Most people know of the orders of the angels: the Seraphim, Cherubim, Archangels, etc. But how many know what they really are or what they look like? We envision glorious beings—winged men with amazing physiques, exuding power and beauty. Jehovah certainly employed them as his personal guard and often ordered them to punish those who defied him
But a closer examination of the word reveals the male singular is Seraph, which comes from Sarap—which means burning or fiery serpent. The female Serepa also means burning. The Bible makes it clear they are known as the Burners or Destroyers
As Wikipedia states:
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 (Isaiah 6:1-8) used the term to describe fiery six-winged beings that fly around the Throne of God crying "holy, holy, holy".
Seraphs are mentioned as celestial beings in an influential Hellenistic work, the Book of Enoch, and the Book of Revelation.
So, the picture that comes to mind is not a gorgeous human-like figure with wings and a flaming sword, but a fiery serpent with six wings-----or a DRAGON! Enoch himself, considered by some to be Ningizidda or Thoth, called them drakones
Yes, I’m biased, having included dragons in my book Serpent Priestess, operating on the philosophy that if they were found in so many cultures that they may have existed. But, even I, growing up in a christian environment, never realised that the Seraphim were something quite different than the image we were presented.
So, which one looks more like a burning, or fiery, serpent with six wings: