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Cherub/Cherubim


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A type of angel usually involved in sacred work before God. They are generally described as winged creatures with feet and hands. The word(s) occurs over 90 times in the Old Testament and once in the New Testament at Hebrews 9:5, "And above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat; but of these things we cannot now speak in detail." Apparently, there are different kinds of Cherubim. Two golden Cherubim are on the Mercy Seat (Exodus 25:18). They were put in Eden "to guard the way of the tree of life," (Genesis 3:24). An interested description of them is given in Ezekiel 1:5-11; Eze 1:13-14.


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Entry for 'Cherub/Cherubim'. CARM Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ctd/c/cherubcherubim.html. 2013.

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