Good, OP. I recall reading something like this before.
I just want to add a comment about Elisha and Elijah. Elisha was a protoge of Elijah. He wasn't a reincarnation of Elijah. When Elijah was taken into
the sky, it was in a whirlwind. Not a chariot of fire. The Chariot of fire passed by, overhead, and then Elijah was taken into the heavens in a
whirlwind. And John the Baptist was thought to be Elijah reincarnated.
I suppose I could link to the verses in the KJ Bible about this. I know people usually believe the chariot of fire was Elijah's ride, heh, but it was
the whirlwind that actually spirited him away.
I'm working on a book with an Israeli artist, of Old Testament stories illustrated by us. So we read the stories to make sure we are factually
correct in our illustrations.
Okay, Kings 2, Chapter 2. " And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of
fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven."
Sure seems like some sort of alien abduction to me.
Ezekiel's Wheel, too. That's a rather interesting tale.
And then the reptilian creature in the garden that convinced Eve and Adam to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. Wonder what star system that
creature was from?
Hope I haven't gotten too far off topic. But the Bible seems to have all sort of references in it of supernatural, or maybe ET activities. Or, maybe,
the writers just had a good supply of hallucinogenic substances at hand.
Heh, Mel Brooks movie, I have these 15 (crash)........er, 10 commandments.