A NEW TRANSLATION
Vs.4) "And I looked [up into the heavens], and saw a whirlwind come from
out of the north; an immense cloud that was surrounded by brightness and
fire flashing forth continuously in a circle, and in the middle of which
there was something that looked like a round amber metallic object.
5) And from out of the middle of the fire there came what looked like four
living creatures. This was their appearance; they had [within them] the
form of a man
6) but each of them had four faces and four wings.
7) Their legs were rigid and the soles of their feet were [round and flat]
like the sole of a calf's foot; and they sparkled like polished brass.
8) They each had a manlike hand [that was capable of opening and closing]
under their wings on each of their four quadrants; and they each had their
four faces and their four wings.
9) Their [upper and lower] wings coupled-together [as a double-convex
saucer], and when they moved they did not turn their wings to either side;
they just moved straight forward
[in any direction].
10) As for the likeness of their faces, they each had a humanlike face of
a man in front, the face of a lion on the left quadrant, the face of an ox
on the right quadrant, and the face of an eagle in the back.
11) Their wings bisected [horizontally] from the top and two wings
covered their bodies: and two wings of each
joined one to the other
12) And they moved straight forward: wherever the Spirit desired
to go, the living creatures moved and, [in so doing], they did not turn
[tilt their wings from a horizontal position].
13) As for the likeness of the living creatures, they looked like, [amber-coloured] burning coals of fire that
had lights within them that flashed forth intermittently and the fire was
bright, and from the fire there came forth [what appeared like] flashes of
14) And the living creatures darted back and forth [through the heavens]
like flashes of lightning, without turning their wings [to either side] as
15) And as I looked, one of the living creatures landed/stood on the
earth, and behold, [whereby I then perceived it as being] a wheel [was
fastened] on the side of the four-faced living creature.
16) The appearance of the wheels and their construction was like the
[sparkling, amber] color of [the gemstone] Tarshish; and they each had the
same [circular] shape: and their appearance and their operation was as if
there were a [spinning] wheel in the middle of a [larger] wheel. [see
17) And when they moved [through the heavens], they moved in any direction
and in so doing, they did not turn their wings [from a horizontal
position] as they moved.
18) As for their [circular, hollow backs [which looked like rings or rims]
they were tall and awesome, and were encircled with [round] eyes [like
19) When the living creatures moved, the wheels [which joined to their
side] moved beside them. And when the living creatures lifted up from off
of the earth, the wheels also lifted up beside them.
20) Wherever the [angelic] Spirit desired to go, and the wheels rose along
with them, for there was a living Spirit inside of the wheels.
21) When the living creatures moved, the wheels moved; and when the living
creatures stood still [hovered] the wheels also stood, because there was a
living Spirit inside of the wheels [who piloted them].
22) And there was something that looked like an awesome, clear glass dome
that spread-out over the heads of the living creatures.
23) And under the dome their wings were horizontal, the one [extended at
an angle] towards the other; each of them had two wings that covered their
[central, hollow] bodies on the one side [quadrant], each one had two
wings that covered [concealed from view] their bodies on the other
24) And when the living creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings,
which was like the sound of roaring water, like the voice of the Almighty,
the voice of speech, like the tumultuous sound of an army: and when they
stood [landed] upon the earth, they ceased their wings [from making the
sound they made while in flight].
EZEKIEL CHAPTER 10: SELECTED VERSES
Vs. 2) And he spoke to the man clothed in linen and said, 'go within the
spinning wheel, under the cherub.
Vs. 6) When he commanded the man clothed in linen, saying: 'go within the
wheel, underneath the cherubim', then he went in and stood within the
Vs.7) And the cherub opened his hand from within the cherubi..
Vs. 8) The cherubim appeared to have a man-like hand under their wings.
Did the biblical prophet Elijah really, by means of the very same
"whirlwind" that Ezekiel describes, literally "ascend into the heavens in
a fiery chariot?"
THE LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF THE CHARIOT'S ANATOMICAL PARTS*
*Each of the chariot's anatomical parts occupies a normal anatomical
location and related anatomical function, unless otherwise stated in the
text. There is one exception, which relates to the "encircling eyes" that
are located within the chariot's "back."
The chariot's head-portion consists of a dome that is made of a clear,
crystal-like material and occupies the chariot's superior-most position.
It is part of the chariot's top-mounted, composite dome, the crystal head
of which serves as a rotating, navigational dome.
The Four Faces
Three of the four faces are insignias that are part of a circular
ring-like unit that connects superiorly to the clear domed head, occupying
the chariot's mid-portion, and inferiorly with stationary, hollow and
arched back. The face identified as "the face of a man", or "human face",
is of the chariot's angelic pilot, who sits in the chariot's navigational
The Back (rings/rims)
The arched, hollow back occupies the lower part of the chariot's composite
dome. It is encircled by eyes, which confirms the fact that it is also
circular. The encircling eyes are explained below.
The eyes surround the chariot's hollow, arched back. The eyes are round
and function as ports for looking out from the chariot's hollow,
The wings give the chariot its overall circular or wheel-like shape. The
chariot has two horizontal wings on each of its four quadrants that extend
at an angle, the one towards the other thus connecting together at the
distal point. The wings are for flight.
The Wheel in the middle of the wheel
The greater wheel references the chariot's overall shape, which is
circular like a wheel. The wheel in the middle of the greater wheel is a
spinning, turbine-like wheel, which functions as the chariot's propulsion
The body is the hollow, central portion of the chariot that is concealed
by two horizontally-extended, connecting wings that present on each of the
(circular) chariot's four quadrants and, like the composite dome, is an
inhabitable part of the chariot. The opening hand that is located "under
their wings on their four quadrants", the function of which is established
The legs are straight and unbending, and provide support for the chariot
while standing on the ground. Thus, they are incapable of movement or
"walking" on the ground. The four legs are positioned underneath the
chariot's wings and are attached to the chariot's body-portion which is
"covered" on all four quadrants by the "two covering wings." The legs are
made of a polished amber-coloured metal that are likened to highly polished
The feet are round and flat, like that sole of a calf's foot, and are made
of the same material as the legs. Their round, flat, bevelled shape
provides the chariot the ability to stand in a level position on the
The opening and closing hand is located under the chariot's wings and
functions as an entrance into its hollow, central body.
This references the angelic spirit/s,
inhabitant/s, or living beings
that are stated in the biblical text to be located "inside of the wheel."
It also references the "face of the man."
The Spirit of the Living Creature