I covered the Swords (Cherubim) of the Inner Curtain of the Tent of the Tabernacle in my previous post, but then I realized that a bit more specific explanation may be necessary so here it is.
As you know, traditional interpretations usually show the Inner Curtain of the Tent of the Tabernacle (the one that separated the Tent into two rooms) as 4 Gold plated columns upon 4 Silver Sockets with 5 partitions with the "cherubim" as mystical creatures.
As you also know, my proposed explanation replaces these mystical creatures with the Sword-like shapes, resulting in the following:
Now, the Inner Curtain looks more consistent with the rest of the description of the Tabernacle, as now it sort of has these Swords on the fabric as if they were guarding the entrance into the Holy of Holies (the Ark room).
But this is not all. The most I love about making such minute inquiries into the meaning of a particular word of the description (the "cherubim" in this case) is the resulting consistency with other parts of the text (non-Tabernacle related portions).
In this case, I would like you to recall the verse of Genesis 3:24:
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
24 וַיְגָ֖רֶשׁ אֶת־הָֽאָדָ֑ם וַיַּשְׁכֵּן֩ מִקֶּ֨דֶם לְגַן־עֵ֜דֶן אֶת־הַכְּרֻבִ֗ים וְאֵ֨ת לַ֤הַט הַחֶ֙רֶב֙ הַמִּתְהַפֶּ֔כֶת לִשְׁמֹ֕ר אֶת־דֶּ֖רֶךְ עֵ֥ץ הַֽחַיִּֽים׃ ס
Notice the description of this "flaming sword" which "turned every way". Apparently, this is what we can see in the Tabernacle design - the 4 "flaming swords" that are represented by 2 blades each around each of the Inner Curtain Columns (as well as the 2 blades for each of the sides of the Tent).
In other words, the correct understanding of the description of the Tabernacle design helps us to understand what is described in Genesis 3:24, namely this:
This cropped image of the Inner Curtain of the Tabernacle shows us what the "cherubim" that guarded the garden of Eden looked like. I.e. a rotating column with "flaming" Swords upon it. Although perhaps it is possible that the column represented the "flame" (pillar of "flame") with the Swords rotating around such a pillar.
Either way, as you can clearly see, it is very important to properly understand the description of the design, as it would always lead to other pieces of the text to fall into place and form a more coherent and logical picture of the stories of the Pentateuch.