What does the faces it talks about in Ezekiel chapter one represent?Mar 16th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Questions You Ask (click for the full answer)
What does the faces it talks about in Ezekiel chapter one represent?
Ezek. 1:10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.
Chapter 1 of Ezekiel describes God and His throne in pictorial language. The cherubim with the four faces on one body represent God’s four attributes: Man (Love), Lion (Justice), Ox (Power), and Eagle (Wisdom). We see the same faces in the Book of Revelation, but this time there are four living creatures each with just one of these faces. With Ezekiel and Revelation being both very symbolic books we can harmonize them by understanding what the faces represent.
For a more detailed explanation of this vision, see our verse by verse study on Ezekiel Chapter 1.