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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).
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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
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Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
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The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Kerub kihr’uhb (כְּרוּב H4132). 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, 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