Technological Devices of the Fleet
Ezekiel has two extensive encounters with this vehicle and its many mechanical devices. This is the description of the first encounter.
1: 5 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.
From the metallic center came four moving devices that appeared human-like.
1:6 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
The devices had parts that resembled wings and faces.
Highly Polished Copper
1:7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.
The bottom section of the devices were straight, the lowest part like a hoof, and were of highly polished, shiny copper.
Devices Like Hands
1:8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.
Under the wings were parts like hands.
1: 9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.
The devices were connected. The devices did not turn when they changed direction.
1:10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.
The face parts had the likeness of a man, a lion, an ox and an eagle.
Pairs Of Wings
1:11 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.
The wings were spread upward and were connected together.
1:12 And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.
The devices went where the flying craft went, without turning.
Glowing Flashing Lights
1:13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
The devices were glowing and there were bright flashing lights in the center of them.
1:14 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
The devices were flashing and moving back and forth.
Wheel On The Ground
1:15 Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.
There was a wheel on the ground beside the devices.
A Wheel In A Wheel
1:16 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
The wheels had the workmanship of a gem and the arrangement of a wheel inside a wheel.
1:17 When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.
The wheels did not turn when they moved.
Rims Full Of Eyes
1:18 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.
The rims of the wheels were grand and awesome and had the appearance of eyes all around.
1:19 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
Wheels ascend with the devices.
Spirit In The Wheels1:20 Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
All the parts move together.
Synchronized Ascension 1:21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
The wheels lifted when the devices were lifted.
Loud Wheels And Wings
1:22 And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.
The expanse, stretched out above the devices, had the appearance of glass and was awesome.
Devices Under The Main Body
1:23 And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies.
The wings under the expanse were straight and moved towards one another.
3:13 I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a noise of a great rushing.
The wings of the devices and wheels were emitting a loud noise.