Ezekiel 1:22, The Gleaming Expanse (Firmament)
As scholars have long noted, the heavenly platform of God’s chariot-throne seen by Ezekiel is the רקיע, the cosmic expanse. The Hebrew term occurs infrequently in Bible, in places such as Genesis 1:6-8, 14; Pss 19:1; 150:1; Ezek 10:1; Dan 12:3. For my Prophets class this afternoon, I thought it would be nice to post some fresh images of the expanse. I particularly like the chaos-serpent in the J. Walton image at bottom!