SERAPHIM

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Biblical noun 1. Heavenly beings mentioned in ancient ISRAELITE literature (2 Nephi 16:2, 6 = Isaiah 6:2, 6)

Etymology

SERAPHIM is the name of divine beings mentioned in the ISAIAH section of the Book of Mormon but is not mentioned as a separate PN or GN in the Book of Mormon.[1] Cf. HEBREW SERAPHIM "beings present in the heavenly court of Yahweh; each has a face, hands and can speak."[2]

See also Seraphim / seraphims Variants

Variants

Seraphims, seraphims

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐝𐐇𐐡𐐈𐐙𐐆𐐣𐐞 (sɛræfɪmz)

Notes


  1. Ludwig Köhler and Walter Baumgartner, eds. The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament, BRILL:CD-ROM, ed., under שרף, no. 4.
  2. In the editions of the Book of Mormon to 1920 the word "SERAPHIM" is given as "SERAPHIMS."
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