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Cherub
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Cherub of Babylon
Cherub of Babylon (כְּרוּב‎, keruv). A Babylonian village where the exiles lived prior to returning to Judah with Zerubbabel. Its inhabitants could not prove their Israelite ancestry (Ezra 2:59; Neh 7:61).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Cherub (Place)
CHERUB (PLACE) [Heb kĕrûb (כְּרוּב)]. An unknown Babylonian site from which exiles returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:59 = Neh 7:61 [LXX charoub]). According to Ezra and Nehemiah, those returning from Cherub, as well as from Telmelah, Telharsha, Addon, and Immer, were unable to establish
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cherub (Place)
Cherub (Place). One of 5 Babylonian cities from which Israelites who could not trace their ancestry returned after the exile (Ezr 2:59; Neh 7:61). In the Apocrypha, Cherub is called a leader of the people (1 Esd 5:36) rather than a place from which the people came.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cherub
Cherub kèrub [Heb. kerûḇ; Gk. Charaath]; NEB KERUB; AV and NEB Apoc. CHARAATHALAR [Gk. Charaathalan, combining Charaath with following Alan]. A place in Babylonia (Ezr. 2:59; Neh. 7:61). Since none of the places listed in these verses can be identified, it is probable that they were poor settlements
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kerub
KERUB One of five Babylonian cities from which Israelites who could not trace their ancestry returned after the exile (Ezr 2:59; Neh 7:61).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cherub
Cherub (Heb. kĕrûḇ) (PLACE)An unidentified location in Babylonia, from which exiles returned to Jerusalem. According to Ezra 2:59 = Neh. 7:61 these exiles were unable to prove their Israelite descent. In 1 Esdr. 5:36 Cherub appears with Addan and Immer as the names of leaders who returned to Jerusalem
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cherub (Place)
Cherub [kĕrˊəb] (Heb. kerûḇ). A town (so NIV) in Babylonia; after the Exile a number of people from this town who could not prove their Jewish descent returned to Judah (Ezra 2:59; Neh. 7:61; NIV “Kerub”). The site of Cherub is unknown. According to some commentators “Cherub, Addan, and Immer”
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cherub
Cher´ub, apparently a place in Babylonia from which some persons of doubtful extraction returned to Judea with Zerubbabel. Ezra 2:59; Neh. 7:61.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cherub
CHERUB [CHAIR ub] — a place in Babylonia where some Jewish citizens lived during the Captivity. The persons who returned to Judah from this place could not prove their Israelite descent (Ezra 2:59; Neh. 7:61; Kerub, NIV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHERUB
CHERUB<ke’-rub> (כְּרוּב‎ [kerubh], [Χερούβ, Cheroub], [Χαρούβ, Charoub]): A place in Babylonia from which people whose genealogies had fallen into confusion went up at the return from exile (Ezra 2:59; Nehemiah 7:61); unidentified. In 1 Esdras 5:36 we read “Charaathalan leading them, and Allar,”
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Kerub
Kerub kihr’uhb (כְּרוּבH4132). Also Cherub. One of five Babylonian places from which certain Jewish exiles returned who were unable to prove their Israelite ancestry (Ezra 2:59; Neh. 7:61). If Kerub here is a place name, its location is unknown. However, the parallel in the Apocrypha reads, “The following
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Cherub
CHERUB, kēʹrub (כְּרוּב‎, kerūbh; Χερούβ, Cheroúb, Χαρούβ, Charoúb): A place in Babylonia from which people whose genealogies had fallen into confusion went up at the return from exile (Ezr 2:59; Neh 7:61); unidentified. In 1 Esd 5:36 we read “Charaathalan leading them, and Allar,” a phrase that seems
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