Was designated by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá as one of the “four and twenty elders which sat before God on their seats” mentioned in chapter 11 of the Revelation of St John the Divine.
“Heir to the throne.”
veils of glory
Veils intervening between man and the Truth of God, which must be rent before the real light of that Truth is seen.
Examples of these “veils of glory” are given throughout the Bahá’í Writings, including the clergy, various terms and traditions, literal interpretation of Sacred Scripture, knowledge, pride, and many more.