2 Samuel 22:11

Hebrew Bible

9 Smoke ascended from his nose; fire devoured as it came from his mouth; he hurled down fiery coals. 10 He made the sky sink as he descended; a thick cloud was under his feet. 11 He mounted a cherub and flew; he glided on the wings of the wind. 12 He shrouded himself in darkness, in thick rain clouds. 13 From the brightness in front of him came coals of fire.

Ezekiel 9:3

Hebrew Bible

1 Then he shouted in my ears, “Approach, you who are to visit destruction on the city, each with his destructive weapon in his hand!” 2 Next I noticed six men coming from the direction of the upper gate that faces north, each with his war club in his hand. Among them was a man dressed in linen with a writing kit at his side. They came and stood beside the bronze altar. 3 Then the glory of the God of Israel went up from the cherub where it had rested to the threshold of the temple. He called to the man dressed in linen who had the writing kit at his side.

 Notes and References

"... In Ezekiel 28:16 the king / Adam resides among ‘stones of fire’ (אבני אש), a phrase that recalls the ‘stones’ of fire, that is, the blazing coals ofthe altar from among the cherubim (compare Ezekiel 1:13; 10:2,6-7; also Psalm 18:13, 16; 2 Samuel 22:13; Leviticus 16:12). The two words should therefore be translated as “the measuring cherub who covers.” Nevertheless, it is unclear what he is to measure. The only possible answer, it seems to me, is the width of the holy of holies. It is known from 1 Kings 6:20-28, 8:6-7, and 2 Chronicles 3:8-13 that the two cherubim of the holy of holies had their wings stretched from wall to wall of the holy of holies, and that there existed an interest in the size of these two cherubim. I have also emphasized above that Ezekiel associates these two cherubim with the unique cherub of Psalm 18:10 / 2 Samuel 22:11 (compare Ezekiel 9:3, 10:2 and 4). Also, several studies have noted that in Ezekiel 28:11-19 the Edenic location of the king/humanity reflects the sanctuary of Jerusalem ..."

Bunta, Silviu Nicolae The Lord God of Gods: Divinity and Deification in Early Judaism (p. 99) Gorgias Press, 2021

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