The design of the former is a trellis crossing the ceiling diagonally; in each of the lacunae is carved a cherubim with eight wings; the figures and the trellis are gilded; the ground is a rich ultramarine.
Hilasterion) covered the top, and this was surmounted by two Cherubim (Ex.
In Ezekiel the throne of Yahweh is borne up on Cherubim, the noise of whose wings is like thunder.
There are the cherubim who guard Eden.
Ezekiel gives elaborate discriptions of cherubim 19; and in one of his visions he sees seven angels execute the judgment of God upon Jerusalem.
Putting aside the cherubim and seraphim, they are not spoken of as having wings.
In old times, the bne Elohim and the seraphim are His court, and the angels are alike the court and the army of God; the cherubim are his throne-bearers.
24 the cherubim are the guards of Paradise; Ezek.
2) as a divine title "that sitteth upon the cherubim"; here it is doubted whether the cherubim are the material ones in the temple, or those which faith assumes and the artist tries to represent - the supernatural steeds upon which Yahweh issues forth to interfere in human affairs.
Probably his cherubim are a modification of older ones, which may well have been of a more sober type.
See further "Cherubim," in Ency.
Titus set up the Cherubim, captured from the Jewish temple, over one of the gates.
Cherubim) in Rev. iv.
7 "seraphim" stood where the Ethiopic and the Greek give "the serpents" or "the dragons"; Paradise, serpents and cherubim are here made subject to Gabriel.
In late Jewish writings, more recognized than "Enoch," they are classed among the celestials with the cherubim and the 'ophannim ("wheels," cf.
Mythical features abound in the cherubim and seraphim, the pillars of Jachin and Boaz, the mysterious Nehushtan, the bronze-sea and the lavers.