1 I looked, and on the expanse over the heads of the cherubs, there was something like a sapphire stone; an appearance resembling a throne could be seen over them.
va-er-EH v’-hi-NAY el ha-ra-KEE-a a-SHER al ROSH ha-k’-ru-VEEM k’-E-ven sa-PEER k’-mar-AY d’-MUT ki-SAY nir-AH a-lay-HEM
א וָאֶרְאֶה וְהִנֵּה אֶל־הָרָקִיעַ אֲשֶׁר עַל־רֹאשׁ הַכְּרֻבִים כְּאֶבֶן סַפִּיר כְּמַרְאֵה דְּמוּת כִּסֵּא נִרְאָה עֲלֵיהֶם׃
10:1 On the expanse over the heads of the cherubs
Chapter 10 contains the second description of God’s throne departing from Yerushalayim. The man in white linen, mentioned in chapter 9, takes coals from between the cherubim to set the city ablaze, and the glory of Hashem then moves away while fire purges the city. In the Bible, cherubim appear as dividers between Hashem and humanity. The first time they appear, they block the entrance to the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:24). They are also found on the veil that separates the holy places in the Mishkan and the Beit Hamikdash from the Holy of Holies (Exodus 36:35, 1 Kings 6:23). Here, the cherubim appear again, as Hashem separates Himself from the sinful city.