CODEX Entry 1120: Hornets
Has’sir’ah. Yahweh had a number of smaller flying ‘chariots’ or ‘cherubim’, manned by angels, that were used in the battles against the Hivites, Canaanites, Amorites, and Hittites. They are loosely translated as heavily armoured hornets¹. Ezekiel describes seeing four such vehicles on July 31st, 593 B.C.². He saw a great storm, driving before it a huge cloud. There was fire inside the cloud, and the middle glowed like burnished metal. He saw four circles come down to the ground. The circles sparkled as if made of beryl. Each circle had a second circle turning crosswise within it. The vehicles could move in any direction without turning as they moved. The rims of the four wheels were tall, frightening, and covered with lights all around. Above each of them was a surface translucent like the sky, glittering like crystal. As they flew, they sounded like waves crashing against the shore. When they stopped, they let down their wings and a voice spoke from within the crystal surface. Above this surface was something that looked like a throne made of blue lapis lazuli. And on it was a figure whose appearance resembled a man. From his waist upwards his garb looked like burnished metal, shimmering like fire. And from his waist down his garb looked like a burning flame, shining with splendor. All around his face was a glowing halo, like a rainbow shining in the clouds on a rainy day.
¹ Exod. 23:28; Deut. 7:20; Josh. 24:12
² Ezek. 1:1-28