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these Cherubim, may be used in Scripture, as I have hinted, without making any Reserve then for this. Buxt. Chald. 270 cheruf -". Chérubim of a human Form with Wings, representing Angels, Exod. XXV. Bc. Talmud What is a Cherub? the same as $279 like a Boy; for in Babylon they call a Boy 827 Chagiga, Fol. 13. 2." Though the Faces of these are described ; though this is an Hebrew Word used at first many Ages before Babel was; though the Word in Chaldee, in Scripture, signifies a Great one, Master, doc. to avoid this great Mystery they have formed, and told these idle foolish Stories. I am ashamed for our great Men, who have not only followed them in Writing, but designed these Figures after these Stories.

I have shewed in the Names and At- ' tributes of the Trinity of the Gentiles, That the Heathens had a Temple to the Names under the Title of Dian Magnates. Philo knew the Fire, Light and Spirit were called Rubbim, or said to be ficut like Rubbim, and must know they had been worshipped under that Name; so takes them, or his supposed Potentates in · them, for those the Cherubim represented. The Word 217, as I have said elsewhere, is the highest Epithet the Hebrew Tougue

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affords ; 'tis great in Strength, in Power, in Wisdom, or whatever can be termed a Perfection. As those Beasts were both Emblems of the Chiefs, and of the Names, this is expressed in the most fimple Sense, 2, like, sicur, quomodo, in the same or like Manner, as the '27 the Magnates, Great ones, Potentates, or; Of Ezra v. 8. We went into the Province of Judea," to

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God; 2 Kings vi. 16. For they are Dean great who is with us. Neh. ix. 19. For thou in thy great Mercies. Prov. xxvi. 10. 27 The great one who formed all things. Ifai. xix. 20. And be will send them a Saviour and 27 a great one, and he fall deliver them. liii. 11. By his Knowledge mall my righteous Servant make Justification as to the great ones therefore will I divide him a Portion with an. the Great and with the Strong because he shall empty out his Body to Death, and be numbered with the Transgreffors, and bear the Forfeiture due to the great ones, and he mall intercede for Transgressors. lxiii, 1. Who is this that cometh 31789 in human Nature, with died Garments from the Vintage? this that is glorious in bis Apparel; a taker of Captives, by the 27 great one his Strength? I that mani

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fest the Secret (Mystery) in Righteour nefs; a great one to save. Pl. xxxvii. I T.

Ånd delight themselves in Diko an the Great, the Pacifier. xlviii. 3. The City of 1979 the King, the Great one. So Þr. xli. 13. And halt fet me before thee for ever. xlii. 6. I will yet afcribe unto him the Salvation of his Face, [or Light of his Countenance.] lxxxiv. 10. Look upon the Face of 70'en thine Anointed. cxxxii. 10. For the Beloved one thy Servant's Sake turn not away the Face of thine Anointed..

Let us examine the Texts, Exod. xxv. O. According to all that I shew thee, after the Patern of the Tabernacle, and the Pattern of all the Instruments thereof, even so mall ye make it. And they mall make an Ark.-16. And thou nalt put into the Ark the Testimony which I shall give thee. And thou shalt maken a Mercy-Seat of pure Gold: Two Cubits and a half shall be the Length thereof, and a Cúbit and a half the Breadth thereof. And thou shalt make two Cherubims of Gold, of beaten Work shalt thou make them, in the two Ends of the Mercy-Seat. And make one Cherub on the one End, and the other Cherub on the other End: Even of the Matter of the

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Mercy-Seat shall ye make the Cherubims on the two Ends thereof. And the Cherubims Mall stretch forth their Wings on high, covering the Mercy-Seat [Coverer] with their Wings, and their faces Mall look one to another: Toward the MercySeat mall the Faces of the Cherubim be. And thou shalt put the Mercy-Seat above upon the Ark and there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee, from above the Mercy-Seat, from between the two Cherubims which are upon the Ark of the Testimony, of all Things which I will give thee in Commandment unto the Children of Israel. 40. And look that you make them after their Pattern which was sewed thee (which thou was caused to see) in the Mount. Ibid. xxxvii. I. And Bezeleel made the Ark 6. and he made the Mercy-Seat of pure Gold-and he made two Cherubims of Gold beaten out of one Piece made he them, on the two Ends of the Mercy-Seat. One Cherub on [out of] the End on this Side, and another Cherub on [out of] the other End on that Side : Out of the Mercy-Seat made he the two Cherubims on the two Ends thereof. And the Cherubims spread out their Wings on high, and covered with

their Wings, over the Mercy-Seat, with their Faces one to another; even to the Mercy-Seat ward were the Faces of the Cherubims. Exod. xxx. 34. Take unto thee Stacte and Onycha, and Galbanum,

with pure Frankincenfe.36. And thou shalt beat fome of it very small, and put of it before the Testimony in the Ta bernacle of the Congregation, where I will meet with thee: It mall be unto you most holy. Levit. xvi. 2. Speak unto Aaron thy Brother, that he come not in at all times into the holy Place, for I will appear in the Cloud upon the Mercy-Seat. Thus shall Aaron come.-13. And he shall put the Incenfe upon the Fire before Jehovah, that the Cloud of the Incense may cover the Mercy-Seat that is upon the Testimony, that he die not. And he shall take of the Blood of the Bullock, and Sprinkle it with his Finger upon the "Mercy-Seat Eastward: And before the Mercy-Seat all he sprinkle of the Blood with his Finger seven times. Then mall he kill the Goat of the Sin-Offering that is for the People, and bring his Blood within the Veil, and do with that Blood as he did with the Blood of the Bullock, and Sprinkle it upon the Mercy-Seat, and before the Mercy-Seat. 29. In the seventh

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