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What were the wheels in Ezekiel 1?



      

Ezekiel 1:1 - 28

ESV - 1 In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the Chebar canal, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. 2 On the fifth day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin).

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Ezekiel's vision of the four wheels dramatically illustrates the omnipresence and omniscience of God. These wheels were associated with the "four living creatures" (Ezekiel 1:4), who were later des...

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Mini Kenneth Heck
These "wheels" were actually living beings, a type of angel or archangel associated with the Throne of God seldom seen by human beings since they apparently don't interact with us directly. Their shape may have been only symbolic so some idea of their nature would be possible. The many eyes suggest that the wheel was a conglomerate being composed of a number of angelic minds all working together in unity. However, we know we are intended to focus on God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in our spirituality, not on any of the many kinds of angels. It is interesting that Ezekiel was perhaps the only one in the old Testament addressed by the Lord as "Son of Man," suggesting he may have had a special status that allowed for visions of the "wheels."

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