SPECIAL TOPIC: SERAPHIM
A. This is the only mention of them in the Bible. It is possible that the "flying serpents" of Isa. 14:29; 30:6 (BDB 977 I plus BDB 733) are in mind. There is even a possibility the name comes from an Egyptian word serref ("guardian griffin").
B. They seem to be a particular order of angels. Their name means "burning ones" (BDB 977 II). The word is from the root "to burn" (BDB 976).
C. In Revelation 4:8, it seems that the Seraphim and the Cherubim are combined. "The Beasts" look like Cherubs which have two wings (Exod. 25:19) or four wings (Ezek. 1:6-14), but in Revelation they have six wings and occupy the place of Seraphim.
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