"1 Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament (Locomotive Cab) that was above the head (at the forefront) of the cherubims (Locomotive) there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone (This can represent the Cab actually being Blue in color or the duties of the Engineer), as the appearance of the likeness of a throne (engineer seating in the locomotive cab controlling the train).
The word "Firmament" is the Hebrew word 'Raqiya' comes from the root word 'Raqa' which means "to hammer out", "to spread out" or "an extended surface". Hence, in Steam Locomotive the engineer's cab is situated on the "extended area" of the locomotive behind the boiler and it is within the Cab the engineer and fireman resides. The engineer used the throttle and brake to control the train, while the fireman's duties are confined to "spreading" the coal on the surface of the fire and seeing that the fire burns evenly.
The word "Seat" in verse 1 is the Hebrew word 'Kicce' or 'Kisse' meaning 'Chair', 'Stool', or 'Seat (of Power)'. Thus, the train's engineer is in control of the Locomotive. The word "Head" in the above verse is "Rosh" in Hebrew, meaning 'Forefront' i.e in the front.
The word for SAPPHIRE in Hebrew is "CAPPIYR" and is derived from the root words "CAPHAR" meaning 'to count', 'record', ''control', and "CEPHER" which means 'document', 'book', 'writing' etc. Hence, an engineer is responsible for preparing equipment for service, checking PAPERWORK and the condition of the locomotives. Their duties require that they control acceleration, braking and handling of the train underway. They must know the physical characteristics of the railroad, including passenger stations, the incline and decline of the right-of-way and speed limits.
2 And he (Engineer) spake unto the man clothed with linen (Fireman), and said, Go in between the wheels, even under the cherub (Steam Train), and fill thine hand with coals of fire from between the cherubims (Coal bunker/Coal-Car of a Steam Locomotive), and scatter them over the city (Symbolizing the coming Destruction). And he went in my sight.
3 Now the cherubims (Steam Train) stood on the right side of the house (Palace/Imperial Railway), when the man went in; and the cloud (Smoke from the Chimney) filled the inner court (Towns & villages).
4 Then the glory (Riches/Burdensome/Imperial Family) of the Lord went up from the cherub (Steam Train), and stood over the threshold (Entrance) of the house (Palace or Imperial Railway); and the house was filled with the cloud (Smoke from the Chimney), and the court (Towns or Locomotive Horn) was full of the brightness (affliction or spectacle) of the Lord's glory (Anguish).
The word "Glory" is the Hebrew word "Kabowd" and is derived from "Kabad", meaning 'heavy', 'rich', 'burdensome', 'nobles'. Hence, Selassie "left behind in agony of defeat" and boarded a train from Addis Ababa to Djibouti along with the Imperial Family, taken with him all the golden treasure of the Ethiopian Central Bank.
The word "House" in Hebrew is "Bayith" and means 'Palace' or 'Household', 'Family'. The word "Court" is the Hebrew "Chatser" meaning 'Towns' or 'Villages' and is derived from "chatsotser", means 'to blow or sound a trumpet'.
5 And the sound of the cherubims' wings (Sound of the Locomotive's Railroad Cars=Chugga Chugga Chooo Chooo!) was heard even to the outer court (Villages or Locomotive Horn), as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh.
6 And it came to pass, that when he had commanded the man clothed with linen (Fireman), saying, Take fire (shoveling the coal) from between the wheels, from between the cherubims (Coal bunker/Coal-car of a steam locomotive); then he went in, and stood beside the wheels.
7 And one cherub (Steam Train) stretched forth his hand from between the cherubims (series of railroad cars coupled together) unto the fire (burning coals) that was between the cherubims (Coal-Car of a locomotive), and took thereof, and put it into the hands of him that was clothed with linen (Fireman): who took it, and went out.
The word "Fire" in Hebrew is "Esh" and means 'flame' or 'burning coals'. Hence, in a steam train much of the fireman's time is spent throwing wood or shoveling coal into the firebox of the locomotive to maintain constant steam pressure.
8 And there appeared in the cherubims (Steam Train) the form (Pattern) of a man's hand (Side rods/Coupling rods/Valve gear/Coupling-Coupler) under their wings (Box-shapes Rail Cars).
9 And when I looked, behold the four wheels (leading wheels) by the cherubims (steam train), one wheel (driving wheels) by one cherub , and another wheel (trailing wheels) by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone.
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