Ezekiel 8:2

Overview - Ezekiel 8
Ezekiel, in a vision of God at Jerusalem,
is shewn the image of jealousy;
the chambers of imagery;
13 the mourners for Tammuz;
16 the worshippers toward the sun.
17 God's wrath for their idolatry.
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Ezekiel 8:2  (King James Version)
Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber.

I beheld
Ezekiel 1:4 Ezekiel 1:26 Ezekiel 1:27 Daniel 7:9 Daniel 7:10 ; Revelation 1:14 Revelation 1:15

Amber is a hard, inflammable, bituminous substance, of a beautiful yellow colour, very transparent, and susceptible of an exquisite polish. When rubbed it is highly endowed with electricity; a name which the moderns have formed from its Greek name [elektron.] But, as amber becomes dim as soon as it feels the fire, and is speedily consumed, it is probable that the original {chashmal,} which Bochart derives from the Chaldee {nechash,} copper, and {melala,} gold, was a mixed metal, similar to that which the Greeks called [elektron,] electrum, as the LXX. and Vulgate render, from its resemblance to amber in colour.