The 4 living beings of Revelation 4:6


And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

Revelation 4:6 - King James



⚪ They symbolize 4 attributes of God

Rev. 4:6 [...]
And round about the Throne—Completely encircling and enveloping it. Were four beasts.—"Living ones" (Diaglott); the four immortal attributes of Justice, Power, Love and Wisdom, —Ezek. 1:6, 6.

Source : 🇺🇸 1917 - Studies in the Scriptures, Vol 7, The finished mystery, page 78 + Cover


⚫ They do not symbolize the attributes of God, but illustrate the organization of God

Rev. 4 [...] "Four beasts" or living creatures (living ones, Diaglott) are shown in the midst of and round about the throne. These are separate from Jehovah's person, and therefore would not picture his inherent qualities or attributes. Jesus is "in the midst of the throne" with the Father and also in the midst of the living ones. (Rev. 5:6) He is the first of God's organization, and all other creatures therein operate around his throne. The four living creatures, or living ones, therefore represent the four-squareness or completeness of God's organization. These are "full of eyes before and behind", showing that those of God's organization are ever on the alert beholding his hand that they may do his will, hence are guided by divine wisdom.c-Ps, 123: 1-3. The description of the four living creatures, that is, of God's organization, follows.

Source : 🇺🇸 1930 - Light, vol 1, page 57, page 58 + Cover