“In the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim of olivewood, each ten cubits high. Five cubits was the length of one wing of the cherub, and five cubits the length of the other wing of the cherub. It was ten cubits from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other. The other cherub also measured ten cubits. Both cherubim had the same measure and the same form. The height of one cherub was ten cubits, and so was that of the other cherub. He put the cherubim in the innermost part of the house. The wings of the cherubim were spread out so that a wing of one touched the one wall, and a wing of the other cherub touched the other wall. Their other wings toward the center of the house were touching wing to wing. He also overlaid the cherubim with gold. He carved the walls of the house all around about with carved engravings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, in the inner and outer rooms. The floor of the house he overlaid with gold in the inner and outer rooms.”
These cherubim are holy winged figures who represented a messenger from God just like the guardians of Eden as in Genesis, chapter 3. Thus these cherubim will guard the holy of holies. They are extremely large, 10 cubits high or 15 feet high with wings that were 5 cubits or 7 ½ feet wide or a wing span of 10 cubits or 15 feet. These giant cherubim touched both sides of the walls. They touched each other in the middle with each 10 cubits high and 20 cubits spread out. They overlaid these cherubim with gold. On the walls there were carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and flowers. Gold was overlaid all over the place. These cherubim were the center of this ornamentation.