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(plural, cherubim). Heavenly creatures mentioned in the Bible as guardians and protectors. Cherubim were the sentinels stationed at Eden (Genesis 3:24); they were golden figures erected on the Ark (Exodus 25:18). Yahweh mounted a cherub to rush to the rescue of David from his enemies (II Samuel 22:11). In Christian tradition the cherubim are identified as angels. (Etym. Hebrew kerubh; Latin cherub; Greek cheroub.)See Also: CHERUBIM