On the ark was the mercy-seat, and above the mercy-seat were the cherubim.
An' then there was pomegranates an' cherubim, an' as for silver an' gold, they were as common as dirt.
Kuenen's notion that the cherubim had come to the Jews through the Phœnicians from the Assyrians is quite improbable.
The cherubim and Seraphim have wings that elevate them above our zenith.
He bowed the heavens, and came down on the cherubim, and hovered on the wings of the wind.
But this I affirm to you, Elmer; of politics I am innocent like there never was a cherubim!
His ranks of the cherubim are beside Him, and the armies of the Seraphim are dreadful.
The cherubim stood in the holy of holies as guardians of the ark of the covenant.
On the top of this ark were two cherubim with their wings covering the ark where the glory of God rested.
A chorus of cherubim and seraphim could not have left her more uplifted.
late 14c. as an order of angels, from Late Latin cherub, from Greek cheroub, from Hebrew kerubh (plural kerubhim) "winged angel," perhaps related to Akkadian karubu "to bless," karibu "one who blesses," an epithet of the bull-colossus. Old English had cerubin, from the Greek plural.
The cherubim, a common feature of ancient Near Eastern mythology, are not to be confused with the round-cheeked darlings of Renaissance iconography. The root of the terms either means "hybrid" or, by an inversion of consonants, "mount," "steed," and they are winged beasts, probably of awesome aspect, on which the sky god of the old Canaanite myths and of the poetry of Psalms goes riding through the air. [Robert Alter, "The Five Books of Moses," 2004, commentary on Gen. iii:24]
One of the groups of the angels.
Note: God is often described in the Old Testament as sitting on a throne supported by cherubim.
Note: In the art of the Renaissance, cherubim (or cherubs) are depicted as chubby babies with wings. Hence, a person with a chubby, childlike face may be called “cherubic.”