These Cherub Pictures or pictures of Cheribum, reveal the symbolic figure so called because it was a composite creature-form which finds a parallel in the religious insignia of Assyria, Egypt, and Persia. A cherub guarded paradise, and figures of cherubim were placed on the mercy-seat of the ark.
It seems likely that the word "cherub" meant not only the compsite creature-from, of which the man, lion, ox, and eagle were the elements, but further, some peculiar and mystical form. Some suppose that the pictures of cherubs represent God's providence among men, the four faces expressing the character of that providence: its widom and intelligence (man), its strenth (ox), its kingly authority (lion), its swiftness, and far-sightedness (eagle).
Others, combining all the other references with the description of the living creatures in Revelation, make the cherubim to represent God's redeemed people. The qualities of the four faces are those which beong to God's people. Their facing four ways, towards all quarters of the globe, represents their duty of extending the truth. The wings show swiftness of obedience, and only the redeemed can sing the song put in their mouths in Revelations.
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