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by Rabbi Geoffrey W. Dennis
"[Holy] Beasts." Angelic entities that pull the divine chariot. Formed of fire and light, they sing praises to God, but also have flaming breath that is a threat to other angels. They can smell when a living human enters the precincts of heaven. (Midrash Konen).

Article copyright 2004 Geoffrey Dennis.

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