I wanted to make an IC work for many years about this but as I’m not great at all for this, and after discussing about it with Uriel, I will just try to put here my simple theory about who are the SEFRIM.
We know the religious part of the Sefrim from the Amarr Scriptures, they are “Angels” serving God.
My interest in them is : yes sure, angels but from where ? from which civilization ?
So I have read few things about them and eventualy found maybe something, thanks to Ametat and Avetat.
I found into the text that Sefrim was the plural of Sef and found this interesting. As many of us do I guess with Lore stuff, when we find words we try to find links with what we know and try to translate them. That’s what I decided to do.
CCP is from Iceland. So, let’s try Icelandic translation.
Sef = Sleep
Sefrin = Sleeps
So considering the singular form, we have a match with something interesting with the Lore. For the plural m instead of n I will just consider this as an evolution of time and just probably the possibility that the plural was sounding more like Seraphim as they are Angels.
So the Sef is Sleep… and the Sefrim might be Sleeps…ers ? Sleepers = Sefrim ?
I think that’s it. Sefrim are/were Sleepers, guardians of the high seats of Heaven (Epitoth-6).
I know it sounds simple, maybe too much, but I don’t think that the name has been given just randomly.
I now consider that Sefrim were the Sleepers, sent there during 1st Jove Empire for different purposes : to study the amarrs probably, maybe to influence them and also maybe as text say to protect them. That means that Jove Observatories might have been there since that time (or not ) but at least that Jove were already observing and intervening into New Eden.
I hope this theory, Sefrim = Sleepers, will have interested you and my apologies to you all if that’s not as well put together as you are used to by others that are making so great work here.