There are 15 verses describing pillars as vehicles
in the Bible
The book of Exodus is where we get the first indication that God uses physical flying objects as a mode of transportation. It is described as a pillar of a cloud during the day and a pillar of fire at night. The word pillar is translated from `ammuwd, pronounced, am-mood; a column as standing; also a stand, i.e. platform. This means that this could either be a column or a platform that had the appearance of a cloud in the daylight and when the sun went down, it lit up. And, it is staying close to the people, in other words, hovering. When considered in light of the many other descriptions, platform seems a more logical choice.
13:21 And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
A platform flown by Yhovah, resembling a thunder cloud that glows brightly at night, leads the nation of Israel out of Egypt Cloud = thundercloud, Pillar = column or base of column ie, platform, Light = to be luminous.
Aerial Flanking Movement
14:19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
14:24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the Lord looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians. 25 And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the Lord fighteth for them against the Egyptians.
The flying object wreaks havoc on the Egyptian camp. An important thing to understand about this craft is that it is one object that changes appearance from day to night, not two objects. Troubled = hamam, pronounced haw-mam’, properly, to put in commotion.
Platform Descends And Hovers
33:9 And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses. 10 And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door.
The craft that was hovering over the mountain now flies and hovers over the tabernacle. Yhovah speaks to Moses from it.
The Lord Came Down in the Pillar
12:5 And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth.
The Pillar Protects
14:14 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that thou LORD art among this people, that thou LORD art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them, and that thou goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.
The Lord Appears in the Pillar
31:15 And the LORD appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud: and the pillar of the cloud stood over the door of the tabernacle.
Flying Craft Of The Exodus
9:12 Moreover thou leddest them in the day by a cloudy pillar; and in the night by a pillar of fire, to give them light in the way wherein they should go. 13 Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments:
The actions of the flying vehicle at the exodus are recalled.
A Glowing Platform
9:19 Yet thou in thy manifold mercies for sookest them not in the wilderness: the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to shew them light, and the way wherein they should go.
The exodus vehicle recalled again.
The Exodus Platform
99:7 He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.
Yhovah spoke to them from a thundercloud-like platform.
Pillars of Smoke
2:30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
Feet as Pillars of Fire
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: