gems) are not generally worn with a view to ostentation. Emeralds
he will sit down on the four-and-twenty thrones,
much more with a crown on it will she offend those (elders) who perhaps are then wearing crowns above.
Therefore, doubtless, there are appointed also twelve angels of the day and twelve angels of the night, in accordance, to wit, with the number of hours. For these are the twenty-four witnesses of the days and nights
And the heaven was shaken like a leaf, and I saw the four and twenty elders lying on their face; and I saw the altar, and the throne, and the veil; and all of them entreated the glory of God;
-the seven eyes are the seven spirits of the Lamb;
seven torches burning before the throne of God
And to proceed further still from that principle, lo, there are four living creatures before God's throne,
For the cherubim, too, were four-faced, and their faces were images of the dispensation of the Son of God. For, [as the Scripture] says, "The first living creature was like a lion,"
Hence it is that He also sitteth above the Cherubim; that is, He presides over the variety of His works, the living creatures which hold the control over the rest being subjected to His throne:
Otherwise, when is the name of God not "holy," and "hallowed" through Himself, seeing that of Himself He sanctifies all others-He to whom that surrounding circle of angels cease not to say, "Holy, holy, holy? "
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