There are 42 verses describing vehicles descending
or landing on the ground in the Bible
As with ascension meaning “takeoff”, the phrase describing an object “descending from heaven” is the uncomplicated 17th century version of “coming in for a landing”. There is nothing mystifying or otherworldly about such a basic description of flight characteristics. The fact that these vehicles are described as descending from the sky, have distinct physical features, and beings that communicate or appear from them, shows that they are aerial vehicles. They don’t just appear suddenly from a void. It is the specific flight traits described that bear out that these are vehicles under control while in flight and not actual clouds, whirlwinds, or storms.
3:8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
God descends to free the nation.
Yhovah comes Down
19:11 And be ready against the third day: for the third day the Lord will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
Yhovah tells Moses that he will come down and land on Mount Sinai in front of the people.
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.
Yhovah lands with great commotion.
Yhovah Lands On The Mountain 19:20 And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the Lord called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.
Moses goes up to the landing site on top of the mountain.
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.
Yhovah Descends And Hovers
34:5 And the Lord descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord
Yhovah descends and places himself there.
NumbersThe Lord Descends To Talk
11:17 And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.
Yhovah descends to talk.
11:25 And the Lord came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.
Yhovah descends in the flying craft and places the “spirit” over the elders.
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.
Yhovah descends in the thundercloud-like platform and hovers.
1 SamuelYhovah Will Descend
23:11 Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come down, as thy servant hath heard? O LORD God of Israel, I beseech thee, tell thy servant. And the LORD said, He will come down.
2 KingsChariots of Fire from the Sky
6:17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. 18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
One or more flying objects descend to the ground and Elisha asks Yhovah to cause blindness to befall the surrounding army, which he does.
Yhovah Descends With Vapors And Lights
18:8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. 9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.
Vapors and lights accompany the descending solid craft.
144:5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
IsaiahYhovah’s Army Descends To Fight
31:4 For thus hath the Lord spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the Lord of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.
The army of the sky descends to engage in a physical battle.
Tear The Sky And Descend
64:1 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, Yhovah is asked to come down.
64:3 When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
Flow down = quake.
Guardian From The Sky
4:13 I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven;
A watcher comes down from the sky.
4:23 And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grassof the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him;
Nebuchadnezzar is seeing this in a vision.
1:3 For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.
Yhovah will descend.
Matthew Spirit Of God Descends
3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
The Spirit of God descends.
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.