Third Order of Angels Crossword Clue

Third Order of Angels Crossword Clue. Quick crossword question on The Australian newspaper no 10,979 on Friday, 16 Jun 2017. 7 letters.

The answer: THRONES

The Thrones are a class of celestial beings mentioned by Paul the Apostle in Colossians 1:16. According to the New Testament, these high celestial beings are among those Orders at the Christ’s service. They are the carriers of the Throne of God, hence the name.

According to Matthew Bunson, the corresponding order of angels in Judaism is called the abalim or “arelim/erelim, but this opinion is far from unrivaled. The Hebrew word erelim is usually not translated “Thrones”, but rather “valiant ones”, “heroes”, “warriors”. The function ascribed to erelim in Isaiah 33:7 and in Jewish folklore is not consonant with the lore surrounding the Thrones.

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