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David describes the LORD riding upon a cherub, flying upon the wings of the wind.[1] Ezekiel portrays the cherubim as four-winged, four-faced creatures accompanied by whirling wheels.[2] The cherub may be identified with the winged karibu, “intercessor” in Mesopotamian texts, portrayed as a sphinx, griffin, or winged human creature. Throughout cosmos, the wise and strong cherubim are found in manifold aspects of service to God and his offspring.

  1. II Sam. 22:11.
  2. Ezek. 1, 10.