinity of the glowing mountain is a group of solid flying objects.  The mountain was glowing so brightly, it lit up the whole sky.

Fire Of The Cloud
5:22  These words the Lord spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me. 
            Yhovah spoke to the assembly from the glowing object and the dark object. 
1 Kings
A Little Cloud
18:44  And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down that the rain stop thee not.
            A small cloud rises out of the ocean.

Clouds Part 2

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