The Basics of Judaism: Jewish Texts: Ezekiel's Vision:
What did Ezekiel see in 1:26-28?
When G-d spoke to people. He often showed them bright lights.
Moses saw a burning bush, and the people at Mount Sinai saw
what looked like fire on the top of the mountain. The elders
at Mount Sinai saw a figure standing on a sapphire floor
(Ex.24:10), and Isaiah (6:1) saw a figure sitting on a throne.
Ezekiel saw a fiery display that looked like a man on a sapphire
throne; Isaiah may have seen the same thing, but Ezekiel gave a
more detailed description.
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