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Wythwfflt (Ark.) Court* Newt - Monday, April V, UK - Page 9tvcn 'eaf Cherubs -Are They Male or Female? (McNtufht Ijndlclt* DEAR ABBY: Regardless of how an artist may portray cherubs, they are neither male or female. Sex exists only on earth due to God's commandment to "multiply and fill the earth." (Genesis 1:28). However, the angels (or cherubs) were created by God thru Michael the Archangel. Since the angels were direct creations, and there was no need for them to reproduce, there was also no need tor them to be one sex or the other. A MINISTER'S WIFE . DEAR ABBY: You ask, "Are there little girl cherubs, or are cherubs only boys?" I am pleased to solve this mystery for you. In the National Museum in Stockholm, there hangs a famous masterpiece titled "Sacrifice TO Venus," painted by Rubens in 1628. It clearly shows little boy cherubs, embarcing little girl cherubs unless, that Is, someone has defaced the canvas. "OBSERVING" _____ DEAR ABBY: Some years ago while working in a small Presbyterian church, I directed a Christmas pageant. My girl friend was performing th« same task for UV B a p t i s t church. She had given the role of the angel Gabriel to a man. I gave that -par' to a woman. Afterwards we debated about who was right. I asked our minister and he replied, "Angels have no sex." since cherubs are angels, that should answer your question. M. D. G. — — DEAR ABBY: Ignoring for a moment the sex of a cherub, (according to tne Bible they are neuter) another serious error was made describing the cherub as a "chubby, angelic - looking child." In I Kings «:23, the size of cherub is described to be "10 cubits in height." (A "cubit" is an ancient measure of about 18 inches, or the length from the forearm to the wrist.) This makes a cherub stand approximately 180 inches, or 15 feet tall! The first mention of cherubs is in Gene* its S:M which nyi, "and M He drove the man out and posted at the east o! the garden 61 Eden the cherubs and the flaming (word that was turning Iteelf conthudly. to guard the way to the tree o! life." In order to be a guardian of the tree Of life, these cherubs had to be mature men - not chubby infanta. ' BIBLE StUDENT BEAR ABBY: The art teacher whb said all cherubi were male was absolutely correct. A cherub, which is a class of angel, is of the male gender in both the Old and New Testament. All angels are "he's" - never "she's." Cheek your Bible. THEOLOGIAN DEAR ABBY: You are not likely to find any girl cherubs (or cherubim) since the Hebrew word "cherub" is a noun of masculine gender. According to the Hebrew grammar, a girl cherub would not be a cherub at all, but a "cherubah." And the plural of "cherubah" is "cheruboth" — not "cherubim," — which is the plural of "cherub." RABBI LEONARD M. KAPLAN MASON CITY, IA. Problems? Write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal. For a personal reply, enclose a stamped, self - addressed envelope. Hate to write letters? Send $1 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., for Abby's Booklet, "How To Write Letters for All Occasions." Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today Is Monday, April 25, the 115th day of 196S. here are 250 days left In the year. 6" this date In 1945, represent. Today's highlight in history: atives of 46 nations met in San Francisco to draft the United Nations Charter. On this date In 1862, Adm. David Parragut captured New Orleans. In 1910, 'charles Evans Hughes was appointed to the Supreme Court. In 1917, China entered World War I against Germany. In 1940, U.S. neutrality laws were applied to Germany. In 1945, Moscow announced that two of its armies had completed the encirclement of Ber- lin. Ten years ago — The United States announced • major easing of trade restrictions with the Soviet Union and Its satellites. 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