Sunday, February 10, 2008

Terumah: Maimonides on the symbolism of the Keruvim (Angles)

Maimonedies writes in Book 3 of the Guide that faith in the Prophet precedes faith in the Torah, (since the Torah is dependent on the Prophet) and that Prophecy is only made possible through an angel.

This is why the the Ark has Keruvim (Angels) on it. He also suggests that there were 2 Keruvim because having one might lead to the false impression of a Divine image.

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