In the Air
There are 42 verses describing the general flight characteristics
of vehicles in the Bible
The fact that the Bible describes the objects as in the sky and is clear about how they fly, reinforces the physical nature of these vehicles. They descend and land on the ground, they ascend and takeoff from the ground, they hover above the ground, and they travel swiftly in flight. The entries in this section are references to general flight descriptions, non specific sightings in flight.
A Glowing Object Passes Over
15:17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.
This is perhaps the first indication that a glowing, flying object is associated with God. The word ‘passed’ is more properly rendered ‘passed over’. Furnace = fire pot. Smoking = vapor. Lamp = shining. Burning = fire. So what is being said is that something resembling a shining, vaporous firepot passed over after dark.
Vehicular 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: 20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.
The distinct and deliberate movements of this object show a realistic rather than ethereal nature. This is a solid object flying around above the encampment. It is physically preventing the approach of the Egyptian pursuers. This object can project light in one direction, yet cause darkness in the direction of the Egyptians. Here is the first indication that angels are in control of the craft.
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
The flying object wreaks havoc on the Egyptian camp. An important thing to understand about the craft is that it is one object, not two, that changes appearance form day to night . Troubled = hamam, pronounced haw-mam’ properly, to put in commotion.
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 = thunder-cloud, Pillar = column or base of column ie, platform, Light = to be luminous. 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, Pron. 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 descriptions not yet presented, the platform seems a more logical choice.
NumbersThe 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.
Deuteronomy Aerial Guidance
1:33 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, in order to find a place to camp, Yhovah, in the flying vehicle, scouted the area for the people.
2 SamuelYhovah Rides A Cherub And Flies
22:10 He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet. 11 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.
The ‘thick darkness’ under his feet can be rendered as low clouds which ties into the next verse.. Yhovah rides on a ‘cherub’ and flies on the edge of the wind. This could indicate a smooth, soaring-like flight much like a glider. Wings = extreme edge.
Yhovah’s Glowing, Solid, Flying House
22:12 And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.
This appears to be a description of a circular fleet of objects arranged around a main object described as Yhovah’s pavilion or mobile dwelling.
NehemiahFlying 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.
The actions of the flying vehicle at exodus are recalled.
Yhovah Flies A Cherub On The Wind
18:10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
Yhovah flies a cherub rapidly on the wings of the wind. Second fly = to dart or fly rapidly.
Yhovah Travels The Sky
19:6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. Yhovah travels from one end of the sky to the other.
God Rides In The Sky And Space
68:33 To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.
Elohiym rides the skies and the envelope of stars.