Bible scholar, Barry Downing, firmly believes that biblical
teachings were inspired by extraterrestial beings who came to
earth in flying sausers. Downing was so convinced, he wrote a book
about his theory called THE BIBLE AND FLYING SAUCERS
In the book, Downing says the bible clearly points out how UFOs
played a strong role in the evolution of the Hebrew-Christian
faith. For example, Downing believes the Scriptures suggest that
Jesus' resurrection occured when he was beamed up from Earth by a
Downing also believes that the bright cloud that led the people
of Israel through the Red Sea, parting the waters and then
engulfing the Egyptions, was a UFO.
The Author even claims it was space beings who spoke to Moses
from the middle of a glowing thicket, and later spoke to Elijah
outside the cave, forcing the prophet to sheild his eyes because
of the brightness. A UFO took Jesus away at the Ascension, and
hovered over Paul and his followers on the Damascus Road, Downing
Further, the author claims the three wise men probably followed
a UFO to Bethlehem, since stars do not move or abruptly stop in
the manner the bible describes.
Downing claims that evidence proving UFOs could be hazardous to
human health can also be found in the Bible. He points to
references to the Egyptians drowning in the Red Sea, warning Moses
not to approach too near the burning bush, and warnings given his
followers not to approach Mount Sinai, as proof. The author
points out other mystifying events in the Bible that he believes
can only be interpreted to mean the participants had contact with
For example, he points out that when Moses decended from Mount
Sinai with two tablets in his hands, Exodus records that the skin
of his face shone from talking with God. And he says the NEW
TESTAMENT describes how Jesus began to glow when in contact with a
bright object on a mountain.
serving it were told by ETs what clothing to wear to protect
themselves against radiation, because the UFO hovered like a cloud
over the tent enclosing the Tabernacle. Downing believes this
precaution could have brought about the Jewish custom of wearing
skullcaps into houses of worship. The author even suggests
mutations in the growth of biological life caused by radiation
could have resulted in the plagues described in Exodus.
Downing further theorizes that Einstein's curvature of space
theory provides aclue to the place where heaven is located. The
author contends Jesus may have meant that the kingdom of heaven
quite literally rests in the midst of us, meaning that heaven is
on an entirely different plane or wave length, invisible to us,
but existing parallel to our own and connected by bends or warps
in the space-time continuum.
The burning bush is distinctly reminescent of an effect which
can be induced by a high frequency/high voltage Tesla coil.
Any mass can be made to emit visible light at high voltages.
Another possibility is a plasma excited from behind or within
Noted Bible scholar concurs that Israel was led through wildeness via UFO
Bible scholar, Barry Downing, firmly believes that biblical
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Until almost 2000 years after the last book of the Bible was written, there were no forms of artificial light and if a flashlight were turned on in the camp of Moses, it would be a miracle, to say the least. The only lights known were the sun, the moon, stars, fire, lightning, and reflections from those sources. It is not surprising that these sources are what the authors used to describe the illumination appearing from these vehicles and the beings associated with them.
A Glowing Object Passes Over
And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.
This is the first indication that a glowing, flying object is associated with the Elohiym. The word 'passed' is more properly rendered 'passed over'. Furnace = fire pot. Smoking = vapor. Lamp = shining. Burning = fire. So, what is being said is that something resembling a shining, vaporous firepot passed over after dark.
Burning Sulphur From The Sky
19:24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.
Yhovah drops fiery substances and objects from the sky as a means of destruction. These acts are recorded many times in Biblical text. The word 'brimstone means sulphur or sulphur-like, obviously relating to the burning effect of the substance.
The Burning Bush
3:2 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. 3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. 4 And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
There is a glowing object on the ground, resembling a bramble, from which Yhovah speaks to Moses. Note that he sees light that seems to be a fire, but it is not consuming the object, in other words, it is glowing. Since, in other text, God contacts mankind in glowing, flying objects and not glowing bushes, this is something on the ground other than a burning bush. Further examination of the method God uses to present himself will show that this is probably a flying craft that is on the ground. Bush = bramble.
Fire From The Sky
9:23 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the Lord rained hail upon the land of Egypt. 24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
Yhovah is dropping or firing flashing, fiery objects from the sky after Moses lifts the rod. Fire appears to be walking around on the ground. It is very serious and there is a lot of noise.
13:21 And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: 22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
A platform, flown by Yhovah, resembling a thunder cloud that glows brightly at night, leads the nation of Israel out of Egypt. Cloud = thunder-cloud, Pillar = column or base of column ie, platform, Light = to be luminous. The book of Exodus is where we get the first indication that God uses physical flying objects as a mode of transportation. It is described as a pillar of a cloud during the day and a pillar of fire at night. The word pillar is translated from `ammuwd, Pron. am-mood; a column as standing; also a stand, i.e. platform. This means that this could either be a column or a platform that had the appearance of a cloud in the daylight and, when the sun went down, it lit up. And it is staying close to the people, in other words, hovering. When considered in light of descriptions not yet presented, the platform seems a more logical choice.
14:24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the Lord looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians
The flying object wreaks havoc on the Egyptian camp. An important thing to understand about this craft is that it is one object that changes appearance from day to night, not two objects. Troubled = hamam, pronounced haw-mam', properly, to put in commotion.
Yhovah Descends With Great Commotion
19:18 And Mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. 19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.
The whole mountain is enveloped in a glowing, smoky vapor, the mountain is vibrating rapidly and the vehicle is emitting the sound of a loud ram’s horn. The vehicle causes vibrations.
Booming Sounds, Bright Lights
20:18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar of.
The noise and lights from the vehicle are so intense, the people retreat a distance from it.
Glory And Light
24:17 And the sight of the glory of the Lord was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
Glory is directly associated with the lights emanating from the craft.
The Hovering Vehicle Glory And Light
40:34 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. 35 And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. 36 And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys: 37 But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up. 38 For the cloud of the Lord was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.
The flying object remained in the presence of the nation wherever it went.
The Vehicle Provides Shade And Light
9:16 So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.
The vehicle provides shade during the day and illumination at night.
Yhovah Glows And Flies Away
12:9 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against them; and he departed.
Anger = forward, kindled = to glow, departed = ascend, against them was added.
Flying Vehicular Light
14:14 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that thou Lord art among this people, that thou Lord art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them, and that thou goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.
The flying craft hovering over the people will be ample evidence of the presence of Yhovah.
A Consuming Beam Of Light
9:24 And there came a fire out from before the Lord, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.
A fire-like beam comes from Yhovah and consumes the alter and everything on it.
Another possibility is a plasma exited from behind or within the bush.
GIVE IT A F*****G REST!!!!
Also, please cite your sources when plagiarizing content from other authors. I realize that you violated no restrictions placed by the author, however it is useful for determining the weight of the opinions offered.
Here is the source I found for your initial post: http://www.sacred-texts.com/ufo/bibleufo.htm
Barry Downing is actually a noted Bible scholar, he is world reknowned in the field of physics as well. Being well known is not always complimentary. What he is noted for and reknowned as is not stated in your work. Would you care to enlighten the class?
I like his theory better than the one I learned down at the KH.
LOL Willyloman - ditto !!