Religions and the religious texts associated with them are considered as attempts of ancient people to explain the origin and structure of the world through the introduction of supernatural divine entities. The study «The origin of meaning» stated and substantiated by various examples the assumption that all major religions are different implementations of a single idea, which fundamentally had nothing to do with either the religious faith or divine mysticism. The study shows that all civilizations at their peak came to the same philosophical concept. In search for the answer to the question «about the essence of things» they created the «philosophy of meaning». This philosophy explained the nature of meaning as the essence of all things, linking it to the nature of language and writing.
This article presents the unraveling of the mysteries of the biblical Cherubim and shows its connection with the philosophy of meaning. The key role of the Cherubim in understanding the general concept of the Tanakh and Talmud texts is demonstrated. The connection of the Cherubim with the Ark of the Covenant and many other biblical artifacts is explained. The examples of the Cherubim, the Seal of Solomon and Shamir show the connection of Judaism with many other religions.
Chapter 1. Cherubim
It is no secret that the texts of the Old Testament contain several meanings, that behind the surface reading there are several more hidden ones. The mystery is what these hidden meanings are about.
Allegory of Cherubim
According to the intention of the authors of the sacred texts, a key was left to the secret of the hidden meanings. Whoever understands the secret of the key will be able to reveal everything else. This key is the biblical Cherubim. In the Old Testament there is a detailed description of it. It is written in such a way as to exclude random coincidence. Only the correct answer puts all the pieces of the puzzle together.
The description of the Cherubim consists of many details. Perhaps the most puzzling is the description of its four faces and how they move. Unraveling it not only helps to explain the nature of these faces, but it also allows us to reproduce the image of Cherubim exactly. And this both sheds light on some of the mysteries of the story and provides the very key to understanding the rest of the text of the Bible.
The concept of God
It turns out that the biblical God does exist, and it is the Cherubim that makes it possible to both find and understand him.
The Ark of Covenant
The unraveling of the Cherubim leads to the unraveling of the mystery of the Ark of the Covenant. It turns out that the "missing" Ark is the scroll of the Torah. The detailed description of the Ark given in the book of Exodus coincides with the description of the scroll to the smallest detail.
Three views of the scroll
Exodus describes how God commanded Moses to make the Ark of the Covenant. But in addition to the Ark, God commanded that a special table and a special lampstand be made and described them in detail.
The table of showbread
It turns out that, like the Ark, the table is an allegory of the Torah scroll, but viewed from a different perspective.
The same as the Ark turns out to be the lampstand - a third look at the same thing. Its description allows us to reconstruct in all the details how the very first original scroll was constructed and looked like.
Chapter 2. Philosophy of meaning
The essence of the story of the items
The cherubim and its faces and the three looks on the scroll that create the three objects are all more than just interesting puzzles. They are illustrations of key properties of meaning.
Philosophy of meaning
It turns out that all the sacred texts, whether biblical or written thousands of years before them, are part of the same plan, part of a plan designed to convey and preserve a philosophy of meaning.
Chapter 3. Sumerian myths
In the Sumerian mythology Inanna occupies an exceptionally important place. A detailed analysis of the myth of Inanna's descent into the underworld allows us to understand both the allegories behind the Sumerian gods and to see the incredible beauty of the meaning behind the superficial reading. Knowing what this myth is really about gives us the keys to understanding the Egyptian Book of the Dead, to reading Greek myths, and to deciphering the text of the Old Testament.
Asur and Ninurta
Evidence can often be gleaned not only from texts, but also from images left behind by the ancients. Understanding the essence behind the gods allows us to look at the complex compositions and discover that all their strange details are far from accidental.
The idea of the biblical Cherubim is not unique. Every religion created its own symbol that was the key to its understanding. All of these "cherubim" looked different, but had a common essence. Perhaps the most ancient of them was the Sumerian Alad.
Chapter 4. Gods of Egypt
Chapter 5. Greek mythology
Chapter 6. Atlantis
Chapter 7. Talmud
Chapter 8. Jews and Canaan
Chapter 9. History and chronicles
Chapter 10. Christ
Chapter 11. The Koran and One Thousand and One Nights
Chapter 12. Russian folk tales
Chapter 16. Messiah and Gog
Chapter 13. Project Shakespeare
Chapter 14. Project Pushkin
Chapter 15. Third Temple
Chapter 16. Progressors