A Radiant Presence

A Radiant Presence
Lights and Beings

     Lights are the most common aspect of the hundreds of descriptions of the appearance of the Elohiym and their flying objects. In their ‘natural’ state, Yhovah and the Malak, the angels, both exhibit a glowing or otherwise illuminated appearance.

Numbers
Fiery Serpents

1:6 And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. 7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord, and against thee; pray unto the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. 8 And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.

Deuteronomy Fiery Seraphim 8:15  Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;
            Seraphim dwell in a great and terrible wilderness. 

Psalms 
Gleaming Servants
104:4  Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:      
Yhovah makes his angels angels, (it’s there twice), and his servants flashing fire.  
            Flaming  = flash.  This presents the possibility that there is another form of being serving the Elohiym besides the angels.  See Hebrews 1:7  

Isaiah
Fiery Seraphim
14:29  Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent’s root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent. 
            Fiery and serpent = seraphim.  

Fiery Seraphim
30:6  The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon  the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.
            Fiery and serpent = seraphim.  

Ezekiel 
Yhovah Appears As Bright Glowing Metal
1:27  And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.
            He had the appearance of polished metal and he glowed brilliantly all around from head to toe.

Brilliance And Rainbows
1:28  As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.   And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.
             The brilliance all around Yahweh was like a rainbow and Ezekiel heard him speak.  

Yhovah  Appears BrilliantAnd Metallic
8:2  Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber.
            Yhovah has the appearance of brightly glowing, polished metal.  
  
Daniel
Gleaming Face And Shining Eyes

10:6  His body also was like the Beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
             Daniel encounters a man clothed in linen and who had fine golden armor.  His body was like a jewel, his face was gleaming, his eyes were glowing, his arms and feet were like copper colored metal, and his voice was very loud.

Matthew  
A Glaring White Angel Descends
 
28:2  And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.  3  His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:  4  And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
             A great, shining angel, dressed in pure white clothing, descends from the sky.

Revelation 
White Hair And Flashing Eyes
1:14  His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 
             Jesus has white hair and his eyes are like flashing lightning.
 
Strange Beings On Strange Horses
9:17
  And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. 
             It is not clear whether these are actually horses or devices.
 
A Brilliant Angel Descends From The Sky
10:1 
And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
             An angel, standing on a fiery platform, descends from heaven.  Pillar = base.     
An Angel From The Sky Shines Rays Of Light On The Ground
18:1  
And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.            
             An angel, descending from the sky, projects beams or rays of light to the ground.

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