Of the numerous records in the Bible of bizarre happenings and powerful events, the tale of Ezekiel is one of the seriously captivating, particularly when taken a gander at through the perspective of present day innovation. At the point when scriptural writings are deciphered through this viewpoint as a rule, a fascinating picture arises of the likelihood that our antiquated predecessors were really visited by a high level race, as opposed to divine beings.
This thought, known as the antiquated space explorer hypothesis, sees Ezekiel's "vision" of the Merkabah, or wheeled chariot, as bound to be a spaceship or space transport utilized by a high level species to connect with people.
Erich von Däniken is perhaps the greatest advocate of this hypothesis, giving an extremely convincing contention to an elective understanding of the Book of Ezekiel. Thus, convincing that his hypothesis even turned around the whole postulation of a NASA researcher's book pointed toward refuting his case.
Outsiders of the Old Testament
Erich von Däniken's Chariots of the Gods
During the 1970s, Erich von Däniken was welcome to a mysterious discourse at NASA where he met Josef F. Blumrich. The two talked about von Däniken's old space explorer hypothesis from his book, Chariots of the Gods, remarkably the possibility that Ezekiel's vision was that of a space transport, as opposed to a heavenly chariot. This discussion drove Blumrich determined to negate von Däniken's apparently crazy hypothesis, so he did some exploration of his own and began composing a book. Nonetheless, the proof was overpowering and Blumrich had a revelation. Ezekiel was without a doubt depicting a high level shuttle. Blumrich even utilized Ezekiel's depiction of the specialty to patent his own adaptation of an omnidirectional wheel.
Ezekiel is a vital figure in Judaism and is additionally unmistakable in other Abrahamic scriptural writings. Ezekiel was brought to Babylon in the principal bondage of Israel and is portrayed as a prophet. One of the intriguing attributes of The Book of Ezekiel as a scriptural book is that it is composed utilizing the pronoun, I, plainly showing it being composed by Ezekiel himself as a first-individual record, not at all like numerous scriptural writings written as an outsider looking in. This appears to loan somewhat more credit and character to the story as it is told not long after its event.
Ezekiel depicts seeing a wheeled chariot plummet toward him from the sky, steered by creatures with the "similarity of a man." While numerous scriptural variants of the story portray this being on the chariot as God, von Däniken brings up that the first Hebrew form never specifies God, this word was added later.
Ezekiel's depiction of the wheeled chariot landing sounds similar as that of the arrival of a space apparatus. The windstorm, blaze of lightning, and splendid lights are suggestive of a shuttle descending for an arrival and kicking up earth in a scene at no other time seen by somebody of a particularly crude time. Ezekiel even depicts the fire controlling the chariot as showing up as 'shining metal.'
"4I looked, and I saw a windstorm emerging from the north—a monstrous cloud with blazing lightning and encompassed by splendid light. The focal point of the fire appeared as though sparkling metal, 5 and in the fire was what resembled four living animals. In appearance their structure was human, 6 however every one of them had four countenances and four wings. 7 Their legs were straight; their feet resembled those of a calf and sparkled like shined bronze. 8 Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. Each of them four had faces and wings, 9 and the wings of one contacted the wings of another. Every one went on; they didn't turn as they moved." – Ezekiel 1
There is obviously some error between this depiction and a large part of the manner in which Ezekiel's vision is depicted in scriptural craftsmanship. Pictures regularly leave out the subtleties including the fire, omnidirectional wheels, and the vaulted precious stone encasing over the tops of the human-like animals.
"15 As I took a gander at the living animals, I saw a wheel on the ground close to every animal with its four appearances. 16 This was the appearance and design of the wheels: They shone like topaz, and every one of the four seemed to be indistinguishable. Each had all the earmarks of being made like a wheel meeting a wheel. 17 As they moved, they would go in any of the four bearings the animals confronted; the wheels didn't alter course as the animals went. 18 Their edges were high and magnificent, and every one of the four edges were brimming with eyes in general… 22 Spread out over the tops of the living animals was what looked something like a vault, shining like gem, and marvelous." – Ezekiel 1
These animals with the 'similarity of man,' at that point take Ezekiel with them in their art, carrying him to a 'sanctuary' on top of the greatest mountain. During his trip there, Ezekiel makes reference to feeling the hand of God on him, which could be deciphered as the power of gravity, or g-powers, felt when taking off. He is taken to these creatures' 'sanctuary,' which is likely an organizing territory or city where they live.
All through a variety of scriptural stories, the Ark of the Covenant introduces itself as a relic of interest for von Däniken's hypothesis. However, it's notice in the Kebra Nagast, a record of Christianity in Ethiopia under King Solomon, is the place where he sees the most importance. In this record, he says that it was realized that King Solomon had flying machines that weren't referenced in the Bible just as ownership of the profoundly desired Ark.
These writings note that individuals feared the Ark, as it frequently executed the individuals who were in close contact with it. Was this since it was radioactive or electrically charged? Was the Ark of the Covenant a plutonium reactor?
Erich Von Däniken says he accepts there are other book of scriptures refrains that fit into his antiquated space explorer hypothesis, including some that allude to comparable 'sanctuaries' or landing zones for shuttle, similar as the one Ezekiel was brought to. One such sanctuary known as, Chavin de Huantar can be found in Peru, sitting great many feet high on a mountain from a culture of which little is known.
The sanctuary is brightened with winged figures and etched heads that seem, by all accounts, to be wearing caps. Von Däniken says he accepts these to be of comparative source to those portrayed by Ezekiel in the Bible. Is this real proof of antiquated space travelers or an inventive hypothesis?