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


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Again, Blumrich is to be given proper credit for his courage in writing in an area that most scientists and engineers "wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole because I don't need to trash my career".

Nevertheless, although Blumrich claims he has presented "clear evidence", "proof", etc., and anyone who still talks about "visions", etc., is simply ignoring reality, the facts remain that:

  1. Blumrich relied on translations of two key phrases that simply were erroneous. 
  2. When Blumrich found that the vast majority of translations did not agree with the two phrases that originally attracted his attention, he simply assumed that different Hebrew source texts were used.
  3. Instead of investigating why there were serious differences between the two phrases he relied on and all other translations, he simply dismissed the majority.
  4. Blumrich based his theory mainly on his interpretation that the body of vehicle was circular, an aerodynamic requirement for his design. The Bible definitely does not say the vehicle was circular.
  5. Blumrich made fundamental errors in trying to interpret the text because he had no training in textual analysis.
  6. Blumrich says with clear admiration that Ezekiel has extraordinary talents of observation and description and yet Blumrich refuses to accept the repeated statements of Ezekiel, a Jewish priest, that Ezekiel saw visions and living creatures and that he was interacting with a spirit, the God of Israel.
  7. Blumrich only used a minute portion of Ezekiel's book, about 6.2%.
  8. On several occasions text clearly contradicts Blumrich's interpretation.
  9. Blumrich resorted to the unscientific, illogical and unethical tactic of simply falsifying the data.  When the text disagreed with his interpretation he simply declared the data erroneous with no reasonable basis for doing so, so that he could ignore it. "I know my interpretations and conclusions are correct. Therefore, any data contrary to my interpretations must be bad data." That is simply not good science and not good engineering.

There is a saying, "If the only tool you have is a hammer, pretty soon everything starts looking like a nail." Because he was not trained in theology, textual analysis, etc., the only "tool" Blumrich had was engineering analysis. He simply could not accept that there might be paranormal phenomena such as angels, so he forced what Ezekiel reported into a pre-conceived box.

Where did Blumrich get the idea that the spacecraft was circular in the classic "flying-saucer" sense? None of the verses he cited say the "vehicle" was circular. His pre-conceived "box" said, "UFO = flying saucer. Flying saucer = round." 


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