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Seraphim

Seraphim [E] [H]

(burning, glowing ), an order of celestial beings, whom Isaiah beheld in vision standing above Jehovah as he sat upon his throne. ( Isaiah 6:2 ) They are described as having each of them three pairs of wings, with one of which they covered their faces (a token of humility); with the second they covered their feet (a token of respect); while with the third they flew. They seem to have borne a general resemblance to the human figure. ver. 6. Their occupation was two fold to celebrate the praises of Jehovahs holiness and power, ver. 3 and to act as the medium of communication between heaven and earth. ver. 6.


[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Seraphim'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.