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Guests: Dr. Haym Benaroya, Dr. William Belfer: Topics: Ezekiel spaceships and the book by the now deceased NASA engineer Josef Blumrich, "The Spaceships of Ezekiel, The book has been posted on the blog for this show.
We welcomed both Dr. Benaroya and Dr. Belfer to this 1 hour 43 minute discussion of the Josef Blumrich book, "The Space Ships of Ezekiel." I started the discussion by introducing Dr. Benaroya, then asking him how he got the book from Dr. Belfer and his asking Dr. Belfer to take us into the world Ezekiel and his 2500 year old spaceship which seems to have been a type of descent and ascent vehicle from orbit or space to Earth and then back up to the main ship. Dr. Belfer prepared extensive notes from the Blumrich book which the three f us referenced during the program. With Dr. Belfer's consent, I have posted his two part set of notes on our blog. I suggest you review them as they will certainly enhance and in some instances clarify much of what our guests talked about.
As I have done with other shows, my thoughts are the best way to summarize this program is to repeat the key words and tags here as they track our discussion. The key words and tags along with Dr. Belfer's notes more than offer a quality summary with additional information to this topic.
Tags-key words: Dr. Haym Benaroya, Dr. William Belfer, Ezekiel from The Old Testament, The Spaceships of Ezekiel, Josef F. Blumrich, the story of Ezekiel, Earth lander vehicle, whirling rotary blades, descent rockets, spacecraft departing and returning to Earth, spacecraft wheels within wheels, Ezekiel says crew is G-d, multiple encounters with the spacecraft, Ezekiel flies on the spacecraft, propulsion system, helicopters, crew capsule, landing gear, Blumrich NASA engineering, Marshall Spaceflight Center, Saturn V rocket work, Skylab, The Space Shuttle, Chief of NASA's Advanced Structural Development Branch, Ezekiel's landing sites, Blumrich and the wind tunnel for his model, Blumrich and reverse engineering, UFO sightings, additional Biblical ET-like references, The Book of Enoch, Ezekiel insignias of four face on spacecraft, comparison to lunar landers and The Gateway proposals, Apollo landers.
This program was not about ETs and spaceships in the Bible. What I found interesting and acceptable for The Space Show was the fact that the book's author, Josef F. Blumrich, was a real aerospace engineer, worked at NASA Marshall, came over from Germany after the war with Von Braun and others, then worked on the Saturn V, the shuttle, Skylab and other advanced engineering concepts before he retired. He discovered Ezekiel and based on the description of what Ezekiel said he saw and wrote down, Blumrich thought it was not that different from our human spaceflight technology of the Apollo program era. Thus, Blumrich wrote the book we talked about tonight. While biblical scholars may see the Ezekiel craft differently than Blumrich, Blumrich saw the craft and the description in the context of spaceship technology that he was working with at the time. The Blumrich perspective was unique and clearly not theological.
Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog for this program. You can reach Dr. Benaroya through me or his professor page at Rutgers University. You can reach Dr. Belfer through me.