The author of "Flying Saucers in the Bible," Virginia Brasington, was licensed as a minister in the State of North Carolina by the Church of the Nazarene.
In this wonderful period-piece of ufology literature, Brasington takes up topics like the story of the Pillar of Cloud, which guided Moses and the Israelites through the desert.
“In Exodus 14:19-20,” she writes, “we read how the Pillar of Cloud would change position as the circumstances warranted it. It glowed at night and made a light for the whole camp of Israel, but in the daytime it was a thick grey mass that protected them from the hot burning desert sun. In the 20th verse mentioned above, it tells us how when they were engaged in battle, or when the Egyptians drew too near the Israelites, this huge object moved between the enemy and the Israelites and would glow on the side of the Israelites, thus giving them light to perform their camp duties; while on the side of the Egyptians it was dark. It was just as though God put His great big hand between them.”
Brasington also provides a comprehensive list of the many references to clouds in the Old Testament, specifically God appearing at various times to be using “clouds” as a form of transportation. This incident is recorded in the 16th chapter of Exodus:
“When the Children of Israel had been murmuring and complaining,” Brasington recounts, “and Aaron had called them together to deliver a lecture on ingratitude, we are told in the 10th verse that ‘they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud.’ So, evidently, this was some kind of vehicle that hovered over them, stood on end beside them, glowed when necessary, and put out some kind of vapor that condensed and kept a continual cloud over them to protect them from the sun – and maybe to protect the people from radiation burns – and, somehow, God was aboard.”
Further examples of clouds are listed. The following are both from Exodus 19:
“And the Lord said to Moses, ‘Lo! I come unto thee in a thick cloud, and the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee forever.’”
“And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud came upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that were in the camp trembled.”
But clouds are not the only symbolic representation of God’s celestial modes of transportation. The Bible speaks of fiery chariots called the "merkavah." Several modern Israelis have suggested that UFOs in Hebrew are called "merkavah mophtim," or "vehicles of wonder."
According to Brasington, the Bible also speaks of the fiery chariots as being heavenly ambassadors, or angels. The prophets said that these were the "watchmen" watching over Israel, and that they were acting on the behalf of Israel, according to the will of God.
Does the Old Testament refer to what we would today call "UFOs," fighting on behalf of Israel? Is the same alien presence that drove the stories of the Old Testament still present today, watching over a Promised Land divided by racial conflict and warfare? If so, do they offer an assurance of a future peace, or future slavery? Read this book to find some of the answers.
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