The Cherubic Faces of Solomon’s Water Chariots

Why are the stands and basins of the Solomonic temple decorated with bulls, lions and cherubim? The bulls have sacrificial associations, the lions – kingly, and the cherubim just divine, I guess. But is there any specific significance to these three appearing together? I am reminded of the four creatures, but the eagle is missing here. Do you think there’s anything to this?

Within my discussion, I reference James Jordan’s article ‘Chariots of Water’, available from WordMP3 as part of his collected writings or complete works (I cannot recommend this set highly enough).

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