Exodus 36:8

Overview - Exodus 36
The offerings are delivered to the workmen.
The liberality of the people is restrained.
The curtains with cherubims.
14 The curtains of goats' hair.
19 The covering of skins.
20 The boards with their sockets.
31 The bars.
35 The vail.
37 The hanging for the door.
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Exodus 36:8  (King James Version)
And every wise hearted man among them that wrought the work of the tabernacle made ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work made he them.

31:6 35:10

26:1-37 1 Chronicles 15:1

{Keroovim,} cherubim, not cherubims. What these were we cannot determine. Some, observing that the verb {kerav} in Syriac, sometimes means to resemble, make like, conceive the noun {keroov} signifies no more than an image, figure, or representation of anything. Josephus says they were flying animals, like none of those which are seen by man, but such as Moses saw about the throne of God. In another place he says, "As for the cherubim, nobody can tell or conceive what they were like." These symbolical figures, according to the description of them by Ezekiel, (ch. 1:10 ; 10:14, ) were creatures with four heads and one body; and the animals of which these forms consisted were the noblest of their kind; the lion among the wild beasts; the bull among the tame ones; the eagle among the birds, and man at the head of all. Hence some have conceived them to be somewhat of the shape of flying oxen; and it is alleged in favour of this opinion, that the far more common meaning of the verb {kerav,} in Chaldee, Syriac, and Arabic, being to plough, the natural meaning of {keroov,} is a creature used in ploughing. This seems to have been the ancient opinion which tradition had handed down, concerning the shape of the cherubim with the flaming sword, that guarded the tree of life
( Genesis 3:24 .)
Exodus 25:18 Exodus 25:22 1 Kings 6:23 ; 2 Chronicles 3:10 ; Ezekiel 1:5-28 ; 10:1-19