On the other hand, according to the late Elie Borowski (“Cherubim: God’s Throne?” Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August 1995), such composite creatures may have inspired the prophet Ezekiel’s vision of cherubim with human, leonine, bovine and avian features (Ezekiel 1:10). Layard similarly mentions “the resemblance of the winged human-headed lions and bulls and other symbolical figures [that he had unearthed] to those seen by Ezekiel in his vision.”