Thursday, June 8, 2017

Cherubim Chrismon Pattern

       A cherub (/ˈɛrəb/; also pl. cherubim; Hebrew: כְּרוּב‎‎ kərūv, pl. כְּרוּבִים‎, kərūvîm; Latin cherub, pl. cherubin, cherubim; Syriac ܟܪܘܒܐ) is one of the unearthly beings who directly attend to God according to Abrahamic religions. The numerous depictions of cherubim assign to them many different roles; their original duty having been the protection of the Garden of Eden. Angelic status is not attributed to cherubim in the Old Testament (at least not explicitly); only in later sources such as De Coelesti Hierarchia are they identified as a hierarchical rank of angels. Read more...

Scripture References for Cherubim Chrismons:
  • "After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life." Genesis 3:24 (NIV)
  • "Make two cherubim of gold; make them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat." Exodus 25:18 (HCSB)
  • "So the people sent to Shiloh and brought from there the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, who is enthroned on the cherubim. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God." 1 Samuel 4:4 (ESV)
  • "I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north--an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal, and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures. In appearance their form was human, but each of them had four faces and four wings." Ezekiel 1:4-6 (NIV)
  • "Above the ark were the cherubim of glory, overshadowing the mercy seat. But we cannot discuss these things in detail now." Hebrews 9:5 (BSB)
  • "For the cherubims spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above." 1 Kings 8:7 (KJB)

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