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The highest-ranking celestial beings in the hierarchy of angels, the seraphim (singular: seraph) serve as throne guardians of God. The seraphim are described as having two or three pairs of wings. In the Christian bible, the prophet Isaiah wrote:[1]

6:1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.
6:2 Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.
6:3 And they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord Almighty: the whole earth is full of his glory."
6:6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the alter. With it he touched my mouth and said, "See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for."

The seraphim include Metatron, Kemuel, Nathanael, Gabriel, and Lucifer. References to the seraphim can also be found in the book of Ezekiel (see Merkava for more information).

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