And on the borders that were between the ledges were lions,
oxen, and cherubims
The figures of them, for ornament sake; the cherubim, being distinguished from lions and oxen might be figures of men, or else of eagles, as Josephus F25, see ( Ezekiel 1:10 )
and upon the ledges there was a base above;
a flat piece of brass laid upon the top of the staves or bars:
and beneath the lions and oxen were certain additions made of thin
these, according to Dr. Lightfoot F26, whom I chiefly follow in this account, were shelving plates of brass at the bottom of the borders and bars, where the priests washed the sacrifice; the filth of which ran off the easier, through the angle of them.