seraphim (Ser´uh-fim; Heb. seraphim, “fiery ones”)

Fiery beings of supernatural origin. Seraphim appear in Isaiah’s vision of God, where they are attendants or guardians before the divine throne analogous to the cherubim (Isa 6:1-7). They praise God, and one touches Isaiah’s lips with a hot coal from the altar, cleansing him from sin. Seraphim have six wings. Two cover their faces, two cover their feet (probably a euphemism for genitals), and they fly with the remaining two.

Isa 6:1-7

A Vision of God in the Temple
1In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. ... View more

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