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ON THE WINGS OF ANGELS

The Extraterrestrial Theology of the Hebrew Record
© 2000 by W. L. Graham Revised and Edited 2009
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Table of Contents
Introduction CosmicTheology—The Extraterrestrial Paradigm The Elohim—Gods, Angels and Spacemen The “M iracles” Of Technology Jesus and the “Kingdom of Heaven” Star Wars Demythologizing Religion In Conclusion

INTRODUCTION This new work is presented as a treatise on the authentic cosmological worldview of the ancient Hebrew writers of the Judeo-Christian Bible, particularly as relates to the UFO phenomenon and extraterrestrial contact. Although previously explored by many writers this subject is still virgin territory for many serious students of the Bible, having been shrouded in religious mystery for centuries. We shall endeavor to show that, historically, it is simply the imprecise translation of the biblical texts, guided more by religious bias than by sound linguistic scholarship, that is responsible for the perpetual, unenlightened recitation of many familiar Bible stories having a clearly discernible extraterrestrial context. With a modern perspective on Bible translation, a paradigm shift relative to many assumptions pertaining to human history, the sciences, world religion, and the Judeo-Christian faith in particular, could give rise to a whole new theological dynamic. Because of the degree of uncertainty and discomfiture that has always existed in religious and academic circles with regard to biblical translation, students should carefully and critically examine, with analytical objectivity, the non-traditional interpretations of Bible scripture presented in this treatise. Thoughtful, or prayerful, consideration of this work may indeed serve to reinforce one's spiritual faith even while holding many traditional interpretations of scripture in tension. Though not representative of institutional biblical scholarship, this body of work contains well over two hundred scriptural excerpts and references and is currently the most thorough biblical exegesis on the subject ever offered to lay Bible students and the general public. Readers may also be reassured that considerable care has been taken to present the subject in a simple, straightforward and easily accessible style uncluttered by unscholarly, far-flung speculation. Researchers, commentators and sci-fi writers in the ancient astronauts genre have used familiar Bible stories in numerous books, television documentaries and even feature films. Today, there is also a growing number of public personalities and self-appointed new age prophets who use the Bible and UFO's as the backdrop to promote some personal or cultic agenda. This is especially common with regard to eschatology, the study of apocalyptic Bible prophecy. While public notoriety has increased in recent years for such vocal commentators and authors, provoking lively debate within religious and secular circles alike, sound theological scholarship that addresses the Hebrew extraterrestrial worldview presented in the Bible, the subject of this present work, has been minimal. At the time of this writing, the only acknowledged theological scholar, lecturer and clergyman who has dared to put his respectable credentials and reputation on the line is Dr. Barry Downing, author of The Bible and Flying Saucers, a bold book written in the sixties that pioneered scholarly exegesis of Bible scripture on this controversial subject. Sadly, the neglect of such an important area of study not only inhibits the advancement of Bible theology but also has serious implications for world history, the sciences and modern UFO research. Allowing that there are a few high-profile writers, preachers and talk-show personalities within the larger Christian community who occasionally weigh in on the UFO/ET discussion, there remains a unique problem with respect to most commentary coming from religious fundamentalists, that being an unstudied lack of familiarity with the extraterrestrial theology of the Bible. In the absence of good

scholarship in this domain, we have recently begun to see a religious sophistry of alarmism that characterizes all UFO's and their occupants as “demonic.” As one studies the Hebrew record more closely, however, one is delighted to discover a bounty of historical evidence of extraterrestrial contact that is not as frightening as it is enlightening. Although this evidence bears great significance for Judeo-Christian religious belief as well as modern UFO research, it has been obscured from full view by a biblical translation process that has subjected the texts to the arcane interpretations of religious clerics not exactly reputed for intellectual tolerance. Early in Christian literary history, the sky gods of antiquity were dethroned by the Bible's transcribers whose minds were closed to the wonders of a vast living cosmos that space technology has brought to the modern era. A theological mythos that places Earth at the center of the universe and humankind as God's primary concern was thus crafted by scientifically unenlightened religious men with a myopic view of the biblical literature that has left an imprint on theology to this day. This is not intended as a broad indictment of institutional Bible scholars who are, after all, strictly accountable to the consumers of traditional biblical curricula who demand that the most widely accepted religious interpretations be applied to the translations. Historically, whenever Bible scholars have dared to more accurately translate a scripture here or there, they have often been met with such hostility and resistance to any literary tinkering with the holy writ that they are understandably reluctant to venture far from the safe harbor of orthodoxy. Despite four centuries of archeological discovery and improved translation of ancient texts and codices, the c.1611 King James English Bible version is still regarded as sacrosanct by millions worldwide, defying numerous attempts at revision and refinement. One of the greatest tragedies of this centuries-old translation bias is that the reality of the Hebrew writers' extraordinary interrelationship with their extraterrestrial “gods”—a resplendent central theme of the biblical texts—has been all but lost. M eanwhile Christian ecumenism has devolved into a highly competitive and materialistic church culture, steeped in institutional mediocrity. The humanistic pop-myth religion being professionally marketed to today's fast food consumer bears little resemblance to the extraterrestrial theology communicated so simply by the writers of the Bible. Indeed, there has never been a point in history that has seen more Bible-based institutional religion, or “churchism,” practiced with such disregard for this most fundamental biblical precept. In this new age of enlightenment, the very idea that the Bible, correctly translated, is a repository of amazing first-hand reports of extraterrestrial contact may seem preposterous to modern “churchists” simply because it hasn't been taught that way in Sunday School. Taken in its entirety, the Bible may be the most complete and trustworthy historical account of extraterrestrial contact ever recorded. The problem one encounters in attempting to decipher the available biblical literature and expose the ancient Hebrew worldview is that, with respect to many technical word translation rules and contextual accuracy, the English Bible is something of a mess. This criticism, while perhaps fair in a general way, should be properly viewed in relation to the subject matter at hand and not with regard to the extensive body of work pertaining to all biblical scholarship. After all, regardless of any flaws of translation, the Bible is still one of the most reliable literary works extant pertaining to historical extraterrestrial contact in addition to its value as the primary moral and spiritual source of wisdom for billions the world over. There are many learned scholars out there who certainly could provide a better academic analysis that

accurately reflects the Hebrew writers experience with extraterrestrials, but for the present we must work with the resources we have. By attempting to more accurately transliterate the available biblical texts we hope to develop a baseline reference methodology that will enable one to correctly differentiate between and understand the various cosmological beliefs and extraterrestrial persona represented in the texts. We are thus attempting to lay the foundation for a reasonable extraterrestrial worldview that is both scientifically and theologically sound while being easy to grasp for the average reader. While this treatise is considerate of Christianity's regard for a proper literary exegesis of the Hebrew and Greek Bible texts, it relies entirely on the most widely available biblical reference sources found in any Christian bookstore or library. Only the most common English Bible translations have been used (KJV, NIV, NASB, Phillips New Testament, etc.) and are quoted randomly without annotation simply out of personal preference, the intent being to provide the most easy-to-grasp and contextually accurate rendering of a given passage. The familiar apocrypha and other “fringe” works have been purposely ignored in this treatise in order to remain focused on the authorized Bible texts, hopefully avoiding the accompanying controversies often associated with extraneous manuscripts. Anyone having access to a common English version of the Bible, a Concordance and a Hebrew/Chaldean and Greek Bible Dictionary will have no trouble confirming the accuracy of any alternative translations offered or their relative context. Without apologies to Jewish and secular scholars, it is understandable that in presenting a Bible commentary that includes and values the New Testament it may appear that this work targets a largely Christian readership in some narrow way. However, this treatise may just as well stir a lively discussion and provoke further scholarly work within many scientific and theological circles. Perhaps even more important from a larger perspective, it may provide some fresh mortar for the foundation upon which each of us can build a sound extraterrestrial worldview that connects us to a common ancestral source as we consider the authentic religion of the Bible. The closer we look at exactly what the ancient Hebrew scribes actually have to say about their extraterrestrial encounters, the more we are compelled to re-examine the identity, nature and intentions of these marvelous celestial beings and “He” whom we call “God”. Ironically, it may ultimately be demonstrated one day that it was through humankind's belief in God that science was finally able to adequately explained the UFO phenomenon, discovered the true origin and history of our species, and unraveled many of the greatest mysteries of the universe. The reader is not being asked to abandon his or her religious beliefs in order to make the paradigm shift referred to. One must simply be willing “to boldly go where no one has gone before” on a short biblical journey into humankind's mysterious ancestral past when primitive men, perhaps wiser than we, consorted with mighty gods who rode across the heavens “on the wings of angels.” As we embark upon this voyage of discovery, may we not fear the unknown but desire it as we gaze out into the vast ocean of stars, comforted in the knowledge that faith is not negated by truth, it is deepened.

COS MIC THEOLOGY—

THE EXTRATERRES TRIAL PARADIGM Regardless of any religious or secular school of thought to which one may ascribe, those seeking a rational explanation for the myriad of incontrovertible reports of UFO/ET encounters should not overlook the extraterrestrial theology present in the biblical record of the Hebrews and other writings of the ancient East. It may come as somewhat of a shock to the Western mind untrained in Semitic languages and the culture of the ancient East to discover that within the classic, all-time best seller we know as the Holy Bible is the incredible assertion that we humans are an alien-hybrid species genetically spawned by an ancient race of extraterrestrial beings right here on planet Earth, late in its multi-billion-year evolutionary history. The Hebrew scriptures inform us in innocently simplistic terms that we uniquely endowed human beings are a genetically engineered species—the special children of alien parentage. We have been watched, protected, directed and corrected in our development throughout the ages as, quite suddenly, we became the planet's dominant life form, subduing and exploiting the entire biosphere for ourselves. Yet, unlike all other life forms native to our Edenic blue planet, it has forever been the driving ambition of the “human alien” to depart terra-firma, as if we were somehow genetically predisposed to freely roam Earth's heavenly canopy and beyond. As the Bible, and virtually every other record from the ancient world, boldly asserts with unfeigned certainty, we humans are the descendents of a vast citizenry of extraterrestrial beings, the sky gods of both primitive legend and modern religion, genetically seeded here long ago in Earth's distant past. Were this an accepted truth, then perhaps credible UFO sightings and encounters with otherworldly beings reported throughout history until this very day, might be viewed with scientific objectivity as actual contact with our extraterrestrial cousins who, always and already, have established up-close and personal contact with human beings. The Bible manuscripts clearly show us that the Hebrew scribes firmly believed in the personal accounts of extraterrestrial contact reported since the dawn of human civilization, inspiring their most sacred religious traditions pertaining to “God(s)” and other off-world beings. But it is only due to our very recent exploration of outer space that we now possess the scientific rationale that permits re-evaluation of the primitive sky god religion of our ancestors. We need only apply a reasonable literary interpretation of the Hebrew record that is both simple and logical while employing a modern cosmological perspective denied to us prior to the birth of aeronautic technology a mere century ago. As we enter the new millennium, a certain degree of fear, anxiety and confusion exists concerning the dramatic rise in UFO sightings and reports of alien abductions. Some urgency would appear to be warranted, should such activity portend an open public contact event with an advanced extraterrestrial race, especially in religious circles. Developing a Cosmic Theology paradigm that is sensible to both religious and secular scholars would seem to be an appropriate launching point for further enlightened discussion and preparation. It is true that wherever we find preferred traditions and entrenched dogma held in tension with new discovery and scholarly enlightenment, controversy inevitably arises. Nevertheless, as we search for a better understanding of ourselves and our universe we must be willing to allow many of our long-cherished assumptions to wander off to graze with other sacred cows of the past, long abandoned to childhood memory, and begin to replace yesterday's church-speak with a more accurate, contemporary communication of theological concepts. Unbiased intelligent inquiry and honest

as an encounter with divinity. they are usually regarded. While contact with extraterrestrial beings may have been commonplace in the religious culture of the Hebrews and other peoples of the ancient world. religious laws and rituals. Indeed. including first-hand accounts of direct personal contact. Predominately depicted. divine commandments and chastisements. until the modern era. however. Admittedly. for the most part. and numerous prophecies subject to endless interpretation and debate. as we have observed throughout history. Such religious mystery and guesswork as this. very powerful and highly advanced extraterrestrial beings who have made and continue to make contact and interact in various ways with human beings. which teaches that there are real. who possess interstellar flight technology. Presented in the Bible are a range of theological concepts. there are widely differing beliefs relative to communication or interaction with divine and evil extraterrestrial persona within the Judeo-Christian religion (subjective personal experience with “charismata” is also widely encouraged) but. physical. both physical and telepathic. Reasoning men have thus tended to dismiss ancient stories of sky gods as the mythological personification of natural forces and human moods. From a twenty-first century perspective. and therefore thematic in their scripture. much confusion and an awkward uneasiness attends most religious discussion pertaining to UFO/ET encounters. Absent something like the cosmic theology paradigm presented herein. a literal interpretation of such stories has eluded Bible scholars in the absence of relevant technology. or else simply diffuse these marvelous beings into spirits or forces relegated to some other dimension where they are perhaps more easily managed. angels. genetic science. is the early Hebrew people's interaction with otherworldly or extraterrestrial beings from an historical perspective. evil spirits. new ideas that lie outside the boundaries of doctrinal orthodoxy are all too often hastily decried as the work of the devil. one that is particularly relevant to our own time. discourse pertaining to UFOs and extraterrestrials is not normative within fundamentalist religious circles. the Bible's authors who originated the confusion. Since it is commonly believed that the Bible is mute on the subject of inhabitants of other worlds. or “spacemen”. however. “contact” is limited to prayer and spiritual feelings of a divine or evil presence. Such tales have entertained and mystified mankind from generation to generation while providing colorful religious subject matter. Thus. theologically. holy or evil. poetry and song. In unquieted contradiction to the traditional worldview taught in most churches today. Yet.scholarship must begin to sort things out so that a new. it is no longer rational to regard the theory that describes our genetic link to an extraterrestrial civilization more advanced than our own as science fiction or religious myth. “Satan”. space . scientifically credible and biblically authentic cosmic theology can emerge. In light of our expanding knowledge of the universe. demons. It was not. appears intellectually risky for anyone seeking a straight answer. or some form of spiritual manifestation. the distant voices of our biblical ancestors tell of a vast race of beings (or “gods”) who came from outer space and directly impacted their lives. theologians and the clergy are ill-equipped to adequately address the subject and. the church culture of the modern era embraces a more sanitized view with respect to personal contact. supported by fuzzy theology. If widespread UFO encounters are not to be quickly dismissed as a mass hallucination or the product of some form of mental impairment. however. the Hebrew record is very consistent and quite plain in its presentation of a sound theological construct.

literally defined. therefore.) described as “coming down out of heaven” (see Rev 21). realm or condition. we are brought instantly to grasp the true meaning of a given passage wherein the writer's use of these words in his own language was intended to communicate the observation of something. angels. or someone. “glory” (radiance or bright light). one naturally . Communicating the extraterrestrial theology of the Hebrew record has been exacerbated. therefore. for the sake of lay Bible students a simple re-translation technique using modern terminology is clearly called for that more accurately expresses the cosmological worldview conveyed by the Hebrew writers. etc. where? The Old Testament (OT) Hebrew word shamayim and the New Testament (NT) Greek ouranos (after the Greek sky god) are almost always rendered “heaven” in the English Bible translations. Even the most cursory research of off-the-shelf reference sources reveals that heaven is not synonymous with “paradise” (a park or garden). it is hoped that both theological and secular scholars alike will not quickly dismiss the simple interpretation of a text presented merely out of sentimental preference for the more thoroughly developed traditions. has little or nothing to do with any of the popular doctrinal themes pertaining to an after-life experience. As we shall see. portrayed in the Bible as having their origin and abode above or beyond our world. While translation problems are well known among scholars. gods. this approach is necessary in order to do justice to the language and embrace the most obvious meaning of the biblical texts we will examine. A term burdened with misconceived religious sentiment. The reader is also encouraged to take a step back in time and frame the texts within their proper historical. traditional after-life mythology has become so cherished and enduring from ancient times until now that strong emotional fortresses will surely continue to oppose the authentic cosmological worldview presented in the Bible. if beyond this world. Yet. regardless of religious persuasion. Let us begin with our use of the noun extraterrestrial. regardless of any differences in definition and context. Accurately defining the word heaven throughout the biblical texts is a simple matter. Both the Hebrew word shamayim and the Greek ouranos are correctly translated in English as sky. observe the practice of using the most literal definitions for key Hebrew or Greek words to provide a more accurate rendering. a familiar term widely used in popular culture that is understood to refer to intelligent beings from beyond Earth. cultural and technological context in order to better appreciate the Hebrew writers' simplicity of thought and expression.flight technology and close encounters with UFOs. an acceptable contemporary term that can be easily applied to the Hebrew God. devils. Variations on a simplistic heaven theme have been preached from church pulpits and marketed to the consumers of pop-culture literature and film for so long that. by the repetition of traditional Heaven and Hell terminology throughout the English Bible translations. or John's vision of a Holy City (streets of gold. abundant pleasure and freedom from disease and all worldly care awaits the worthy soul on the other side of death where one is reunited with deceased loved ones in a heavenly paradise. But. heaven. extraterrestrial. outer space. It is. try as we may to clarify such important word translations. until now. We shall. cosmos or universe and should be so rendered wherever the word heaven(s) appears in order to avoid any unintended or ambiguous inferences. we simply must get beyond the problem of literary correctness with respect to the traditional biblical translations. Both popular culture and religion alike have successfully persuaded the masses that immortality. some 700 times. Realizing that simple answers often resist complex questions. In so doing. and spirits. pearly gates.

the following sample passages of scripture are offered to clarify the authentic cosmological worldview of the Hebrew writers. Inasmuch as the ponderously burdensome word heaven has become so immortalized and directly impacts our analysis of other texts.” Gen 1:8 “. outer space. or the cosmic quality of biblical theology.. is routinely sold in the marketplace of institutional religion as a kind of afterlife insurance policy with an escape hell clause. limited only by one's imagination and materialistic fantasy. but with so many fanciful beliefs and religious teachings having little or no doctrinal consensus. While this belief has become a well-established tradition. religious rendering “heaven” in our English Bible's.and the rain from the sky (shamayim) was restrained. universe. taught in both the OT and NT. ‘Now look toward the heavens (shamayim) and count the stars.” Act 1:9-11 Although Hebrew and Greek language scholars do translate “shamayim” and “ouranos” as sky. by very definition..and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens (shamayim). he was lifted up while they were looking on and a cloud received him out of their sight. Replacing the archaic rendering “heaven” with a more accurate Hebrew-English and Greek-English translation is essential to understanding the extraterrestrial theological paradigm.. etc. winged infants? It is also commonly believed that the Bible teaches that all good people go straight to heaven immediately at the point of mortal death.] “And God called the expanse heaven (shamayim). behold. Perhaps the most adverse result of such a sentimental approach to this particular word translation is that the immediate context and a sense of reality can be lost in the reading. why do you stand looking into the sky (ouranos)? This [Yeshua] who has been taken up from you into heaven (ouranos). Heavenly fiction. Admittance to this mystical wonderland in the “great by-and-by” may have a strict “M embers Only” policy according to various and sundry religious edicts. in other works. contextual reference to the sky and/or outer space. . it is in direct contradiction to the distinctive Hebrew doctrine of the collective Resurrection of the Dead at the end of the ages.. two men in white clothing stood beside them..” Isa 13:10 “And after he (Yeshua) had said these things. if you are able to count them. [Note: The words shamayim and ouranos are included in parenthesis to demonstrate the consistent.attributes such a concept to the Bible. And as they were gazing intently into the sky (ouranos) while he was departing. the transcribers of the biblical manuscripts remain stubbornly committed to the traditional.’” Gen 15:5 “For the stars of heaven (shamayim) and their constellations. “Men of Galilee. streets paved with gold and stately mansions attended by vestal virgins and plump. No other meaning is implied by the texts.” Gen 8:2 “And he took him outside and said. Who among us hasn't seen heaven depicted as having bejeweled gates.. and they also said. will come in just the same way as you have watched him go into heaven (ouranos).. as well as the doctrine of salvation reserved in eternity exclusively for faithful devotees of Yeshua M essiah (or “Jesus Christ”). believers are allowed considerable latitude to choose whatever depiction of an afterlife reward that personally suits them.” Gen 1:20 “.

selected from among hundreds. ANGELS AND S PACEMEN Having clarified the authentic Hebrew perspective on “heaven”.” Psa 11:4 “And the universe will praise thy wonders.” Isa 13:4. we see how a correct translation of shamayim reveals the true origin and habitat of the Bible's extraterrestrials. after-life doctrinal themes that are unsupported by an unbiased analysis of the texts in which the word appears. however such a prejudicial view does not justify overriding accepted standards of accuracy in linguistic translation. heaven should cease to be incorrectly associated with primitive. However. the Bible's cosmic theology becomes quite evident while the unique literary quality of the texts is also.In the following passages from the OT. THE ELOHIM— GODS . we will now examine a significant translation discrepancy regarding the rendering “God” in the biblical texts. “Is not God in the height of outer space? Look at the distant stars. allowing for a few rare exceptions such as “the heavens” in certain poetic passages that are not likely to be misleading. they are coming from a far country at the end of the universe. and could be easily replaced in our modern lexicon with more accurately translated and unambiguous words. completely and substantively accurate. the Bible's cosmic theology becomes readily apparent. Archaic and potentially misleading terminology should either be avoided entirely or else carefully qualified as an alternative translation. how high they are!” Job 22:12 “The Lord is in his Holy Temple. But for now we shall concentrate on the OT that forms the foundation for early Christian beliefs relative to this ancient Hebrew theological view. there is no rule of translation that governs such a decision. in definition and context. A reasonable case can and should be made for scholarly restraint in the use of the word heaven inasmuch as it is so ill–defined as to be misleading and open to subjective interpretation. Perhaps most importantly. If a translator wishes to substitute the word heaven in such texts it is certainly within his or her right to do so. With the Hebrew shamayim accurately re-translated.5 These selected passages are. arguably. This can be done without the slightest harm to the biblical texts. The NT also contains hundreds of such mistranslation examples (indeed the kingdom of heaven—or cosmic empire—is one of the key features of the gospel as taught by Yeshua). coupled with a fresh and contextually accurate exegesis of scripture. Thy faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones. For who in outer space is comparable to the Lord?” Psa 89:5. It is a rarely used term in conversational and written English when speaking of the sky or outer space. with a proper annotation. There may be some traditional religious value attached to the word heaven. By using simple. the Lord's throne is in outer space. modern terminology in translation.6 “The Lord of hosts is mustering the army for battle. The term God has become . universally understood. revealing mankind's historic connection to a vast and wondrous universe populated by the most extraordinary beings. wherever it appears in a translated text. adequately maintained. O Lord.

In the English translations of the Hebrew and Greek Bible texts. vowels were added to this mysterious Tetragrammaton to form “YaHWeH” (alternately “YeHoViH”) which. both in literature and common speech. Such a strange and blatantly incorrect comment in the revered Strong's Concordance stands as an extraordinary example of the failure of biblical scholarship to confront with literary honesty such traditions that have gained firm root in the English Bible translations over time. this title of respect was an accepted .such a common catch-all term for deity used by people of all faiths that it is often given a casual affirmation of presumed agreement as to identity. The other frequently used Hebrew term of great respect for the authority of Yahweh is the word adon or Adonai (emphatic). approximating the English title M aster or Lord.400 times. the overuse of “God” as a singular proper noun has led to its almost universal acceptance as the name for principal deity in the Judeo-Christian religion and even popular culture. called by the name “Yahweh. relative to a range of theological concepts. Time would not permit a presentation of the various controversial theories and esoterica surrounding the Holy Name of the Hebrew national god. by the twelfth century AD. the most common English rendering of the name besides Yahweh. in order to fully grasp the authentic Hebrew worldview relative to extraterrestrial deity and other theological concepts. The lengths to which Bible translators are apparently willing to go to preserve and perpetuate the traditional rendering “God” is apparent in the official definition given in Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. Not to put too fine a point on the subject. It should not come unexpectedly either to find that discrepancy and error. oddly. the personal identity of the “Almighty God” of the biblical religion has been displaced and obfuscated through the arbitrary substitution of vague monotheistic terminology in the texts. Bible students are therefore forced to grapple with traditional biblical literature. or Sovereign Lord in most versions of the English Bible.” (and so on throughout this treatise). Yet. since elsewhere they pronounce [Yahweh] as [Adonay]—God” – Hebrew and Chaldee Dictionary. Thus. Lord God. ref. permeates all common biblical reference and commentary literature insomuch as such material has been built upon the same foundation of flawed translation scholarship. it is a simple fact of Hebrew linguistics that these three words. was personally introduced to the Exodus Jews by M oses at M ount Sinai. but one might well speculate how strange the biblical texts would read if the same standard were applied to the Bible's other principle characters and translators simply substituted “man” or “woman” for their proper given names. The principal deity of the Bible who reigns supreme over the Hebrew nation. In addition to its usage in reference to Yahweh and also his highly revered emissaries. but his identification in the texts is important and should not be ignored. and its appearance in the Hebrew texts more than 6. a practice said to be upholding a “tradition of reverence” for the name Yahweh by. closely comparing the Hebrew and Greek texts to the English translations. obfuscating some very important distinctions in the Hebrew. have their own distinctive pronunciation (or “sound”) in addition to having altogether different meanings. spelled differently. avoiding its use entirely in the biblical texts and in common speech. It states: “the Hebrew national god Yahweh is pronounced by Jews as elohim in order to prevent the repetition of the same sound. He became known to the people by the sacred name spelled with the Hebrew letters YHWH. a primary biblical reference source for Christians. 3069. evolved to “JeHoVaH” or Jehovah. Over time. no. irrespective of any theological differentiations. it is rendered simply as Lord. Despite numerous explicit commandments regarding the importance of recording and honoring this distinctive name.

Bethel. and also the one commonly called the devil or Satan) were all considered elohim. Baal-zebub. either by direct attachment to his name or by contextual reference in order to identify him as the extraterrestrial Lord of the Hebrew nation and accord him supremacy above all other gods. Thus. with the principle elohim authority figure. It is also the very same word used in reference to all of the unnamed “strange” and “alien” gods. angels Gabriel and M ichael. the goddess Ashtoreth. to correct a very common misconception. and Elohim Lord. is when elohim is definitively identified. Jdg 10:6. in every instance. most frequently associated with Yahweh. in all but a few instances where it is arbitrarily rendered gods.g. and are also portrayed in several passages as living. etc. Israel. First. Dagon. Basic research of common reference sources will reveal this suppressed Bible fact. It should be emphasized that elohim is a term used by the Hebrew writers regardless of whether the particular beings referred to are seen as benevolent or malevolent. by name or designation. the title Lord God or Sovereign Lord should be rendered Yahweh. M any otherwise literate Bible students may be unaware that the Hebrew writers of the Bible believed in and taught the existence of a vast race of extraterrestrial gods whom they called the elohim (pron. Yahweh. or Elohim Adonai (i. multiple gods referred to in the Bible (e. active. Allowing that there are minor differences among the various English translations. besides Lord Yahweh.g. sons of God. found throughout biblical texts. then.” singular proper noun. always plural except where directly identified with Lord Yahweh or another named deity. While this distinctive plural noun is well known by scholars to be correctly translated “mighty ones” and is found throughout the Hebrew texts some 2. despite its plural word form or the absence of a grammatically proper adverb or preposition. the singular form of the word is eloah (rarely used). or mighty ones. Lord Yahweh.” The important point being that the plurality of extraterrestrial elohim (or gods. Such gods are frequently associated with carved or molten idols and outlawed religious practices including animal and human ritual sacrifice. it has been consistently translated as “God. respectively). To further clarify the correctness of the diverse and plural usage of elohim. Adonai (alt. according to Hebrew culture of biblical times. Unfortunately. high and low) identified throughout the Bible reveals the authentic theological perspective of the original Hebrew writers. whether divine or evil. or simply el. Adonay) is. extraterrestrial beings as in “new gods [elohim] who came recently whom your fathers did not dread” (Deu 32:16-17) and inferred from numerous references to certain miscreants who followed after various gods (elohim) “to serve them. The only permissible usage of elohim as a singular noun. in ancient Hebrew thought. and (rarely) mighty ones. Likewise. Humankind. the worship of whom was strictly forbidden. II Kgs 1:2). whenever “God” is found in the biblical texts we may safely read elohim. In the . Lord Yahweh. elshaddai. the supreme ruler of the vast cosmic empire of the elohim. I Kgs 11:33.e. elohim is neither the proper name nor an exclusive designation for the principle Hebrew god. until such time as biblical translation is addressed with more forthright scholarship. as a general rule of thumb. Yahweh of the Elohim. Yahweh-Elohim.). we are forced to deal with such definition problems through independent research of the translations using the most common reference sources available. ello-heem). In such cases this usage may be viewed as both a personal and racial identification in the same way that an extraterrestrial might introduce the former English M onarch as Humankind's King James. however.570 times.reference and formal address for a human authority figure. as well as the numerous named gods. Thus also do the biblical texts alternately refer to the Hebrew god as Adonai Yahweh. angels. and also for specific pagan gods (see Jdg 2:11-13. most often used conjunctively to form compound words and names that denote divine power or might (e. or simply James.

I said you are mighty ones and all of you children of the highest.7 “For you are Yahweh.following examples.. Lord. and fall like one of the princes. or as one's spiritual “Self”. or the quality of oneness often described as existing in and through all persons and things. “Now Yahweh appeared to him (Abraham)..6...17 “Thus Yahweh used to speak to Moses. and heaven..and he placed (the food) before them and was standing by them under the tree as they ate. ‘shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?’” Gen 18:16.” Psa 97:9 “Yahweh has established his throne in outer space and has sovereign rule over the universe. and Abraham was walking with them to send them off. and said ‘My Lord. he ran from the tent door to meet them... nevertheless you will die like humans.. power and authority are attributed to Yahweh he is described by the writers of the Bible as a humanoid being (having humanlike physical characteristics) as are other prominent elohim. spirit... reveals the literal meaning of the texts.and when he (looked up) behold. out of the house of slavery. if now I have found favor in your sight. a correct re-translation of the words God.. you are exalted far above all the mighty ones.. male and female (they) created them.and the mighty ones created man in (their) own image. according to our likeness’..” Psa 115:3 It should also be pointed out that the widely held view that ascribes omnipresence (present infinitely and everywhere) to Yahweh also contradicts the greater body of biblical texts. face to face.. that you may refresh yourselves’. ‘Let us make man in our image.. Bless Yahweh you his mighty ones. please do not pass your servant by. And Yahweh said. such as in the following passages.. and I will bring a piece of bread...” Psa 82:1. just as a man speaks to his friend.” Exo 33:11 .3 “For Yahweh of the mighty ones is the mightiest of the mighty ones and the master of masters.” Psa 103:19-22 “But our mighty ones are in outer space.” Deu 10:17 “The mighty ones take their stand in the congregation of mighty ones to judge among the mighty ones. This view is made obvious in the earliest Hebrew texts that portray him as a physical being. three men were standing opposite him. Although superior consciousness. and bowed himself to the earth. the great.” Gen 18:1-8 “Then the men rose up from there and looked down toward Sodom.” Exo 20:2. highest over all the earth. in the image of the mighty ones (they) created him.” Gen 1:26-27 “I am Yahweh of the mighty ones who brought you out of Egypt.” Gen 1:1 “Then the mighty ones said. the awesome mighty ones. “In the beginning the mighty ones created the cosmos and the earth. is not a Hebrew concept. the powerful.Bless Yahweh all you his troops. Please let a little water be brought and wash your feet and rest yourselves under the tree. and when he saw them.in all places of his dominion. God as an ethereal force... You shall (place) no other mighty ones before me. Lord God.

from the art and literature of the Renaissance until today we see the emergence of a kind of childlike mythology that has gained cultural popularity where angels are depicted as super-humans with bird wings and brilliant halos gracefully frolicking in the clouds. or in some other fantastic spiritual form.e. and that he possessed extraordinary extraterrestrial powers and characteristics but was seen as human-like in form and appearance. Originating from the Greek concept of the soul (Gr. there is a place by me. that he instituted the new biblical religion of the Jews with strict moral laws and complex religious rites and observances. while technically a mistranslation. as in a messenger or emissary.“Then Yahweh said. for no man can see me and live!” (Exo 33:20) which. myth and fantasy. Then. Exo 19:12. a great many people believe that righteous human beings become heavenly angels at death. whether human or extraterrestrial. since M oses is said to have spoken with Yahweh “face to face” and obviously survived. I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. However. Yet.g. most often refers to a mighty elohim emissary of Yahweh in the Bible texts. Angels Not unlike other religious beliefs pertaining to deity. Such fanciful notions contrast sharply with the Bible's portrayal of angels as extraterrestrial elohim. Greek spiritism was so pervasive that even St. at first glance. does represent the correct Hebrew worldview . otherwise we should expect the texts to describe him differently. The general impression one gets from this series of meetings is that Yahweh was identified as the chief Creator God and supreme authority figure among the elohim. in some texts elohim has been rendered as “angel” which. ‘Behold. the depiction of biblical angels as bird-like creatures. For example. 19:21). strumming golden harps. meaning “one sent”. appears incongruent. the biblical worldview rebounded for a time. translated from the NT Greek aggellos or the OT Hebrew malak. but my face shall not be seen. During the reformation.’” Exo 33:21-23 The dramatic Exodus encounter with Yahweh also includes the mysterious warning to M oses “You shall not see my face. then I will take my hand away and you shall see my back. psuche) it was believed that the indwelling human spirit. By the thirteenth century. psyche). exits the body at mortal death to return to an astronomical star-point associated with various Greek gods. The English word angel. and. angels have a history replete with speculation. is erroneous and misleading from a biblical perspective. one committed as much to theology as science who believed in both the Hebraic doctrine of a bodily resurrection of the human dead at the end of the ages and anthropomorphic angels having a cosmic residence. Exodus does record that other Hebrew elders besides M oses were selectively permitted to ascend M ount Sinai for an audience with Yahweh. and you shall stand there on the rock. a tradition owing to the Greek influence that nudged its way into Christianity as the “gospel” was preached throughout the Greco-Roman empire. thanks to such brave thinkers as Sir Isaac Newton. While “wings” certainly can have a symbolic relevance to space flight. Thomas Aquinas was led to speculate as to how many such angels could fit on the head of a pin! With the advent of modern astronomy. or mind (i. even though there is no such concept offered in the Bible.. Copernicus and Galileo shook many of the religious beliefs of the Greek influenced Christian world relative to the universe. we can fairly assume that this warning is similar to many others issued by Yahweh for M oses to keep the people away from him “lest they break through to gaze and many of them perish” (e..

spirit guides. warns that any focused effort to contact the dead or otherworldly beings that involves witchcraft. In other words. necromancy. and arbitrarily interchangeable terms “soul” and “spirit” creates a unique interpretive challenge for Bible students. M at 16:25. and a human being can be said to have a soul (i. a pig. The word “spirit” (noun or pronoun) comes from the Hebrew ruach or the Greek pneuma. ghosts. the occult. One of the unfortunate results of over spiritualizing the biblical texts is that almost any point of view can be subjectively argued using the same.g. frequently mystifying. these two distinctive words that are arbitrarily rendered “soul” throughout the Bible are only correctly translated life or living creature in certain texts where the rendering “soul” might result in theological controversy (e. not disembodied spirit-entities. it need not be viewed as a significant departure from the greater body of texts that describe them in anthropomorphic terms. however. whether coming from the sky or perceived psycho-spiritually. as an embarrassing example of dishonesty in translation. Whenever a rare biblical passage does use the term “spirit” to describe an angel. Yet. aliens. biological life) in the most literal sense. that the Hebrew authors did not originate many of the spiritual concepts common to the Judeo-Christian religious culture although the abundance of spiritualistic terminology in the English Bible translations naturally leads one to assume so. Religion. conjuring. such elusive beings who fly through the cosmic realm may indeed have seemed like supernatural spirits that were ever present. and idolatry in any form. To a simple people. however. Pro 12:10. by extension. random. disallow a broader interpretation of a text in which the word “spirit” appears since a writer may occasionally use the words figuratively. a cockroach. The literal definition of ruach or pneuma does not. passages of scripture that refer to things spiritual. It would be a daunting task to sort out all of the confusion created by such misunderstood terminology since traditional spiritual beliefs stubbornly prevails over accuracy of translation. The Hebrew biblical texts. psuche) is correctly translated as a living-breathing creature of any species. applying the extraterrestrial paradigm. a fish. from a true biblical perspective. the immediate and broader context being the primary rule guiding a correct interpretive transliteration. or channeling of various entities. An angel. There is an intrinsic problem embedded in the biblical translations that confounds the authentic Hebrew worldview concerning all things spiritual that is worth noting. angel worship. The Hebrew scribes primarily recorded their contact with extraterrestrial anthropomorphic gods and angels (the elohim). Both words are literally defined as wind (broadly) and.relative to angels as being among the elohim kind. realm. is simply the biblical term used to describe an extraterrestrial elohim emissary on a mission. Gen 2:7. nephesh and Gr. Rev 8:9). . and popular culture is rife with subjective experience regarding the paranormal and sightings or contact with various angelic beings. regardless. With a more literal and non-mystical interpretation of the texts. however. the indwelling breath or act of breathing air. or station somewhere in the cosmos.e. is potentially dangerous and strictly forbidden. while seldom seen “in the flesh”. It is merely a translation bias that reinforces spiritual mysticism that accounts for much of the confusion and doctrinal controversy surrounding the interpretation of many Bible texts. We should observe. The frequent. The term “soul” (Heb. Nowhere in the Bible texts do we find “soul” represented as the disembodied “spirit” of a human being or any creature. then. poltergeists and assorted hobgoblins. sent to Earth from another world. many former conflicts over difficult spiritual concepts and doctrinal issues are easily laid to rest. sorcery.

and so refer to various gods and mythical creatures. leaving one to speculate (see Num 21:8. or spacemen. Gen 22:11 & 31:11. Exo 28:3. Deu 2:30. Greeks and many other cultures with whom they have lived or were subject to. 10) definitively identifies a cherub as the incredible spacecraft he encountered by the Chebar River in the opening chapter of his prophecy (see next chapter). are always described as human-like extraterrestrial beings. There are. a unique word rendered from the Hebrew seraph. elohim “angels” sent by Yahweh. An unbiased analysis of all other texts pertaining to cherubim indicates that this is most likely some type of exotic spacecraft. meaning “on fire”.g. it has been translated as “fiery flying serpent”. Exo 3:2 & 23:20. Adversarial elohim are also mentioned throughout the Bible. not identical to the humanlike elohim). Dan 10:5. Exo 19:20-25). Within an apparent hierarchy of responsibility or rank. At least from the ancient Hebrew perspective. reptilian. The Bible makes two references to the seraphim. Gen 19:1-11. Jdg 2:1-5) that some Bible students have been led to speculate about their identification with principal deity. Only Ezekiel (Ch. Isa 6:2. Religious art and tradition may depict cherubim and seraphim as anthropomorphic angelic beings but the Bible does not. throughout the biblical texts. Num 11:17. yet is associated with flight.g. Though not described in any detail. including “Satan” who is said to appear as a radiant angel (see II Cor 11:14). Isa 30:6).g. these seraphim are also associated with flight and may be an entirely different class of being (i. such is not the case. Psa 18:10. I Chr 28:18. a cherub (pron. Babylonians. It would be a serious error in judgment to presume that all angels are inherently guided by the purest virtues with the best of intentions toward humankind. Isa 14:29. Historically. such as those called “cherubim” and “seraphim”. as in passages which identify an “Angel of the Lord” (e. as do human beings.g. keroob) is an ancient Chaldean word of unknown derivation that is never defined as an angelic being anywhere in the Bible. infant-like winged beings in religious art. I Kin 6:23-28. animal.. motives and activities. II Sam 22:11. high and low. or fiery. they are obviously not shy about making unannounced appearances or .1 &10). Gen 18:12-15 & 20:6. however. Yahweh's emissaries often speak with such authority. perhaps distinct in appearance from other common UFO shapes (ref. or hybrid form. Angels are also said to possess highly evolved psychic and telepathic abilities (e. Gen 3:24. or could represent a type of spacecraft of radiant. Eze Ch. However. I Kin 22:19-23). Luk 24:4). appearance. Exo 37:1-7. I Sam 16:14. Elsewhere though. As one begins to grasp the ancient Hebrew worldview relative to the vast diversity of extraterrestrial “mighty ones” and the cosmic conflict being waged among them.6. such warnings take on an ominous tone (see chapter entitled “Star Wars”).Any references to spiritism or occult practices in the biblical texts are therefore either purely anecdotal or are presented in a negative way. often depicted in the art and literature of the ancient world as having some unusual human. Jews and Christians have shared some of the non-biblical mythology and religious beliefs of the Egyptians. who can even pass unnoticed as an average-looking person (see Heb 13:2). Jdg 13:6. and scientific technology so advanced as to dwarf the greatest human achievements of the modern era. While these extraterrestrial beings take care to guard themselves from unwanted human contact (e.e. Elohim angels and gods are broadly represented throughout the texts and seem to differ as much in character. while sometimes unique enough in appearance to be easily recognized by the contactee (e. Although commonly depicted as plump.21. M at 28:3. a few references to extraterrestrial entities under Yahweh's direct command and control that are described much differently.

he cried out to Daniel. The king spoke and said to Daniel. and Abednego. he said. and he [roused Peter] and the chains fell off his hands.. and Abednego. [The king then] responded and said.And when the day came there was a great . you servants of the highest mighty ones. ‘Dress yourself and put on your sandals.. and come here!’....[and] the fire slew those men who carried [them] up. From the first “seeding” of human beings on planet Earth the elohim have authoritatively manipulated their creation. so that nothing might be changed with regard to Daniel.[then] Daniel was taken up out of the den... delivering him to four squads of soldiers to guard him.” Dan 6:16-23 “And when [King Herod] had seized [Peter].3. because he had trusted in his mighty ones. and a light shone in the cell.. And the emissary said to him. bound with two chains. such as in the following selections. M al 2:15..’ And a stone was brought and laid over the mouth of the den.involving themselves directly in human affairs.Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astounded. In the OT elohim emissaries were frequently sent to assist Israel in times of national peril and to help defeat her enemies. and when Peter came to his senses. an emissary of [Yahweh] suddenly appeared.. Gen 18:9-15 & 21:1-7.. nor were their trousers damaged. ‘Blessed be the mighty ones of Shadrach. And when they had passed [the guards] they came to the iron gate [of the prison] and it opened for them by itself.. Meshach..[When] the king arose with the dawn. Meshach.’ And [as he did so] he did not know if what was being done by the emissary was real [or a dream]. inasmuch as I was innocent before them’. monitored their human experiment with intense personal interest and not merely as passive observers.. and they went out. nor had the smell of fire even come upon them.. and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and [those] of his nobles.[and] Daniel spoke to the king... nor was the hair of their heads singed. and they have not harmed me. even genetically enhancing the species through unnatural pregnancies that resulted in the birth of special elohim offspring (e. ‘O king live forever! My mighty ones sent an emissary to shut the lions' mouths. who sent their emissary to deliver their servants!’” Dan 3:19-28 “Then the king (Darius of the Medes) gave orders.. from the beginning.and follow me. ‘Your mighty ones whom you constantly serve will deliver you.. and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the mighty ones!’.g. At least one passage even suggests their sexual union with human females to procreate a hybrid progeny (see Gen 6:1-4)..and went in haste to the lions' den. Luk 1:5-15). “Then (King) Nebuchadnezzar was filled with wrath.. but they also appeared to protect and defend esteemed individuals. and no injury whatever was found on him.[Then] he responded and said [to them] ‘Come out. M at 1:18-25.. Jdg 13:2...[but that night] Peter was sleeping between two soldiers.and the king's high officials gathered around and saw [that] the fire had no effect on the bodies of these men. and Daniel was brought in and cast into the lions' den...[and] cast them into the midst of the furnace of blazing fire. He answered with orders to heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated.and said ‘Look! I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm. It is quite clear that they have... ‘Now I know for sure that [Yahweh] has sent forth his emissary and rescued me from the hand of Herod.. he put him in prison. And behold. And he commanded certain valiant warriors who were in his army to tie up Shadrach.. Meshach.and immediately the emissary departed from him.. What is significant in such instances is not only their zealous concern with Israel but also their willingness to employ extraordinary resources and capabilities to intervene in life-threatening situations. and his facial expression was altered toward Shadrach. and guards were watching over the prison.Then [they] came out of the midst of the fire. and Abednego..

” Isa 63:9. Lord Yeshua included. to guide faithful believers into all the truth. the Holy Spirit. Son and Holy Ghost. because if I do not go. a cursing insult) is directed that automatically results in eternal condemnation without mercy (see M at 12:31.” Jno 14:26 “The Helper will come.. then I will send him to you. the Holy Spirit is nevertheless referred to as a being rather than a mystical force. whom the Father will send in my name... the Bible is an extraordinary repository of first-hand reports of close encounters with powerful extraterrestrial beings. I will send him to you from the Father and he will speak about me. the actual form. since the NT only ascribes certain extraordinary spiritual phenomena to the manifest presence of the Holy Spirit. and to reveal things to come (Jno 14:16. But if I go away. The following may help clarify the relationship between the Father Yahweh. equal one Triune Godhead). after centuries of tampering with the texts. Respect for the elohim emissaries of Yahweh is further emphasized in the NT with the introduction of a special Holy One called the Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost) alternately referred to as the Helper. as are Yahweh and other elohim emissaries. and when Herod had searched for him [in vain] he examined the guards and ordered them [executed].disturbance among the soldiers as to what had become of Peter. Yet.” Exo 14:19 “. to glorify and bear witness to Yeshua. “And the elohim emissary (of Yahweh) who had been going before the camp of Israel moved and went behind them. But.” Jno 15:26 “But I am telling you the truth: it is better that I go away. or Angel of the Lord.. It is said that he alone is the only being. 16:7-15)..” Jno 16:7 . Father.. cover-to-cover. Though not described as having humanoid physical characteristics. upon closer examination it could be reasonably argued that this extraordinary being may be the same mighty emissary of Yahweh. however there are no texts that specifically designate him as principle deity. Uniquely empowered to communicate and act on behalf of the Father and the Son. “But the Helper. who helped deliver the Exodus Jews from Egypt as in the following sample passages offered from among several. 15:26. he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.32). the Helper will not come to you. these amazing testimonials have been trivialized as simplistic mythology by the Bible's detractors and over spiritualized by the neo-charismatic church culture of Western Christianity. Comforter.17.10 In the Gospel of John this unnamed Holy One is said to have been sent by Yeshua from the Father to personally communicate his will concerning judgment of the world. the Spirit who reveals the truth about [elohim] and who comes from the Father. toward whom blasphemy (i.And the emissary [from Yahweh's] presence saved them. While it may appear that the highly venerated and powerful Holy Spirit is unique to Christian teaching.e. appearance and domain of this uniquely commissioned being is a mystery.. 14:28. and the Holy Spirit. the Son Yeshua.” Act 12:4-11 Elohim emissaries were indeed so active in the affairs of Israel and the lives of numerous individuals that we may conclude that. and the Spirit of Truth. and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them. the Holy Spirit is included in Christianity's Holy Trinity doctrine (three distinct Gods.but they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit.

strong and mighty! Yahweh. if I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand takes hold of justice. He will not speak on his own authority. They believed that. not merely observe. mighty in battle!” Psa 24:8 “Indeed. “Now as Jacob went on his way. commonly worshiped as “God” by a majority of Christians. who reveals the truth about [elohim]. What should concern every intelligent person regardless of religious persuasion is that the proscription of the Bible's authentic worldview with respect to the extraterrestrial “mighty ones” deprives the world of an important historical insight into the origin of our species as well as the character and intentions of these beings regarding planet Earth.41 .. with certain extraterrestrial adversaries who are always portrayed as inherently malevolent. I (Yahweh) lift my hand to the universe and say. The aim here is to focus on the original and authentic beliefs and teachings of the Hebrew writers of the NT texts regarding these three unique persona who are. Earth and all of humankind belong to these elohim and. The elohim did not hold open court to consider the counsel of humans and rarely altered their judgments and plans. teaching strict obedience to their every command. because he will take what I say and tell it to you. our fate is in their hands. but that is not the subject of this present study. I will render vengeance on my adversaries. the Hebrew writers paint a picture of a paramilitary vertical command structure descending from Yahweh downward and appear to have been quite impressed with the warlike nature of the elohim. he will lead you into all the truth. Gen 32:1.. Mahanaim (meaning “companies” or “regiments”). The Hebrew writers clearly lived in fear and awe of Yahweh and his mighty ones. “star wars” if you prefer. Although Trinitarian theology was completely unknown to Christianity prior to its fabrication by the architects of the Nicino-Constantinople Creed under the direction of the Roman Catholic Council of Bishops. the course of human history for their own purposes. And Jacob said when he saw them. and I will repay those who hate me. Given their obvious technological superiority and our own vulnerability. rightly or wrongly. find some historical insight of value.14 Such identity distinctions may well be a matter of traditional doctrine versus scholarly exegesis of the texts where conflicts and confusion often arise relative to Trinitarian theology.” Exo 15:3 “Who is the radiant king? Yahweh. it has always been an orthodox doctrine throughout Christian history. ‘This is an elohim garrison!’ So he named that place. but he will speak of what he hears and will tell you of things to come. Significantly.. ‘As I live forever. however. perhaps revealing an underlying motive behind the traditional translation bias we see. Those wishing to examine this doctrine more closely may. as their direct creation. led by Emperors Constantine and Theodosius in the fourth century A. He will give me glory. it would seem to be wise for us to learn everything we can from such an impressive reference source as the Bible about just who and what we are dealing with. the Spirit of Truth comes. This difficult theological construct is clearly intended to controvert any appearance of pantheism (belief in multiple gods) found in the biblical texts.” Jno 16:13. but they also engaged in battles of cosmic proportions.’” Deu 32:40. intervening authoritatively to direct. thus.2 “Yahweh is a man of war.“When however. Not only were they actively involved in Israel's earthly conflicts and conquests.D. elohim emissaries met him.

Yet. the awesome deeds of these mighty spacemen. It is also clearly stated in Hebrews 7:3 that M elchizedek was an immortal being without human heredity. praise Yahweh for his mercy and magnanimity. we are reminded that millions of eyewitnesses reportedly observed. for their gravely offensive behavior (see Gen 18:16-19:29). rather I indeed come now as captain of the troops of Yahweh’.“. One of the more interesting examples of the interrelationship between the OT and NT worldviews regarding the elohim is a reference in the Book of Hebrews to a highly esteemed ancient Priest-King named M elchizedek. Michael and his angels [elohim squadrons] waging war with the dragon [Satan] and his angels [elohim squadrons]” Rev 12:7 The OT also contains numerous stunning accounts of Yahweh and the mighty ones ordering or personally carrying out the annihilation of multitudes of human beings.7). first hand.. and Greco-Roman cultures. both fulfills and surpasses the Jewish religion with its old covenant. Although certain OT texts. Indeed. especially the Psalms.14 “For my sword is satiated in outer space. Ch. It would not be until the appearance of Yeshua of Nazareth that the Jews would be treated to the concept of a more merciful and compassionate god who not only rules as the all-powerful monarch of a vast cosmic empire but also dearly loves his Earth children as a kind and caring Father. unwilling to let nature run its course with respect to the evolution of those primitive civilizations of the OT era. and confirms his authority in a mysterious ancient order of royal high priests (see Heb 5:5-10.a man was standing opposite [Joshua] with his sword drawn and Joshua went to him and said to him ‘Are you for us or for our adversaries?’ And he said. Law of M oses and Levitical priesthood. implicitly of extraterrestrial elohim origin. 6:13-20. Babylonian. in order to establish Israel as a chosen people and to assert his singular authority over our planet. Persian. one may view Yahweh's cosmic empire . ruling on earth during the time of Abraham. Besides the chosen few with whom Yahweh interacted personally. This biblical address to M essianic Jews presents a technical argument which holds that Yeshua. as the M essiah. who was so extraordinary that the Hebrew writer declines to give further details about him since. throughout their history. which so provoked their “jealous” god that he often rained terrible calamities upon them as punishment for their unfaithfulness. it is the consistent claim of the Hebrew writers of the OT that Yahweh personally directed the wholesale slaughter of the barbaric outlaw nations who stood against tiny Israel. one is nonetheless left with the overall impression that the far-from-perfect nation of Israel obeyed Yahweh (whenever they did obey him) more out of the fear of the consequences of disobedience than from a sincere desire to please him.. coupled with the NT commentary on a royal high priesthood. ‘No. in his view..” Isa 34:5 “And there was war in outer space. readers couldn't handle it (Heb 5:11). The extent to which guilt and fear is seared into their national conscience (perhaps the principal mood of the OT) leaves little doubt about the reality of Israel's experience with these extremely powerful and authoritarian beings. the Hiroshima and Nagasaki of the ancient world. Yahweh and the mighty ones were obviously greatly distressed with the state of affairs here on Earth and were. spanning centuries of wars. One such instance concerns the familiar report of the total mass destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Given the Bible's characterization of elohim in military terms with references to cosmic warfare.. for whatever reasons. Israel continued to practice the lifestyle and religions of the Egyptian. And Joshua [bowed low]’” Jos 5:13.

until the primitives acquired the same equalizing magic for themselves! Science and technology which may thus seem miraculous to one observer may be easily explained and regarded as common by another. this simplified portrayal of the Hebrew family of extraterrestrial gods and angels should suffice to overcome many long-standing misconceptions while clarifying the Bible's cosmic theology that provides an exciting new testament for modern times. Today. the technology of sixteenth-century Europe seemed quite awesome to the native peoples of the New World as entire populations were easily subdued by the invading “white gods” with their killing “fire sticks. people whose science and technology was at a very primitive level. herding animals. Indeed much of the world has not been ready. They may even submit themselves to servitude and worship their superiors as gods upon witnessing their apparently supernatural technology. one may venture to remote regions of our planet which has seen little change for thousands of years and discover confined social groups utterly devoid of scientific knowledge and modern technology. Virtually untouched by the outside world. would become routine. As we are about to zoom in on a tiny primitive village. We must take care to view the events described in the Bible through the eyes of the simple people who recorded them. when two bicycle mechanics in South Carolina. let's say we're going there in a high-tech DeLorean time-travel automobile such as seen in the movie Back to the Future. This concept becomes very important to our understanding of the Hebrew record under study as we fairly analyze the texts within their proper historical and cultural context. depending solely on the scientific knowledge and state of technology that exists within a respective culture at any given point along a developmental timeline. Such theories were suddenly shattered on December 17. Wilbur and Orville Wright.” that is. their first reaction is one of fear and awe. Just for fun. such peoples seem quite content with the daily rigors of a very primitive existence. ready or not. Let's imagine for a moment that we are time travelers journeying to the M iddle East five thousand years ago. we see that the residents are busy attending to the duties of personal and social survival. Succeeding generations would continue to pioneer even greater technological “miracles” at such a dizzying exponential rate of achievement that a shocked religious culture became irresistibly propelled into a futuristic brave new world. took off from Kill Devil Hill in their flying machine. Simon Newcomb and other brilliant minds of the day were busy proving that heavier-than-air machines could not possibly fly. Although crude by modern standards. Absent more precise information in the texts.as a Royal House served by an Ancient Order (or caste) of great warrior priests. 1903. their bold but simple achievement was heralded throughout the world as a true miracle of technology. Of course we'll need to wear protective clothing so we'll be outfitted in a shiny silver space suit. tilling fields . History has shown that whenever such primitives are contacted by an unknown civilization far more advanced than their own. humankind's ancient quest. THE “MIRACLES ” OF TECHNOLOGY As the twentieth century dawned in America.” When those first American aviators launched the pursuit of a flight technology that would speedily evolve to the point where exploration of outer space. the “Kitty Hawk.

What is most significant to this present study is the Hebrew writers consistent attempt to describe a means of extraterrestrial transportation using contemporaneous symbolic terminology. the mighty ones came forth unto God's people and their appearance was radiant. there appeared a great beast in their midst. we graciously accept the offering and politely give the chief a colorfully wrapped nutrition bar in return. we might well expect such a one to use descriptive language symbols associated with the sky (wind. And Boaz the Elder took a tender kid and cut it and laid it before them on the fire. Certainly nothing common to the Hebrew writers world would be much help in describing a spaceship. gull-winged vehicle and attempt to communicate that we mean them no harm. The key to interpreting such language symbols lies within the context of a particular passage wherein we simply ask ourselves whether the writer is referring literally to an earthly object or phenomenon. And the mighty ones received his offering and spared the city. the village chief is shoved forward by the gathering throng of trembling onlookers and. As we screech to a halt in the middle of town quite unexpectedly with a flash and sonic boom. Any brilliant external lighting or radiating beam from a spacecraft would appear as “blazing fire” or “lightning. humbly begs for mercy for his village.” This modestly humorous illustration is simply an attempt to show how a primitive scribe might report an encounter with beings possessing a form of technology beyond his experience and therefore quite difficult to explain. Then we get back into our time car. from our perspective. honk the horn. birds. etc. and its eyes were as flaming fire. for example. Also. Not a big deal. And an altar was built unto God which is named “Jewel of Mercy” unto this day. Seeing that any real dialogue is probably impossible under the circumstances and not wishing to create further chaos. or not. With respect to airborne conveyances. the mighty ones mounted the great beast and a whirlwind received them up into heaven as the sound of a trumpet was heard by God's people. and they calmed the beast and shut its mouth. and behold. carrying water from a common well as they do each day. really. And behold. Then Boaz the Elder put forth his hand and received the Jewel of Wonder from the Angel of the Lord upon which sacred words were written by the finger of God. Let us assume that these mighty ones. and this is the sacred Jewel of Wonder which was devoured by Morg the Philistine. In the case of an airborne “chariot of fire” or “flaming horses”. We then step out of our shiny. a contemplative scribe sits cloistered in a dark. nor would they survive being engulfed in flames. consistently described as flying through the atmosphere or . vaporous weather phenomena such as clouds and whirlwinds are probably not the common mode of vehicular travel for technologically advanced extraterrestrials. papyrus and quill in hand. flash our headlights. stars. for example. we know that real horses and chariots do not fly through the air with the greatest of ease. prostrating himself before us.and gardens with crude tools. After some time. And behold. the startled peasants scatter and hide in a maddening panic. and its voice was like a lion. and fly off in the blink of an eye. storms.” and be described as such for lack of any conventional terminology in his own language that would be more precise. as well as familiar vehicular terms. and its appearance was like behemoth and it shone like burnished bronze. and it had the wings of an eagle with which it flew like the wind. Perhaps he even orders a burnt offering. penning an age-old tale which might go something like this: “And the heavens were rent with fire and thunder in the sight of God's people. the “fatted calf” or some other sacrifice appropriate to the occasion.). clouds. quiet candle-lit room in a stone temple or monastery. such as horses and chariots. Centuries later.

” Jer 4:13 “The chariots of the mighty ones are myriads.His strength is in the skies. “There is none like the mighty ones of [Israel].” Psa 68:17 M any of the Bible's most familiar stories reveal an exciting technological relevance.34 “Behold. We begin with some examples that quite obviously describe airborne travel (note the frequent use of the word “ride”). In the aforementioned case the entire thicket.” Psa 104:3.. thousands upon thousands. as best they could. Yahweh is riding on a swift cloud. we may logically reason that the probable means of transport they employ is some type of spacecraft.” Psa 18:10 & II Sam 22:11 “Who are these [mighty ones] who fly like a cloud. some sort of airborne transportation employed by their sky gods. majestically. The Hebrew writers may not have understood exactly what it was they were seeing but they clearly attempted to describe. He makes the clouds his chariot. Yahweh will come in fiery chariots like the whirlwind. well translated. he goes up like clouds. travel to Earth from their residence somewhere in the cosmos. readers must also begin to judge for themselves by the immediate context and the use of symbolic terminology. One interesting example is found in the Book of Exodus where the extraterrestrial paradigm holds great historical as well as religious significance. as noted throughout the Bible.. his chariots (are) like the whirlwind and his horses are swifter than eagles.” Deu 33:26 “To Him who rides through the distant cosmos which is from ancient times.” Isa 19:1 “And He rode upon a cherub and flew. and like the doves to their perches?” Isa 60:8 “He lays the beams of his upper chambers in the [cosmic] waters.. He walks upon the wings of the wind. It should be pointed out again that what is often termed the “glory” or “fire” of Yahweh in our English Bible translations may certainly be a reference to the intense brightness of a beam of light projected from a spacecraft. whether such passages might reasonably refer to extraterrestrial space flight technology.” Isa 66:15 “Behold. or grove. Besides flying “clouds” and “fiery chariots” which are frequently used language symbols. however. there are other possible vehicular terms that appear occasionally in certain texts. The familiar story of Yahweh addressing him from a “burning bush” is not.4 “Behold. and He sped on the wings of the wind. As we continue the practice of correctly re-translating key words for clarification.. He makes the winds his emissaries and blazing fire his servants. who ride from outer space to your help and through the skies. Yahweh is among them. Beginning in chapter three of Exodus.” Psa 68:33. From today's technological vantage point. where M oses stood was . A more precise interpretation of the event when accurately translated from the Hebrew reveals that an elohim emissary appeared to him in the midst of a bright blaze (of light) which engulfed a thicket.coming down from the sky to earth. M oses relates his own personal close encounter with an emissary of Yahweh who appeared to him quite unexpectedly as he was tending his father-in-law's sheep.

and [Yahweh] would speak with Moses. with or without personal extraterrestrial contact. It is alternately referred to as both cloud-like by day and glowing like fire at night. Scientists and scholars may debate certain details of the record but they can hardly claim analytical objectivity if the reality of the report is discounted simply because a primitive scribe makes an error in his wilderness geography or uses peculiar language symbols to describe a technology totally unfamiliar to him. This recorded encounter also mirrors many other similar reports of contact with UFOs emitting intense beams of light. “[they] appear as huge cylindrical forms surrounded by cloud-like formations. The best scholarship demands that we allow for the possibility that a high degree of historical accuracy exists in the Hebrew record. included in many night time encounters are accounts of intense beams of light radiating from UFO vehicles which has been described by some observers as appearing like a “fire in the sky”. In his Anatomy of a Phenomenon: Unidentified Objects in Space.engulfed in a radiant light as the elohim addressed him. Jacques Vallee says of this class of UFO. Continuing in Exodus with the story of the Hebrew peoples' escape from Egypt. which is defined as “a stationary solid column or pillar common to architectural construction” and is obviously meant to describe the shape or form of the extraterrestrial object they observed. and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light. besides the saucer-shaped craft. M oses records how a spectacular pillar-shaped flying object led perhaps one million liberated Jews on a nomadic journey through the desert wilderness of the M iddle East. A Scientific Appraisal. And the pillar did not depart from them. “And Yahweh was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way. It remains an accepted historical fact that a million or so unsophisticated desert nomads apparently considered it the most important calling of their lives to keep a written record of this compelling report of a mass sighting of an extraordinary UFO upon which future generations would build the Jewish religion. they would] arise and worship. the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent. Another important observation must be made as we examine this remarkable biblical story. that they might travel both day and night. The idea that so many eyewitnesses would have permitted an inaccurate or flawed record of such a momentous extraterrestrial encounter to go unchallenged for thousands of years is unreflective at best.10 .” Exo 3:21. whenever Moses entered the tent.” Exo 33:9. When all the people saw [this event. often vertical.” Eyewitnesses have also reported various smaller objects flying to and from a cylindrical “mother ship” of this class and a great many sightings report a cloud-like halo or corona of light surrounding such craft. This definitive description happens to coincide with reports of one of the most frequently sighted UFOs in history. Had these simple people not have fled the relative security of civilized life in Egypt to follow a pillarshaped aircraft leading them toward an uncertain and potentially perilous future in the desert there might possibly be no biblical religion for us to scrutinize today. Also. In the Hebrew language the word used here is ammud. further reinforcing the Exodus report.22 “And it came about. which lends the story a more modern and plausible authenticity perhaps missing in the traditional “God spoke from within a burning bush” rendering. guiding and protecting them for an astonishing forty years! The object is said to have moved slowly or hovered overhead in a stationary position so that the vast throng of wilderness wanderers could follow wherever it would lead them.

“And the [airborne] emissary of the mighty ones who had been going before the camp of Israel moved behind them and the pillar moved from before them and stood behind them. [and] Yahweh overthrew [them] in the midst of the sea.. Psa 78:23-25). If such a story is fictitious.g. 16:31.and to the eyes of the sons of Israel the appearance of the radiance of Yahweh was like a consuming fire on the mountain top.Yahweh turned the sea into dry land. And Yahweh came down on Mt. Sinai even exists geographically.. “And Yahweh said to Moses. Sinai..trembled. and he caused their chariot wheels to [swerve and break off]. ‘Behold..that Yahweh looked down on the army of the Egyptians [from] the pillar of fire and cloud and brought [them] into confusion... and it came about..And . Nadab and Abihu. ‘Let us flee from Israel.. Sinai... Sinai in the sight of all the people..’” Exo 19:9-21 “Then Moses went up [on the mountain] with Aaron. Sinai.. which was covered in smoke] because Yahweh descended upon it in fire. others involve themselves in endless arguments over whether the body of water the Jews crossed was actually the Red Sea or merely a swamp and whether or not the mysterious M t. the Hebrews detailed their encounter with the mighty ones in their floating.so the Egyptians said.. and there [stood] the cloud [in] the darkness.. then it is darn good science fiction coming from simple nomadic shepherds in 1490 BC! Such extraordinary tales as these have generated ample speculation and controversy among Bible scholars and historians for centuries. yet it gave light at night [so] the one [camp] did not come near the other all night. Moses spoke and the mighty ones answered him with a loud noise.. even reporting that it dispensed a mysterious nutritional substance from the sky (Heb. Exo 16:13-21..at the foot of [Mt. manna.and let them be ready.and they saw the mighty ones of Israel.Then Yahweh [caused] the sea to return to its normal state.. Then the Egyptians took up the pursuit. warn the people lest they break through to Yahweh to gaze and many of them perish. “pillarshaped cloud” vehicle.while the Egyptians were fleeing right into it. And Moses brought [them] to meet the mighty ones.and the whole mountain trembled.. and under their feet there appeared to be a ‘pavement of sapphire.and the waters [stood] like a wall on their right [and] left.and Moses went up.for on the third day Yahweh will come down on Mt.even Pharaoh's entire army that [pursued Israel]. be consigned to posterity as a historically accurate and scientifically reasonable report.. Then. and seventy of the elders of Israel.. With a total lack of regard for the fantastic nature of the events described. flashing lights.. so the waters were divided.... And the sons of Israel [crossed over].. personally witnessed and recorded by M oses and the most highly esteemed elders of Israel..... for Yahweh is fighting for them against [us]’.. Then Yahweh spoke to Moses.. where he received the Ten Commandments inscribed on stone tablets. ‘Go down.. When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder. might really have been just a creatively told story of his [certainly dangerous] experience with an active volcano! A fair consideration of the texts demands that a literal interpretation of this truly amazing extraterrestrial encounter... so it [was positioned] between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel. Lit. “What is it?” a difficult-to-describe food of the gods) to feed a million hungry people (e.into the midst of the sea.” Exo 14:19-28 At no point is the Exodus story unremarkable. to the top of the mountain. I shall come to you in a thick cloud..’ So it came about that there were loud sounds. and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound.’ as clear as the sky itself... While some have dismissed the Exodus stories as imaginative fiction. so that all the people. in order that the people may hear when I speak with you. Some brave thinkers have even opined that M oses account of his encounter with the extraterrestrial Yahweh at the top of M t.

] ‘I will not eat your food. M any other biblical events also take on a new significance while revealing extraordinary details with a technological relevance. many more reported encounters with "divine" extraterrestrials seem to leap from the pages of the Bible. the chariot of Israel and its horsemen!’ And he saw him no more. as in the following examples. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind to outer space. social. Learned Bible students will recall that Elijah's departure from Earth was not only rumored among his disciples but in fact had been pre-arranged as he was instructed to go to Beth El (Lit.’ So he struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha. Under the leadership of M oses who was personally appointed by Yahweh. ‘My father.’ Then. another age-old mystery appears to be solved. an army with horses and chariots was circling the city.And when they descended to him. for those who are with us are more than those who are with them. and religious laws that form the foundation of the Jewish religion. the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. such as the previous association of the term “whirlwind” with a fiery vehicle that took Elijah up and away or the cloud that carried Lord Yeshua into outer space (see II Kgs 2:11. In a broad. so that when your words come to pass [re: the birth of a special child] we may honor you?’ But the emissary of Yahweh said to him.” II Kgs 6:15-23 “Then it came about as [Elijah and Elisha] were going along and talking..’ For Manoah did not know that he was the emissary of Yahweh [and asked]. there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire which separated the two of them. behold.. “Then Manoah [offered to prepare food for the emissary of Yahweh. Thus. but if you prepare a burnt offering.12 As we apply our extraterrestrial paradigm to the story regarding the disappearance of the prophet Elijah. ‘Strike this people with blindness. a tent meeting room) that radiated with bright light. my father. 40:34-38). whenever more than one interpretation of a given text is considered. and.. or glory of Yahweh (see Exo 33:7-11. we should prefer the simpler one. ‘Do not fear. Israel received the Ten Commandments and various moral. To fairly embrace this premise we need only allow the Hebrew writers reasonable literary license and.. It is also recorded in some detail that for a protracted period of time M oses and the tribal elders continued to have such personal contact with Yahweh and the mighty ones who would descend in the pillar-shaped craft to a special. my master! What shall we do?’ So he answered.” Exo 24:9-18 Following this extraordinary encounter.Moses entered the midst of the cloud.he saw..” Jud 13:15-20 “Now when the servant of [Elisha] had risen early and gone out. elaborately constructed tabernacle (Lit. I pray. And his servant said to him ‘Alas. behold. And Elisha saw it and cried out. .” II Kgs 2:11. who said. as a good scholarly rule of thumb. then offer it to Yahweh.. it would be very reasonable to say that the Judeo-Christian belief system is fundamentally rooted in these early Hebrew reports of extraterrestrial contact. Exodus relates how the people marveled and were afraid when they observed that M oses face shone with a radiant light (Exo 34:29-35). that behold. Elisha prayed to Yahweh and said.[where he remained] forty days and forty nights. house of a mighty one) on a specific day prior to his being taken. historical context within the suggested paradigm. ‘What is your name. ‘Why do you ask my name seeing that it is incomprehensible?’ [Then] he performed wonders while Manoah and his wife looked on [before ascending within a flame into the sky and disappearing from their sight].

we also note that Israel's gods occasionally used their superior biological sciences to kill as well as heal “miraculously”. Deu 7:15. ‘How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If Yahweh is the mighty one.. follow him. they failed]. and I will call on the name of Yahweh.then you call on the name of your mighty one. report extraterrestrial contact with events of destruction that are strikingly similar (note: “Demythologizing Religion”). there are several other disturbing accounts of toxic biological contamination of masses of human beings which are directly attributed to the extraterrestrial elohim (e. such as in the following texts which refer to both hand-held and ship-fired devices that leave little room for alternative interpretations. and [all of the] water. Numerous writers recorded that Yahweh effected cataclysmic weather phenomena. One might also safely assume that any extraterrestrial civilization capable of developing stealthy spacecraft that would transport them across the galaxy would almost certainly possess advanced computer systems and weapons technology.[but.27 “Now when Solomon finished praying. he is the [true] mighty one’..” II Chr 7:1 In addition to the technologies already mentioned. who said to him. some predating the Hebrew record.. follow him...” Jud 6:19-21 “And Elijah came near to all the people [on Mt. and disintegrated the burnt offering and the wood. and the [one] who answers by fire. M oses writes that Yahweh so regretted having created humankind at one point that he considered permanently destroying all life on the planet (see Gen 6:5-7). and employed weapons of mass destruction that included biological contamination producing devastating plagues.. . a modern interpretation that allows for an encounter with extraterrestrial technology is the most plausible one if we are to accept the validity of such stories as actual historical events. fire came down from the sky and disintegrated the [sacrifices] and the radiance of Yahweh filled the house. At times. the dirt.” I Kgs 18:21-38 “Then David built an altar to Yahweh there. With such symbolic terminology repeated throughout the Hebrew texts without any reasonable alternative explanation.give us two oxen [prepared as a sacrifice on an altar].. and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. Besides the deadly plagues leveled against Egypt that hastened the Jewish exodus. but if Baal.. I Chr 21:14). And he called to Yahweh and he answered him with fire from the sky on the altar.. I Sam 5:6-12. Then [he] vanished.And Elijah [constructed his altar and poured volumes of water over it.. Reports of powerful weaponry capable of totally vaporizing physical objects should come as no surprise then.. after much ceremony by the prophets of Baal. then he called upon Yahweh to respond].. from the Great Flood to severe drought lasting for years. the stones.g. even Yahweh's chosen people were said to be the victims of such horrors. Carmel] and said. Yahweh's distress with the elohims’ human experiment is punctuated by many accounts of genocide attributed to him throughout the OT. It is interesting that all of Earth's ancient cultures..then the fire of Yahweh fell.then the emissary [pointed the end of a hand-held “staff” at the food] and fire sprang up from the rock and consumed [it].” I Chr 21:26. “Then Gideon went in and [prepared food for the emissary of the mighty ones..[then] Yahweh commanded his emissary to put his sword back in its sheath.Act 1:9-11).] ‘Take the [food] and lay [it] on this rock’. no doubt contributing as much to the Hebrew peoples’ fear of the gods as any of the heavenly wonders which they observed in awe.

“And as I looked...direction without turning.” Eze 1:4 Ezekiel attempts to describe in some detail the shape and configuration of the shiny metal craft with its various moving parts and appendages that to him resembled some sort of incredible animated creature.. without turning. A common skeptical criticism of Ezekiel's testimony is that he was either dreaming or hallucinating a “vision. a Hebrew word that describes the action or motion of something.like a rainbow [of radiant light]. Now [above the creatures] was something like an arched expanse [having] the awesome gleam of crystal. the [wheels would rise and go].for the wind of the creature was in the wheels. the prophet Ezekiel not only describes the spacecraft he saw but also recounts his own on-board flight. behold. For the sake of clarity this lengthy text is offered here in an abbreviated form.” However..Now above the arched expanse. the Hebrew word he uses to describe the rotating object is not nephesh (Lit. they moved in any.” Eze 1:5-28 . upon which was] a figure with the appearance of a man [partly] like glowing metal [which radiated] like fire all around and within it. And the [four creatures and the wheels hovered and moved together] and wherever the wind was about to go.. “And within [the glowing metal object] there were figures resembling four creatures. significantly. And when I saw it...... and landing gear. And their legs were straight [with] feet like a calf's hoof [which] gleamed like burnished bronze. Yet..wherever the wind was about to go. And whenever they moved.in the [center] was something that looked like glowing embers of fire [appearing] like torches darting back and forth among the [four creatures]...... Understandably.. they would go.. it is difficult to visualize the exact appearance of the airborne craft from his highly animated symbolism but there are some aspects that we can easily recognize from familiar technology. a closer examination of the Hebrew language text reveals that Ezekiel was reporting an actual object “of fine craftsmanship” that he saw with his own eyes.. This text from Ezekiel is not only informative in itself but is without question very compelling proof of the Hebrew writers use of primitive symbolic language to describe their encounters with advanced extraterrestrial technology. and in its midst something like glowing metal in the midst of the fire.. and lightning was flashing from the fire.I also heard the sound of wings like the sound of [rushing] waters [or other loud noise].. In his vivid account.. This amazing text which so baffled Bible scholars for centuries can finally be interpreted in its proper light due to the present state of scientific knowledge and our realization that a superior extraterrestrial technology might indeed have predated the invention of the wheel. a great cloud with fire flashing forth continually and a bright light around it. eyewitness report of a UFO encounter in the entire Bible. bright lights. and perhaps the most remarkable.. Ezekiel records the amazing event as follows... such as its hovering movements.and their wings touched [and] they did not [rotate] when they moved. and]..there was a wheel on the earth [for each of the four creatures]. After first documenting the exact date and location of his encounter....[having] human form [each with] four faces and four wings. I fell on my face and heard a voice. And the [four creatures] darted around [extremely fast..and full of eyes all about. a living creature) but chay..there was something resembling a [jewel-like throne..The final text which we shall examine in this chapter contains the most detailed..like the radiance of Yahweh.[and it appeared as if] the wheels were in the midst of a wheel.[whose] workmanship was like [a fine jewel]. a storm wind was coming from the north. The fire was bright.their rims were lofty and awesome.their faces [resembled various creatures]..

11:1. 12:35-54). into some sort of advanced file storage system to be opened for review (subject to being saved.In Chapter Ten. Significantly. and incorruptible form. during the death experience has always held fascination for even the most skeptical scientific minds. the death state is referred to here.” There are many more exciting possibilities to explore as we are challenged to reconsider other religious traditions and doctrinal views that have been unapproachable in the past but are now. In this text. or deleted) at some future point in time? And. Here Paul strongly reaffirms this doctrine's centrality to the belief in Yeshua as the resurrected M essiah and discusses mortality and beyond as an altered state of existence. It is worth noting that numerous observations of extraterrestrial spacecraft include reports of a so-called “tractor beam”. therefore. the Hebrew ruach (or “spirit”) is used in a broad way as a generic techno-term that describes the invisible force or power associated with the elohim and their spacecraft. giving us an invaluable guide to a correct interpretation of other biblical texts where these same words appear. Though seldom the subject of a thorough review and exegesis from the pulpit (perhaps shunned because of its peculiarity) the subject of what happens to human consciousness. was taken very seriously by the Hebrew people and that. this theological concept may contain more information than previously thought. Ezekiel records another encounter with the same spacecraft where he further marvels at the appearance of the rotating wheels with their bright lights. or one's state of mind. beginning to hold forth a scientifically rational explanation. and others. One such biblical teaching worthy of further examination is the Hebrew doctrine of the Resurrection of the Dead. Computer science in the twenty-first century foresees the day when a microbiological data processing system will be created at the DNA level that may become the next generation of supercomputers. throughout human history. transferred. and throughout the Bible. presumably a directed anti-gravity force field utilized for levitation and transport of people or objects between two points such as the earth's surface and an airborne craft.” and the resurrection of human beings (to divine judgment) as the “awakening”. immortal. his prophetic message was perhaps given greater credibility because of it. It certainly would be fair to say that such records were considered to be an important testimonial to the “mighty ones. As the Ezekiel text turns to a harsh chastisement of Israel for their disobedience and sternly warns them of impending doom. as “sleeping. this awakening holds the promise of being transformed into a new. Is it not. or the essence of all human sentient experience. Here he identifies and defines both “cherub” and the “glory” (or. rather than producing disbelief and skepticism. as is obvious from the Apostle Paul's allegorical commentary on the subject to the Corinthian believers (see I Cor 15:12-24. radiance) of Yahweh as referring specifically to the incredible spacecraft he previously attempted to describe. living in the realm and presence of Lord Yeshua. ruach) into the spacecraft and physically transported to other geographic locations (see Eze 3:12-15. being shrouded in religious mystery. also conceivable that an advanced extraterrestrial intelligence could have the means to upload human consciousness. in the modern era. might such a “supercomputer” be reasonably thought of . however. It would be reasonable to conclude that the story of Ezekiel's encounter with Lord Yahweh in an incredible spacecraft. For M essianic believers. The how and when of this resurrection event has been the source of considerable speculation and sectarian doctrinal debate. passed down from generation to generation. Ezekiel also reports that he was lifted up by the “spirit” (Heb. 11:24). A corporate resurrection of all of the human dead at the “end of the ages” has always raised difficult questions. one final observation is offered. From a modern perspective on science and technology.

While there is hope in the promise “You shall know the truth. more than anything else. a fragile habitation. open-minded consideration of the Hebrew record and other religious texts from the ancient world that document historical contact with extraterrestrials and their technology. everyone. as well as some much needed intelligence regarding their technological capabilities. We've done the math. . we will surely reap the consequences of our own technological sin against the earth and her inhabitants which. while our brightest theological scholars do embrace scientific inquiry and are not bound in ignorance to the mystery traditions of old. allow that there might be things spiritual attributed to the elohim that exceeds our most rational attempts at scientific explanation. it is time to start asking the difficult questions. Ultimately. will they use their fearsome weapons technology against us before we can venture farther into space to exploit and pollute other worlds as we have our own? Perhaps even more awe inspiring than the technologies employed by the elohim is their apparently highly evolved psychic and telekinetic powers. It is the supernatural or trans-rational nature of many of the miraculous works demonstrated by the elohim and certain gifted individuals (Lord Yeshua being prominent among the Bible's miracle workers) recounted with such exuberance and reverence that gives one pause with regard to applying a purely technological construct to the biblical worldview. The empirical evidence is there. Smart people ask questions. truth must be mined from the biblical texts and centuries of debris discarded before theology can be refined. Yet. For believers. The answers to the most important questions are there but some present a challenge to traditional religious teaching. therefore. both the religious and scientific communities share something very important in common. The hope for science may be that such miracles of technology will one day be shared with us in a spirit of peaceful cooperation that will benefit our world of shrinking resources and global decay. Or. Intelligence and reason is a divine gift that should be present at every Bible study. Given our current knowledge of the vastness of the universe it is widely acknowledged that there could be innumerable civilizations throughout the cosmos that may be far more advanced than our own.” there is also a warning in the words of the prophet. whether faithfully optimistic or cautiously skeptical.as the very mind of the almighty elohim Lord Yahweh? As science and religion collide on such issues. should the mighty elohim simply decide to watch a little longer from a safe distance as we continue on our present course. The Hebrew record gives both science and religion an extraordinary insight into the nature and character of our extraterrestrial relatives. and the truth shall set you free. Secular scholars in many fields of study may want to give a new. Yet. There are also thousands of irrefutable reports of extraterrestrial contact and observations of UFO's throughout the course of human history. reveals just how primitive we truly are. “M y people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”. should consider the possibility that some sort of extraterrestrial intervention in our affairs may be imminent. many also continue to give their tacit consent to archaic Bible translations inherited from the dark ages of scholarship. From the Bible's prophetic texts pertaining to the “last days” of planet Earth and the recent dramatic increase in UFO activity. study for themselves and are not content to let others do their thinking for them. A fair analysis should.

11:25. a central theme of NT teaching.44. however clarification of the authentic views of the Hebrew writers of the NT pertaining to deity. 12:49. the Father. For example.g. or Almighty God. 14:6-11). always prayed to or personally addressed the Father with praise and gratitude (e. as discussed in preceding chapters.” I Cor 8:5. maintaining a Hebrew rather than Greek perspective will facilitate the best interpretation of a text. While numerous statements attributed to Yeshua and his disciples make it clear that he claimed a divine birthright and authority as the prophesied Hebrew M essiah. Heb. 5:30. Yeshua of Nazareth. with a few exceptions. The NT references to the Hebrew god as “Father” is understood to be an implicit reference to Yahweh and needs no further comment as to his identity.e.36. is relevant to this study. Through his assertion of intimacy with the Father. M ar 13:32. The Greek translations present a unique challenge over the Semitic language texts. godlike. That the NT writers clearly understood and believed in Hebrew theology.17. including the identity. One must ascertain from the context of a particular passage of scripture which usage is most accurate and if a problem arises concerning a specific word translation. Act 1:7).g. 14:28. frequently quoting OT Hebrew scriptures. authority and deification of Lord Yeshua. godly. a dogmatic position nevertheless embraced throughout history by many Christians. the Father. for us there is only one God.50. 5:43. Jno Ch. this was a great honor that bestowed a venerated master's own status and authority upon a beloved disciple or household member. with respect to the common practice of rendering the Greek theos as “God. Yeshua also specifically instructed his disciples to likewise pray only to the Father with the right to invoke his own name as a form of personal introduction. M at 6:5-15.and one Lord. It is clearly evident in NT scripture that Yeshua acknowledged the Father as superior to himself (e. as indeed there are numerous gods and numerous lords. Jno 5:18. In the Hebrew culture of the day.JES US AND THE "KINGDOM OF HEAVEN" As we turn to the New Testament for further insight into the Hebrew extraterrestrial worldview. elohim. determining the plural form (i. Yahweh. “For though there are so-called gods both in heaven and on earth. It is not the goal of this work to delve into “Christology”. that the Father resided in outer space. familial concept of his kingdom. as previously examined. we continue the practice of transliteration of the corresponding Greek-to-English texts in the same manner as before. "gods" or "mighty ones") or rendering it as an adjective or adverb (divine. and repeatedly said while he was on earth. Jno 11:41).” a presumed reference to the Hebrew Lord Yahweh. It is apparent that Father was deliberately chosen by Yeshua to introduce his relationship to Yahweh as well as an intimate. Jno 5:22. etc.. and the mighty ones of his heavenly kingdom. They interpreted this as a blasphemous declaration that he himself was one of the elohim (e.) is complicated.6 Significant to the Hebrew record of humankind's extraterrestrial genesis and the genetic enhancement of .26. An analysis of the NT worldview with respect to extraterrestrials should properly begin with its principle character. could not be represented any clearer than in the following unambiguous statement by the Apostle Paul. M at 24:35. 22:42. Luk 10:21.24. Yeshua encountered immediate hostility from the Jewish religious leaders of his day. 10:30-39. Yeshua Messiah. the NT does not emphatically assert that Yeshua is principle deity. or “heaven”. or cosmic empire. One must keep in mind that the NT was written by Jews who were well acquainted with and communicated the Hebrew extraterrestrial worldview..g.

Yosef and M iriam then raised Yeshua along with other natural-born children. Advanced genetic science being completely unknown to the writers of the story who were striving for credibility. One needs only an elementary knowledge of celestial astronomy to know that any true star which can be viewed from earth does not have the ability to move across the sky and then position itself at a very specific locus directly above a tiny village on earth! We are therefore led to conclude that the bright star which many witnesses observed hovering above .” In other words.special human babies birthed throughout the ages. and anger. a clinical procedure common to modern obstetrics yet well beyond the knowledge of even the most learned physicians of that time. it would seem to be inexpedient for anyone to fabricate or embellish such an incredible tale at the expense of the stories highly esteemed central characters. the story of Yeshua's conception and birth is. and instructions from. embarrassment. could have brought about a public stoning for young M iriam. It is an easily verifiable fact that studies of constellations and conjunctions of that time show that no natural astronomical star ever behaved in such a manner. it is reported that a bright star was tracked across the sky by numerous observers.10). the New Testament writers unabashedly dignify this remarkable story repeatedly as an important testimonial to Yeshua's extraterrestrial genetic origins and divine destiny. Luk 1:26-38). including learned men of science serving great kings of the Eastern realms. was based wholly upon his own personal encounter with. Further complicating the problem of M iriam's “divine” pregnancy would be the anticipated reaction of a humiliated fiancé. we are told. instead of suffering the kind of hostility which. in itself. The story of Yeshua's birth is surrounded by other extraordinary events as well. the NT boldly states that the Father God's extraterrestrial emissaries chose a young Jewish virgin girl named M iriam (or M ary) who was already betrothed according to Jewish custom. For example. is the NT claim that the baby Yeshua was uniquely procreated as “God's only begotten (or sired) son. her betrothed Yosef (or Joseph) overcame what one might reasonably assume would have been extreme suspicion. to birth and nurture this unique child. Instead. another elohim emissary who appeared to him soon after M iriam's conception. It certainly could easily have been regarded as an embarrassing family secret and rationally excluded as being detrimental to the public's perception of Yeshua. This star-like object was followed to a point where it is said to have hovered above Yeshua's birthplace at Bethlehem before disappearing completely (see M at 2:9. or at the very least considered unnecessary to mention. so offensive to Hebrew sensibilities within the culture of the day as to seem to beg for its omission from the texts. the NT writers assert that Yeshua of Nazareth was the only elohim-human (technically a genetic hybrid) offspring of Father Yahweh. His decision. Given current knowledge of non-sexual in vitro fertilization and gestation this story would appear to suggest that a select ovum was artificially fertilized and then re-implanted into the young woman's womb. in their day. To say that the report of a virgin conception might create a monumental scandal for the respective families of the betrothed and the community in which they lived is to grossly understate the repercussions that such an event would have within the Jewish culture of their day. Two texts specifically record that an elohim emissary of high rank personally oversaw or administered M iriam's conception of the baby Yeshua (see M at 1:18-25. Yet. although they clearly always considered him unique. In apparent total disregard for any resulting controversy or skepticism that it might create. Standing alone. and wed his pregnant virgin bride anyway.

but as it is.” Jno 5:36 “Philip said to him. As we closely examine this story and the testimony of his followers. ‘Have I been so long with you. Regardless of opinions to the contrary. my kingdom is not from here. fulfilling ancient Hebrew prophecy. They tell us that Yeshua demonstrated remarkable powers wherever he went. you are of this world. Yet. a heinous act perpetrated by the reigning King Herod in an attempt to slay the prophesied newborn “King of the Jews. according to the most precise translation of the Christian NT. the implication seems to be that the baby Yeshua was created as a genetic hybrid (possibly cloned) from Father Yahweh's own DNA. he was promptly tried in a mockery of justice and sentenced to a torturous and humiliating execution by crucifixion. Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father. why do you say. and instructing the commoners of Palestine in the principles of love and compassion for one another (principles of his extraterrestrial kingdom) Yeshua was finally forced to surrender himself to the Roman authorities. and “purchase” eternal salvation for faithful believers. Such miracles were the works to which he referred that should have convinced even the coldest skeptic that he was indeed a “mighty one” sent from Yahweh.Bethlehem was more than likely a radiant spaceship transporting a contingent of extraterrestrial elohim who reportedly had direct contact with many of the locals (see Luk 2:8-15).” (see M at 2:13-23). demonstrate his own resurrection from mortal death. whether Jew or . it was that very evidence which proved to be an offense to the religious authorities of his day. feeding the hungry.’ And Yeshua said to him. then my servants would be fighting. Having been accused by Israel's rabbinical rulers of heresy. the NT gospels written by Yeshua's disciples portray him as a unique individual of divine parentage. diseased and impoverished people throughout Palestine. ‘show us the Father?’ Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?’” Jno 14:8-10 “And (Yeshua) was saying to them. genetically created to become the M essiah. bear witness of me. Having spent his brief life on earth healing the sick. and it is enough for us. I am from (outer space) above. having a miraculous impact upon the lives of numerous severely handicapped. ‘Lord. and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of extraterrestrial troops?” Mat 26:53 Briefly. If my kingdom were of this world. the very works that I do. Despite having many opportunities to flee capture. often seemingly defying physical laws. I am not of this world. ‘You are from (Earth) below. the NT writers insist that Yeshua willingly submitted himself to this terrible death in order to fulfill a mission of self-sacrifice.” Jno 18:36 “Or do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father. We are further informed that these elohim emissaries had protective charge over the infant Yeshua and even alerted his parents to hasten their escape from an impending slaughter of Bethlehem's infant male children. and yet you have not come to know me. that the Father has sent me. ministering to the oppressed poor. Yeshua of Nazareth was the world's most historically prominent extraterrestrial-human. that I might not be delivered up to the Jews. “the works that the Father has given me to accomplish.” Jno 8:23 “My kingdom is not of this world.” Thus. show us the Father. or “seed. he is certainly acknowledged the world over as an extraordinary human being gifted with extraordinary powers and having a most extraordinary destiny.

to life. M any are indeed remarkably accurate. accompanied by attendant elohim emissaries. bearing the scars of his crucifixion wounds. as in Isaiah's prophecy penned five hundred years earlier that details the torture and execution of the Jewish M essiah (Isa 52:13-53:12). b) he demonstrated super-human powers to the masses. He was then transported off world to another location somewhere in the cosmos. c) he submitted himself sacrificially to an unjust execution. Jno 20:17. to personally interact with and instruct many of his disciples. Luk 24:44-47). e) he ascended. he is usually rejected as the prophesied M essiah outside of Christianity. Significant to this study is the story that.. you cannot follow me now. ‘Where I go. persecution and execution by his own ethnic kinsmen is portrayed in the NT as a kind of twisted irony. “Simon Peter asked. even his rejection. Yeshua is reported to have appeared alive in the flesh. perhaps even bolder. said to confirm several key messianic prophecies of the OT (see M at 26:56. It was their belief and teaching that the long prophesied M essiah who would bring a message of peace and hope to mankind from the stars was destined to be betrayed and killed as the final ritual blood sacrifice (“the Lamb of God without blemish”) performed by Israel's temple priests. our focus shall remain directed toward the testimony of Yeshua's origin and the notable events surrounding his death and resurrection as relates to the cosmic theology paradigm.. a) Yeshua was both human and extraterrestrial by birth. claims made by the NT writers pertaining to the prophetic destiny and supremacy of Yeshua as relates to our world. Lord Yahweh. were unable to say what had occurred on their watch and were summarily executed.. and receive you to myself that where I am you may be also.. following his confirmed death by crucifixion and burial for three days inside a tomb that had been secured and sealed by the government authorities. clearly all of the New Testament writers believed that.In my Father's realm are many dwelling places. The argument offered by Yeshua's disciples that portrays him as a “stumbling stone” to the Jews leads to a startling conclusion. leaving his faithful followers with the promise that he would return one day in the future to take them to a new home world somewhere among the stars. It should be mentioned that while orthodox Jews and secular religious historians may respectfully acknowledge Yeshua of Nazareth as a Jewish rabbi and/or prophet. Roman guards stationed at the tomb site were interrogated by their military commanders but. by the elohim and. Luk 24:51. While there are many more. The following passages are offered as an accurate alternative translation of the Greek. d) he was resuscitated from death.’” Jno 13:36-14:3 “According to his promise we are looking for a new world in a new part of the cosmos in which .and if I go to prepare a place for you. thus creating a new and better covenant between the Father. Act 1:9-11) Whatever minor differences there may be in the individual accounts of the events. even under penalty of death. Yet. During the days that followed. into outer space to be with The Father.Gentile. I will come again. Yeshua's elohim guardians resuscitated and freed him from the tomb. (see M ar 16:19. ‘Lord where are you going?’ Yeshua answered. As a matter of historical record. but you shall follow me later. and all of humankind.

Being the astute Hebrew scholar that he was. there was obviously no question in Paul's mind that he had had a “close encounter of the elohim kind” effecting his . Finally. on cosmic things above. nevertheless keeping his faithful testimony.9. As a respected. suddenly and without warning. we are told.” II Pet 3:13 “We. The unique purpose of this startling encounter. any commentary on the NT account of the part human. are cosmic citizens. was Yeshua's stern command to Paul that he cease his persecution of innocent believers and instead begin to spread the “good news” of the NT faith throughout the Gentile world. What could have occurred that was so profound as to utterly and forever alter the life of this once-noble Pharisee? Paul's testimony to the young churches of “The Way” which he founded during his arduous journeys throughout the Near East and southern Europe (his letters to them comprise half the books of the New Testament) recounts the story. and we eagerly await our Savior to come from outer space. courage and dignity wholly intact to the very end. not on things here on earth.righteousness dwells. Clearly the NT writers ascribe superior authority to Yeshua while also revering other prominent elohim emissaries in much the same way as did the writers of the OT whenever referring to the special emissaries of Yahweh. author of the main body of NT literature that defines the M essianic faith. a testimony that would eventually cost him his life.” Php 3:20 “Set your hearts. He happened to be journeying with several companions on the Damascus Road around noon one day when. the Lord Yeshua Messiah.” Mar 13:26. legal citizen of Rome it is fair to say that Paul was precisely the sort of individual who would be taken very seriously as a witness in any court proceeding of the day. Undaunted by the severest of persecution and innumerable hardships.27 This very brief outline of Yeshua's extraterrestrial connection does not pretend to do justice to the gospel teachings nor fully explore the question of his relationship to the elohim or the extent of his cosmic authority. This extraordinary intellectual. then. And then he will send forth the mighty ones to gather together his elect from the four winds. was a reputable merchant and prominent member of the Jewish religion's ruling class known as Pharisees—the group primarily responsible for the eventual persecution and slaughter of Yeshua and his followers.2 “And then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. thoroughly literate in rabbinical law as well as the culture and philosophy of the Greek world.” Col 3:1. where Messiah sits on his throne at the right side of Yahweh. an airborne Yeshua hit him with an intense blast or beam of light. Paul stubbornly persisted in recounting the incredible story of his own personal close encounter with the post-resurrection extraterrestrial Yeshua as he was spreading the “good news” of the M essianic faith throughout the Greco-Roman Empire. he was ultimately imprisoned and executed. Though ostracized by his Hebrew kinsmen. from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of the universe. commonly known as the Apostle Paul. et al). Keep your minds fixed on things there. hurling him to the ground and rendering him temporarily blind (see Acts Ch. part extraterrestrial Prince of Peace would be incomplete without the testimony of Saul of Tarsus. however. The fact that he was also a hostile opponent of M essianic believers should lend further credibility to his most extraordinary conversion testimony.

S TAR WARS In this chapter we will undertake a brief analysis of those texts that refer to the Bible's most prominent malevolent beings. With an open mind and without prejudice. or “channeling” of various authoritative entities) may well be a deceptive masquerade by malevolent elohim intended to deceive and distract receptive people who are seeking comfort or guidance "from beyond". the activities and motivations of adversarial cosmic beings appears quite varied. these dominantly evil beings are depicted as having destructive intentions toward humankind and are also. seance visitations with the human dead. At once a devout disciple of Yeshua he quickly became a prominent and often controversial spokesman for the M essianic movement. sometimes written from prison. philosophy and institutional religion being another matter. but we should note that the folklore of almost every culture on earth is replete with dark tales of malevolent creatures of every conceivable description who prey upon vulnerable human beings. even while questioning some of the details of biblical translation with intellectual curiosity. while there are no doubt countless beings of various descriptions throughout the cosmos that may have different hostile intentions toward other species. As one reads his letters. forsaking his worldly reputation and fortunes. in order to disguise a more sinister psycho- . While some of these frightening tales may simply be born of irrational fears and superstition. for preaching the Cosmic Kingdom message and repeating the remarkable story of his personal close encounter with Lord Yeshua wherever he went. either through direct physical and psychic harm or through deception with malevolent intent. imprisonment. the principal extraterrestrial adversaries at war within Yahweh's empire. one may rationally believe in the extraterrestrial God(s) of the Bible based solely on the testimony of such reliable witnesses. Theology. intelligence. Although it is difficult to identify a specific hierarchical or governmental structure among these dark forces from the Bible's somewhat sketchy commentaries. Consequently. Nor does it appear in any way to have been self-serving. the biblical texts attempt to identify those beings in the elohim class who should be avoided or resisted. It is also very likely that many reported encounters with "ghosts" and other spirit-beings (as in paranormal contact. and courage. Paul endured numerous bitter hardships. it becomes quite impossible to simply dismiss the dramatic testimony of his conversion that so profoundly altered his former life as a staunch opponent and severe persecutor of Yeshua's followers as mere fabrication or hallucination.immediate and faithful conversion. Indeed. Commonly referred to as Satan. Of particular concern to this study is the existence of aggressive extraterrestrial predators identified in the Bible texts that pose a threat to human beings. devil(s) and demons. others may indeed have had their origin in actual encounters with hostile extraterrestrial or earth-active entities. presumably. This is not the ranting of a madman with a death wish. whatever their motives. Time would not permit us to address the lengthy history of superstition pertaining to the subject. and ultimately death. one cannot help being impressed by Paul's lucidity. one can easily concede that something quite extraordinary did indeed occur that day to a certain sojourner traveling along the Damascus Road. As perhaps the most influential and visible Apostle of the faith.

“Adam and Eve”. or “god”. behavior in the one so possessed. apparently with some tacit approval to engage in his evil activities. II Cor 4:3. 12:22. M alevolent influence or control. One possible reason for this loathsome being having the liberty to freely roam our planet . 14:30. prophecy. described in NT texts pertaining to Lord Yeshua's personal deliverance ministry (see M at 9:32-34. Such deliverance was a common feature of Yeshua's miraculous healing activity that his disciples and others also tried to imitate with some success (see M at 7:22. Though it is not clear from the biblical texts precisely what kind of beings are involved in human demonization or the exact nature and extent of their powers and predatory motives.15. a benevolent entity can produce welcome effects such as psycho-spiritual healing.50. 11:14-26). cognitive dreams. on the other hand. of this world (see Jno 12:31. M ar 1:34. Without arriving at a consensus as to the origin of or treatment for the phenomenon referred to as “demonic possession” (with all known physical effects and clinical disorders considered) many researchers do report that certain subjects have appeared to be “possessed” by some external entity or unknown force. demon deliverance or exorcism). In the New Testament this adversary is even referred to as the ruler. Luk 4:33-37 & 41.e. and so forth. 10:8. as in cases of demonization which produces extreme. 10:17). this notorious adversary has at least occasional direct access to Yahweh. what is made very clear is that they are not friendly to human beings and must be resisted with all of one's mental strength and faith. For example.. obtains permission to test Job's faith (see Job 1:6-12). influence. Apparently.23. in the Book of Genesis we have the account of the temptation and fall from grace of the first created humans. or “Satan”. is allowed certain latitude to harm. and deceive people and seems to take a special interest in testing Father Yahweh's most righteous servants. Luk 9:49. In the Book of Job we find the story of one righteous man's extraordinarily severe persecution by the Devil who. tempt. 16:17. as do other prominent elohim. What emerges as the most common observation of those who have witnessed such cases is that the mind of the so-called “possessed” appears to be taken over by an alien persona who then demonstrates bizarre or destructive behavior through the host subject. Then we have the fascinating story of the Devil's temptation of Yeshua found in Luke 4:1-13. Equally common is the observation that such an invasive malevolent entity can be successfully resisted by the target subject or driven away by willing observers who have the spiritual authority or power to do so (i. Certain passages seem to suggest that the chief adversarial elohim being referred to as the Devil. On the positive side. behavior which may even appear to defy physical law.spiritual control agenda. 5:1-20. This would seem to confirm those biblical texts previously referred to concerning the psychic power of the elohim who can telepathically enter and control the human mind. The causal theories offered are as diverse as the techniques of exorcism employed by the priests and witch doctors of almost every religion on earth. 9:38-42. M ar 3:14. M odern psychologists and paranormal researchers have observed and recorded many unusual and difficult to diagnose cases of extreme mental and emotional disturbances that are often accompanied by inexplicable phenomenological effects that parallel biblical accounts of demonization. they are among the elohim-kind and.4). for reasons not fully explained. often violent. have malevolent and destructive intentions towards Earth and humankind in general. inspiration. can have serious negative and harmful results. during an audience with Lord Yahweh in the company of other elohim. Presumably.

poorly rendered as “giants” in many older translations. “light bringer”). another identity offered for the so-called “Prince of Demons” in the name Beelzebub (see M at 10:25. Clearly. from the Latin lux fero (Lit. given the fact that the Bible includes adversarial beings that are deliberately deceptive among the elohim kind. mentioned in the OT (see II Kgs 1:2).”). the OT writers considered themselves no match for the elohim and therefore submitted themselves with pleas for mercy. “Satan”. II Pet 2:4. some concern may be warranted. The Genesis text also mentions an ancient race called the Nephilim (Lit. one might speculate that such terminology may originally have been used to ascribe aerospace flight capability to this particularly detestable sky god. hence the tradition of the “Lord of the Flies”. Luk 11:15-19) also Baal-zebub in the Hebrew. and was also an Old English term for a common sulfur-tipped match. or Devil. however. unfortunately. Through the . “those who cause to fall. One may reasonably infer that these "angels who sinned" are those identified in the Genesis Chapter Six text as "sons of god" (elohim) presumed to have had forbidden sexual relations with human women that produced mighty and renowned offspring in the ancient world. A question that often arises among students of the Bible as well as researchers into UFOs and extraterrestrial life is how one can properly distinguish between benevolent and malevolent extraterrestrials. the sole reference to Lucifer is found in Isaiah. This might be a good opportunity to briefly examine one colorful tradition that may be in need of clarification. The legend that has “Lucifer” as the personal name of the Devil first arose in the M iddle Ages from a misinterpretation of an old Latin Bible text. Even a casual reading of this passage reveals that Isaiah's scathing prophecy addresses the reigning king of Babylon (v. Among the various accounts of adversarial beings in the Bible is the fascinating story of certain elohim emissaries who have fallen into disrepute among their own kind and are imprisoned as criminals facing ultimate punishment at the Day of Judgment (see I Pet 3:19. it does not provide an easy distinction such as “the good guys wear white hats and the bad guys wear black hats”. which is commonly used as a proper name. Beginning with the earliest English versions of the Bible. The NT offers a somewhat more hopeful solution to the adversarial elohim problem. The word lucifer. referred to the planet Venus. ruler or overlord) and Zebuwb. Chapter Fourteen. denoting a fast-flying biting insect.20. Especially alarming to some is the recent rise in cases of UFO abductions and reports of encounters with hostile beings of varying form and appearance. There is. Indeed. Jud 6). completely and fearfully dependent upon the intercession of pious prophets and devout priests to intercede on Israel's behalf with Yahweh to spare them from their enemies. and ascertain their motives. This interesting compound name is formed from the Chaldean Baal (Lit. ha satan literally means an adversary or accuser. depicted prominently in the NT. It would be nice if the Bible were to sort out this problem for us but. In the Hebrew. to identify the chief adversary. above and below.with destructive intent may be suggested in Paul's Second letter to the Thessalonians in a prophecy pertaining to Yeshua's future reappearance or “second coming” (see II Ths 2:8-12). Rather than a literal reference to an insect fly.5. As M oses does not develop this history in any detail. many writers have been led to wild speculation and misleading fictional stories unsupported by any concrete biblical information. “the bright morning star”. as from a great height.4) and not the Devil as the centuries-old legend goes. M ar 3:22-26. 12:24-27. especially in a prosecutorial sense.

M ost common is the Hebrew word sheol. the individual believer may be given the spiritual power to resist the Devil and even to repel. With its powerfully frightening imagery supported by centuries of unscholarly manipulation of the biblical texts entwined with pagan underworld myth and fictional literature. earth. arbitrarily rendered hell in English. which are almost universally rendered hell in the English Bible translations. likewise translated hell. invasive demonic beings in others. Sheol. which. “For our struggle is not against [humanity]. we shall attempt to expose the true Hebrew worldview. The NT repeatedly warns believers to be alert for deception and also to “test the spirits” to determine whether they represent Lord Yahweh or are perhaps a clever. today's religious culture appears. hell bound to endure the curse of this awful fiction. Yeshua's devotees are instructed to exercise dependent. sheol was understandably a frightful place to be avoided. not subterranean. used sixty-five times in the OT. there are three primary words. Yahweh. adversary (see I Jno 4:1-6). and are told to use wisdom and sound judgment to differentiate between righteous and deceptive or evil elohim. A fourth word.” Eph 6:12 Particularly noteworthy is the biblical worldview pertaining to beings in the elohim class (righteous or evil) who have their primary abode in the cosmic realm but are frequent visitors to. Tartaros should properly be viewed as a symbolic reference to the Hebrew concept of a dark pit. There. each having a different definition. sadly. Home to decaying corpses. certain faithful believers may also acquire special spiritual gifts including the gift of discernment called “distinguishings” (see I Cor 12:10). or cast out.power of faith and trust in the M essianic authority of Yeshua who is portrayed as the Empire's “Crown Prince”. Beyond this. Gehenna and Hades. through unbiased exegesis of the Hebrew and Greek texts. is used only once in II Peter 2:4 to refer to the aforementioned imprisoned “angels who sinned”. Note in the following passage found in Paul's letter to the believers at Ephesus. This contradicts another popular myth that has the devil and demons residing in the notorious nether-region called “hell”. against the powers. it was simply regarded as the underground abode of . according to the custom of the day. All believers are furthermore instructed to avail themselves of defensive spiritual armor and weapons for waging spiritual warfare against the forces of the dark side (see Eph 6:10-17). this striking commentary on human involvement in the struggle against these extraterrestrial forces of evil. could be a subterranean burial cavern used as a mass grave. against the world forces of this darkness. Yet. art and drama that spins vivid. following his resurrection and ascension into outer space. approximating the meaning of tomb or grave. hellish tales of torture and woe. From the perspective of Hebrew theology relative to defining the word hell we shall see that the true origin and abode of the Bible's malevolent elohim beings who visit earth is extraterrestrial. if you will. skeletons and detestable creatures. rather than to the Greek tale about the god Saturn imprisoning the rebellious gods known as Titans in the dark and foreboding Tartaros. or abyss. but against the rulers. giving this common myth the appearance of scriptural authenticity while obscuring many important distinctions in the texts. against the spiritual [dark forces] of wickedness in outer space. or perhaps even residents of. Briefly. Irrespective of the popular tradition pertaining to hell that is incorrectly assumed to be biblical teaching. “Tartaros”. to determine the biblical origins of this tradition. even disguised. child-like faith in the Father. Generally.

where condemned beings are incarcerated and tortured alive. The term “lake of fire” is found only in the Book of Revelations (Rev 20:14. the accuracy of which is confirmed by certain cross quoting between the Old and New Testaments (e. corresponding to the Hebrew sheol. sulfur) as it is commonly mistranslated. By choosing the name of a well-known waste disposal site he communicated the concept of a fateful annihilation of those reprobate beings considered to be the garbage of the universe. sheol may have taken on some of the superstition and religious beliefs pertaining to a “hellish” underworld from the Egyptian. Ge Hinnom). and not the mineral brimstone (i. devotees of Yeshua M essiah. despite all of the familiar old arguments to the contrary. The first. The second NT word translated hell is Gehenna (Heb.15 et al) but mirrors several other prophetic texts that specifically point to a final disposal of all evil and corrupt things. certain Jewish religious authorities. or rescued. wherever the familiar “fire and brimstone” term is found in those texts. the NT promises immortality only to the “saved”. the Acts 2:27-31 quote of Psalms 16:8-11 where both sheol and Hades are used interchangeably to refer to a grave. or Gehenna.e. not “hell”). The Greek Hades should therefore be rendered grave. the infamous institutions of torture existing in his time certainly offered other very graphic analogies upon which he could draw to better communicate a concept more closely resembling the classic hell myth. Clearly. Interestingly. One must take care not to infer from this unfortunate word choice that the Hebrew writers of the NT intended to endorse any Greek mythos in contradiction to the prevailing Hebrew thinking pertaining to the whereabouts of their buried dead. sheol. Babylonian. However. But he did not. used ten times by three writers. hah-dace). the Greek word used is theion. In the NT there are two distinctive words having very different meanings that are also translated hell. whether alive or dead at his reappearing (the “second coming”) coinciding with the resurrection of the human dead at the end of the ages. derived from theos. Yeshua was describing symbolically in terms quite familiar to his listeners.g. and other cultures with whom the Hebrew peoples interacted throughout history. sheol was never thought to be the abode of living beings (human or extraterrestrial) and should not be equated with any of the prevailing myths that depict a netherworld dungeon of fire where lost souls are tortured alive by grotesque demonic creatures. Were it his intention to describe a fiery dungeon within the bowels of the earth where wicked beings are kept alive to be tortured throughout eternity. not an eternal life of torture in hell or anywhere else. A more accurate rendering of such a text may provide new insight into the Hebrew . and the Devil and his elohim legions. above or below. All other beings. terrestrial and extraterrestrial. referring to a godly or divine fire. Greek. where mounds of garbage burned continuously. is borrowed from another Greek legend of a frightening underworld realm where gods and monsters are involved in a variety of nefarious dramas.the buried dead. are destined for Lord Yahweh's “everlasting judgment” that may result in a total and eternal destruction in a “lake of fire”. instead of incinerated like garbage. This term was obviously used by Yeshua (eleven times and once by the Apostle James) to convey a specific message regarding the ultimate fate of the wicked. Over time. Hades (pron. that all wicked beings (human or extraterrestrial) would one day be disposed of like garbage and incinerated. a valley outside of Jerusalem where the city dump was located. including “death and the grave”. Nowhere does Yeshua (or any other biblical Jew) expound upon an afterlife doctrine resembling the classical Greek inspired hell myth nor does he state that Gehenna is an actual netherworld location. In using the name of the waste disposal site of Ge Hinnom. following a lengthy “last days” scenario.

expression. especially the NT. Chapter Ten. Faithful believers are repeatedly warned to beware of deception when encountering adversarial elohim . (Authors note: This subject is explored in much greater detail in a separate work titled. Apocalyptic themes have been dramatized in a variety of ways both in literature and film wherein mankind is depicted as mounting a heroic military style resistance of an alien invasion that saves the world.g. Since malevolent elohim are portrayed as using psycho-spiritual mind control and temptation. prayer.9). it nevertheless remains a difficult undertaking to ascribe to the Hebrew writers of the Bible our favorite underworld hell myths. The NT's prophetic message of salvation at Yeshua's reappearing describes mankind's rendezvous with an apocalyptic destiny that includes global catastrophic events and unparalleled human suffering. But. the threat from elohim adversaries and the urgency of resistance is not understated (see I Pet 5:8. Rather than being confined to some mythical underworld they are at liberty to roam the cosmos. if one is to believe biblical prophecy. most important to this study is the view of adversarial elohim as dangerous and powerful extraterrestrial predators on a mission to conquer and rule earth.e. and devotion to Yahweh. even to the point of attempting to gain strategic geopolitical control over particular regions of the planet (e. Heb 12:29). As the cosmic battle rages throughout Yahweh's kingdom. they do seem to have taken a special interest in the fate of humankind. Isa 33:14. A final conflict ensues when the cosmic forces of Lord Yeshua overcome what might be best described as a full-scale invasion of our planet by Satan's minions and the rise of a uniquely empowered world ruler (i. Here. Setting aside the most dreadful hellfire and damnation doctrines enshrined in the annals of Christian tradition. One of the most interesting texts in the Bible pertaining to the cosmic conflict between biblical extraterrestrials is found in Daniel. From this and other similar testimonies in the Bible we may reasonably conclude that the battle for control over Earth and its inhabitants is quite arduous and strategically important to both sides of the conflict. inspiring various immoral or evil behavior that undermines humanity and leads to civil disorder and social decay. Dan 10:20). The biblical texts are replete with prophecies telling of a climactic end-game scenario wherein the forces of light engage the forces of darkness in a final battle of epic proportion. While the New Testament offers a distinctly joyous message of hope and salvation through faith in the Resurrected M essiah. While still the subject of considerable religious debate. our survival is not assured by any human endeavor apart from actualizing one's faithful allegiance to Lord Yahweh's kingdom and relying upon Lord Yeshua and the great elohim warrior priests of the Empire to rescue faithful devotees and deliver them safely to another world. the highly esteemed Hebrew prophet records in revealing detail how an unidentified elohim emissary of Yahweh was opposed in battle for twenty-one days delaying his mission to contact Daniel until he received reinforcement from the great Chief Prince of the Empire called M ichael (Heb. “our god is a consuming fire” (see Due 4:24. For Bible students devoted to eschatology. the Bible advises exercising discipline over the mind and “flesh” along with faithful meditation. godlike or “the greatest of the mighty ones” also called the Archangel in the NT). A Cosmic Conspiracy: Down to Earth). the cosmic theology paradigm holds an important interpretive key to biblical prophecy relative to impending geopolitical and cosmic events. irrespective of one or two unusual passages that appear in parable form and are not in themselves expositive. the Anti-Christ) who will attain great global popularity. including Planet Earth.

it was forbidden to give attention to or associate oneself with any “alien elohim”.” Jno 7:24 “Beloved.g. as in the following sample passages..” I Jno 4:1 Finally. ”new” and “unknown” elohim. such as those referred to as “greys” or any non-humanoid alien species that would meet the basic criteria to be called “mighty ones”. such possible encounters remains a biblical mystery. geography. and the supervised development of earth's ancient civilizations are common themes. the same story of creation was told in India's Days and Nights of Brahma and the story of Noah paralleled in the tale of Vaivasvata who was warned by the . sound judgment. or even speak their names. we shall not concern ourselves with competing theologies relative to the mission. Yet. but test the spirits to see whether they are from [Yahweh]. awesome power and technology. Centuries before M oses penned Genesis. but judge with righteous judgment.. It must certainly be more than mere coincidence that the devotees of every diverse religion in history. do not believe every spirit. according to Hebrew religious law. Since the subject of “ancient astronauts” in world religion has been extensively researched and ably set down by many others. masquerade as the “good guys” (e. Encounters with other off-world species may. and faith when confronting any extraterrestrial.. We shall begin by making the objective observation that the appearance of highly advanced space explorers in world history is not confined within any geo-religious boundaries. separated by time. and culture all ascribe to their sky gods similar attributes and behavior.who can. humanlike form and traits.” Exo 22:28 “But I would remind you that even the archangel Michael when he was contending with the devil in the dispute over the body of Moses did not dare to condemn him with mockery. however. we shall limit this examination to a very small sample of ancient religious texts from around the world. vehicular space travel. and often do. intentions. the genetic creation of human beings. “You must not revile the mighty ones. be accounted for in the writer's use of such terminology as “strange”.. since. etc. He simply said. there are simply no specific references to be found in the biblical texts. the Lord rebuke you!” Jud 9 “Do not judge according to appearance. DEMYTHOLOGIZING RELIGION In this final chapter we will briefly examine other historical religious texts besides the Bible that offer evidence of extraterrestrial contact similar in tenor to the biblical account of the elohim. “false prophets”. or identification and deification of any particular “sky god(s)” nor address the highly controversial and subjective opinions of the numerous experts in this field. they are always described as recognizably human-like in appearance. Extraterrestrial origin. In so doing. in each and every instance of a recorded personal encounter with benevolent extraterrestrial elohim in the Bible.) and advises all to use caution. If the Hebrew writers had contact with other advanced extraterrestrial biological entities (EBE's). “Satan himself appears as an angel of light”. “false Christ's”.

language and other details of life in the ancient world. as does other first-hand testimony of encounters with sky gods and their spacecraft. In India. M ost of us are familiar with the Greek. that the traditions of storytelling which exist within world culture. Take the familiar Ramayana. and battles of cosmic proportions. By "demythologizing religion" our aim should not be to lay the axe to the root of all good scholarship pertaining to mythology. Indeed. These colorful legends. recalled from stories like Homer's Odyssey were said to have had their abode in the "pure upper air". we can find a bounty of literature replete with references to the space flight technology of their gods. it can just as easily be reasoned that all of earth's ancient civilizations had their own independent encounters with the same race of humanoid extraterrestrials serving as the foundation for the worlds' prominent religions. One cannot reasonably regard the similarity of such reports from history's divergent peoples as owing to some larger influence without at least conceding the possibility of worldwide extraterrestrial contact. The veracity of the extraterrestrial testimony which so distinguishes the great religions of the world is further reinforced by the fact that in every period of recorded history (notably pre-flight history) there have been continuous sightings of extraterrestrial flying craft and encounters with extraterrestrial beings reported from reliable non-religious sources. if that basic assumption is incorrect and highly advanced extraterrestrial beings not only exist but have taken more than a casual interest in our world from the beginning. folk drama.god Vishnu to build a ship for the impending Great Flood. overwhelming all discussion pertaining to the origin of world religion. and Norse legends that spin grand tales of sky gods who interacted with human beings in a variety of heroic dramas. such relatively recent European mythological dramas are merely the surviving remnant of much older legends to be found in the texts of the ancient East. Such legends adorn the religious texts of every great civilization in antiquity with only minor distinctions in the plot or characters. as we must. They would have us believe that the sky gods of religion are merely the progeny of humankind's imaginative psyche seeking to explain life's mysteries and earth's natural forces through fantastic heroic archetypes. betrayal. history. if one begins with the assumption that all recorded accounts of extraterrestrial contact are inherently false—that the “sky gods” do not exist—then such circular reasoning serves the discussion of religious history quite well. an epic poem 24. simply because it is odd. but then dismiss detailed reports of extraordinary encounters with extraterrestrials and their technology. for example. Yet. While it is reasonable to speculate that at least some of the distinctions found within the various accounts of both benevolent and malevolent gods may have arisen from encounters with different extraterrestrial species having quite different contact objectives. the very universality of the belief in humankind's genetic descent from and interaction with a highly advanced extraterrestrial race suggests that it arose spontaneously and experientially. Yet it would be the worst kind of intellectual hypocrisy to accept and even depend upon the accuracy of our ancient religious texts when it comes to archeology. then a great deal of historical scholarship is in serious trouble. The Olympian gods and goddesses. We begin by realizing. human culture and customs. But. while perhaps having their origin in actual historical events. Still. Certainly. we are taught by mythologists to consider such stories as little more than the emotional fantasy of simple minds. full of intrigue. have become seasoned with superstition. Roman.000 verses in length that . and religious dogma over time. often depict the warring sky gods as firing "lightening bolts" and "sun rays" at each other from their sky chariots and flying ships.

Wrapped in smoke and flowing flashes. depicted in Indian art brightly painted and adorned with flags and flowers. Indra's golden chariot ride!” The story goes on to describe a lengthy extraterrestrial battle fought between the two adversaries before Ravan is finally vanquished by Lord Rama. which forms the foundation of the Hindu religion. Silver swans. Lord of the M onkeys. Maruts in their moving car.. other ancient texts reveal even greater detail regarding the flight technology of India's sky gods. Weapon which the Saint Agostya had unto her hero given. as in the following sample passages.weaves a colorful tapestry of heroic passion. saying that they could transport many persons. This classic work has delighted and enthralled the Indian people for thousands of years. assisted by Hanuman. When the evil Ravana kidnaps Sita. intrigue. by Rama's bidding. Bright celestial cars in concourse sailed upon the cloudless sky. and attack invisibly with awesome weaponry. Ramachandra Dikshitar notes the capabilities of what are described as various types of “flying machines”. Significantly.. 4) “Bright immortals robed in sunlight sailed across the liquid sky . Rama. lain the lifeless hero low. the war involves many air battles fought from bird-like craft and "flying cars".” Beside the Ramayana. Pierced the iron heart of Ravan. Rama. The story centers around Prince Rama and his adored bride Sita. Where the true and righteous Rama sought his foe in fatal fray. From his translation of the Samar in “War in Ancient India”. launches an all-out war against him and his legions to rescue the princess. Shining arms and heavenly weapons he to lofty Rama gave. Winged as lightening dart of Indra. “Sailing o'er the cloudless ether Rama's Pushpa chariot came And ten thousand jocund voices shouted Rama's joyous name. Fascinating descriptions of flight propulsion and weapons systems can be gleaned from the Ramayana texts. soft descended from the air And on earth the chariot lighted. and cosmic conflict. inspiring the art and culture of that enchanting country to this day. also contains an inexhaustible treasure of information on the subject. M any verses refer to a two-storied flying vehicle with windows and several compartments for passengers and crew called a "Pushpa chariot". such as in the following verses selected at random. take these steeds celestial. Take this car! so said Matali.” Reunited with his princess. fly great distances in any direction throughout the stellar regions. When the righteous strive and struggle. the victorious Rama returns home in his spaceship to a hero's welcome. “Brave Matali drove the chariot drawn by steeds like solar ray. Ch. Bright Adityas in their splendor. apparently blown out of the sky by some sort of missile! “Still the dubious battle lasted until Rama in his ire Wielded Brahma's deathful weapon flaming with celestial fire. gods assist the true and brave. speeding from the circled bow. Which the helping gods provide. “And the gods in cloud-borne chariots came to view the scene so fair. car of flowers divinely fair. The lengthy epic M ahabharata. fatal as the bolt from heaven.” (From Book One.

O King. O King.. political. Endued with the splendor of fire. that [weapon] coursed toward us.. That [weapon]. in the battle between the gods and the Asuras in the days of old. and planetary conquest. Jarasandha.. forward. p.” (From Book Eight.invoked the Agneya weapon.with the impetuosity of the thunder. which is said to be indefensible. [it] fell down on the Earth splitting her [with its might] and making the very mountains tremble. And blazing forth in splendor. 2) “Devas from their cloud-borne chariots.661) “. homa offerings pleased the Shining Ones on high. the “Agneya”.And then he shot the weapon called Tashiva that is capable of slaying large bodies of foes together. that fierce (weapon) inspired thy sons with fear.592) And from page 677 of the Drona Parva. hurled for our destruction a [weapon] capable of slaying all creatures. Shataghnis....crushed.” (From Book Three. p.And their gleaming cloud-borne chariots rested on the turrets high.. thy soldiers in battle. those shafts. 2) The picture we get from many of the Indian texts is one of a “Star Wars” epic wherein heroic battles are waged among the sky gods for personal. Ch.383) “On one occasion assailed by Valadeva. some equipped with four and some with two wheels and innumerable "maces" and disci with edges sharp as razors and resplendent like the sun also appeared there. comes a chilling account of an ultimate weapon of destruction. adja. Ch. then appeared like resplendent luminaries in the clear [sky]. like the very rays of the sun. And it seemed to fill. incapable of being resisted by the very gods.” (Ibid..58) “In that dreadful battle. p. “The valiant Adwatthaman. Ida. Beholding that (weapon) of impetuous course and endowed with lightening flashes coursing towards them.. .” (Samsaptabadha Parva. and Ghandarvas from the sky Gazed in mute and speechless wonder on the human chiefs from high. excited with wrath.” (Ibid.. thy warriors fled away uttering frightful cries. and diverse other kinds of motion... O King. Its force destroyed by the energy of Valadeva's weapon.” (Drona Parva. backward. [the "celestial car"] displayed a circular.” The writer then continues at length to describe a frighteningly detailed scenario of mass destruction as the intense energy blast from the incredible “Agneya weapon” scorched the earth and that “all points of the compass were enveloped in a darkness”.... in a moment shrouded all the parts of the compass. Everywhere there was fiery chaos and death as the writer relates that even “the very elements were perturbed” by what we may reasonably surmise was some form of devastating nuclear radiation weapon from such passages as follows.[he] inspired with mantras a blazing shaft of the effulgence of a smokeless fire and let it off on all sides. Aiming at all his visible and invisible foes.. the whole Earth with a loud noise. “O King.[Bhisma] took up and hurled at them with great force a fierce [weapon] of destruction of hostile ranks..[then] the Son of Rohimi hurled the weapon called Sthunakarma for baffling it. In the following selections we are treated to some insightful details regarding the weapons capabilities of the extraterrestrial spacecraft. p. Innumerable "iron balls" also. the welkin (creation) and the troops. O King.

from the stories context. tri-wheeled. throughout their sacred texts Indian gods are portrayed as superior physical beings (never disembodied spirits) that wing through the cosmos in physical aircraft. “In this book are described. The secret of ascertaining the direction of approach of enemy [aircraft]. in one ancient Sanskrit text..the art of manufacturing various types of [aircraft] of smooth and comfortable travel in the sky.. and cannot be destroyed. The secret of constructing [aircraft] which will not break. Since. But of course even the best craftsmen in the land did not possess such secret knowledge and failed to produce one. Significantly.” Given our present scientific knowledge it is not difficult to envision from this report a horrifying nuclear holocaust in ancient India that may have rivaled the destruction of Sodom and Gomorra or even Hiroshima. India. orders some materials.. we find a detailed record of the flying machines of the sky gods. Perhaps even more than the Hebrews.burnt by those shafts. from place to place.. the religious scribes of ancient India were extremely fascinated with the flight technology of their gods.“.. both the king and queen then embark upon a pleasant journey “in the air around the . The secret of destroying enemy [aircraft].That which can go by its own force like a bird. is called Vimana. Another interesting example of the Indian fascination with the flying craft of their gods is a report found in a selection from the Brihat Katha that tells of Queen Vasavadotta's obsession to go for a ride in a flying machine.. looked. and the [chariots] also burnt by the energy of that weapon..showers of sharp and fierce arrows fell and issued [from the sky] on the wind...The steeds. land to land.. and constructs a “Garuda” or bird-like aircraft. Her dream fulfilled. which cannot be cut. uttering fierce cries.. For example. comes the following fascinating extract. or water.. On one particular occasion.these sixteen metals alone are the best for [aircraft] construction. or in air. or globe to globe.. are of sixteen kinds. O King. The secret of hearing conversations and other sounds in enemy [aircraft]. That which can travel in the sky.the hostile warriors fell down like trees burnt down by a raging fire. like the tops of trees burnt in a forest fire. on earth. is called Vimana by scientists in Aeronautics. so the story goes. The secret of making persons in enemy [aircraft] lose consciousness. will not catch fire. O Sire. and well constructed” vehicle to rescue Bhujya from the sea where he had become stranded in a “ship” that he had flown to earth from outer space. Huge elephants burnt by that weapon fell down on the earth all around. The secret of receiving photographs of the interior of enemy [aircraft]. There can be no doubt that such a detailed report of the effects of a nuclear weapon would have been beyond even the most imaginative story-telling abilities of one familiar only with primitive weapons hand crafted of wood and iron. triangular. The secret of making [aircraft] motionless. The secret of making [aircraft] invisible. Among numerous archaeological finds in India are depictions of countless airborne deities and their conveyances such as the carvings at Konarak that depicts eight flying wheels said to be the aerial transport for the Sun goddess Surya. they are said to have flown over the ocean in a “tri-columnar. entitled “Aeronautics.. light and heat absorbing.Metals suitable for [aircraft].. evident throughout their art and literature.. she ordered the king's chief artisans to construct one for her. From a translation by M aharshi Bharadwaja. a Manuscript from the Prehistoric Past” published by the International Academy of Sanskrit Research in M ysore.” Among India's most frequently invoked gods are the twin Aswins (called “Sons of Heaven”) who rode in bright aerial cars armed with thunderbolts. such aircraft were obviously a familiar sight. An unidentified stranger then appears suddenly in the story.

While it may be true that many Eastern religious traditions involve mysticism. consisted of a high civilization spanning 1. powers and duties of their sky gods. the scribes of the House of Life found that there was a circle of fire coming from the sky. Babylonian and Assyrian digs have produced volumes of written records containing cosmological tales and epic poems. Though far too numerous to quote here.. and various primitive superstitions. They shone more than the brightness of the sun and extended to the limits of the four supports of the heavens. for example. sixth hour of the day. clay cylinders from the Library of King Assurbanipal were found to contain a remarkably vivid account of King Etan's journey in a spaceship.One rod long was its body and a rod wide.so that it be remembered forever. as in many other documents. of the third month of winter. Besides priceless artifacts which adorn the museums of the world.Thereupon these fire circles ascended higher in the sky towards the south. circa 1500 BC. shamanism. and “wind-fire-wheels” engaged in fierce airborne battles using “globes of flame” and “lightening darts”. They reported to the Pharaoh. such powerful language symbolism found throughout these texts serves to further reinforce the idea that extraterrestrial contact occurred throughout the ancient world laying the foundation of world religion. nature and ancestor worship. Dominating in the sky was the station of these fire circles.earth”. mathematical formulas and scholastic texts. the scribe was careful to record the exact date and time of day that the following event occurred.. we also find dramatic accounts of both good and evil sky gods who descend to Earth on flying “silver dragons”.. genealogies. While scholars still labor to analyze the bounty of data already unearthed from ancient M esopotamia. often called the cradle of civilization.500 years until Babylon fell to Cyrus (called “the anointed of Yahweh” by the Hebrew prophet Ezra) in 539 BC.. as translated by Prince Boris de Rachewiltz from the original papyrus document found in the archives of the Egyptian M useum of the Vatican. astronomical and astrological data. In other East Asian literature. one must decipher the simple and poetic language symbolism employed by an ancient scribe and note the careful manner in which such extraterrestrial encounters were recorded...In the year 22.” As we focus once again on the Near East we are moving closer and closer to the very birthplace of recorded history. the ancient royal capitol of Assyria. In an excerpt from Egypt's Annals of Thutmosis III. government. dynastic histories. The grand empire of Babylon. and the nearly identical culture of the Assyrians to the south. we are told that the Good .. Just as we have done with respect to the biblical texts presented in previous chapters here..[and] after some days had gone by. During archaeological excavations at Ninevah. public and commercial records.. temple records.. perhaps more so than in the West.. “. such as the Feng-shen-yen-i of China and Japans Nihongi. And the hearts of the scribes became terrified and confused and they laid themselves flat on their bellies. behold these things became more numerous in the skies than ever.. On that particular occasion five thousand years ago. and detailed texts that give the names. it nevertheless remains that much of what was reported by the scribes of the ancient East can and should be studied from a historical perspective as actual extraterrestrial contact events. The army of Pharaoh looked on with him in their midst. and it was noiseless. “bird-ships”.what happened was ordered by the Pharaoh to be written in the annals of the House of Life. the discoveries thus far have been extraordinary.

their own relationship with their sky gods. Scholars have been amazed and excited by many features of the Sumerian civilization that reveal a remarkably advanced culture and technology given the age in which they appeared. The grand cultures of Babylon and Assyria are considered by M esopotamian scholars to be a branch of the much earlier Akkadian nation. scholars discovered that the Akkadians were preceded by yet another great civilization. and vinting wine. the king departed amidst a “ whirlwind and flames” soaring high above the earth where he observed the seas and continents below. and weapons as we went. the origin of their civilization and.King Etan was taken as an honored guest aboard a spaceship in the form of a rotating “flying shield” surrounded by “flames” and piloted by gods described as “tall blonde-haired men with dark complexions. propagating many new species of grains. King Etan returned in the fiery ship to his palace where the “blonde gods” remained as his guests for several days. beginning around 11.000 BC. According to the . But. Fortunately for us. alas. Shurupak.000 BC that resulted in a near total cultural impoverishment. dressed in white”. Kish. We developed better tools. during which time his distressed subjects began to prepare a successor to the throne. the ancient realm of Sumer. far and away. Eshunna. and nuts. From that fertile biological womb in ancient M esopotamia where humankind flourished in a kind of genetic laboratory—the biblical “Eden” —human beings advanced and settled into new territories. things the Europeans would only discover thousands of years later. M any now believe the Sumerian texts to be the key to the origin of many ancient legends pertaining to extraterrestrial contact whereas the Sumerian testimony is the first to assert that a race of mighty extraterrestrials personally directed the development of their civilization prior to the “Great Flood”. Uruk. That unexpected leap from the Stone Age to become the model for civilization. Ur. as we know it. Adab. Eridu. these first citizens of the ancient world were diligent to record every detail of their life. M ired in a regressive state with seemingly no hope for advancement. agricultural implements. around 4. culture. following a distinct decline around 5. Capping several decades of work in the latter half of the twentieth century. technology. One of the most ambitious archaeological digs undertaken in modern times has unearthed the Sumerian cities of Lagash. Nippar. and more. with a flourishing culture more advanced than many others which antedate it. Umma. To briefly summarize the work of many eminent scholars. Akkadian and Sumerian lexicons discovered from ancient Babylon and Assyria have become instrumental in deciphering the Sumerian cuneiform script taken from innumerable clay tablets unearthed from vast libraries at many sites. Against the protests of his advisors. Sumerologists now routinely translate volumes of data that have been entombed for millennia. believing him to have been abducted. all in the relatively brief span of five or six thousand years. of course. has often left scholars baffled as they attempt to reconstruct Earth's historical time line in light of relatively new evidence. human history began a sudden ascent within sophisticated farming communities located in the fertile mountain valleys bounded by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the region we now know as northern Iraq. Those first humans were soon domesticating animals.000 BC. fruits. He then continued on a journey around the other planets of our solar system for a period of two weeks. a truly amazing thing happened. Utilizing sophisticated computer programs. utilitarian pottery. Then. humankind's decline was abruptly halted and the great civilization of Sumer literally burst forth out of nowhere.

the fact remains that humankind's earliest historical records do go to great lengths to describe first-hand experiences with our extraterrestrial progenitors who set humanity on a civilized course with all of the knowledge needed to survive and flourish. multiply to several powers numbers into the millions and perform complex geometric equations. trade. Indeed. From our observation of primitive societies and analysis of new archaeological data. had the first legal codes and judiciary and developed the first system of commerce. enabling them to calculate square roots and fractions. they also gave us the world's first philosophy promoting world peace and a theology that honored the sky gods as the progenitors of humankind and credited them with direct tutorial supervision over their cultural development. While we would not presume to say that the religious beliefs of today's primitive societies are analogous to those of the ancients. They had the first extremely accurate calendar and possessed a knowledge of astronomy that far surpassed later civilizations. Whether defenders of the Darwinian model attach any historical or scientific value to it or not. Such discoveries have been undeniably troubling to many popular scientific theories regarding natural evolution.work of many noted Sumerologists. begs a scientific reappraisal of the origin of man and the universe. is briefly and poetically summarized by M oses in the first chapter of Genesis. They had the world's first advanced mathematics. The Sumerians also established the world's first bicameral congress. If this extraterrestrial genesis paradigm is to be embraced as fact. a concept that. and experimentation. placing anthropologists in the awkward position of trying to explain away many apparent contradictions. so that in their daily lives religion and mysticism must take a back seat to logic. and in other sacred writings from around the world. the Sumerians and many other ancient civilizations. unquestionably superior to that of the Greco-Roman system. human beings should not be any further advanced than the primitive tribes of New Guinea or Amazonia for at least another two or three million years. Yet. here we are a mere six thousand years removed from Sumer exploring outer space! It is this sudden leap from bushmen to astronauts which is perhaps the most troubling contradiction to the theory of natural selection with regard to the human species. they must be quite practical-minded to survive in the wild. we should also observe that there cannot be found so much as a single historical text from the ancient world which describes humankind's evolution from an ape-like ancestry nor one which depicts the rise of human civilization as a gradually occurring achievement unassisted by extraterrestrials. There. and the first botanical and agricultural sciences. If one adheres strictly to the Darwinian model. the first chemistry science. and transportation. for example. leaving behind one of the most important testimonials extant pertaining to extraterrestrial encounters in the ancient world. some principles do appear to evolve within all developing cultures that requires religious experience to have some sort of practical benefit and that it be communicated simply and truthfully. Indeed. these mysterious people gave us the worlds first written language. The story of creation told by the Hebrews. they went to great lengths to record every detail of their life and interaction with the "sky gods". Their scientists developed the world's first medical science. then not only must science come to terms with a natural selection scenario in which human beings are the exception but a reconsideration of human history that allows for extraterrestrial intervention is also called for. we find the amazing story of the genetic engineering of human beings by extraterrestrial "gods". anthropologists note that pre-literate humans are not nearly as superstitious or prone to flights of fantasy as once thought. pragmatism. Particularly relevant to our current study. the first public school system and the first historians and librarians. . That said. if true.

if not celebrate. a scientifically valid sequential progression that accurately accounts for millions of years of earth's evolution (from a gaseous to solid state.. Enlightened theologians now routinely proffer an “intelligent design” paradigm that does allow for an evolution scenario (i.Irrespective of one's scientific or theological predisposition. Lost within this vitriolic contest of wills between the vocal reactionaries of both camps is the distant voice of our ancestors proclaiming an exciting message for our own time. As we re-evaluate mankind's origin and the evolution of civilization from a cosmic theology perspective. Judeo-Christian scholars have also been notoriously hostile to most scientific theory pertaining to the origin of the universe and the evolution of life on our planet. then vegetation. many astute scientists and secular scholars often tend to regard the world's sacred religious texts as offering little more than mystical hocus-pocus. mankind's personal encounters with a vast living cosmos. suggesting a planet-wide biological evolution scenario. On the other hand.e. “creation science”) wherein human beings are the evolutionary exception to the Darwinian model.) in the Genesis declaration “[elohim] said. we have a new opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the universe and ourselves as science and religion become more reconcilable. IN CONCLUS ION History has witnessed a bitter conflict between science and religion that has seen devout religious clerics stubbornly resist some of the most important scientific discoveries and scholarly achievements of the modern age. it is time for all inquiring minds to re-think many previously held assumptions pertaining to the religious experiences recorded by the simpleminded citizens of the ancient world. a new and scientifically credible cosmic theology may be found to contain more historical and scientific fact than . In light of the overwhelming evidence of extraterrestrial contact throughout human history one marvels at how secular scholars have so skillfully managed to ignore the cosmic theology equation present in the world's great religious literature and negate even the possibility of intelligent genetic engineering of human life in ancient earth history. etc. It has been widely acknowledged by theological scholars for some time that M oses' Genesis account is but a so-termed “six-day” creation synopsis based upon a common oral tradition passed down from ancient times (possibly originating in Sumer) that leaves ample room for speculation as to many details.(vegetation and all living creatures)”. At the very least we should value. that remains the goal of "demythologizing religion". Let the earth bring forth. that uniquely human quality which has allowed us to recall. As skeptical minds acquire a greater esteem for humankind's ancient religious texts. with a few exceptions. in an abbreviated symbolic way. with childlike wonder. One popular view holds that M oses provides. Perhaps it is the radical nature of that message from the past that now seems so threatening to the intractable positions of both science and religion with equal severity. the truth of a shared human experience with our extraterrestrial relatives. For it is the discovery of a simple truth.. often to the point of crucifying true genius. A significant departure from traditional scientific thinking only occurs in Genesis' assertion that on the final “day” of earth's evolution the elohim genetically engineered human beings. sea life and higher forms of creatures.

The Bible certainly contains much more than just the earthly record of the Jews or the moral wisdom of venerable sages. reality-based theology for the times. Likewise. It is a timeless collection of stories depicting mankind's relationship with their extraterrestrial progenitors. This area of study could also prove valuable to a new generation of dedicated. and saints. accurately translated and fairly interpreted using the best scholarship available in the modern era. Within its accurately translated and demystified texts. Certainly one of the most important responsibilities of pious clergy and theologians entrusted with accurately communicating theological concepts to the faithful masses is to ensure that the Bible is. UFO researchers who are frequently discredited simply because they sometimes lack the scientifically credible and philosophical relationships which might invite a more open-minded examination of persuasive empirical evidence. Bible scholars must not allow millions of trusting souls to wander about in a dark wilderness of antiquated religious tradition built upon misinformation. prophets. the Bible offers us a message of warning and hope that may very well be the key to understanding our place in the vast living cosmos populated by an ancient and powerful citizenry. the purveyors of simplistically reductive Bible story-myth need to be challenged to develop a more accessible. cultural bias and inaccuracies in the Bible translations while a lamp of knowledge that could shed new light upon an old path remains “hidden under a bushel”. at the very least. if sometimes perceived as eccentric. all serious students of biblical history would be well served by becoming better acquainted with the distinctive terminology used by the Hebrew writers to describe their extraordinary experiences with the “mighty ones”. . Whether one prefers to think of them as gods or “spacemen” who come from an advanced civilization somewhere in the universe.myth.