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- n. Plural form of cherub.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Hebrew plural of cherub.. Cf. seraphim.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of cherub.
Testament writers used the word cherubim to designate angels, not merely to express ideas, can be best gathered from Gen., iii, 24, where God sets cherubim at the entrance of Paradise.
Usually, we see a couple of shapes -- the little pudgy, baby-shaped angels, we call cherubim; and the two winged, blonde-haired feminine beauties we often top our trees with.
To make sure no person would ever enter the garden again, the Lord dispatched angelic beings called cherubim to guard the place.
Finally, In this place angels are called cherubim, for the same reason that the name of the body of Christ is transferred to the sacred bread of the Lord's Supper.
(Ezek. 1), is permanently and before all others immediately united to Him; for the explanation of the Holy Scripture tells us that the most holy throne and the many-eyed and many-winged ranks, which in Hebrew are called cherubim and seraphim, stand before God in the closest proximity.
Of the third saith David: Adscendit super cherubim, He ascended above cherubim, that is above the plenitude of science and of knowledge.
They are also called cherubim and seraphim, that is, cherubs and seraphs.
The Shekinah or flame, that signified God's presence, and the written name, Jehovah, occupied the intervening space between the cherubim Ge 4: 14, 16; 3: 24 ( "placed"; properly, "to place in a tabernacle"), imply that the cherubim were appointed at the fall as symbols of God's presence in a consecrated place, and that man was to worship there.
013: 006 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.
Between man and the garden, that is "to the east," "cherubim" are placed.
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