Metaphysical meaning of Cherub (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Cherub (mbd)
Cherub, che'-rub (Heb.)--the singular form of cherubim. (See CHERUBIM for further definition.)

A Babylonian city, or place, from which people returned to Palestine from the captivity (Ezra 2:5). These persons who are mentioned as having come from Cherub with the returned Israelites "could not show their fathers' houses, and their seed, whether they were of Israel,...therefore were they deemed polluted and put from the priesthood."

Meta. An aggregation of thoughts in consciousness that have been held in confusion (Babylon) but are becoming free because of the seeds of Truth thoughts (Israelites) that are working in them. They are still so tainted with the Babylonish thought, however, that they cannot take a place among our natural religious tendencies (priests and Levites) in ministering to our true higher beliefs and ideals (Israelites).

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Preceding Entry: Cherith
Following Entry: cherubim