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Definition:
The word cherub comes from the Hebrew Kerub, and refers to winged celestial beings, part human and part animal, who pulled the chariot of God in Jewish mythology.

Sometimes, they are depicted as guardians of the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:24). Other times, they are depicted as guardian God's throne (Exodus 25:18-20). In Christian mythology, their part human, part animal nature was dropped and they became regarded simply as guardian angels.

Also Known As: cherubim (plural)

Alternate Spellings: none

Common Misspellings: none

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