The term ‘cherubim’ occurs 91 times in the Hebrew Bible. It denotes the Israelite counterpart of the sphinx known from the pictorial art of the ancient Near East. In the Bible the cherubim occur essentially in two functions: as guardians of a sacred tree or as guardians and carriers of a throne

The term ‘cherubim’ occurs 91 times in the Hebrew Bible. It denotes the Israelite counterpart of the sphinx known from the pictorial art of the ancient Near East. In the Bible the cherubim occur essentially in two functions: as guardians of a sacred tree or as guardians and carriers of a throne

[German Version] In the Byzantine and Armenian liturgies (Liturgy: VI), the Cherubim Hymn or Cherubikon is sung at the Great Entrance, when the eucharistic gifts are brought to the altar from the table of oblations: “We, who mystically represent the Cherubim, And chant the thrice-holy hymn to the

In: Religion Past and Present Online

author 1 Cherubim Saed is a Ph.D candidate at the Vrije University, Amsterdam, where his dissertation examines the life and work of Bishop Samuel (1962–1981). 2 Although people know him by the name of Samuel, Bishop Samuel used three names during his

In: Copts in Modernity
Author: Claudia Leurini

The strophe M28/I/R/i/24-27/, part of a Middle Persian Manichaean abecedarian hymn published in 1995 by P. O. Skjærvø has long represented a riddle: specially the meaning of šmbyd. The proposal by Durkin-Meisterernst to understand it as ‘curtain’ allows to propose a new translation of the whole strophe, which is evidently a polemic text alluding to passages of Exodus 25 and 26, where the Tabernacle of the Temple is described.

In: Iran and the Caucasus
In: Nuptial Symbolism in Second Temple Writings, the New Testament and Rabbinic Literature 
In: Psalms and Prayers

organization based in the United States whose primary activity consists of holding an annual convention for current and former members of Cherubim and Seraphim churches in Nigeria. I examine how the Asaphs of Seraph use musical performances and media to circulate Yoruba Christian forms of practice and

In: Journal of Religion in Africa
Author: Rachel Adelman

alongside the coffin containing Joseph’s bones. 9 It was adorned with a lid of gold, identified as the “mercy seat” ( kapporet , literally “cover”), 10 bearing two cherubim, one poised on either end, all made of one solid piece of gold (Exod 25:17–22). The wings of the cherubim formed a canopy, framing

In: The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy