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Date: 30 B.C. - 68 A.D.
Location: Qumran Cave 4
Contents: Ezekiel 1:10-13, 16-17, 19-23
10 As for the likeness
of their faces, they had the face of a man. The four of them had the face of a
lion on the right side. The four of them had the face of an ox
on the left side. The four of them also had the face of an eagle. 11 Such
were their faces. Their wings were spread out
above. Two wings of each one touched
16 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like a beryl. The four of them had one likeness. Their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel within a wheel. 17 When they went, they went in their four directions. They didn’t turn when they went.
19 When the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them. Then the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up. 20 Wherever the spirit was to go, they went. The spirit was to go there. The wheels were lifted up beside them; for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels. 21 When those went, these went. When those stood, these stood. When those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up beside them; for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
22 Over the head of the living creature there was the likeness of an expanse, like an awesome crystal to look at, stretched out over their heads above. 23 Under the expanse, their wings were straight, one toward the other. Each one had two which covered on this side, and each one had two which covered their bodies on that side.
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