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The Dawn Of Flight
by Wayne Blank
Ezekiel's encounter with "the living creatures"
The ancient Israelites encountered "flying creatures" that were very real, not products of their imagination. An example from Ezekiel:
"As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four. And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up. Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels. When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels." (Ezekiel 1:18-21 KJV)
The "creatures" also seemed to make very aircraft-like sounds upon "takeoff":
"And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings. And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings." (Ezekiel 1:24-25 KJV)
Fact Finder: What were the winged creatures that Ezekiel saw?