In Stained Glass, The New Jerusalem I wrote the following:
As we read through a couple of verses in Daniel, we find answers about this heavenly being. Daniel receives a visit from a man who resembles the lovely one in this picture. He describes the following things: his linen clothes, a belt of fine gold around his waist, a body like topaz, a face like lightning, eyes like flaming torches, and arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze (Daniel 10:4-6). Even though wings are not mentioned in this passage, it looks like there could be one in the photo. Notice the gorgeous golden color along his side. It also could be a burnished bronze arm. The King James Version describes his arms and feet as polished brass.
In Song of Solomon (also known as Song of Songs), we read about the beloved, the lovely one. The King James Version tells us that "his hands are as gold rings set with beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires. His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold..." (5:14-15). To me, this section of Scripture describes the picture above beautifully.
*See pages 128-129 in Stained Glass, The New Jerusalem. You can read the book for free on the "miracle button" page or the "Stained Glass" page. This particular section is under Chapter Nine, Harvest.
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