Tony from New York New York sent our editor the following question. What's the difference between Seraphim and a Seraph? Seraphim is the plural version of the word Seraph. So when you say Seraphim, you are actually referring to more than one Seraph angel. There is absolutely zero difference between the two other than semantics. The word Seraph originates from early Hebrew, however some scholars believe it's much older, and might even have originated in ancient Egypt or Persia. In Hebrew the word Seraph means "to burn", while the word Seraphim means "burning ones". Scholars still debate whether or not the name Seraphim indicates that the Seraphim were burning with fire, or if they were simply bright beings of light. The early literature first describing the Seraphim is somewhat vague, and their actual physical characteristics are pretty much left to individual or personal interpretation. Thanks again for the very intriguing question.