Ezekiel 1:28

Hebrew Bible

26 Above the platform over their heads was something like a sapphire shaped like a throne. High above on the throne was a form that appeared to be a man. 27 I saw an amber glow like a fire enclosed all around from his waist up. From his waist down I saw something that looked like fire. There was a brilliant light around it, 28 like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds after the rain. This was the appearance of the surrounding brilliant light; it looked like the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I threw myself face down, and I heard a voice speaking. Source

Date: 6th Century B.C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Sirach 49:8

Deuterocanon (Ben Sira, Ecclesiasticus)

6 who set fire to the chosen city of the sanctuary, and made its streets desolate, as Jeremiah had foretold. 7 For they had mistreated him, who even in the womb had been consecrated a prophet, to pluck up and ruin and destroy, and likewise to build and to plant. 8 It was Ezekiel who saw the vision of glory, which God showed him above the chariot of the cherubim. 9 For God also mentioned Job who held fast to all the ways of justice. 10 May the bones of the Twelve Prophets send forth new life from where they lie, for they comforted the people of Jacob and delivered them with confident hope. Source

Date: 195-175 B.C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Beckman, Peter Ben Sira’s Canon Conscious Interpretive Strategies: His Narrative History and Realization of the Jewish Scriptures (pp. 562-575) Themelios, Vol. 46, Issue 3, 2021

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Beckman, Peter Ben Sira’s Canon Conscious Interpretive Strategies: His Narrative History and Realization of the Jewish Scriptures (pp. 562-575) Themelios, Vol. 46, Issue 3, 2021

* The use of references are not endorsements of their contents. Please read the entirety of the provided reference(s) to understand the author's full intentions regarding the use of these texts.