Shawna Lynn Cox

Archangel – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archangel

“An archangel /???rk?e?nd??l/ is an angel of high rank.”

“the word “archangel” itself is usually associated with the Abrahamic religions.”

“derived from the Greek ?????????? (arch- + angel, literally chief angel).”

“Michael and Gabriel are recognized as archangels in Judaism, Islam, and by most Christians.”

“The Book of Tobit—recognized in the Catholic and Orthodox Bibles, but considered apocryphal by Protestants—mentions Raphael, who is also considered to be an archangel.”

“archangels Gabriel, Michael, and Raphael are venerated in the Roman Catholic Church with a feast on September 29”

SLC notes: My sisters birthday

“The named archangels in Islam are Gabriel, Michael, Israfil and Azrael.”

“Jewish literature, such as the Book of Enoch, mentions Metatron as an archangel, called the “highest of the angels””

SLC notes: Mentions ‘the watchers’

“Some branches of the faiths mentioned have identified a group of seven Archangels”

“Gabriel, Michael, and Raphael are always mentioned; the other archangels vary, but most commonly include Uriel, who is mentioned in 2 Esdras.”

“Zoroastrianism, sacred texts allude to the six great Amesha Spenta (literally “Bounteous/Holy Immortals”) of Ahura Mazda.”

“increasing number of experts in anthropology, theology and philosophy, believe that Zoroastrianism contains the earliest distillation of prehistoric belief in angels.”

“The Amesha Spentas of Zoroastrianism are likened to archangels. They individually inhabit immortal bodies that operate in the physical world to protect, guide, and inspire humanity and the spirit world.”

“The Avesta explains the origin and nature of archangels or Amesha Spentas.”

“To maintain equilibrium, Ahura Mazda engaged in the first act of creation, distinguishing his Holy Spirit Spenta Mainyu, the Archangel of righteousness. Ahura Mazda also distinguished from himself six more Amesha Spentas, who, along with Spenta Mainyu, aided in the creation of the physical universe. Then he oversaw the development of sixteen lands, each imbued with a unique cultural catalyst calculated to encourage the formation of distinct human populations. The Amesha Spentas were charged with protecting these holy lands and through their emanation, also believed to align each respective population in service to God.”

“but”

SLC notes: Group of Seven archangels

“The Amesha Spentas (amesha meaning eternal & spenta meaning brilliance and beneficence) as attributes of God are:

Spenta Mainyu (Phl. Spenamino): lit. ‘Bountiful Spirit’

Asha Vahishta (Phl. Ardwahisht): lit. ‘Highest Truth’

Vohu Mano (Phl. Vohuman): lit. ‘Righteous Mind’

Khshathra Vairya (Phl. Shahrewar): lit. ‘Desirable Dominion’

Spenta Armaiti (Phl. Spandarmad): lit. ‘Holy Devotion’

Haurvatat (Phl. Hordad): lit. ‘Perfection or Health’

Ameretat (Phl. Amurdad): lit. ‘Immortality”

Stages or pillars for The Fallen

“”The Hebrew word for angel is “malach,” which means messenger, for the angels are God’s messengers to perform various missions.””

SLC notes: Good name and clear definition of The Fallens instinct

“Lot (who was warned by angels of the impending destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah).”

SLC notes: Interesting plot point

“Daniel is the first biblical figure to refer to individual angels by name. It is therefore widely speculated that Jewish interest in angels developed during the Babylonian captivity”

SLC notes: Interesting plot point and name / character, Daniel

“Metatron is considered one of the highest of the angels in Merkavah and Kabbalist mysticism and often serves as a scribe”

SLC notes: Why Sera? Or Sophia or, Marcus or…writes her journals

“In the Kabbalah there are ten archangels, each assigned to one sephira: Metatron, Raziel (other times Jophiel), Tzaphkiel, Tzadkiel, Khamael, Raphael, Haniel, Michael, Gabriel and Sandalphon”

SLC notes: Assigned to one sephira… Duality, split?

“Book of Enoch mentions seven holy angels who watch, that often are considered the seven archangels: Michael, Raphael, Gabriel, Uriel, Saraqael, Raguel, and Remiel.”

SLC notes: The Watchers

“The Amesha Spentas (amesha meaning eternal & spenta meaning brilliance and beneficence) as attributes of God are:

Spenta Mainyu (Phl. Spenamino): lit. ‘Bountiful Spirit’

Asha Vahishta (Phl. Ardwahisht): lit. ‘Highest Truth’

Vohu Mano (Phl. Vohuman): lit. ‘Righteous Mind’

Khshathra Vairya (Phl. Shahrewar): lit. ‘Desirable Dominion’

Spenta Armaiti (Phl. Spandarmad): lit. ‘Holy Devotion’

Haurvatat (Phl. Hordad): lit. ‘Perfection or Health’

Ameretat (Phl. Amurdad): lit. ‘Immortality’”

“The Hebrew Bible uses the terms ????? ?????? (malakhi Elohim; Angels of God), “The Hebrew word for angel is “malach,” which means messenger, for the angels are God’s messengers to perform various missions.” ???? ? ? (malakhi Adonai; Angels of the Lord), ??? ?????? (b’nai elohim; sons of God) and ??????? (ha-q’doshim; the holy ones) to refer to beings traditionally interpreted as angelic messengers. Other terms are used in later texts, such as ???????? (ha-elyonim, the upper ones, or the ultimate ones).”

“stories of Jacob (who, according to several interpretations, wrestled with an angel) and Lot (who was warned by angels of the impending destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah”

“Daniel is the first biblical figure to refer to individual angels by name.”

“widely speculated that Jewish interest in angels developed during the Babylonian captivity.”

“According to Rabbi Simeon ben Lakish of Tiberias (230–270 CE), specific names for the angels were brought back by the Jews from Babylon.”

“Metatron is considered one of the highest of the angels in Merkavah and Kabbalist mysticism and often serves as a scribe.”

“Michael, who serves as a warrior and advocate for Israel (Daniel 10:13), is looked upon particularly fondly.”

“In the Kabbalah there are ten archangels, each assigned to one sephira: Metatron, Raziel (other times Jophiel), Tzaphkiel, Tzadkiel, Khamael, Raphael, Haniel, Michael, Gabriel and Sandalphon.”

“the Book of Enoch mentions seven holy angels who watch, that often are considered the seven archangels: Michael, Raphael, Gabriel, Uriel, Saraqael, Raguel, and Remiel.”

“The New Testament speaks frequently of angels (for example, angels giving messages to Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds; angels ministering to Christ after his temptation in the wilderness, an angel visiting Christ in his agony, angels at the tomb of the risen Christ, the angels who liberate the Apostles Peter and Paul from prison); however, it uses the word “archangel” only twice.”

“”For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first” (King James Version)”

“”For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first” (English Standard Version).”

“Roman Catholicism, three are honored by name:

Gabriel

Michael

Raphael

The last-named of these identifies himself in Tobit 12:15(NAB) thus: “I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who stand and serve before the Glory of the Lord.””

“every Monday throughout the year is dedicated to the Angels”

“Michael in the Hebrew language means “Who is like God?” or “Who is equal to God?” St. Michael has been depicted from earliest Christian times as a commander, who holds in his right hand a spear with which he attacks Lucifer/Satan, and in his left hand a green palm branch. At the top of the spear there is a linen ribbon with a red cross”

“Gabriel means “God is my strength” or “Might of God.” He is the herald of the mysteries of God, especially the Incarnation of God and all other mysteries related to it. He is depicted as follows: In his right hand, he holds a lantern with a lighted taper inside, and in his left hand, a mirror of green jasper. The mirror signifies the wisdom of God as a hidden mystery.”

“Raphael means “It is God who heals” or “God Heals” (Tobit 3:17, 12:15). Raphael is depicted leading Tobit (who is carrying a fish caught in the Tigris) with his right hand, and holding a physician’s alabaster jar in his left hand.”

“Uriel means “God is my light,” or “Light of God” (II Esdras 4:1, 5:20). He is depicted holding a sword against the Persians in his right hand, and a flame in his left”

“Sealtiel means “Intercessor of God.” He is depicted with his face and eyes lowered, holding his hands on his bosom in prayer”

“Jegudiel means “Glorifier of God.” He is depicted bearing a golden wreath in his right hand and a triple-thonged whip in his left hand”

“Barachiel means “Blessed by God.” He is depicted holding a white rose in his hand against his breast.”

“Jerahmeel means “God’s exaltation.” He is venerated as an inspirer and awakener of exalted thoughts that raise a person toward God (II Esdras 4:36). As an eighth, he is sometimes included as archangel.”

“the definite article at Jude 9 (“Michael the archangel”) means there is only one archangel. Citing 1 Thessalonians 4:16 (NWT), which says: “because the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a commanding call, with an archangel’s voice and with God’s trumpet”, they conclude that Michael is another name for Jesus in heaven.”

“the angel Gabriel was known in mortality as Noah and the angel Raphael is a being of significant standing even though he has never been identified with any mortal prophet.”

“In Islam, the named archangels in the Qur’an include:

Gabriel (Jibreel in Arabic). Gabriel is said to be the archangel responsible for transmitting God’s revelations to all prophets, including revealing the Quran to Muhammad and inducing him to recite it. Various hadiths (traditions) mention his role in delivering messages from “God the Almighty” to the prophets.

Michael (Meekail in Arabic). Michael is often depicted as the archangel of mercy who is responsible for bringing rain and thunder to Earth.

Raphael (Israfeel in Arabic). According to tradition, Israfeel is the angel responsible for signaling the coming of Judgment Day by blowing a horn/trumpet. It translates in Hebrew as Raphael.

Maalik. The administrator of Hell.”

“some Kabbalah-based systems of ceremonial magic, all four of the main archangels (Gabriel, Michael, Raphael and Uriel) are invoked as guarding the four quarters, or directions, and their corresponding colors are associated with magical properties”

“lesser ritual of the pentagram, the invocation includes the words “Before me Raphael; Behind me Gabriel; On my right hand Michael; On my left hand Auriel [Uriel]…””

SLC notes: The lesser ritual of the pentagram… “Before me Raphael, behind me Gabriel, my right Michael, my left Auriel”

archangel-word-cloud

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *