Updated: Jan 22
ISAIAH 6:1-2 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
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Glory is a word we find embedded throughout the Old as well as New Testament Scriptures. In our modern English understanding, the word glory can have several meanings depending on the context in which the word is used. We may think of beauty or magnificence, renown or honor, even pride or pleasure. Glory, as with many other words, can be difficult to understand. This complexity is only increased when consideration of ancient languages and translations are added. How did the Biblical authors use the word glory?