7”X11” Custom blue pine frame with sand background.
The Hebrew word raqia is translated as firmament: “The Hebrew meaning of something ‘made firm’ by beating or stamping, e.g., a hammered piece of metalwork. It usually refers to the curve of the heavens, which appears like a vast inverted bowl of blue to an observer on the ground. In passages like Genesis 1:6; Psalms 19:1; 150:1, and Daniel 12:3, it has this meaning, but in Ezekiel, it has the sense of a firm, level surface or platform. In the book of Revelation, this same phrase becomes ‘a sea of glass, like crystal’ before the throne of God (Revelation 4:6).”
22 Spread out above the heads of the living creatures was something like a vault, sparkling like crystal and awesome.23 Under the vault, their wings were stretched out one toward the other, each with two wings covering its body. 24 When the creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings, like the roar of rushing waters, like the voice of the Almighty,[b] like the tumult of an army. When they stood still, they lowered their wings.
25 Then a voice came from above the vault over their heads as they stood with lowered wings. 26 Above the vault over their heads was what looked like a throne of lapis lazuli, and high above the throne was a figure like that of a man. 27 I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up, he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire, and brilliant light surrounded him. 28 Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him.
This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking. Ezekiel 1:22-28