hi all, how r ya all today, id like to as what does the word they call it Seraph means in Hebrew,i heard that in hebrew means burning ones or burning serpents, any one knows Hebrew can kindly tell me this ?
Literally "burning ones", the word seraph is normally a synonym for serpents when used in the Hebrew Bible. A seminal passage in the Book of Isaiah (6.1-8) used the term to describe fiery six-winged beings that fly around God's throne singing "holy, holy, holy".
The Isaiah passage is from the Hebrew Bible, but it's clearly not just talking about snakes. It's a sort of metaphor, like we call celebrities "stars".
Both Judaism and Christianity consider seraphim one of the various heavenly creatures, not the same 'species' as Gabriel or Michael, but yeah, angels.
i read this from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seraph
Literally "burning ones", the word seraph is normally a synonym for serpents when used in the Hebrew Bible.
The word seraphim, literally "burning ones", transliterates a Hebrew plural noun; translation yields seraphs. The singular, "seraph", is more properly rendered sarap. The word sarap/seraphim appears three times in the Torah (Numbers 21:6-8, Deuteronomy 8:15) and four times in the Book of Isaiah (6:2-6, 14:29, 30:6). In Numbers and Deuteronomy the "seraphim" are serpents – the association of serpents as "burning ones" is possibly due to the burning sensation of the poison. Isaiah also uses the word in close association with words to describe snakes (nahash, the generic word for snakes, in 14:29, and efeh, viper, in 30:6).