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Cherubim

Cherubim

Excerpt
Winged creatures mentioned occasionally in Scripture (“cherubim” is the plural form of the Hebrew “cherub”). They belong to a supernatural created order along with the seraphim and angels. Some scholars have argued that the term “cherub” had its origin in the karibu (“intercessor”) of Akkadian mythological texts, commonly represented in Mesopotamian art as a griffin (a creature half lion and half eagle) or as a winged human. The sphinx also appears to go back to this concept. The biblical evidence, however, does not seem to support that identification. More
Elwell, Walter A., and Philip Wesley Comfort. Tyndale Bible dictionary 2001 : 264. Print. Tyndale Reference Library.
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