View your list of saved words. (You can log in using Facebook.)
In Jewish, Christian, and Islamic literature, a celestial being with two or three pairs of wings who guards the throne of God. In Christian angelology, seraphim are the highest-ranking in the hierarchy of angels. In art they are often painted red, symbolizing fire. They appear in the Old Testament in a vision of Isaiah as six-winged creatures praising God. See alsocherub.
This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise. For the full entry on seraph, visit Britannica.com.