Cherubim Figures representing heavenly creatures, the exact form being unknown. Cherubim have been called to guard sacred places. The Lord placed cherubim to keep the way of the tree of life, Gen. 3:24 (Alma 12:21–29; 42:2–3; Moses 4:31). Symbolic representations of cherubim were placed on the mercy seat, Ex. 25:18, 22 (1 Kgs. 6:23–28; Heb. 9:5). Cherubim are mentioned in the visions of Ezekiel, Ezek. 10; 11:22.