Definitions

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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.

Etymologies

Hebrew כרֻבִים (keruvím), from כְּרוּב (kerúv) + ־ים (-im) masculine plural suffix. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • 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.

    Canadian Christianity - Canadian News

  • To make sure no person would ever enter the garden again, the Lord dispatched angelic beings called cherubim to guard the place.

    Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible

  • 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.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • (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.

    A Source Book for Ancient Church History

  • Of the third saith David: Adscendit super cherubim, He ascended above cherubim, that is above the plenitude of science and of knowledge.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • They are also called cherubim and seraphim, that is, cherubs and seraphs.

    Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation

  • 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.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • 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.

    The World English Bible (WEB):

  • Between man and the garden, that is "to the east," "cherubim" are placed.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

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