The seraphim were burning serpentine forms who hovered above the enthroned Yahweh and chanted the Trisagion in Isaiah's consecration vision (Isa.
Seraphim, Geschichte Liv-, Esth-, and Kurlands (2nd ed., Revel, 1897-1904) and Geschichte von Livland (Gotha, 1905, &c.).
The seraphim, superhuman beings with six wings, appear as the attendants of Yahweh.
Putting aside the cherubim and seraphim, they are not spoken of as having wings.
In old times, the bne Elohim and the seraphim are His court, and the angels are alike the court and the army of God; the cherubim are his throne-bearers.
In 1824, however, Prince Galitzin ceased to be procurator of the Holy Synod, and Seraphim, metropolitan of St Petersburg, became president of the Russian Bible Society.
Here belong, inter alia, the well-known orders of the Garter (England), Golden Fleece (Austria and Spain), Annunziata (Italy), Black Eagle (Prussia), St Andrew (Russia), Elephant (Denmark) and Seraphim (Sweden).
(vi.) THE Seraphim (Sweden).
The Order of the Seraphim (the " Blue Ribbon ").
The collar is formed of alternate gold seraphim and blue enamelled patriarchal crosses.
Vasa in 1522, and was re-established by Frederick I., with the Seraphim and the Pole Star in 1748; modifications have been made in 1798, 1814 and 1889.
SERAPHIM, the imaginary supernatural guardians of the threshold of Yahweh's sanctuary, only mentioned in Isa.
7 "seraphim" stood where the Ethiopic and the Greek give "the serpents" or "the dragons"; Paradise, serpents and cherubim are here made subject to Gabriel.
They may originally have had a serpent form, for it is difficult not to regard "seraphim" as originally (as in Num.
" Seraphim," and cf.
Mythical features abound in the cherubim and seraphim, the pillars of Jachin and Boaz, the mysterious Nehushtan, the bronze-sea and the lavers.
Muller, Beitrrige zur Orographie and Hydrographie von Esthland (1869-1871); Bunge, Das Herzogthum Esthland enter den Konigen von Drinemark (1877); and Seraphim, Geschichte Liv-, Est-, and Kurlands (2nd ed., 1897) and various papers in the FinnischUgrische Forschungen.
Seraphim, Geschichte LivEstand Kurlands bis zur Einverleibung in das russische Reich (Reval, 1895) C. Silfverstolpe, Historiskt bibliothek (Stockholm, 1875); R.
Seraphim, Geschichte Liv -, Esth -, and Kurlands (2 vols., Reval, 1895-1896).