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


Phrases Analyzed - Spirit


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Phrases Analyzed

Preliminary Notes:

1) The word translated "Lord" is actually "Jehovah" in the Hebrew text.

2) Hebrew does not have upper and lowercase. Christian English translations often use "Spirit" capitalized to refer to "the Holy Spirit of God" and "spirit" to refer to any other spirit, such as an angel, a demon, or a person's spirit.

Ezekiel NIV 1:12 Each one went straight ahead. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, without turning as they went.

NKJV 1:12 And each one went straight forward they went wherever the spirit wanted to go, and they did not turn when they went.

Ezekiel 1:19-21 NIV 1:19 When the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved and when the living creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose. 20 Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, and the wheels would rise along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. 21 When the creatures moved, they also moved when the creatures stood still, they also stood still and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

NKJV 1:19  When the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up. 20 Wherever the spirit wanted to go, they went, because there the spirit went and the wheels were lifted together with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. 21 When those went, these went when those stood, these stood and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up together with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

Ezekiel 2:1-2 NKJV 1 And He said to me, "Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak to you." 2 Then the Spirit entered me when He spoke to me, and set me on my feet and I heard Him who spoke to me.

Ezekiel 3:24 NKJV  Then the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet, and spoke with me and said to me: "Go, shut yourself inside your house."

A 29-meter (95-foot) wide shuttlecraft with helicopter rotors entered Ezekiel??? Twice??? Yecch! Who cleaned up the mess?

Ezekiel 3:12-15 NKJV 12  Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a great thunderous voice: "Blessed is the glory of the Lord from His place!'' 13 I also heard the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels beside them, and a great thunderous noise. 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. 15 Then I came to the captives at Tel Abib, who dwelt by the River Chebar and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days.

Here we see two "spirits": The "Holy Spirit of God" and Ezekiel's own spirit. Clearly, Ezekiel was not claiming that he owned a spacecraft of his own!

Ezekiel NKJV 8:3  He stretched out the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of my hair and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven, and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the north gate of the inner court, where the seat of the image of jealousy was, which provokes to jealousy.

Ezekiel NKJV 11:5  Then the Spirit of the Lord fell upon me, and said to me, "Speak! `Thus says the Lord: "Thus you have said, O house of Israel for I know the things that come into your mind.

Ezekiel NKJV 11:22  Then the cherubim lifted up their wings, with the wheels beside them, and the glory of the God of Israel was high above them. 23 And the glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city and stood on the mountain, which is on the east side of the city. 24 Then the Spirit took me up and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to those in captivity. And the vision that I had seen went up from me.

Ezekiel NKJV 36:27  "I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.

Ezekiel NKJV 37:14  "I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it,'' says the Lord.''

Okay, now, let's get this straight. The Lord is saying that he is going to put shuttlecraft inside people???

Genesis 1:1  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Genesis 6:3 Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal his days will be a hundred and twenty years."

Genesis 41:38 So Pharaoh asked them, "Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God?"

Exodus 31:1 Then the LORD said to Moses, 2 "See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts—4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship.

Numbers 11:16 The LORD said to Moses: "Bring me seventy of Israel's elders who are known to you as leaders and officials among the people. Have them come to the Tent of Meeting, that they may stand there with you. 17 I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take of the Spirit that is on you and put the Spirit on them. They will help you carry the burden of the people so that you will not have to carry it alone.

25 Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke with him, and he took of the Spirit that was on him and put the Spirit on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they did not do so again.

26 However, two men, whose names were Eldad and Medad, had remained in the camp. They were listed among the elders, but did not go out to the Tent. Yet the Spirit also rested on them, and they prophesied in the camp.

These are just a few of the places where the Old Testament talks about "the Spirit of the Lord", "the Spirit of God", etc.

Contrary to what Blumrich claims, "spirit" clearly refers to some supernatural phenomenon, not to any sort of craft.

Clearly, no one claims that at the beginning of the Earth there was a flying saucer hovering. No one claims that there was a flying saucer fighting with humans. Nobody claims that Moses, Pharaoh (most likely Ramses II), the seventy leaders of the Israelites, and a craftsman interacted with a spacecraft! These texts repeatedly talk about the Spirit being in a person. Others talk about the Spirit resting on people, but no one was pinned, crushed, etc.