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Copper Serpent

The Seraphim

The image of YHWH accompanied by a heavenly retinue (צבאות) is ubiquitous in the Prophets and the Writings. Uniquely, in Isaiah’s call narrative, YHWH appears before the prophet accompanied by six-winged seraphim. What are these heavenly beings?

Dr.

Richard Lederman

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What Is the Biblical Flying Serpent?

A number of biblical and non-biblical texts describe encounters with flying venomous snakes in the Sinai and Arabian deserts. Egyptian iconography help clarify what is being pictured.

Dr.

Richard Lederman

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