Q. In an article of yours found on another web site, a dissertation on the faces of the beasts before the throne makes reference to the flags of the tribes bearing the same. What is your biblical basis for this or is it just a flight of fancy, or preachers license?
A. The idea that the standards of the four camps of Israel each bore one of the four faces of the Cherubim comes from rabbinical tradition and not the Bible. In confirming the validity of this, my research took me to a number of scholarly references, both Jewish and Christian. Based on the fact that they all seemed to agree, I included the information in my study.
Although I didn’t do it this way, you can easily conduct similar research to confirm this for yourself by typing “Standards of the Four Camps of Israel” into your Google search box.