I recently stumbled upon a few interesting text passages in the Book of Revelation
that, IMO, sound awefully familiar when reading them with
today's understanding of technology.
I selected four passages, for each of which I offer an alternative modern-day interpretation. This, however, requires that we temporarily ignore the
that bible scholars associate with the text. I also inserted some
non-biblical images in order to stimulate our imagination. So here we go:
1. Servant John's Vision of Christ
"On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like
a trumpet (...) I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands
was someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest.
The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace,
and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp,
double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead."
Could this be the description of a close encounter? John says he was "in the spirit", a term also found in the Book of Ezekiel
which seems to
describe a spacecraft in much detail (see here)
. Or is John perhaps even confronted
with a holographic display inside the spirit/craft and hearing transmission artifacts & noise (his voice was like the sound of rushing waters)?
A very peculiar description and it's hard to imagine all this being meant symbolically. But let's move on to the next passage ...
2. The Throne in Heaven
"After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And
the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” At once I
was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper
and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne. Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were
twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads.
From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven
spirits of God. Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.
In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. The first living creature was
like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle."
Is this the description of a rendezvous aboard a spacecraft in orbit with John witnessing something like a 'staged' council that gathered especially
for him? Note that he again says: "At once I was in the spirit
(aerial vehicle?)". How can you be 'inside' the spirit if it wasn't a craft of
3. A City Descending From Heaven
"And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me
the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious
jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates (...) The wall was made of
jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone.
The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the
eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst."
Could this describe an aerial transport (via the spirit) incl. the descent & atmospheric entry of a larger spacecraft?
4. The Voice of God
"From heaven he made you hear his voice to discipline you. On earth he showed you his great fire, and you heard his words from out of the
Could this passage describe loudspeaker & radio transmissions (eg. from orbit to Earth), received via so-called "Cherubim", a generic biblical
description for all sorts of 'devices' that were difficult to interpret at the time? Could this also point to an amplified voice from 'out of the
fire' or craft?
I think that the above passages are quite consistent with what Ezekiel described in his encounter with the "glory of the Lord", which Joseph Blumrich
and Erich v. Däniken also found to be reminiscent of space age technology. Whatever the case: personally, I think it's not inconceivable that the
people of the time may have witnessed the powers and wonders of a very sophisticated and advanced civilization that visited the Earth.
Thanks for reading up to here & I very much look forward to your thoughts on this ...
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