OT: angels

Tanaqui tweaver at imbolc.ucc.ie
Sat Jan 27 03:14:06 EST 2001


You might like to check out
http://www.geocities.com/missus_gumby/angels.htm
although I find the mouse-tracking English cherub annoying

Gili:
 
+ English cherub is a chubby baby with silly little downy wings. But the 
+ golden cherubim (cherub is singular, cherubim plural) protecting the ark in 
+ Solomon's temple are assumed to have looked more like winged sphynxes. Go 
+ figure. And then there's Madeline L'engles idea of a cherub in "A Wind at 
+ the Door" - a sort of hodgepodge of multiple wings and eyes.

That hodgepodge might result from the descriptions in Isaiah and Ezekiel, with
the three sets of wings (Isaiah 6) and all the mad wheels (Ezekiel 10)?

Decorative cherubim are described on various objects as well as the Ark of the
Covenant.
 
Tanaqui
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