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seraph

(sĕr`əf), plural

seraphim

(–ĭm), supernatural being. The name seems to derive from the Hebrew word "to burn." According to the Book of Isaiah, seraphim have six wings. Scholars have suggested that seraphim were winged serpents. In Numbers, the word "seraph" denotes a "fiery" (i.e. poisonous) serpent. Like cherubim, seraphim are associated with the glory of God, as in the liturgy. See also cherubcherub
, plural cherubim, kind of angel. Cherubim were probably thought of in the ancient Middle East as composite creatures like the winged creatures of Assyria. In Jewish tradition, they are described (Ezek.
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Seraph

A celestial being or angel of the highest degree, usually represented with six wings.

Seraph

 

in Judaic and Christian mythology, one of the higher orders of angels.

seraph

1. Theol a member of the highest order of angels in the celestial hierarchies, often depicted as the winged head of a child
2. Old Testament one of the fiery six-winged beings attendant upon Jehovah in Isaiah's vision (Isaiah 6)
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Seraf's service manager Emma James said the project is working with more children than ever before.
"One of our main aims in Seraf is to empower young people and support them in expressing and communicating how they feel using a number of creative opportunities, such as multimedia and arts.
Its author, Seraf service manager Emma Kwaya-James, told the Western Mail the operation had been "largely successful", but said there were still lessons to be learned, adding: "We would still argue that there have been cases in Gwent where we haven't been able to protect children and they need to be looked at."
A report by Barnardo's Seraf service has called for a police operation aimed at protecting children from sexual exploitation to be rolled out across Wales
Many of the young boys helped by Seraf start selling sexual favours to fund drug and alcohol habits.
Jan Coles, children's services manager for Seraf, said: "Typically someone comes into their lives who suddenly presents themselves as being their all and everything.
The Seraf service does not yet have the capacity to help every child or young person in Wales who is being sexually exploited.
The Seraf programme, set up by the children's charity in 2006, works with children and young people aged 10 to 18 to get them away from abusive situations and give them coping strategies for the future.
Jan Coles, children's service manager for the Seraf programme, said: "The sexual exploitation of children has not been as high as it could have been on the public agenda.
At pounds 20,000 per child per year, Seraf requires a minimum annual budget pounds 4m from the Welsh Assembly Government through local authorities to meet current levels of demand.
Seraf Jidad and the area immediately surrounding it was home to as many as 8,000 families until January last year, when the Sudan Armed Forces and allied militias attacked and burned the village and the towns of Abu Suruj, Silea, and Sirba.