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50. Seraphim



These are the four beasts that constantly surround God's throne, with the twenty four elders.

Revelation 4:6,8,9; 5:6,8,11,14; 6:1,6; 7:11; 14:3 (note they don't sing the new song because they were never fallen creatures); 15:7; 19:4.

The four beasts are identified as "Seraphim" because of their six wings ("Cherubim" only have four). Two are used to cover their face.

Isaiah 6:2 - "Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly."

They are only ever seen above and surrounding God's throne continually. This is opposed to "Cherubim," who are seen BELOW God's throne (Ezekiel 11:22).

Revelation 4:6 - "And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind."