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In the book of Revelations it mentions the 24 Elders who surround the throne of god. Who are the 24 Elders? Angels?
The 24 Elders are a symbol for the Israel of God before the Cross, and the Israel of God after the cross.
The Old 12 Tribes, and the New 12 Tribes. It stands for the entirety of Spiritual Israel for all ages before and after the Cross.