2 Kings 19:15

Hebrew Bible

13 Where are the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, and the kings of Lair, Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivvah?’” 14 Hezekiah took the letter from the messengers and read it. Then Hezekiah went up to the Lord’s temple and spread it out before the Lord. 15 Hezekiah prayed before the Lord: “Lord God of Israel, who is enthroned above the cherubim! You alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You made the sky and the earth. 16 Pay attention, Lord, and hear! Open your eyes, Lord, and observe! Listen to the message Sennacherib sent and how he taunts the living God! 17 It is true, Lord, that the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands.

2 Samuel 6:2

Hebrew Bible

1 David again assembled all the best men in Israel, 30,000 in number. 2 David and all the men who were with him traveled to Baalah in Judah to bring up from there the ark of God which is called by the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, who sits enthroned between the cherubim that are on it. 3 They loaded the ark of God on a new cart and carried it from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were guiding the new cart. 4 They brought it with the ark of God from the house of Abinadab on the hill. Ahio was walking in front of the ark,

 Notes and References

"... There are some stylistic differences between these two versions, but the most important difference is the use of the name in one, and not the other. Questions of originality cannot be established, but the possible historical settings for the formula in early Israelite religion will need to be considered. The syntax in 2 Samuel 6:2 is odd. The version in 1 Chronicles 13:16, transferring the phrase to the end of the sentence, is another way of stating the same thing, that the Cherubim formula is here associated with YHWH. The place upon which the title is named could be the Ark, but it could also be the Temple in Shiloh. As with the previous pair, originality cannot be established, so it is only possible to say that the Cherubim formula was associated with the name in the mind of one writer but not the other ..."

Carlill, A. J. Cherubim and Seraphim in the Old Testament (pp. 139-140) St Peter's College Oxford, 2013

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