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ix. 5. The Cherubims of Glory, Ezek. i. 1. The Names were opened, and I saw Visions, the. Aleim. 4. And I looked, and behold a Whirlwind came out of the North, a great Cloud, and a Firë unfolding it felf, and out of the midst thereof, as the Colour of Amber, out of the midst of the Fire. Also out of the midst thereof, the likeness of four living Creatures. And this their appearance, and the Similitude of Adam to them. And every one had four faces. 10. And for the likeness of their faces, they four had the faces of a Man, and the faces of a Lion on the right side, and they four had the faces of an Ox on the left side: They four also had the faces of an Eagle. ''22. And the likenefs of the Firmament (Expansion) upon the heads of the living Creature, as the Eye (or sparkling) of the terrible mp, stretch'd forth over_their heads above. 26. And above the Firmament (Expansion) that was over their heads, was the likeness of a Throne, as the appearance of a Sapphire-stone; and upon the likeness of the Throne, was the likeness of the appearance of Adam (a Man) above upon it." And I saw as the Eye (or sparkling) of 5907, as the appearance of Fire round about within it: from the
appearance of his Loins even upward,
ib. x. i. Then I looked, and behold, in
the Firmament that was above the head of the Cherubims, there appear'd over them as it were a Sapphire-stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a Throne : and he spake unto the Man. 4. Then the Glory Jehovah went up from the Cherub, &c. 18. Then the Glory Jehovah departed from off the Threshold of the House, and stood over the Cherubim.-And the Cherubim-went-and stood at the Door of the East Gate of the House of Jehovah, and the Glory of the Aleim of Israel was over them above. This is the living Creature that I saw nnn subter, vice, instead of [a substitute of] the Aleim of Israel, by the River of Chebar, and I knew that they were the Cherubims. Every one had four faces, &c. ib. xi. 22, 23. So Eccles. xlix. 8. It was Ezekiel who saw the glorious Vision, which was mew'd him upon the Chariot of the Cherubims. From this appearance of Man upon the Throne, and Dan. vii. 9. and Texts in other parts to this purpose, the ignorant Jews took their Notion of a temporal King and Kingdom. So first of Images, Buxt. Chald. 879. R. Mofes BenMajemon. in his commentaries upon Mif najoth, in Avoda sacra, cap. 3.- soli (that is to the Shemos the Light)“ the
figure of a king, wearing a Crown, and fitting on a Globe.” This was their Dias Name, with the Insignia of Rule, they set up upon the Tower of Babel; and hence their Chariots for the Shemosh, 2 Reg. xxiii. 11, dc. But to return to the Cloud, the Ta. bernacle, and Temple. The Tabernacle was call'd, Psal. xxvi. 8. The Place of the Tabernacle of bis Glory. Psal. xxix. 9. In his Temple, he is described all over Glory. Pfal. Ixiii. 1. My Soul thirstethos to see thy power and thy Glory, so as I have seen thee in the Sanctuary. Pfal. cl. 1. Hallelujah, ascribe Irradiation, to 58 the Irradiator in his Sanctuary. Hence i Sam. iv. 21. When the Ark, dc. were taken, Eli's Daughter names her Son Icabod, because the Glory was departed from Ifrael. But, as the Glory went not with it, when that is spoken of, the Word 789 is used, Pfal. Ixxviii. 61. And delivered his Strength into Captivity, and his Beauty into the Enemies Hand. Hence this 2 is called, Jer. xiv. 21. xvii. 12. the Throne of Glory; and he who sat there was called, Psal. xxiv. 7. the King Glory. The Name which sat there was called, Nehem. ix. 5. Pfal. Ixxii. 19. the Name Glory. i Chron. xiii. 6. That dwelleth in the Cherubim where the
Name is invoked. So 2 Sam. vi. 2. 2 Chron. xx. 9. For thy Name is in this House. He is call’d, Pfal. Ixxix. 9. 927 the Word (another personal Name of the Glory of thy Name, which as an emblematical Name of a Person, comprehended not only the Person, but all the Manifestation in A&tions, Effects, and Consequences. They attributed to him the Power of seeing and controuling. Ifa. iii. 8. The Eyes of thy Glory. Pfal. xxix. 3. 58 the Irradia. tor of Glory thundereth. Job xxxvii. 5. The Irradiator thundereth with his Voice; He doth wonderful Things. Psal. xciv. I. They supposed the Glory could irradiate from that Place, and exercise that Power in any Place, as above cited, Psal. Ixxx. 2. Thou that dwellest in the Cherubim irras diate. ibid. xcix. I. He dwelleth in the Cherubim, let the Earth decline. ibid. 1. 2. Out of Sion the Perfection of Beauty, the Aleim have irradiated.
As this is the most glorious Subject that ever Man as Man writ upon; as it leads me to the most glorious, most desirable Discovery, or Recovery of what has been designedly concealed by our Enemies, that ever Man made; as it brings the first or eldest Action that ever was revealed to Man, and the only Secret which he is concerned