In captivity, the prophet Ezekiel lived by the river Chebar. There, in the 30th year of his life, in a vision, the future of the Jewish people and all mankind was revealed to him. The prophet saw a radiant cloud, in the middle of which there was a flame, and in it - a mysterious likeness of a spirit-driven chariot and four winged animals that had faces: a man, a lion, a calf and an eagle. In front of their faces were wheels dotted with eyes. Above the chariot towered, as it were, a crystal vault, and above the vault - a semblance of a throne, as if made of sparkling sapphire. On this throne is a shining “image of a Man”, and around Him is a rainbow.