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Amber is a hard golden-colored translucent (it allows light through, but is not transparent as glass) fossil resin. Although the people of Bible History obviously knew of it, amber is found only in the King James Version translation of the Scriptures to describe the golden color of God's glory as seen by Ezekiel The Prophet. Other translations variously use "glowing metal" (NIV) or "gleaming bronze" (RSV) where the KJV uses "amber," however the color is very much the same for all.

"And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain"

The beginning of Ezekiel's "visions of God":


"Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God."

"In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity, The word of The Lord came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of The Lord was there upon him."

"And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire. Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man. And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings. And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass. And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings. Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward." (Ezekiel 1:1-9 KJV)

A year later, a second, and more "personal" vision of "The Lord God" (keep that specific Name, "The Lord God," in mind for the Fact Finder question below).

"And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of The Lord God fell there upon me. Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber. And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy.

"And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain" (Ezekiel 8:1-4 KJV)

Fact Finder: Although Jesus Christ plainly and authoritatively stated, centuries after Abraham, that no man has seen God The Father (i.e. John 6:46), the Scriptures also plainly say that Abraham (and others, such as Moses) actually saw, and actually spoke with, The Lord. How is that?
See YHVH, Adonai, Jehovah, LORD and "The God Of The Old Testament"

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