The Spaceships of Ezekiel
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Die Bibel oder die ganze Heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testamentes nach der Uebersetzung von D. Martin Luther. Stuttgart, no date (supposedly early nineteenth century). Privilegierte Wuerttembergische Bibelanstalt

    The Bible or the complete Holy Writing of the Old and New Testament according to the translation of D. Martin Luther. A Protestant translation.
    According to the Pitts Theology Library, Digital Image Archive at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia USA, the book was published in the 17th century, not the nineteenth century. The "traditional version" in Figure 3 is from this book.


Biblia. Das ist: die ganze Heilige Schrift. Translated into German by Dr. Martin Luther. Leipzig, 1842. Mayer und Weigand

    Bible. That is: the complete Holy Writing. A Protestant translation.


The Bible, Revised Standard Version. New York, (c) for New Testament 1946, (c) for Old Testament 1952. American Bible Society

    An update of the Protestant King James Bible in modern English.


A Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture. Toronto, New York, Edinburgh, 1953. Imprimatur 1951. Thomas Nelson & Sons

  • Authors: Orchard, Bernard Dom, Rev. Edmund F. Suteliffe, Rev. Reginald C. foreword by the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster 1312 pages hardcover Amazon ASIN: B0006DIUNU

  • The entire commentary on Ezekiel (available here) is only 20 pages! The full book is available on-line by subscribing to the Religious Studies collection at


Die Heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testamentes. Translated from the original texts and edited by Vinzenz Hamp, Meinard Stenzel, Josef Kürzinger. Aschaffenburg, 1957. Imprimatur 1957. Paul Pattloch


Ezekiel. Hebrew text and English translation with an introduction and commentary by Rabbi Dr. Fisch, M.A. London, 6th printing 1970. The Soncino Press

  • The general editor of the Soncino series states in the Forward, "The exposition is designed primarily for the ordinary reader of the Bible rather than for the student."
  • Scans from the 6th Edition that Blumrich used: Cover, p 1, 2, 3, 4, List of Authorities 1, 2
  • The English translation is the King James Version Old Testament with a few minor rewordings from The Jewish Publication Society of America.
  • JPS-1917 was the standard Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Jewish translation in the United States until the entirely new JPS-1985 translation.
  • 10th Ed. June 1985 ISBN: 1871055954 hardcover: 350 pages

The New American Bible. Translated from the original languages with critical use of all the ancient sources by members of the Catholic Biblical Association of America. New York, no date. Imprimatur 1970. P. J. Kenedy & Sons

  • According to communication with the webmaster from Blumrich's son Christoph, who helped Blumirch research the non-technical parts of the book, when Blumrich checked other Bibles to see if the "round feet" wording was accurate, he found the same phrase in this translation—two seemingly completely unrelated translations, purchased more than a decade apart on different continents and not even in the same language!
  • Unfortunately, neither of them realized that the English-language NAB translators in the United States had reviewed the 1957 German translation, recognized the problem the German translators had seen—modern city-dwelling readers would have no idea what a "calf's foot" looked like—and the NAB translators decided to adopt the same "round feet" phrase although it was not entirely accurate.





Anderson, Roger A. "Structures Technology-1964." Astronautics and Aeronautics, December 1964


Lands of the Bible Today. Map of the National Geographic Society. Washington, D.C., December 1967


Anderson, M. S., et al. "A Tension Shell Structure for Application to Entry Vehicles." NASA TN D-2675, March 1965


Robinson, J. C., and A. W. Jordan. "Exploratory Experimental Aerodynamic Investigation of Tension Shell Shapes at Mach 7." NASA TN D-2994, September 1965


Harris, C. D. "Transonic Aerodynamic Investigation of Tension Shell and Blunted 100. Conical Shapes for Unmanned Entry Vehicles." NASA TN D-3700, November 1966


Sawyer, J. W., and W. D. Deveikis. "Effects of Configuration Modifications on Aerodynamic Characteristics of Tension Shell Shapes at Mach 3.0." NASA TN D-4080, August 1967


Gibson, F. W. "Aerodynamic Investigation of Some High-Drag Entry Shapes at Mach 15.4." NASA TN D-4134, September 1967


Blumrich, J. F. "A Rising Tide of Structural Problems." Astronautics and Aeronautics, June 1965


Blumrich, J. F. "Studies in Advanced Space Vehicle Containers." Advanced Launch Vehicles and Propulsion Systems Conference, Huntsville, Ala., June 1966


Bernstein, A. I., and J. F. Blumrich. "Concepts for More Efficient Bulkhead Designs for Launch and Space Vehicles." AIAA/ ASME, 9th Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Palm Springs, Calif., April 1968


Just, W. Einfuehrung in die Aerodynamik und Flugmechanik des Hubschraubers. Stuttgart, 1957. Verlag Flugtechnik

    Introduction to the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics of the Helicopter.




Aviation Week, March 13, 1972