Cherubim
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Plural of Cherub.

2. (n.) The Hebrew plural of Cherub.. Cf. Seraphim.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHERUBIM (1)

cher'-u-bim, cher'-oo-bim (kerubhim, plural of cherub, kerubh): Through the influence of the Septuagint, "cherubim" was used in the earlier English versions, also as a singular, hence, the plural was made to sound "cherubims." The etymology of the word cannot be ascertained.

1. As Guardians of Paradise:

In Genesis 3:24 the cherubim are placed by God, after the expulsion of Adam from the garden of Eden, at the east thereof, together with the flaming sword "to keep the way of the tree of life." In their function as guardians of Paradise the cherubim bear an analogy to the winged bulls and lions of Babylonia and Assyria, colossal figures with human faces standing guard at the entrance of temples (and palaces), just as in Egypt the approaches to the sanctuaries are guarded by sphinxes. But the Babylonian colossi go by the name of lamassu, or shedu; no designation at all approaching the Hebrew kerubh has so far been found in the Assyrian language. Nor are thus named the winged figures, half human and half animal, which in Babylonian and Persian art are found on both sides of the "sacred tree." Thus, a Babylonian origin of the Hebrew cherubim is neither proved nor disproved. If we look for further analogies which, of course, do not indicate a borrowing on the part of the Hebrews, we may mention the fabulous griffins (grupes), usually represented as having the heads and wings of an eagle and the body and hind quarters of a lion; they were believed by the Greeks to inhabit Scythia, and to keep jealous watch over the gold of that country.

2. The Garden as the Abode of the Gods:

If we read between the lines of the Paradise account in Genesis (compare Genesis 3:8), the garden of Eden, the primeval abode of man, reveals itself as more than that: it was apparently the dwelling-place of God. In the polytheistic story of the creation of the world and early life of man, which, while in several respects analogous (compare Genesis 3:22), is devoid of the more spiritual notions of Hebraism, the garden was the abode of the gods who alone had access to the tree of life from the fruit of which they derived their immortality. Adam, before the fall, is conceived as a superhuman being; for while he is forbidden to taste of the fruit of the tree of knowledge, the way to immortality is open to him; for it is only after transgressing the Divine command that he merits death and becomes mortal. The choice of immortal innocence and mortal knowledge lay before him; he elected death with knowledge.

3. The Cherubim as Attendants of the Deity:

The mythical elements of the Paradise story are still more patent in Ezekiel 28:13, where the fall of the king of Tyre is likened to that of primeval man. The garden is situated on a holy mountain of Elohim(= God to Ezekiel, but gods in the primitive source), the `mountain of assembly' of Isaiah 14:13, high above the stars in the recesses of the North. It is a wonderful place, adorned with all manner of precious stones. There man, perfect from the day he was created, resplendent with beauty, excelling in wisdom, walks among the fiery stones, like a cherub with outstretched wings. The cherubs are apparently the attendants of the Deity, beauteous angels, of whom man was to be one: but he fell from glory and was hurled from the sanctuary which he had polluted. Some of the angelic attendants of the Deity within are placed in Genesis without, to do service as guardians of the unapproachable holy garden.

4. As Bearers of the Throne:

As attendants of God, they bear the throne upon which He descends from His high abode. Thus in the description of a theophany in Psalm 18, we read: "He bowed the heavens also, and came down; And thick darkness was under his feet. And he rode upon a cherub and did fly; Yea, he soared upon the wings of the wind." (Psalm 18:9, 10) Hence, the Lord, or, as the fuller title goes, the Lord of Hosts, is repeatedly styled "He that sitteth (throned) above the cherubim" (Psalm 80:1; Psalm 99:1 1 Samuel 4:4, and elsewhere). There is certainly no trace here of bull figures: bulls do not fly. The underlying conception is, it seems, rather that of the storm cloud. Compare Psalm 104:3: "Who maketh the clouds his chariot; Who walketh upon the wings of the wind." The Hebrew for "chariot" is rekhubh, a sort of inverted kerubh. 5. In the Vision of Ezekiel:

But the function of the cherubim as bearers and movers of the Divine throne is brought out most clearly in the vision of Ezekiel (Ezekiel 1, with which compare Ezekiel 10). In chapter 1 the prophet designates them as "living creatures" (chayyoth); but upon hearing God's words addressed to the "man clothed in linen" (Ezekiel 10:2) he perceives that the living creatures which he saw in the first vision were cherubim (Ezekiel 10:20); hence, in Ezekiel 9:3 the chariot or throne, from which the glory of God went up, is spoken of as a cherub. The following is a description in detail of the cherubim as seen by Ezekiel. They are represented as four living creatures, each with four faces, man, lion, ox (replaced in the parallel chapter by cherub), and eagle (Ezekiel 1:10; Ezekiel 10:14), having the figure and hands of men (Ezekiel 1:5, 8), and the feet of calves (Ezekiel 1:7). Each has four wings, two of which are stretched upward (Ezekiel 1:11), meeting above and sustaining the "firmament," that is, the bottom of the Divine throne (Ezekiel 1:22; Ezekiel 10:1), while two are stretched downward, conformable the one to the other, so as to cover their bodies (Ezekiel 1:11, 23). In appearance, the living creatures resemble coals of fire (compare Ezekiel 10:2, 6, where the "man clothed in linen" is bidden fill both his hands with coals of fire from between the cherubim), burning like torches, the fire flashing up and down among the creatures, a bright fire out of which lightning goes forth (Ezekiel 1:13). Thus the creatures run and vanish as the appearance of a flash of lightning (Ezekiel 1:14). The cherubim do not turn as they change direction, but always go straight forward (Ezekiel 1:9, 17; Ezekiel 10:11), as do the wheels of the cherubic chariot with rings full of eyes round about (Ezekiel 1:18; Ezekiel 10:12). The cherubim represent the spirit, or will, in the wheels: at the direction of the spirit, the wheels are lifted up from the bottom and the chariot moves upward (Ezekiel 1:19; Ezekiel 10:16 f). The cherubim are thus the moving force of the vehicle.

6. Relation to Seraphim and Other Angels:

Ezekiel's cherubim are clearly related to the seraphim in Isaiah's inaugural vision (Isaiah 6). Like the cherubim, the seraphim are the attendants on God as He is seated upon a throne high and exalted; they are also winged creatures: with twain they cover their faces, and with twain they cover their feet, and with twain they fly. Like the Levites in the sanctuary below, they sing a hymn of adoration: "Holy, holy, holy, is Yahweh of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory." In the Book of Enoch, the cherubim, seraphim, and ophannim (wheels), and all the angels of power constitute the "host of God," the guardians of His throne, the singers of praise ascribing blessedness to "the Lord of Spirits," with the archangel Gabriel at their head (see Isaiah 61:10). And so in the Jewish daily liturgy the seraphim, ophannim, and "living creatures" constitute the heavenly choir who, the elect ministers of the Living God, ready to do the will of their maker with trembling, intone in sweet harmony the Thrice-holy. In the Talmud, the cherubim are represented as having the likeness of youths (with a fanciful etymology, ke plus rubh, "like a youth"; Cukk 5b; Chag 13b), while, according to the Midrash, they have no definite shape, but appear indifferently as men or women, or as spirits and angelic beings (Genesis rabba' 21).

7. In Revelation 4:

The "four living creatures" of Revelation 4:6 are clearly modeled upon Ezekiel, with supplementary touches from Isaiah. Full of eyes before and behind, they are in the midst of the throne, and round about it. One resembles a lion, the other a calf, and the third a man, and the fourth a flying eagle. Each of the creatures has six wings. "They have no rest day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come."

8. Ornamental Cherubim in the Temple of Solomon:

In the temple of Solomon, two gigantic cherubic images of olive-wood plated with gold, ten cubits high, stood in the innermost sanctuary (the debhir) facing the door, whose wings, five cubits each, extended, two of them meeting in the middle of the room to constitute the throne, while two extended to the walls (1 Kings 6:23-28; 1 Kings 8:6, 7 2 Chronicles 3:10-13; 2 Chronicles 5:7, 8). The Chronicler represents them as the chariot of the Lord (1 Chronicles 28:18). There were also images of the cherubim carved on the gold-plated cedar planks which constituted the inner walls of the temple, and upon the olive-wood doors (1 Kings 6:29, 35 2 Chronicles 3:7); also on the bases of the portable lavers, interchanging with lions and oxen (1 Kings 7:29-36). According to the Chronicler, they were also woven in the veil of the Holy of Holies (2 Chronicles 3:14).

9. In the Temple of Ezekiel:

Ezekiel represents the inner walls of the temple as carved with alternating palm trees and cherubim, each with two faces, the lion looking on one side, the man on the other (Ezekiel 41:18-25).

10. In the Tabernacle:

In the Tabernacle, there were two cherubim of solid gold upon the golden slab of the "lid," or "mercy-seat," facing each other, with wings outstretched above, so as to constitute a throne on which the glory of the Lord appeared, and from which He spake (Exodus 25:18-22; Exodus 37:7-9 Numbers 7:89 Hebrews 9:5). There were also cherubim woven into the texture of the inner curtain of the Tabernacle and the veil (Exodus 26:1, 31; Exodus 36:8, 35). There were no cherubim in the temple of Herod, but the walls were painted with figures of them (see Talmud Yoma' 54a). In the times of Josephus no one knew what the Scriptural cherubim looked like (Ant., VIII, iii, 3).

LITERATURE.

Brown, Driver, and Briggs, Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament, under the word; KAT3, 529, and references; commentaries on Genesis and Ezekiel.

Max L. Margolis

CHERUBIM (2)

The cherubic forms in the constellation figures.

See ASTRONOMY, sec. II, 8.

Greek
5502. Cheroubin -- Cherubim, heavenly beings who serve God
... Cherubim, heavenly beings who serve God. Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable
Transliteration: Cheroubin Phonetic Spelling: (kher-oo-beem') Short Definition ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3742. kerub -- probably an order of angelic beings
... 3741, 3742. kerub. 3743 . probably an order of angelic beings. Transliteration:
kerub Phonetic Spelling: (ker-oob') Short Definition: cherubim. ...
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Library

Concerning the Seraphim and Cherubim and Thrones, and Concerning ...
... CAPUT VII. Concerning the Seraphim and Cherubim and Thrones, and concerning
their first Hierarchy. Section I. We, whilst admitting ...
/.../dionysius/on the heavenly hierarchy/caput vii concerning the seraphim.htm

The Brazen Serpent and the Golden Cherubim were not violations of ...
... God. Chapter XXII."The Brazen Serpent and the Golden Cherubim Were Not
Violations of the Second Commandment Their Meaning. Likewise ...
/.../the five books against marcion/chapter xxii the brazen serpent and.htm

But what Creature could I Desire to be which I am not Made? There ...
... made? There are Angels and Cherubim. But what creature could I desire to
be which I am not made? There are Angels and Cherubim. I ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/67 but what creature could.htm

The Holy Spirit in Relation to the Father and the Son. ...
... and by the Holy Spirit who is the Wisdom of the Father of all: and the powers of
these, (namely) of the Word and Wisdom, which are called Cherubim and Seraphim ...
/.../the demonstration of the apostolic preaching/chapter 2 the holy spirit 2.htm

Ezekiel's vision (Preached Before the Queen at Windsor, June 16 ...
... So far the imagery is simple enough, and grand enough. But when he begins to speak
of the living creatures, the cherubim, his description is very obscure. ...
/.../the water of life and other sermons/sermon ix ezekiels vision preached.htm

The First Part
... Whatever the reason may be, this tradition of the Jews may be confirmed by the
quadruple face of the cherubim, in Ezekiel, (for do not imagine there were so ...
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Concerning Lordships and Powers and Authorities, and Concerning ...
... And another theologian, Ezekiel, says that this was righteously ordained
by the glorious Deity Itself, seated above the Cherubim. ...
/.../dionysius/on the heavenly hierarchy/caput viii concerning lordships and.htm

Whether the Grades of the Orders are Properly Assigned?
... Objection 3: Further, knowledge comes before love, and intellect is higher than
will. Therefore the order of "Cherubim" seems to be higher than the "Seraphim.". ...
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Further Proof of Plato's Acquaintance with Scripture.
... For he knew this from the following expressions of the prophet about the cherubim:
"And the glory of the Lord went out from the house and rested on the cherubim ...
/.../chapter xxxi further proof of platos.htm

Language of the New Testament. 1 in the Character of the Original ...
... As the living spirit of the cherubim animated and directed the wheels of the chariot
in Ezekiel's vision, so does the spirit of inspired poesy animate and ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xxiv language of the.htm

Thesaurus
Cherubim (63 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Plural of Cherub. 2. (n.) The Hebrew plural of
Cherub.. Cf. Seraphim. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CHERUBIM (1). ...
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Cherubim's (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Cherubim's (1 Occurrence). Ezekiel 10:5 And the
sound of the cherubim's wings was heard even to the outer ...
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Ark-cover (21 Occurrences)
... (See JPS). Exodus 25:18 And thou shalt make two cherubim of gold; of beaten work
shalt thou make them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat. (See JPS). ...
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Mercy-seat (23 Occurrences)
... WEY DBY). Hebrews 9:5 And above the ark were the Cherubim denoting God's
glorious presence and overshadowing the Mercy-seat. But I ...
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Enthroned (25 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 4:4 So the people sent to Shiloh, and they brought from thence the ark
of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, who sitteth upon the cherubim; and the ...
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Cherub (21 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Plural cherubim, the name of certain symbolical
figures frequently mentioned in Scripture. They are first ...
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Palm-trees (23 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 6:29 And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures
of cherubim and palm-trees and open flowers, within and without. ...
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Carved (36 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 6:29 He carved all the walls of the house around with carved figures of
cherubim and palm trees and open flowers, inside and outside. ...
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Wheels (30 Occurrences)
... linen, and said, Go in between the whirling wheels, even under the cherub, and fill
both your hands with coals of fire from between the cherubim, and scatter ...
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Overshadowing (5 Occurrences)
... Listen to him." (WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS). Hebrews 9:5 and above it cherubim of glory
overshadowing the mercy seat, of which things we can't speak now in detail. ...
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Concordance
Cherubim (63 Occurrences)

Hebrews 9:5
and above it cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat, of which things we can't speak now in detail.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 3:24
So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
(Root in KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 25:18
You shall make two cherubim of hammered gold. You shall make them at the two ends of the mercy seat.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 25:19
Make one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end. You shall make the cherubim on its two ends of one piece with the mercy seat.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 25:20
The cherubim shall spread out their wings upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward one another. The faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 25:22
There I will meet with you, and I will tell you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the testimony, all that I command you for the children of Israel.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 26:1
"Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim. The work of the skillful workman you shall make them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 26:31
"You shall make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, with cherubim. The work of the skillful workman shall it be made.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 36:8
All the wise-hearted men among those who did the work made the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, blue, purple, and scarlet, with cherubim, the work of the skillful workman, they made them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 36:35
He made the veil of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubim. He made it the work of a skillful workman.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 37:7
He made two cherubim of gold. He made them of beaten work, at the two ends of the mercy seat;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 37:8
one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end. He made the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at its two ends.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Exodus 37:9
The cherubim spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward one another. The faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 7:89
When Moses went into the Tent of Meeting to speak with Yahweh, he heard his voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the Testimony, from between the two cherubim: and he spoke to him. Deuteronomy
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 4:4
So the people sent to Shiloh; and they brought from there the ark of the covenant of Yahweh of Armies, who sits above the cherubim: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 6:2
David arose, and went with all the people who were with him, from Baale Judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the Name, even the name of Yahweh of Armies who sits above the cherubim.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 22:11
And He rode upon a cherub, and did fly; yea, He was seen upon the wings of the wind.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 6:23
In the oracle he made two cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 6:25
The other cherub was ten cubits: both the cherubim were of one measure and one form.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 6:27
He set the cherubim within the inner house; and the wings of the cherubim were stretched forth, so that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 6:28
He overlaid the cherubim with gold.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 6:29
He carved all the walls of the house around with carved figures of cherubim and palm trees and open flowers, inside and outside.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 6:32
So he made two doors of olive wood; and he carved on them carvings of cherubim and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold; and he spread the gold on the cherubim, and on the palm trees.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 6:35
He carved thereon cherubim and palm trees and open flowers; and he overlaid them with gold fitted on the engraved work.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 7:29
and on the panels that were between the ledges were lions, oxen, and cherubim; and on the ledges there was a pedestal above; and beneath the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging work.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 7:36
On the plates of its stays, and on its panels, he engraved cherubim, lions, and palm trees, according to the space of each, with wreaths all around.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 8:6
The priests brought in the ark of the covenant of Yahweh to its place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubim.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 8:7
For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and its poles above.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 19:15
Hezekiah prayed before Yahweh, and said, "Yahweh, the God of Israel, who sit above the cherubim, you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 13:6
David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kiriath Jearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up from there the ark of God Yahweh that sits above the cherubim, that is called by the Name.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 28:18
and for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot, even the cherubim, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 3:7
He overlaid also the house, the beams, the thresholds, and its walls, and its doors, with gold; and engraved cherubim on the walls.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 3:10
In the most holy house he made two cherubim of image work; and they overlaid them with gold.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 3:11
The wings of the cherubim were twenty cubits long: the wing of the one cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house; and the other wing was likewise five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other cherub.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 3:13
The wings of these cherubim spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were toward the house.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 3:14
He made the veil of blue, and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and ornamented it with cherubim.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 5:7
The priests brought in the ark of the covenant of Yahweh to its place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubim.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 5:8
For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and its poles above.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 18:10
And He rode upon a cherub, and did fly; yea, He did swoop down upon the wings of the wind.
(See NIV)

Psalms 80:1
For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "The Lilies of the Covenant." A Psalm by Asaph. Hear us, Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock, you who sit above the cherubim, shine forth.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 99:1
Yahweh reigns! Let the peoples tremble. He sits enthroned among the cherubim. Let the earth be moved.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 37:16
"Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, who is enthroned among the cherubim, you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 9:3
And the honour of the God of Israel hath gone up from off the cherub, on which it hath been, unto the threshold of the house.
(See RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 10:1
Then I looked, and see, in the expanse that was over the head of the cherubim there appeared above them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 10:2
He spoke to the man clothed in linen, and said, Go in between the whirling wheels, even under the cherub, and fill both your hands with coals of fire from between the cherubim, and scatter them over the city. He went in as I watched.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 10:3
Now the cherubim stood on the right side of the house, when the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 10:4
and become high doth the honour of Jehovah above the cherub, over the threshold of the house, and the house is filled with the cloud, and the court hath been filled with the brightness of the honour of Jehovah.
(See RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 10:5
The sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of God Almighty when he speaks.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 10:6
It came to pass, when he commanded the man clothed in linen, saying, Take fire from between the whirling wheels, from between the cherubim, that he went in, and stood beside a wheel.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 10:7
The cherub stretched forth his hand from between the cherubim to the fire that was between the cherubim, and took of it, and put it into the hands of him who was clothed in linen, who took it and went out.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 10:8
There appeared in the cherubim the form of a man's hand under their wings.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 10:9
I looked, and behold, four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside one cherub, and another wheel beside another cherub; and the appearance of the wheels was like a beryl stone.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 10:11
When they went, they went in their four directions: they didn't turn as they went, but to the place where the head looked they followed it; they didn't turn as they went.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 10:15
The cherubim mounted up: this is the living creature that I saw by the river Chebar.
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Ezekiel 10:16
When the cherubim went, the wheels went beside them; and when the cherubim lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the wheels also didn't turn from beside them.
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Ezekiel 10:17
When they stood, these stood; and when they mounted up, these mounted up with them: for the spirit of the living creature was in them.
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Ezekiel 10:18
The glory of Yahweh went forth from over the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubim.
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Ezekiel 10:19
The cherubim lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight when they went forth, and the wheels beside them: and they stood at the door of the east gate of Yahweh's house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.
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Ezekiel 10:20
This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river Chebar; and I knew that they were cherubim.
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Ezekiel 11:22
Then did the cherubim lift up their wings, and the wheels were beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.
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Ezekiel 41:18
It was made with cherubim and palm trees; and a palm tree was between cherub and cherub, and every cherub had two faces;
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Ezekiel 41:20
from the ground to above the door were cherubim and palm trees made: thus was the wall of the temple.
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Ezekiel 41:25
There were made on them, on the doors of the temple, cherubim and palm trees, like as were made on the walls; and there was a threshold of wood on the face of the porch outside.
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Subtopics

Cherubim

Cherubim Cherub

Cherubim in Ezekiel's Vision of the Temple

Cherubim in the Tabernacle

Cherubim in the Temple

Cherubim of Gold: Formed out of, and at Each End of the Mercy Seat

Cherubim of Gold: God's Presence Manifested Between

Cherubim of Gold: Placed Over the Ark of the Covenant

Cherubim of Gold: The Oracles or Answers of God Delivered from Between

Cherubim: Animated by the Spirit of God

Cherubim: Called the Cherubim of Glory

Cherubim: Eastward of the Garden of Eden

Cherubim: Engaged in Accomplishing the Purposes of God

Cherubim: Figurative

Cherubim: Figures of On the Curtain

Cherubim: Figures of On the Lavers

Cherubim: Figures of On the Walls

Cherubim: Figures of, Embroidered: And on the Curtain

Cherubim: Figures of, Embroidered: On the Walls of the Tabernacle

Cherubim: Form and Appearance of

Cherubim: Placed at the Entrance of Eden

Cherubim: Representations of, Made on The: Bases of Brazen Lavers

Cherubim: Representations of, Made on The: Curtains of the Tabernacle

Cherubim: Representations of, Made on The: Doors of the Temple

Cherubim: Representations of, Made on The: Vail of the Tabernacle

Cherubim: Representations of, Made on The: Vail of the Temple

Cherubim: Representations of, Made on The: Walls of the Temple

Cherubim: Riding On, Illustrative of Majesty and Power of God

Cherubim: Sound of Their Wings Was As the Voice of God

Cherubim: Symbolical

Cherubim: The Ark of the Covenant Rested Beneath the Wings of

Cherubim: The Glory of God Exhibited Upon

Related Terms

Cherubim's (1 Occurrence)

Ark-cover (21 Occurrences)

Mercy-seat (23 Occurrences)

Enthroned (25 Occurrences)

Cherub (21 Occurrences)

Palm-trees (23 Occurrences)

Carved (36 Occurrences)

Wheels (30 Occurrences)

Overshadowing (5 Occurrences)

Living (3112 Occurrences)

Finely (27 Occurrences)

Twined (25 Occurrences)

Craftsman (23 Occurrences)

Artistic (14 Occurrences)

Screening (3 Occurrences)

Skilled (44 Occurrences)

Skillful (42 Occurrences)

Skilful (38 Occurrences)

Workman (22 Occurrences)

Curious (18 Occurrences)

Cunning (43 Occurrences)

Ends (108 Occurrences)

Byssus (40 Occurrences)

Overlaid (50 Occurrences)

Twisted (79 Occurrences)

Material (61 Occurrences)

Wings (81 Occurrences)

Olivewood (4 Occurrences)

Olive-wood (4 Occurrences)

Graved (5 Occurrences)

Stuff (49 Occurrences)

Cherubims (19 Occurrences)

Carvings (6 Occurrences)

Skilfully (13 Occurrences)

Seraphim (2 Occurrences)

Flowers (42 Occurrences)

Scarlet (54 Occurrences)

Staffs (47 Occurrences)

Nave (19 Occurrences)

Wing (18 Occurrences)

Poles (58 Occurrences)

Yarn (37 Occurrences)

Sits (52 Occurrences)

Covering (191 Occurrences)

Hammered (22 Occurrences)

Threshold (28 Occurrences)

Purple (54 Occurrences)

Engraved (62 Occurrences)

Beaten (73 Occurrences)

Blue (51 Occurrences)

Staves (50 Occurrences)

Beneath (73 Occurrences)

Faces (158 Occurrences)

Inner (141 Occurrences)

Palm (49 Occurrences)

Oracle (57 Occurrences)

Kebar (8 Occurrences)

Underneath (19 Occurrences)

Overshadowed (4 Occurrences)

Lions (50 Occurrences)

Ledges (7 Occurrences)

Whirling (7 Occurrences)

Wreaths (9 Occurrences)

Innermost (22 Occurrences)

Faced (32 Occurrences)

Cover (254 Occurrences)

Panels (10 Occurrences)

Chebar (8 Occurrences)

Curtains (34 Occurrences)

Seatward (1 Occurrence)

Sittest (15 Occurrences)

Extended (40 Occurrences)

Upward (74 Occurrences)

Vail (44 Occurrences)

Sitteth (74 Occurrences)

Spread (257 Occurrences)

Center (30 Occurrences)

Carrying (88 Occurrences)

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