There are 37 verses describing other objects as vehicles
in the Bible
A Range of Descriptions
Flying furnaces, burning bushes, eagles wings, smokes, stars, and other objects are some of the other descriptions the ancient authors
use to describe the fleet vehicles of the Elohiym.
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.
The Burning Bush
3:2 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. 3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. 4 And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
A glowing object, resembling a bramble, appears on the ground. It is from this bramble-like object that Yhovah speaks to Moses. Note that he sees the light that seems to be a fire, but it is not consuming the object. The object is glowing, not burning. Since, in other text, God contacts mankind in glowing, flying objects, and not glowing bushes, this is something on the ground other than a burning bush. Further examination of the method God uses to present himself will show that this is more likely a flying craft that is on the ground. Bush = bramble.
19:4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.
Yhovah reminds them of how he dealt with Egypt and He associates flight with the exodus. ‘ You ‘ and ‘ you unto myself’ ‘ were added. (‘ bare ‘ means to lift ) Another way this verse can be read is; You saw what I did in Egypt and how I flew. Yhovah impresses His power of flight and the devastation he inflicted on the Egyptians.
A Dangerous Perimeter
19:12 And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death: 13 There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.
Yhovah warns Moses that the area near the landing sight is dangerous and to keep the people away. This is the first time the power connected to this craft takes on a real physical nature.
Yhovah Descends With Great Commotion
19:18 And Mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. 19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.
The whole mountain is enveloped in a glowing, smoky vapor, the mountain is vibrating rapidly, and the vehicle is emitting the sound of a loud ram’s horn. The vehicle causes vibrations.
Extreme Danger Around The Craft
19:21 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the Lord to gaze, and many of them perish. 22 And let the priests also, which come near to the Lord, sanctify themselves, lest the Lord break forth upon them. 23 And Moses said unto the Lord, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it. 24 And the Lord said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the Lord, lest he break forth upon them. 25 So Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them.
Yhovah calls Moses up to specifically warn him about the extremely dangerous environment around the craft and tells him to warn his people.
A Sapphire Craft
24:10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.
Clearness = brightness, the body = the substance, heaven = sky, “in his” was added.
Yhovah 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
Chariot Of The Cherubim
28:18 And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot of the Cherubims, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the Lord.
Is this to be a representation of Yhovah’s flying vehicles?
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 on a cherub and rapidly on the wings of the wind. Second fly = to dart or fly rapidly.
Safety In The Shade Of Elohiym’s Wing
36:7 How excellent is thy loving kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
Shadow = shade.
57:1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. 2 I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.
The wing of Elohiym provides protection. Elohiym is elevated.
Under The Wings
91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Feathers = wing.
Wings of the Wind
104:3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
Yhovah makes thick clouds his vehicles and travels on the edge of the wind.
Firmament Of His Power
150:1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
Elohiym is in a holy place that is an expanse.
IsaiahA Glorious Canopy
4:5 And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.
Yhovah, by day, will place an object like a glorious canopy over Mount Zion. At night it will appear, glowing brilliantly. Defense = Canopy. Shining = brilliancy. Flaming = glowing.
2:4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. 5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.
Signs in the Sky
2:30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come.
Yhovah will display wonders in the sky including fire and smoky clouds.
A Flying Roll
5:1 Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll. 2 And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.
Zechariah sees a flying roll 35 feet long and 18 feet wide.
Matthew A Moving And Hovering Star
2:9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
A star moves through the sky and hovers over Jesus.
ActsFlashing Light In A Bush 7:30 And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.
This is referring to the first recorded encounter of Moses with the Elohiym.
An Apparatus Descends From The Sky
10:11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:
Peter sees a craft descending from the sky. Vessel = apparatus.
The Apparatus Ascends Into The Sky
10:16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.
The craft ascended into the sky.
An Apparatus Descends From The Sky
11:5 I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me:
Peter describes the encounter mentioned in verse 10:11.