Ki•se ha•ka•vod is a metaphorical place that symbolizes the heavenly throne of God. According to tradition (and some Biblical substantiation), the four great angels surround the throne of God and serve Him. These angels are Michael (Archangel), whose name means “who is like God?; Gavri’el, Gabriel (God is my strength); Auriel/Oriel (God is my light); and Raphael (God has healed).
Literal meaning: Ki•se means ‘throne’ or chair. ‘Ha’ is the definite article. Ka•vod means ‘glory’ or ‘honor.’
These angels are attributed to the four figures described in the Majestic vision of the prophet Ezekiel:
“And I looked, and, behold, a stormy wind came from the north, a great cloud, and a fire flaring up, and a brightness was around it, out of its midst, as the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire. Also out of its midst came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man. And everyone had four faces, and everyone had four wings. And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot; and they sparkled like the color of burnished bronze. And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and the four had their faces and their wings thus, Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went everyone straight forward. As for the likeness of their faces, the four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side; and the four had the face of an ox on the left side; the four also had the face of an eagle”