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Wings and Wheels
by Wayne Blank
Ezekiel's encounter with a creature with "wings and wheels"
The ancient Israelites encountered "flying creatures" that were very real, not products of their imagination. An example from Ezekiel:
"The four wheels had rims and they had spokes; and their rims were full of eyes round about. And when the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; and when the living creatures rose from the earth, the wheels rose. Wherever the spirit would go, they went, and the wheels rose along with them; for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those rose from the earth, the wheels rose along with them; for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels." (Ezekiel 1:18-21 RSV)
"And when they went, I heard the sound of their wings like the sound of many waters, like the thunder of the Almighty, a sound of tumult like the sound of a host; when they stood still, they let down their wings. And there came a voice from above the firmament over their heads; when they stood still, they let down their wings." (Ezekiel 1:24-25 RSV)
Fact Finder: What were the winged creatures that Ezekiel saw?