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The first mention made of cherubims, in the sacred writings, is in Gen. iii. 24. when, upon Adam’s being divested of dominion, and driven out of the garden of Eden, for breach of covenant, the cherubims were placed at the end of the garden, to prevent his return thither.
The next mention we have of cherubims, is in Exod. xxv. 18. where God commanded Moses to make two cherubims of beaten gold, in the ends of the mercy-feat j and so to adjust them, that, covering the mercy-feat with their wings, and having their faces turned the one to the other, they might both be looking towards the mercy-feat. Solomon is also said to have made cherubims of olive-tree ; and, overlaying them with gold, to have placed them in the inner house, even in the sacred oracle : the doors and walls of which house round about, were also ornamented with cherubims carved upon them.