Sermon No: 49269-Was the Serpent in Genesis 3 a snake that could speak
SERMON TOPIC: Was the Serpent in Genesis 3 a snake that could speak
Speaker: Gavin Paynter
Date: 23 June 2019
Topic Groups: SPIRIT WORLD, SATAN, ANGELS
Most Christians will recognise the term “seraph” (plural is seraphim) as referring to a class of angelic beings, distinct from the “cherubim” (singular is cherub). But what many are unaware of—and will no doubt be surprised by—is that the word “seraph” is an equivalent of the word “serpent” or the term “fiery serpent” in Hebrew. The identical word “saraph” is rendered as either serpent or seraph in English, depending on the context in the Old Testament.