He will give his angels charge of you,
To guard you in all your ways.
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ophanim (aufanim, ofanim, ophannim)
, high-ranking celestial beings or angels
who are “Many-Eyed Ones” and “
” by which
God distinguishes the chaos. The ophanim are equated
and sometimes with
. In Jewish
lore and in the Enochian books they are fiery beings.
Their prince is given as Ophaniel, Raphael, and Ribkiel.
25:6–7 gives a description:
All the ophanim are full of eyes and full of wings, eyes
corresponding to wings and wings corresponding to
eyes. From them light shines, like the light of the morn-
ing star. Seventy-two sapphire stones are set in their gar-
ments, on the left side of them, and four emeralds are set
in each one’s crown, the brightness of which shines in
the four corners of ’Arabot, just as the brightness of the
sun’s orb shines into the four corners of the world. Pavil-
ions of brilliance, pavilions of splendor, pavilions of
light, sapphire, and emerald envelop them, so that no
one should see the appearance of their eyes and faces.
According to the Sefer Yetzirah, God made fire from
water and fashioned for himself a throne of Glory with
, and cherubim as his
of fire, thus completing his dwelling. The
ophanim exist in the universe of Asiyah (Making/Cre-
ation) and are the angelic order of Chokmah (Wis-
dom), the second sephirot of the Kabbalistic
, where they are under the rule of the archangel
A later name for the ophanim is