The Spaceships of Ezekiel
Are there Flying Saucers in the Bible?


Phrases Analyzed - Hand of the Lord


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Textual Analysis - Statistical Analysis

Phrases Analyzed
"the hand of the Lord was upon me"

Textual Analysis - "The glory of the Lord"

Blumrich was not a biblical scholar. He had no training or experience in textual analysis. He did not do one of the fundamental steps in analyzing texts to determine their meaning: find out how a word or phrase is used in other texts of the same culture.

2 Kings 3:15 But now bring me a harpist."

While the harpist was playing, the hand of the LORD came upon Elisha 16 and he said, "This is what the LORD says: Make this valley full of ditches. 17 For this is what the LORD says: You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water, and you, your cattle and your other animals will drink.

1 Chronicles 28:19 "All this," David said, "I have in writing from the hand of the LORD upon me, and he gave me understanding in all the details of the plan."

Ezra 7:6 This Ezra came up from Babylon. He was a teacher well versed in the Law of Moses, which the LORD, the God of Israel, had given. The king had granted him everything he asked, for the hand of the LORD his God was on him

Ezra 7:27 Praise be to the LORD, the God of our fathers, who has put it into the king's heart to bring honor to the house of the LORD in Jerusalem in this way 28  and who has extended his good favor to me before the king and his advisers and all the king's powerful officials. Because the hand of the LORD my God was on me, I took courage and gathered leading men from Israel to go up with me.

Ezekiel 1:3 the word of the LORD came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, by the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians. There the hand of the LORD was upon him.

Ezekiel 3:14.  So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit but the hand of the Lord was strong upon me.


Let's assume Blumrich is correct that in the Book of Ezekiel "the hand of the Lord was upon me" means, "I was taken up in a spacecraft and felt strong pressure from the acceleration," and look for answers to relevant questions . . .

Ezekiel 3:22 The hand of the LORD was upon me there, and he said to me, "Get up and go out to the plain, and there I will speak to you."

Huh??? Per Blumrich, Ezekiel is feeling acceleration on take-off. The LORD tells him, "Get up and go out to the plain". Isn't Ezekiel . . . uhh . . . kinda busy at the moment?flying in a spacecraft???

Ezekiel 33:21 In the twelfth year of our exile, in the tenth month on the fifth day, a man who had escaped from Jerusalem came to me and said, "The city has fallen!"

Ezekiel 33:22 Now the evening before the man arrived, the hand of the LORD was upon me, and he opened my mouth before the man came to me in the morning. So my mouth was opened and I was no longer silent.

Why would Ezekiel feel acceleration pressure? If he went on another flight, why doesn't he write about it?

Ezekiel 37:1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley, it was full of bones. 2 He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. 3 He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

"The hand of the LORD (acceleration pressure) was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD (a spacecraft) and set me in the middle of a valley. It was full of bones." Obviously, this is another flight! Why didn't Blumrich mention it? Could it be because Ezekiel saw the bones coming together to form skeletons (v.37:7)? Maybe because Ezekiel saw muscles and skin start to grow on the skeletons (v. 37:8)? Perhaps because Ezekiel then saw the renewed bodies breathe and come back to life (v. 37:10)?

Maybe Blumrich did not include Chapter 37 verses because doing so would have shot his spacecraft theory full of holes and proved that "spirit" means exactly what it says—a non-physical supernatural living being. The Valley of Dry Bones vision is a prophecy of the resurrection of Israel as a nation after 2,000 years of foreign domination, which occurred in May 1948.

Ezekiel 40:1 . . . that very day the hand of the LORD was upon me and he took me there. 2 In visions of God he took me to the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain, on whose south side were some buildings that looked like a city.

Ezekiel 8:1 In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I sat in my house, with the elders of Judah sitting before me, the hand of the Lord God fell there upon me. 2 Then I beheld, and lo, a form of what had the appearance of a man below what appeared to be his loins it was like fire, and above his loins it was like the appearance of brightness, like gleaming bronze. 3 He put forth the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of my head and the spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven, and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the gateway of the inner court that faces north, where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy.

I know these may be stupid questions, but humor me . . .

  1. How did the spacecraft get inside Ezekiel's house? ("as I sat in my house")
  2. Blumrich estimates that the spacecraft was 29 meters (95 feet) in width from rotor tip to rotor tip. Let's add just 2 meters on each side for maneuvering room (13 feet extra). Who has a house with an open area at least 108 x 108 feet inside the house without internal walls, supporting beams, etc.???
  3. First he feels the acceleration then the hand picks him up. Why does he feel the acceleration before he is in the spacecraft?
  4. If Figure 4 is even slightly to scale, Blumrich thought the craft was at least the height of five men, or roughly 9 meters (30 feet). Someone in the 30-foot high spacecraft reaches down and grabs Ezekiel? Someone who looks human??? How could he reach down 25 feet???
  5. A spaceship lands inside Zeke's house, with the elders of Judah sitting there, a hand reaches out and grabs Zeke by the hair and drags him into the spaceship, then the ship takes off and nobody else writes about it or even mentions it???

These are all the times where the phrase "the hand of the Lord was upon me" is used in the Bible. The term is only used to describe a meeting between the God of the Bible and one of his prophets.

The meaning is, "I could feel the presence of the Lord". Contrary to what Blumrich claims, it does not mean, "something physically pressed me down". Nobody claims that King David or Ezra the scribe or the prophet Elisha traveled in a shuttlecraft!


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