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Song of the Angels by Bouguereau, 1825–1905.
Angels are messengers of God in the Hebrew Bible (translating מלאך), the New Testament and the Quran. The term "angel" has also been expanded to various notions of "spiritual beings" found in many other religious traditions.
The theological study of angels is known as angelology. In art, angels are often depicted with wings, ultimately reflecting the descriptions in the Hebrew Bible, such as the chayot in Ezekiel's Merkabah vision or the Seraphim of Isaiah.

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Etymology

Three angels hosted by Abraham, Lodovico Carracci, 1555-1619.
The word angel in English is a fusion of the Old English word engel (with a hard g) and the Old French angele. Both derive from the Latin angelus, and thence the Koine Greek ἄγγελος - angelos ('messenger') used in the Septuagint to translate the Hebrew מלאך mal'akh (yehowah) "messenger (of Yahweh)"[1][2]

Judaism

The Bible uses the terms מלאך אלהים (mal'akh Elohim; messenger of God), מלאך יהוה (mal'akh Adonai; messenger of the Lord), בני אלוהים (b'nai Elohim; sons of God) and הקדושים (ha-qodeshim; the holy ones) to refer to beings traditionally interpreted as angels. Other terms are used in later texts, such as העליונים (ha'elyoneem; the upper ones). Daniel is the first biblical figure to refer to individual angels by name.[3]
In post-Biblical Judaism, certain angels came to take on a particular significance and developed unique personalities and roles. Though these archangels were believed to have rank amongst the heavenly host, no systematic hierarchy ever developed. Metatron is considered one of the highest of the angels in Merkabah and Kabbalist mysticism and often serves as a scribe. He is briefly mentioned in the Talmud,[4] and figures prominently in Merkabah mystical texts. Michael, who serves as a warrior and advocate for Israel (Daniel 10:13) is looked upon particularly fondly. Gabriel is mentioned in the Book of Daniel (Daniel 8:15–17), the Book of Tobit, and briefly in the Talmud,[5] as well as many Merkabah mystical texts. There is no evidence in Judaism for the worship of angels, but evidence for the invocation and sometimes even conjuration of angels.[6]
Medieval Jewish philosopher Maimonides explained his view of angels in his Guide for the Perplexed II:4 and II:6:
...This leads Aristotle in turn to the demonstrated fact that God, glory and majesty to Him, does not do things by direct contact. God burns things by means of fire; fire is moved by the motion of the sphere; the sphere is moved by means of a disembodied intellect, these intellects being the 'angels which are near to Him', through whose mediation the spheres [planets] move... thus totally disembodied minds exist which emanate from God and are the intermediaries between God and all the bodies [objects] here in this world.

Guide of the Perplexed II:4, Maimonides

According to Kabalah, there are 4 worlds and our world is the last world: the world of action (Assiyah). Angels exist in the worlds above as a 'Task' of God. They are an extension of God to produce effects in this world. After an Angel has completed its task, it ceases to exist. The Angel is in effect the task. This is derived from the book of Genesis when Abraham meets with 3 Angels and Lot meets with 2. The task of one of the Angels was to inform Abraham of his coming child. The other two were to save Lot and to Destroy Sodom and Gomorrah.[7]
Famous Angels and their Tasks [8]
Malachim (translation: Messengers) General word for Angel
Michael (translation: who is like God) Performs God's Kindness
Gabriel (translation: The Strength of God) Performs Acts of Justice and Power
Raphael (translation: God Heals) God's healing force
Uriel (translation: God is my light) Leads us to destiny
Seraphim (translation: The burning ones) Protects the Gates to the Garden of Eden
Malach HaMavet (translation: the Angel of Death)
HaSatan (translation: the prosecutor) Brings our sins before us in the heavenly court
Chayot HaKodesh (translation: The Holy Beasts)
Ophanim (translation: Orbits) Astrological Influence
HaMerkavah (translation: The Chariot) Transports God's glory

Christianity

The Archangel Michael wears a late Roman military cloak and cuirass in this 17th century depiction by Guido Reni
Early Christians inherited Jewish understandings of angels. In the early stage, the Christian concept of an angel characterized the angel as a messenger of God. Angels are creatures of good, spirits of love, and messengers of the savior Jesus Christ. Later came identification of individual angelic messengers: Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, and Uriel. Then, in the space of little more than two centuries (from the third to the fifth) the image of angels took on definite characteristics both in theology and in art.[9]
By the late fourth century, the Church Fathers agreed that there were different categories of angels, with appropriate missions and activities assigned to them. Some theologians had proposed that Jesus was not divine but on the level of immaterial beings subordinate to the Trinity. The resolution of this Trinitarian dispute included the development of doctrine about angels.[10]
The angels are represented throughout the Christian Bible as a body of spiritual beings intermediate between God and men: "You have made him (man) a little less than the angels..." (Psalms 8:4,5). They, equally with man, are created beings; "praise ye Him, all His angels: praise ye Him, all His hosts... for He spoke and they were made. He commanded and they were created..." (Psalms 148:2-5; Colossians 1:16). The Fourth Lateran Council (1215) declared that the angels were created beings. The Council's decree Firmiter credimus (issued against the Albigenses) declared both that angels were created and that men were created after them. The First Vatican Council (1869) repeated this declaration in Dei Filius, the "Dogmatic constitution on the Catholic faith".
Many Christians regard angels as asexual and not belonging to either gender as they interpret Matthew 22:30 in this way. Angels are on the other hand usually described as looking like male human beings. Their names are also masculine. And although angels have greater knowledge than men, they are not omniscient, as Matthew 24:36 points out.[11] Another view is that angels are sent into this world for testing, in the form of humans.[12]

Interaction with angels

An angel comforting Jesus, by Carl Heinrich Bloch, 1865-1879.
The New Testament includes a number of interactions and conversations between angels and humans. For instance, three separate cases of angelic interaction deal with the births of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ. In Luke 1:11, an angel appears to Zechariah to inform him that he will have a child despite his old age, thus proclaiming the birth of John the Baptist[13] And in Luke 1:26 the archangel Gabriel visits the Virgin Mary in the Annunciation to foretell the birth of Jesus Christ.[14] Angels then proclaim the birth of Jesus in the Adoration of the shepherds in Luke 2:10.[15] Angels also appear later in the New Testament. In Luke 22:43 an angel comforts Jesus Christ during the Agony in the Garden.[16] In Matthew 28:5 an angel speaks at the empty tomb, following the Resurrection of Jesus and the rolling back of the stone by angels.[17]
Since the completion of the New Testament, the Christian tradition has continued to include a number of reported interactions with angels. For instance, in 1851 Pope Pius IX approved the Chaplet of Saint Michael based on the 1751 private revelation from archangel Michael to the Carmelite nun Antonia d'Astonac.[18] And Pope John Paul II emphasized the role of angels in Catholic teachings in his 1986 address titled "Angels Participate In History Of Salvation", in which he suggested that modern mentality should come to see the importance of angels.[19]
As recently as the 20th century, visionaries and mystics have reported interactions with, and indeed dictations from, angels. For instance, the bed-ridden Italian writer and mystic Maria Valtorta wrote The Book of Azariah based on "dictations" that she directly attributed to her guardian angel Azariah, discussing the Roman Missal used for Sunday Mass in 1946 and 1947.[20]

Iconography

12th-century icon of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel wearing the loros of the Imperial guards.
The earliest known Christian image of an angel, in the Cubicolo dell'Annunziazione in the Catacomb of Priscilla, which is dated to the middle of the third century, is without wings. Representations of angels on sarcophagi and on objects such as lamps and reliquaries of that period also show them without wings,[21] as for example the angel in the Sacrifice of Isaac scene in the Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus.
The earliest known representation of angels with wings is on what is called the Prince's Sarcophagus, discovered at Sarigüzel, near Istanbul, in the 1930s, and attributed to the time of Theodosius I (379-395).[22]
Saint John Chrysostom explained the significance of angels' wings: "They manifest a nature's sublimity. That is why Gabriel is represented with wings. Not that angels have wings, but that you may know that they leave the heights and the most elevated dwelling to approach human nature. Accordingly, the wings attributed to these powers have no other meaning than to indicate the sublimity of their nature."[23]
One of Melozzo's famous angels from the Basilica dei Santi Apostoli, now in the sacristy of St. Peter's.
From then on, though of course with some exceptions, Christian art represented angels with wings, as in the cycle of mosaics in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major (432–440).[24] Four- and six-winged angels, often with only their face and wings showing, drawn from the higher grades of angels, especially cherubim and seraphim, are derived from Persian art, and are usually shown only in heavenly contexts, as opposed to performing tasks on earth. They often appear in the pendentives of domes or semi-domes of churches.
Angels, especially the Archangel Michael, who were depicted as military-style agents of God came to shown wearing Late Antique military uniform. This could be either the normal military dress, with a tunic to about the knees, armour breastplate and pteruges, but also often the specific dress of the bodyguard of the Byzantine Emperor, with a long tunic and the loros, a long gold and jewelled pallium restricted to the Imperial family and their closest guards. The basic military dress is still worn in pictures into the Baroque period and beyond in the West (see Reni picture above), and up to the present day in Eastern Orthodox icons. Other angels came to be conventionally depicted in long robes, and in the later Middle Ages they often wear the vestments of a deacon, a cope over a dalmatic, especially Gabriel in Annunciation scenes—for example the Annunciation in Washington by Jan van Eyck.

Latter Day Saint beliefs

Bern Switzerland Temple statue of the Angel Moroni
The Latter Day Saint movement (generally called "Mormons") view angels as the messengers of God. They are sent to mankind to deliver messages, minister to humanity, teach doctrines of salvation, call mankind to repentance, give priesthood keys, save individuals in perilous times, and guide humankind.[25]
Latter Day Saints believe that angels are former humans or the spirits of humans yet to be born,[26] and accordingly Joseph Smith taught that "there are no angels who minister to this earth but those that do belong or have belonged to it."[27] As such, Latter Day Saints also believe that Adam (the first man) is now the archangel Michael,[28][29] and that Gabriel lived on the earth as Noah.[26] Likewise the Angel Moroni first lived in a pre-Columbian American civilization as the 5th-century prophet-warrior named Moroni.
Joseph Smith, Jr. described his first angelic encounter thus:[30]
While I was thus in the act of calling upon God, I discovered a light appearing in my room, which continued to increase until the room was lighter than at noonday, when immediately a personage appeared at my bedside, standing in the air, for his feet did not touch the floor.
He had on a loose robe of most exquisite whiteness. It was a whiteness beyond anything earthly I had ever seen; nor do I believe that any earthly thing could be made to appear so exceedingly white and brilliant....
Not only was his robe exceedingly white, but his whole person was glorious beyond description, and his countenance truly like lightning. The room was exceedingly light, but not so very bright as immediately around his person. When I first looked upon him, I was afraid; but the fear soon left me.
Most angelic visitations in the early Latter Day Saint movement were witnessed by Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery, who both claimed (prior to the establishment of the Church) to have been visited by the prophet Moroni, the Book of Mormon prophet Nephi, John the Baptist, and the Apostles Peter, James, and John. Later, at the dedication of the Kirtland Temple, Smith and Cowdery claimed to have been visited by Jesus, and subsequently by Moses, Elias, and Elijah.[31]
People who claimed to have received a visit by an angel include the other two of the three witnesses: David Whitmer and Martin Harris. Many other Latter Day Saints, both in the early and modern church, have claimed to have seen angels, though Smith posited that, except in extenuating circumstances such as the restoration, mortals teach mortals, spirits teach spirits and resurrected beings teach other resurrected beings.[32]

New Church (Swedenborgian)

The Christian (Swedish) writer Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) wrote in his book Conjugal Love that a soul of a man and a soul of a woman who are (happily) united by marriage enter heaven and become an angel. This could be a married couple on earth or a couple that met after their earthly deaths.[citation needed]

Islam

Islam is clear on the nature of angels in that they are messengers of God. They have no free will, and can do only what God orders them to do. Angels mentioned in the Quran and Hadith include Gabriel (the angel of revelation), Michael (Brings food), Israfel (The horn Blower; signals of the end), Izraail/Azrael ( the angel of death.), Raqib (Writes good doings), Aatid (Writes bad doings), Maalik (Guardian of Hell), Ridwan (Guardian of Heaven), Munkar and Nakir (Interrogater afterlife).[citation needed]
Angels can take on different forms. Prophet Muhammad, the last Prophet of Islam, speaking of the magnitude of Angel Gabriel has said that his wings spanned from the Eastern to the Western horizon. At the same time, it is well known in Islamic tradition that angels used to take on human form.[33]
The following is a Quranic verse that mentions the meeting of an angel with Mary, mother of Jesus: Surah Aal ‘Imran Chapter 3 verse 45
Behold! The angels said: O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name is the Christ Eisa the son of Mariam, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those Nearest to God.

[Al-Qur’an 3:45]

Islamic mysticism

The 13th century Persian Islamic Sufi mystic poet Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi wrote in his poem Masnavi:
I died as inanimate matter and arose a plant,
I died as a plant and rose again an animal.
I died as an animal and arose a man.
Why then should I fear to become less by dying?
I shall die once again as a man
To rise an angel perfect from head to foot!
Again when I suffer dissolution as an angel,
I shall become what passes the conception of man!
Let me then become non-existent, for non-existence
Sings to me in organ tones, {'To him shall we return.'}[34]

Bahá'í Faith

Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, referred to angels as people who through the love of God have consumed all human limitations and have been endowed with spiritual attributes.[35]
`Abdu'l-Bahá, Bahá'u'lláh's son, defined angels as "those holy souls who have severed attachment to the earthly world, who are free from the fetters of self and passion and who have attached their hearts to the divine realm and the merciful kingdom".[36]
Furthermore, he said that people can be angels in this world:
"Ye are the angels, if your feet be firm, your spirits rejoiced, your secret thoughts pure, your eyes consoled, your ears opened, your breasts dilated with joy, and your souls gladdened, and if you arise to assist the Covenant, to resist dissension and to be attracted to the Effulgence!"[37]

Non-Abrahamic traditions

"Angel" is sometimes used as a translation of related concepts in non-Abrahamic traditions.

Zoroastrianism

In Zoroastrianism there are different angel-like figures. For example, each person has one guardian angel, called Fravashi. They patronize human beings and other creatures, and also manifest God’s energy. The Amesha Spentas have often been regarded as angels, although they don't convey messages,[38] but are rather emanations of Ahura Mazda ("Wise Lord", God); they initially appear in an abstract fashion and then later became personalized, associated with diverse aspects of the divine creation.[39]

Indian religions

In Hinduism, the term deva is sometimes translated as "angel" (besides "god" or "deity").[40]

Sikhism

In Sikhism, the references to angelic or divine deities is often objected as the religion focuses on the liberation of the soul and ultimately joining with Waheguru. However, in early scriptures written by Guru Nanak Dev Ji indicate specific heavenly deities to help in the judgement of the soul.
Azrael (as Azraa-eel) is named as the angel of death in the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture and the final Guru of the Sikhs.[41]
In So Dar and Raag Asa Sat Guru Nanak mentions clearly two beings Chitar and Gupat who record the deeds of men. These beings are Angels assigned with this Divine task by the Creator. Chitar records the deeds that are visible to all and Gupat records that which is hidden in thought or secret action. Their names themselves allude to the tasks which the All Mighty has bestowed upon them. The celestial beings are often seen at the gates of heaven, dressed in the most adorned and decorated gowns, holding the records on the actions and feelings of the soul in the line for judgement.[42][43]

New religious movements and occultism

Theosophy

In the teachings of Theosophy, Devas are regarded as living either in the atmospheres of the planets of the solar system (Planetary Angels) or inside the Sun (Solar Angels) (presumably other planetary systems and stars have their own angels) and they help to guide the operation of the processes of nature such as the process of evolution and the growth of plants; their appearance is reputedly like colored flames about the size of a human. It is believed by Theosophists that devas can be observed when the third eye is activated. Some (but not most) devas originally incarnated as human beings. [44]
It is believed by Theosophists that nature spirits, elementals (gnomes, undines, sylphs, and salamanders), and fairies can be also be observed when the third eye is activated.[45] It is maintained by Theosophists that these less evolutionarily developed beings have never been previously incarnated as humans; they are regarded as being on a separate line of spiritual evolution called the “deva evolution”; eventually, as their souls advance as they reincarnate, it is believed they will incarnate as devas.[46].
It is asserted by Theosophists that all of the above mentioned beings possess etheric bodies that are composed of etheric matter, a type of matter finer and more pure that is composed of smaller particles than ordinary physical plane matter.[46]

Contemporary study

A 2002 study based on interviews with 350 people, mainly in the UK, who said they have had an experience of an angel, describes several types of such experiences: visions, sometimes with multiple witnesses present; auditions, e.g. to convey a warning; a sense of being touched, pushed, or lifted, typically to avert a dangerous situation; and pleasant fragrance, generally in the context of somebody's death. In the visual experiences, the angels described appear in various forms, either the "classical" one (human countenance with wings), in the form of extraordinarily beautiful or radiant human beings, or as beings of light.[47]
In the US, a 2008 survey by Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion , which polled 1,700 respondents, found that 55 percent of Americans, including one in five of those who say they are not religious, believe that they have been protected by a guardian angel during their life. An August 2007 Pew poll found that 68 percent of Americans believe that "angels and demons are active in the world".[48]
In Canada, a 2008 survey of over 1000 Canadians found 67 percent believe in angels.[49]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Angel in Online Etymological Dictionary
  2. '^ 'angel, n, Oxford English Dictionary Online, Second Edition 1989
  3. ^ Jewish Encyclopedia, accessed Feb. 15, 2008
  4. ^ Sanhedrin 38b and Avodah Zerah 3b.
  5. ^ cf. Sanhedrin 95b
  6. ^ Angels, Jewish Encyclopedia, 1914
  7. ^ The Jewish Encyclopedia Retrieved January 31, 2010
  8. ^ The Jewish Encyclopedia Retrieved January 31, 2010
  9. ^ Proverbio(2007), pp. 25-38; cf. summary in Libreria Hoepli
  10. ^ Proverbio(2007), pp. 29-38; cf. summary in Libreria Hoepli and review in La Civiltà Cattolica, 3795-3796 (2–16 August 2008), pp. 327-328.
  11. ^ Bible gateway Matthew 24:36
  12. ^ Angels sent into this world for testing
  13. ^ Biblegateway Luke 1:11
  14. ^ BibleGateway Luke 1:26
  15. ^ Bible gateway Luke 2:10
  16. ^ BibleGateway Luke 22:43
  17. ^ Bible gateway Matthew 28:5
  18. ^ Ann Ball, 2003 Encyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices ISBN 087973910X page 123
  19. ^ Vatican website Angels Participate In History Of Salvation [1]
  20. ^ Maria Valtorta 1972, The Book of Azariah ISBN 8879870130
  21. ^ Proverbio(2007), pp. 81-89; cf. review in La Civiltà Cattolica, 3795-3796 (2–16 August 2008), pp. 327-328.
  22. ^ Proverbio(2007) p. 66
  23. ^ Proverbio(2007) p. 34
  24. ^ Proverbio(2007), pp. 90–95; cf. review in La Civiltà Cattolica, 3795–3796 (2–16 August 2008), pp. 327–328.
  25. ^ "God's messengers, those individuals whom he sends (often from his personal presence in the eternal worlds), to deliver his messages (Luke 1:11–38); to minister to his children (Acts 10:1–8, Acts 10:30–32); to teach them the doctrines of salvation (Mosiah 3); to call them to repentance (Moro. 7:31); to give them priesthood and keys (D. & C. 13; 128:20–21); to save them in perilous circumstances (Nehemiah 3:29–31; Daniel 6:22); to guide them in the performance of his work (Genesis 24:7); to gather his elect in the last days (Matthew 24:31)); to perform all needful things relative to his work (Moro. 7:29–33)—such messengers are called angels.", McConkie, Bruce R., "Angels", Angels, LightPlanet, http://www.lightplanet.com/mormons/basic/doctrines/angels_eom.htm#brm, retrieved 2008-10-27 ;
    ^ Deseret (1966) p.36.
  26. ^ a b LDS Bible Dictionary-Angels
  27. ^ D&C 130:5
  28. ^ "Chapter 6: The Fall of Adam and Eve," Gospel Principles, 31, see also the entry for Adam in “Glossary,” Gospel Principles, 376
  29. ^ D&C 107:24
  30. ^ Joseph Smith History 1:30-33
  31. ^ D&C 110
  32. ^ The Fulness of Times
  33. ^ http://www.bayyinat.org.uk/jibreel.htm
  34. ^ Masnavi
  35. ^ Smith, Peter (2000). "angels". A concise encyclopedia of the Bahá'í Faith. Oxford: Oneworld Publications. pp. 38–39. ISBN 1-85168-184-1. 
  36. ^ 'Abdu'l-Bahá (1976). "THE SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY". US Bahá’í Publishing Trust. http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/c/BWF/bwf-122.html. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  37. ^ 'Abdu'l-Bahá. "Ye Are The Angels". bcca.org. http://www.bcca.org/ref/books/bwf/0811yearetheangels.html. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  38. ^ Lewis, James R., Oliver, Evelyn Dorothy, Sisung Kelle S. (Editor) (1996), Angels A to Z, Entry: Zoroastrianism, pp. 425-427, Visible Ink Press, ISBN 0-7876-0652-9
  39. ^ Darmesteter, James (1880)(translator), The Zend Avesta, Part I: Sacred Books of the East, Vol. 4, pp. lx-lxxii, Oxford University Press, 1880, at sacred-texts.com
  40. ^ Encyclopaedia Britannica
  41. ^ Section 7, part 165 (Raag Gauree), and section 25, part 31 (Raag Maaroo). Hosted on the Internet Sacred Text Archive
  42. ^ Shri Guru Granth Sahib: So Dar
  43. ^ Shri Guru Granth Sahib: Raag Aasaa
  44. ^ Hodson, Geoffrey, Kingdom of the Gods ISBN 0-7661-8134-0—Has color pictures of what Devas supposedly look like when observed by the third eye—their appearance is reputedly like colored flames about the size of a human. Paintings of some of the devas claimed to have been seen by Hodson from his book "Kingdom of the Gods":
  45. ^ Eskild Tjalve’s paintings of devas, nature spirits, elementals and fairies:
  46. ^ a b Powell, A.E. The Solar System London:1930 The Theosophical Publishing House (A Complete Outline of the Theosophical Scheme of Evolution) See "Lifewave" chart (refer to index)
  47. ^ Emma Heathcote-James (2002): Seeing Angels. London: John Blake Publishing.
  48. ^ Harris, Dan (2008-09-18). "Most Americans Believe in Guardian Angels: More Than Half of Americans Say Guardian Angels Watch Over Us". ABC News. http://abcnews.go.com/US/Story?id=5833399&page=1. 
  49. ^ News Service, Canwest (2008-12-23). "Believe in angels? You're not alone". ABC News. http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=1108760. 

References

  • Proverbio, Cecilia (2007). La figura dell'angelo nella civiltà paleocristiana. Assisi, Italy: Editrice Tau. ISBN 8887472696. 

Further reading

  • Cheyne, James Kelly (ed.) (1899). Angel. Encyclopædia Biblica. New York, Macmillan.
  • Driver, Samuel Rolles (Ed.) (1901) The book of Daniel. Cambridge UP.
  • Davidson, A. B. (1898). "Angel". in James Hastings. A Dictionary of the Bible. I. pp. pages 93–97. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/hastings/dictv1/Page_93.html. 
  • Oosterzee, Johannes Jacobus van. Christian dogmatics: a text-book for academical instruction and private study. Trans. John Watson Watson and Maurice J. Evans. (1874) New York, Scribner, Armstrong.
  • Smith, George Adam (1898) The book of the twelve prophets, commonly called the minor. London, Hodder and Stoughton.
  • Bamberger, Bernard Jacob, (March 15, 2006). Fallen Angels: Soldiers of Satan's Realm. Jewish Publication Society of America. ISBN 0-8276-0797-0
  • This article incorporates text from the article "Angel" in the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.
  • Briggs, Constance Victoria, 1997. The Encyclopedia of Angels : An A-to-Z Guide with Nearly 4,000 Entries. Plume. ISBN 0-452-27921-6.
  • Bunson, Matthew, (1996). Angels A to Z : A Who's Who of the Heavenly Host. Three Rivers Press. ISBN 0-517-88537-9.
  • Cruz, Joan Carroll, OCDS, 1999. Angels and Devils. TAN Books and Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0-89555-638-3
  • Davidson, Gustav. A Dictionary of Angels: Including the Fallen Angels. Free Press. ISBN 0-02-907052-X
  • Graham, Billy, 1994. Angels: God's Secret Agents. W Pub Group; Minibook edition. ISBN 0-8499-5074-0
  • Guiley, Rosemary, 1996. Encyclopedia of Angels. ISBN 0-8160-2988-1
  • Jastrow, Marcus, 1996, A dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Bavli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic literature compiled by Marcus Jastrow, PhD., Litt.D. with and index of Scriptural quotatons, Vol 1 & 2, The Judaica Press, New York
  • Kainz, Howard P., "Active and Passive Potency" in Thomistic Angelology Martinus Nijhoff. ISBN 90-247-1295-5
  • Kreeft, Peter J. 1995. Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know About Them? Ignatius Press. ISBN 0-89870-550-9
  • Lewis, James R. (1995). Angels A to Z. Visible Ink Press. ISBN 0-7876-0652-9
  • Melville, Francis, 2001. The Book of Angels: Turn to Your Angels for Guidance, Comfort, and Inspiration. Barron's Educational Series; 1st edition. ISBN 0-7641-5403-6
  • Ronner, John, 1993. Know Your Angels: The Angel Almanac With Biographies of 100 Prominent Angels in Legend & Folklore-And Much More! Mamre Press. ISBN 0-932945-40-6.
  • Swedenborg, Emanuel (1979). Conjugal Love. Swedenborg Foundation. ISBN 0-87785-054-2
  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.

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Quotes

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It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God alone. ~ William Blake
Angels are divine messengers or transcendental beings found in many religions. This page is for quotes about or referring to Angels.

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Calm and serene he drives the furious blast;
And, pleas'd th' Almighty's orders to perform,
Rides in the whirlwind, and directs the storm. ~ Joseph Addison
A tear is an intellectual thing,
And a sigh is the Sword of an Angel King. ~ William Blake
I heard an Angel singing
When the day was springing:
"Mercy, Pity, and Peace
Are the world's release." ~ William Blake
Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly. ~ G. K. Chesterton
The soul at its highest is formed like God, but an angel gives a closer idea of Him. That is all an angel is: an idea of God. ~ Meister Eckhart
Knowledge comes through likeness. And so because the soul may know everything, it is never at rest until it comes to the original idea, in which all things are one. And there it comes to rest in God. ~ Meister Eckhart
Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,
Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent revelrie
You're in the arms of the Angel; may you find some comfort here. ~ Sarah McLachlan
Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth
Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep. ~ John Milton
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. ~ Paul of Tarsus
Though I have visions of angels frequently, yet I see them only by an intellectual vision ... Their names they never tell me; but I see very well that there is in heaven so great a difference between one angel and another, and between these and the others, that I cannot explain it. ~ Teresa of Ávila
Outside the open window
The morning air is all awash with angels. ~ Richard Wilbur
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  • So when an angel by divine command
    With rising tempests shakes a guilty land,
    Such as of late o'er pale Britannia past,
    Calm and serene he drives the furious blast;
    And, pleas'd th' Almighty's orders to perform,
    Rides in the whirlwind, and directs the storm.
  • An angel can illuminate the thought and mind of man by strengthening the power of vision, and by bringing within his reach some truth which the angel himself contemplates.
    • St Thomas Aquinas, as quoted in Angels : A Joyous Celebration (1999) by Running Press, p. 121
  • O white-robed Angel, guide my timorous hand to write as on a lofty rock with iron pen the words of truth, that all who pass may read.
  • Cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from ye door.
  • I heard an Angel singing
    When the day was springing:
    "Mercy, Pity, and Peace
    Are the world's release."
  • A tear is an intellectual thing,
    And a sigh is the Sword of an Angel King.
  • It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God alone.
  • The player is a liar when he says : "Angels are happier than men, because they are better." Angels are happier than men and devils, because they are not always prying after good and evil in one another, and eating the tree of knowledge for Satan's gratification.
  • If God will send his angels
    I sure could use them here right now
    Well if God would send his angels
    And I don't have to know how.
    • Bono, in "If God Will Send His Angels" on Pop (1997); also used in City of Angels (1998)
  • Angels and Demons can't cross over into our plane. So, instead we get what I call half-breeds. The influence peddlers. They can only whisper in our ears. A single word can give you courage, or turn your favorite pleasure into your worst nightmare. Those with the demon's touch and those part angel, living alongside us. They call it the balance. I call it hypocritical bullshit.
  • We are not this story's author, who fills time and eternity with his purpose. Yet his purpose is achieved in our duty; and our duty is fulfilled in service to one another. Never tiring, never yielding, never finishing, we renew that purpose today: to make our country more just and generous; to affirm the dignity of our lives and every life. This work continues. This story goes on. And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.
  • What is all this shit about angels? Have you heard this? Three out of four people now, believe in angels. What're you, fucking stupid? Has everybody lost their fucking minds in this country? Angels, shit. You know what I think it is? I think it's a massive collective psychotic chemical flashback of all the drugs — all the drugs — smoked, swallowed, snorted, shot, and absorbed rectally by all Americans from 1960 to 1990. Thirty years of adulterated street drugs'll get you some fucking angels, my friend.
  • Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
    • G. K. Chesterton, in "Orthodoxy" (1908), Ch. VII : The Eternal Revolution; this is sometimes paraphrased "The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly."
  • We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.
    • Luciano De Crescenzo, quoted in Wisdom for the Soul : Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (2006) by Larry Chang, p. 127
  • If a man is not rising upwards to be an angel, depend upon it, he is sinking downwards to be a devil. He cannot stop at the beast. The most savage of men are not beasts; they are worse, a great deal worse.
  • I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to every-body! A happy New Year to all the world!
  • It was the beginning of a day in June; the deep blue sky unsullied by a cloud, and teeming with brilliant light. The streets were, as yet, nearly free from passengers, the houses and shops were closed, and the healthy air of morning fell like breath from angels, on the sleeping town.
  • The shadows of our own desires stand between us and our better angels, and thus their brightness is eclipsed.
  • Heaven, too, was very near to them in those days. God's direct agency was to be seen in the thunder and the rainbow, the whirlwind and the lightning. To the believer, clouds of angels and confessors, and martyrs, armies of the sainted and the saved, were ever stooping over their struggling brethren upon earth, raising, encouraging, and supporting them.
  • When God has sent his angel to me, then I know of a surety. ... When God sends his angel to the soul it becomes the one who knows for sure. Not for nothing did God give the keys into St. Peter's keeping, for Peter stands for knowledge, and knowledge is the key that unlocks the door, presses forward and breaks in, to discover God as he is.
    • Meister Eckhart, in Sermon 9, as translated in The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church (1999) by Hughes Oliphant Old, Ch. 9 : The German Mystics, p. 448
  • The authorities teach that next to the first emanation, which is the Son coming out of the Father, the angels are most like God. And it may well be true, for the soul at its highest is formed like God, but an angel gives a closer idea of Him. That is all an angel is: an idea of God. For this reason the angel was sent to the soul, so that the soul might be re-formed by it, to be the divine idea by which it was first conceived. Knowledge comes through likeness. And so because the soul may know everything, it is never at rest until it comes to the original idea, in which all things are one. And there it comes to rest in God.
    • Meister Eckhart, in Sermon 9, as translated in The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church (1999) by Hughes Oliphant Old, Ch. 9 : The German Mystics, p. 449
  • The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
  • In old days there were angels who came and took men by the hand and led them away from the city of destruction. We see no white-winged angels now. But yet men are led away from threatening destruction: a hand is put into theirs, which leads them forth gently towards a calm and bright land, so that they look no more backward; and the hand may be a little child's.
  • Angels shine from without because their spirits are lit from within by the light of God.
    • Eileen Elias Freeman, in The Angels' Little Instruction Book : Learning from God's Heavenly Messengers (1994), p. 4, ISBN 0446671215
  • Angels can fly lightly because they take God seriously.
    • Eileen Elias Freeman, in The Angels' Little Instruction Book : Learning from God's Heavenly Messengers (1994), p. 5
  • Angels can fly because they carry no burdens.
    • Eileen Elias Freeman, in The Angels' Little Instruction Book : Learning from God's Heavenly Messengers (1994)
  • Be an angel to someone else whenever you can, as a way of thanking God for the help your angel has given you.
    • Eileen Elias Freeman, in The Angels' Little Instruction Book : Learning from God's Heavenly Messengers (1994)
  • Pay attention to your dreams — God's angels often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep.
    • Eileen Elias Freeman in The Angels' Little Instruction Book : Learning from God's Heavenly Messengers (1994)
  • Life is a tapestry: We are the warp; angels, the weft; God, the weaver. Only the Weaver sees the whole design.
    • Eileen Elias Freeman in The Angels' Little Instruction Book : Learning from God's Heavenly Messengers (1994)
  • Angels fly at light speed, because they are servants of the Light.
    • Eileen Elias Freeman in The Angels' Little Instruction Book : Learning from God's Heavenly Messengers (1994)
  • If angels rarely appear, it's because we all too often mistake the medium for the Message.
    • Eileen Elias Freeman in The Angels' Little Instruction Book : Learning from God's Heavenly Messengers (1994)
  • Insight is better than eyesight when it comes to seeing an angel.
    • Eileen Elias Freeman in The Angels' Little Instruction Book : Learning from God's Heavenly Messengers (1994)
  • Angels are all around us, all the time, in the very air we breathe.
    • Eileen Elias Freeman in The Angels' Little Instruction Book : Learning from God's Heavenly Messengers (1994)
  • When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they're seeing angels.
    • Eileen Elias Freeman in The Angels' Little Instruction Book : Learning from God's Heavenly Messengers (1994)
  • How wonderful it must be to speak the language of the angels, with no words for hate and a million words for love!
    • Eileen Elias Freeman in The Angels' Little Instruction Book : Learning from God's Heavenly Messengers (1994)
  • God not only sends special angels into our lives, but sometimes He even sends them back again if we forget to take notes the first time!
    • Eileen Elias Freeman in The Angels' Little Instruction Book : Learning from God's Heavenly Messengers (1994)
  • From the east to the west sped the angels of the Dawn, from sea to sea, from mountain-top to mountain-top, scattering light with both their hands.
  • The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
  • O welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope,
    Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings!
  • Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth
    Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep.
  • We know the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong. Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm?
  • I saw an angel close by me, on my left side, in bodily form. This I am not accustomed to see, unless very rarely. Though I have visions of angels frequently, yet I see them only by an intellectual vision, such as I have spoken of before. It was our Lord's will that in this vision I should see the angel in this wise. He was not large, but small of stature, and most beautiful — his face burning, as if he were one of the highest angels, who seem to be all of fire: they must be those whom we call cherubim. Their names they never tell me; but I see very well that there is in heaven so great a difference between one angel and another, and between these and the others, that I cannot explain it.

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  • Man was created a little lower than the angels, and has been getting lower ever since.
  • The Angels were all singing out of tune,
    And hoarse with having little else to do,
    Excepting to wind up the sun and moon
    Or curb a runaway young star or two.
  • Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
  • A pillow for thee will I bring,
    Stuffed with down of angel's wing.
  • I feel that there is an angel inside me whom I am constantly shocking.
  • Angels descending, bring from above,
    Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
  • We trust in plumed procession
    For such the angels go —
    Rank after Rank, with even feet —
    And uniforms of Snow.
  • The angels are so enamored of the language that is spoken in heaven that they will not distort their lips with the hissing and unmusical dialects of men, but speak their own, whether their be any who understand it or not.
  • Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.
  • If I have freedom in my love,
    And in my soul am free,
    Angels alone that soar above,
    Enjoy such liberty.
  • I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
  • The guardian angels of life fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us.
  • It is not known precisely where angels dwell — whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.
  • I'm no angel, but I've spread my wings a bit.

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Angelology is that branch of theology which treats of angels. .Angels (from αγγελōς = messenger, Greek equivalent of the Hebrew (image) ) are according to the usual conception superhuman beings dwelling in heaven, who, on occasion, reveal to man God's will and execute His commands.^ Angel in Greek means messenger .

^ An angel was a messenger of the healing mercy of God.

^ Note: God only made man in His image and after His likeness, not angels.

.In one form or another, the belief in angels appears in the earliest stages of Jewish history, and continues to live in the spiritual world of the Jews and those professing the religions that sprang from Judaism; namely, Christianity and Mohammedanism.^ No one religion holds total responsibility for the belief in angels.

^ Varieties of angels and demons in the religions of the world - In Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christian...
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^ An Angel will appear to us with the form that is best for us.
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.It can not be denied that the belief in such beings was also held by other peoples and other religions; but here the concern is only with Jewish Angelology, which can hardly be said to have ever been reduced to a complete system, such as is maintained by the Catholic Church (Oswald, "Angelologie, die Lehre von den Guten und Bösen Engeln im Sinne der Katholischen Kirche," Paderborn, 1883).^ With the emerging of Christianity and other major religions, the belief in these kind of spirits was condemned, and they became demons.
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^ Various religions, including those of nonliterate cultures, have beliefs in intermediary beings between the sacred and profane realms, but the belief is most fully elaborated in religions of the West.
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^ In other religions—Eastern, ancient, and those of nonliterate cultures—such intermediate beings are less categorical, for they may be benevolent in some circumstances and malevolent in others.
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.To admit of a comprehensive survey of the historical development of Angelology, the subject may best be treated according to three periods: (1) the Biblical, (2) the Talmudical and Midrashic, and (3) the Medieval.^ Medieval Midrash reiterates and further develops earlier teaching about angels, but it is during this period that individual philosophers start to offer systematic and idiosyncratic interpretations of angels.

^ Kabbalah is thought by many adherents to be an eternal, unchanging tradition, but historians of religion trace mystic thought from Biblical and Rabbinic times through a long period of development.
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The Biblical Period:

Denomination.

.The Biblical name for angel, (image) , meaning, according to derivation, simply "messenger," obtained the further signification of "angel" only through the addition of God's name, as (image) ("angel of the Lord," or "angel of God" Zech 12:8).^ The Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Ephesians writes that Christ resides in heaven far above the enumerated angels and " every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come " (1:21).

^ Before all men, honor and proclaim God's deeds, and do not be slack in praising him.” Tobit 12:15 – “I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord."

^ It also lists biblical names for angels, seven heavenly activities and forty seven earthly activities of angels as designated in the Bible, ten Old Testament appearances of the Angel of the Lord, 17 activities of the Archangel Gabriel and four of the Archangel Michael.
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.Other appellations are (image) , or (image) ("Sons of God," Gen 6:4; Job 1:6 [R. V. v.^ It may be that God created the angels immediately after He had created the heavens and before He created the earth—for according to Job 38:4-7 , “the sons of God shouted for joy” when He laid the foundations of the earth.
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^ Job 38:7  When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

^ This god was the son of Marduk associated with prophecy received by singing, chanting and muttering (in "other tongues"); as well as oracles.
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.1]; Ps 291 [R. V. margin]); and (image) ("the Holy Ones" [perhaps equivalent to "fiery ones," "unapproachable"; see Holiness.^ Forever haunted by a mysterious doppelganger that no one else can see, Mot has wandered the world for centuries, searching for meaning and, perhaps, an end to his endless life.
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K.], Ps 896ff [R. V. 5, 7]).
.Angels appear to man in the shape of human beings of extraordinary beauty, and are not at once recognized as angels (Gen 18:2, Gen 19:5; Jdg 6:17, Jdg 13:6; 2 Sam 24:9); they fly through the air; they become invisible; sacrifices touched by them are consumed by fire; they disappear in sacrificial fire, like Elijah, who rode to heaven in a fiery chariot; and they appear in the flames of the thornbush (Gen 16:13; Jdg 6:21ff; 2Kg 2:11; Ex 3:2).^ Angels , or the Angel , appeared in the flames of the thorn bush (Genesis 16:13; Judges 6.
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^ They become angels when they are sent.

^ Angels like to do what they want, just for the heaven of it.

They are pure and bright as heaven; consequently they are formed of fire and are encompassed by light (Job 16:15), as the Psalmist says (Ps 1044 R. V.): "Who maketh winds his messengers; his ministers a flaming fire." Although they have intercourse with the daughters of men (Gen 6:4), and eat heavenly bread (Ps 7825), they are immaterial, not being subject to the limitations of time and space.

Appearance of Angels.

.Though superhuman, they assume human form.^ Though superhuman, angels can assume human form; this is the earliest conception.
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^ The sleepy smiling moon forms a comfortable cradle for a slumbering angel babe, as they gently rock though the night.

^ While angels and demons alike are generally regarded as invisible to human sight, they are frequently depicted as human-like creatures with wings, though many theologians have argued that they have no physical existence, but can take on human form.
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This is the earliest conception. .Gradually, and especially in post-Biblical times, they come to be bodied forth in a form corresponding to the nature of the mission to be fulfilled - generally, however, the human form.^ Although formed in the image of a human being, he can also assume the form or body that corresponds the nature of his mission.

^ It's harder these days when traditional religious forms don't hold people in the way they did at one time.

^ People contend that angels have appeared human form out of nowhere just at the right time to save the day and then disappear without a trace.

.They bear drawn swords or destroying weapons in their hands - one carries an ink-horn by his side - and ride on horses (Num 22:23, Josh 5:13, Ezek 9:2, Zech 1:8ff).^ Angels bear drawn swords or other destroying weapons in their hands—one carries an ink-horn by his side—and ride on horses (Numbers 22:23, Joshua 5:13, Ezekiel 9;2, Zechariah 1:8 et seq.
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^ They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone" (Ps.

^ On their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.

A terrible angel is the one mentioned in 1Chr 21:16ff, as standing "between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand." In the Book of Daniel, probably written 165 B.C., reference is made to an angel "clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: his body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in color to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude" (Dan 10:5f). .It is an open question whether at that time angels were imagined to possess wings (Dan 9:21).^ As to the question of whether he'll do more Angel, that's definitely the plan when he finishes the STAR TREK book, yeah.
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^ Angels have made us curious, fired our imagination and filled us with hope and a feeling of security, a knowing that in time of need they will be there to help us.

^ A question arises regarding the angels who dwell with us, serve us and protect us, whether their joys are equal to those of the angels in heaven, or whether they are diminished by the fact that they protect and serve us.

.Angels are powerful and dreadful, endowed with wisdom and with knowledge of all earthly events, correct in their judgment, holy, but not infallible; for they strive with each other, and God has to make peace between them.^ Angels are portrayed as powerful and dreadful, endowed with wisdom and with knowledge of all earthly events, correct in their judgment, holy, but not infallible: they strive against each other, and God has to make peace between them.
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^ Note: The knowledge of angels is limited.  Only God has all knowledge.

^ Besides, they can expand their choir to meet any performance requirement: Luke 2:13 "And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God ..."
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.When their duties are not punitive, angels are beneficent to man (Ps 10320, Ps 7825; 2 Sam 14:17ff, 2 Sam 19:28; Zech 14:5; Job 4:18, Job 25:2).^ When their duties are not punitive, angels are beneficent to man (Psalms 103:20, Psalms 78:25; 2 Samuel 14:17,20, 2 Samuel 19:28; Zechariah 14:5; Job 4:18, Job 25:2).
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^ Revelation 12:7  And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, Revelation 19:14-18   And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

^ Psalms 103:20     Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

The number of angels is enormous. .Jacob meets a host of angels; Joshua sees the "captain of the host of the Lord"; God sits on His throne, "all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left"; the sons of God come "to present themselves before the Lord" (Gen 32:2; Josh 5:14f; 1 Kg 22:19; Job 1:6, Job 2:1; Ps 896; Job 33:23).^ Peter 3:22 – “who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, powers and virtues subject to him.” 6.

^ God's angels praise Him: Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts.

^ They are represented as standing on the right and left hand of Yahweh (1 Kings 22:19).

The general conception is the one of Job 25:3): "Is there any number of his armies?"
.Though the older writings usually mention one angel of the Lord, embassies to men as a rule comprised several messengers.^ They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
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^ Angel ~ derives from Latin angelus ; Greek aggelos ; from the Hebrew for "one going" or "one sent"; messenger .
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^ A terrible angel is the one mentioned in 1 Chronicles 21:16,30, as standing "between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand".
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.The inference, however, is not to be drawn that by (image) God Himself or one particular angel was designated: the expression was given simply to God's power to accomplish through but one angel any deed, however wonderful.^ (Acts 5:19) God executes His Judgment through angels: He unleashed against them his hot anger, his wrath, indignation and hostility -- a band of destroying angels.

^ Perhaps the most significant continuing activity of the good angels is to be the agents of God's particular providence for mankind.
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^ Angel's ultimate goal is to redeem himself, one good deed and saved soul at a time.
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.Angels are referred to in connection with their special missions; as, for instance, the "angel which hath redeemed," "an interpreter," "the angel that destroyed," "messenger of the covenant," "angel of his presence," and "a band of angels of evil" (Gen 48:16; Job 33:23; 2 Sam 24:16; Mal 3:1; Isa 63:9; Ps 7849, R. V.).^ The term "guardian angel" may best be viewed as a figure of speech that has to do with God's protecting care and direction or, in special instances, with an angel dispatched to earth in fulfillment of God's purposes.

^ Specially interesting is the mention of elemental angels--"the angel of the waters" (Revelation 16:5), and the angel "that hath power over fire" (Revelation 14:18; compare Revelation 7:1; 19:17).

^ The angel of the Lord's presence saved Israel (Isa.

.When, however, the heavenly host is regarded in its most comprehensive aspect, a distinction may be made between cherubim, seraphim, ḥayyot ("living creatures"), ofanim ("wheels"), and arelim (the meaning of which term is unknown).^ The cherubim and seraphim (see CHERUB ; SERAPHIM ) are represented as winged (Exodus 25:20; Isaiah 6:2); winged also are the symbolic living creatures of Ezek (Ezekiel 1:6; compare Revelation 4:8).

^ And he said to the man clothed in linen, Go in among the whirling wheels underneath the cherubim; fill your hands with burning coals from between the cherubim, and scatter them over the city.

^ Cherubim means to be near; hence it means the near ones; Seraphim means fiery , or filled with fire .

.God is described as riding on the cherubim and as "the Lord of hosts, who dwelleth between the cherubim"; while the latter guard the way of the tree of life (1Sam 4:4, Ps 802, Gen 3:24).^ When he expelled the man, he settled him east of the garden of Eden; and he stationed the cherubim and the fiery revolving sword, to guard the way to the tree of life.” Psalm 80:1 – “Shepherd of Israel, listen, guide of the flock of Joseph!

^ And in confirmation of this he quotes the Psalm that says about God that "He commands His angels regarding you to guard you in all your paths The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them" (Psalm 91:11, 34:7).

^ From your throne upon the cherubim reveal yourself.” Psalm 99:1 – “The LORD is king, the peoples tremble; God is enthroned on the cherubim, the earth quakes.” Isaiah 37:16 – “O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, enthroned upon the cherubim!

.The seraphim are described by Isaiah (Isa 6:2) as having six wings; and Ezekiel describes the ḥayyot (Ezek 1:5ff) and ofanim as heavenly beings who carry God's throne.^ Stories that we hear as a child often depict an angel as a being with two huge wings, dressed in shining white robes, who appears out of the blue to people and gives them messages from God.

^ But its distinctive application is to certain heavenly intelligences whom God employs in carrying on his government of the world.
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^ The description reveals that seraphim have six wings, a face, feet, hands, can fly and speak, and can be stationed at God’s throne.

.In post-Biblical times the heavenly hosts became more highly organized (possibly as early as Zechariah (Zech 3:9, Zech 4:10); certainly in Daniel), and there came to be various kinds of angels, some even being provided with names, as will be shown below.^ Fire Angel came from a highly transcendant realm of being.
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^ Thomas Aquinas An angel is a heavenly host.

^ What are some name of angels?

.Angels appear to man as the medium of God's power and will and to execute His dispensations.^ In the Scriptures the angels appear as God's messengers.
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^ (Acts 5:19) God executes His Judgment through angels: He unleashed against them his hot anger, his wrath, indignation and hostility -- a band of destroying angels.

^ By this time the consciousness of sin had grown more intense in the Jewish mind, and God had receded to an immeasurable distance; the angels helped to fill the gap between God and man.

.Angels reveal themselves to individuals as well as to the whole nation, in order to announce events, either good or bad, affecting them.^ There are good angels, and there are bad angels.
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^ In the Gospels an angel announced the Incarnation to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1), and an angel at the empty tomb revealed the Resurrection (Mat.
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^ Thank You God~ Thank you God for either you or your angels for making me smile the other day when I was feeling very low and in a very bad and upset way.I seen...
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.Angels foretell to Abraham the birth of Isaac, to Manoah the birth of Samson, and to Abraham the destruction of Sodom.^ It was an angel who found Agar in the wilderness ( Genesis 16 ); angels drew Lot out of Sodom ; an angel announces to Gideon that he is to save his people; an angel foretells the birth of Samson ( Judges 13 ), and the angel Gabriel instructs Daniel ( Daniel 8:16 ), though he is not called an angel in either of these passages, but "the man Gabriel" ( 9:21 ).
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^ But using "Angel Of the Lord" this way takes the edge off of one of the Bible's most powerful moments: Abraham's near-sacrifice of Isaac , where the "I" is clearly God and not an angel .
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^ The angels who visited Lot in sodom, just before its destruction, did not have wings, but appeared as good looking men.
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.Guardian angels are mentioned, but not, as was later the case, as guardian spirits of individuals and nations.^ The Bible also speaks of guardian angels, protecting individuals or nations (Dan.
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^ The book of Daniel mentions angels for nations .
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^ Order ~ Dominions : Order of guardian angels; Rule over nations and lesser angels; Regulate duties to lesser angels; .
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.God sends an angel to protect the people after their exodus from Egypt, to lead them to the promised land, and to destroy the hostile tribes in their way (Ex 23:20, Num 20:16).^ In Exodus 23:20 ff God promises to send an angel before His people to lead them to the promised land; they are commanded to obey him and not to provoke him "for he will not pardon your transgression: for my name is in him."

^ Exodus 23:20 .

^ The term "guardian angel" may best be viewed as a figure of speech that has to do with God's protecting care and direction or, in special instances, with an angel dispatched to earth in fulfillment of God's purposes.

In Judges (ii. .1) an angel of the Lord—unless here and in the preceding instances (compare Isa.^ The angel of the Lord's presence saved Israel (Isa.

^ Many instances of ministration by resurrected angels have occurred since the coming forth of our Lord from the tomb.

xlii. 19, Ḥag. i. 13, Mal. iii. .1) a human messenger of God is meant —addresses the whole people, swearing to bring them to the promised land.^ This animism , or the belief in life contained throughout all natural elemenst, included divine messengers who ran errands between gods and humans.
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^ Angelic messengers bring knowledge, priesthood, comfort, and assurances from God to mortals.

^ In Exodus 23:20 ff God promises to send an angel before His people to lead them to the promised land; they are commanded to obey him and not to provoke him "for he will not pardon your transgression: for my name is in him."

.An angel brings Elijah meat and drink (I Kings, xix.^ Nativity plays routinely feature three kings coming on camels to visit the infant Jesus alongside shepherds and angels bringing a gift each.
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.5); and as God watched over Jacob, so is every pious person protected by an angel that cares for him in all his ways (Ps.^ Angels tell him God will help.
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^ That is all an angel is: an idea of God.
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^ God's angels praise Him: Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts.

xxxiv. 7, xci. 11). .There are angels militant, one of whom smites in one night the whole Assyrian army of 185,000 men (II Kings, xix.^ One killed 185,000 Syrian soldiers in one night.
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^ Richard Crashaw I feel that there is an angel inside me whom I am constantly shocking.
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^ Angels are happier than men and devils, because they are not always prying after good and evil in one another, and eating the tree of knowledge for Satan's gratification.
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.35); messengers go forth from God "in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid" (Ezek.^ Greek philosopher Socrates described Eros in the 4th century B.C. as the winged messenger who carried missives back and forth between men and the gods.

^ There's more going on than the careless eye can see, so God's messenger points it out.
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xxx. .9); the enemy is scattered before the angel like chaff (Ps.^ [Angel is preparing to have his soul removed] Angel : Connor, I know you like to think of me as the enemy.
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^ It is even applied by Esther to Assuerus ( Esther 15:16 ), and St. Stephen's face is said to have looked "like the face of an angel" as he stood before the Sanhedrin ( Acts 6:15 ).
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xxxv. 5, 6). .Avenging angels are mentioned, such as the one in II Sam.^ Today, angels are most often perceived as guardians, and as such are found on pins that represent the guardian angel of a person, group, or cause, as well as one many items for children.

^ The press box at Angel Stadium offers a clear view into the Yankees’ dugout, one of the few such views reporters get.

^ Such motives mentioned are not the only ones but fulfill the issue of the question at this juncture sufficiently.

xxiv. 15, who annihilates thousands. .It would seem that the pestilence was personified, and that the "evil angels" mentioned in Ps.^ Angel : We seem to be evil-free at the moment.
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^ However, a distinction would seem to flow from the text between the ‘powers of this dark world ’ (my italics) and the ‘spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms .’ (ibid., my italics again.
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^ Angel was the story of Angelus a vampire that was cursed and had his soul returned to him making it very difficult to live the existence a generally evil vampire would live.
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lxxviii. 49 are to be regarded as personifications of this kind. ."Evil" is here to be taken in the causative sense, as "producing evil"; for, as stated above, angels are generally considered to be by nature beneficent to man.^ Captain Subtext; Oliver at the party considers Angel a 'beautiful man' but only on a professional basis, he's currently in a long term relationship with a landscape gardener.
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^ In the Aquitarius , angels keep man in good health, and teach him what is injurious to him, make him contented, and teach him through the command of God the mysteries of heaven and nature.  .
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^ Maybe she is a true Angel from the one true Heaven, but one that was allowed to develop a sense of self, and that sense of individual identity was enough to cause her to fall to Earth, but not enough to cause her to join the fallen ones in Hell.
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.They glorify God, whence the term "glorifying angels" (Ps.^ Besides, they can expand their choir to meet any performance requirement: Luke 2:13 "And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God ..."
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^ In the Bible, there are numerous references to God appointing angels to deliver messages for him, and in other places, they are given roles as guides, protectors, and angels of the Lord.

^ Nevertheless, in my estimation they make belief in Angels and Demons a reasonable proposition, especially for the Christian Theist who accepts the Bible as God’s Word.
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xxix. 1, ciii. 20, cxlviii. 2; compare Isa. vi. 2 et seq.). .They constitute God's court, sitting in council with him (I Kings, xxii.^ In the Bible, there are numerous references to God appointing angels to deliver messages for him, and in other places, they are given roles as guides, protectors, and angels of the Lord.

^ They grabbed Merlin from Arthur's court as their far-flung spies in Europe back then heard about him.
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^ Matthew 25:31   When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: Angels worship and praise God.

19; Job, i. 6, ii. .1); hence they are called His "council of the holy ones" (Ps.^ Jump to: navigation , search It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God alone.
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^ And they called to each other and said: Holy, Holy, Holy, the Lord Sabaoth!

^ Though presumably the holiest of created beings, they are charged by God with folly (Job 4:18), and we are told that "he putteth no trust in his holy ones" (Job 15:15).

lxxxix. 7, R. V.; A. V. "assembly of the saints"). .They accompany God as His attendants when He appears to man (Deut.^ They appear in the Bible (the book of Ezekiel) as bearing the throne and chariot of God, and hence later conceived as a type of angels.

^ "When angels, through the will of God, appear to those who are worthy, then they appear not as they are themselves, but in a transformed state, in one that is visible" explains the blessed John Damascene.

^ These range of angels offer God their praise, and they appear active in the universe as messengers and executors of the divine will."
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xxxiii. 2; Job, xxxviii. 7). .This conception was developed after the Exile; and in Zechariah angels of various shapes are delegated "to walk to and fro through the earth" in order to find out and report what happens (Zech.^ PUPPET ANGEL Let's find out.
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^ The more elaborate conceptions of Daniel and Zechariah are further developed in Apocrypha, especially in 2 Esdras, Tobit and 2 Macc.

^ Angel Pennies Cross Pennies Butterfly Pennies SKU: 2777A American cut-out penny with Angel cutout, cross cutout, Butterfly, Dove cut-out penny Minimum order 24.
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vi. 7). .In the prophetic books angels also appear as representatives of the prophetic spirit, and bring to the prophets God's word.^ Angels obey the word of God.

^ In the Scriptures the angels appear as God's messengers.
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^ The angels were already present during the creation of the starry skies, which is evidenced by the words of God spoken to Job, "When the stars were created, all My angels sang praises to Me" (Job 38:7).
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.Thus the prophet Haggai was called God's messenger (angel); and it is known that "Malachi" is not a real name, but means "messenger" or "angel."^ The Massoretic text, the Septuagint , and the Vulgate all agree in thus describing the communications made by the angel to the prophet.
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^ Prior to her appearance on "Touched By An Angel", she was probably best-known for her role as Jacqueline Kennedy on "A Woman Named Jackie", the mini-series.
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^ Angel in Greek means messenger .

It is noteworthy that in I Kings, xiii. .18, an angel brings the divine word to the prophet.^ It's a fine line between the main task of an angel and the main task of a prophet , an evangelist, or a poet or storyteller, or anyone else who brings us a divine truth that's hard for us to take.
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^ As such awareness is heightened and refined, the hope is that people will permit angels to bring Divine Remedies to the mistakes and problems of our times.
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.Upon the important problem of the origin of angels Biblical writers do not touch; but it is inferred that angels existed before the Creation (Gen.^ This writer sees in the Biblical angels only primitive deities debased into demi-gods by the triumphant progress of Monotheism .
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^ I have no problem with the theology on "Touched by an Angel", though some of it may sound a bit liberal.
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^ People who learn to access angels and to rely upon their power find one of the greatest treasures of creation."
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i. 26; Job, xxxviii. 7). .The earlier Biblical writings did not speculate about them; simply regarding them, in their relations to man, as God's agents.^ Hell ios simply man's grave, what is always related to death.
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Consequently, they did not individualize or denominate them; and in Judges, xiii. 18, and Gen. xxxii. .30, the angels, when questioned, refuse to give their names.^ It is a pity that the "Revised Version" should, in apparent defiance of the above-named texts, obscure this trait by persistently giving the rendering: "the angel that talked with me: instead of "within me" (cf.
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^ Answer: Other than Lucifer, we the Bible only gives the names of two angels (Michael = "who is like unto God") (Gabriel = "mighty one").

^ The names your angels, fairies and guides give to you or a psychic will have a special significance for you even if their name in the spiritual realm is unintelligible to our 3D existence.
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.In Daniel, however, there already occur the names Michael and Gabriel.^ The only Scriptural names furnished of individual angels are Raphael , Michael , and Gabriel , names which signify their respective attributes.
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^ Michael and Gabriel are the only angels mentioned by name in the Bible.
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^ And the dead in Christ will rise first…” Scripture reveals the names of three archangels: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.

.Michael is Israel's representative in heaven, where other nations—the Persians, for instance—were also represented by angelic princes.^ Thus we learn in Talmud that Michael, the angelic prince over Israel, serves as High Priest in Yerushalyim shel malah, the heavenly Jerusalem (Chag.

^ The names of the other angelic ranks are mentioned by the Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Ephesians, saying that Christ is in the heavens "far above any Principality, and Authority, and Power, and Dominion" (Ephesians 1:21).

^ BEL/BAAL This was the primary name by which other nations (including Israel) were introduced to the worship of Marduk.
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.More than three hundred years before the Book of Daniel was written, Zechariah graded the angels according to their rank, but did not name them.^ The book of Daniel mentions angels for nations .
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^ In a different time and place, the Kiev Caves Paterikon records that a young monk named Nikita did reverence to an angel of light who told him not to spend time in prayer, that the angel would do it for him because it was more important for Nikita to spend time reading.

^ But then I got stuck in a hell dimension by my girlfriend one time for a hundred years, so three months under the ocean actually gave me perspective.
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The notion of the seven eyes (Zech. iii. 9, iv. .10) may have been affected by the representation of the seven archangels and also possibly by the Parsee seven amshaspands (compare Ezek.^ Zechariah's reference to the seven eyes of God (4:10) is understood to refer to either seven archangels, or the seven angel hosts in the seven heavens (I Enoch 61; Testament of the Patriarchs, Levi).

ix. 2).

Talmudical and Midrashic Literature:

.The writer of the Book of Daniel was the first by whom angels were individualized and endowed with names and titles.^ The person of "the angel of the Lord" finds a counterpart in the personification of Wisdom in the Sapiential books and in at least one passage ( Zechariah 3:1 ) it seems to stand for that "Son of Man" whom Daniel ( 7:13 ) saw brought before "the Ancient of Days" .
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^ T he first half of the 1990's saw an explosion of the number of books on angels.

^ The only Scriptural names furnished of individual angels are Raphael , Michael , and Gabriel , names which signify their respective attributes.
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.Not long after that time Essenism came into existence.^ Creatively, Angel also came up with some of its best episodes, including "Smile Time" (where Angel is turned into a puppet – really!
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^ Another Rabbi posits they came into existence on the fifth day, along with all winged creations.

^ Overcome with grief and rage, Saviel broke down into tears for the first time in her long existence.
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It possessed a highly developed Angelology; but knowledge of the system was confined to Essenes. The Sadducees, on the contrary, disputed the very existence of angels.

Development of Angelology.

Upon the foundations of Scripture a gigantic structure was reared at the time of the completion of the Talmud. .Post-Talmudic mysticism extravagantly enlarged this structure, until it reached from earth to heaven; and the fanciful ideas of the Apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, of the Talmudic and Midrashic works, and of the mystic and cabalistic literature rush along like a wild stream that overflows its banks.^ I like the idea that the transition from Heaven to Earth re-organized your Angel (powers, mortality, loss of specific memories).
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^ Many people have definate ideas about the way god is or what "heaven" is like, and won't enjoy a game where things are very different.
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^ Genesis 28:12   And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

From this wealth of material the assumption may be drawn that the Angelology was not systematically organized. .The Judaic intellect is little inclined to systematization; and a systematic Angelology was a matter of impossibility with the vast number of haggadists, who lived and taught at different times and places, and under a manifold variety of circumstances.^ In a different time and place, the Kiev Caves Paterikon records that a young monk named Nikita did reverence to an angel of light who told him not to spend time in prayer, that the angel would do it for him because it was more important for Nikita to spend time reading.

^ P389:4, 35:4.5 The Melchizedek who lived on Urantia during the time of Abraham was locally      known as Prince of Salem...
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^ Because time can run differently between dimensions, he had experienced a century of brutal torment and was little more than a dumb animal in behavior.
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In this regard it is difficult to distinguish between Palestinians and Babylonians, between the Tannaim and the Amoraim; for descriptions of heaven varied according to the exegetic needs of the homily and the social condition of the audience.
Following the Bible as a model, the Maccabean warriors invoked the angel that smote Sennacherib's army (1Macc 7:41; 2 Macc 15:22; Syriac Baruch Apocalypse, lxiii. 7; Book of Jubilees, xvii. 11, xxvii. 21 et seq.). But the scholars handled the material after their individual inclinations. It is impossible, in consequence, to fix the boundaries between the speculations of scholars and popular notions, between individual and general views, between transient and permanent ideas. On the whole, however, the dominant beliefs concerning Angelology may be gathered from the traditions that continued even after the extinction of the Essenes. .If these traditions did not originate with the people, they were transmitted to them by the scholars, who were held in undisputed popular esteem; and they thus cameto form part of the popular belief.^ People who are consciously aware of the presence of the angels realize they are surrounded by an invisible armada of pure spirits of unconditional love.
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^ Lorne : You know what they say about people who need people...
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^ The presence of these entities can be very frightening for a child who doesn’t understand how to deal with them or what they are.

.Since the Bible was interpreted only in the light of tradition, haggadic teachings are quite as important for the understanding of the religion and its forms as is the Bible itself.^ He also denies that angels ever take corporeal form; the encounters described in the Bible are only the dream visions of the patriarchs and matriarchs.

Embellishment of Biblical Accounts.

.Not infrequently the ministration of angels is inferred in Biblical narratives when no mention is made of them.^ Even today, the Internet is full of talk about supposed angels with names that are made up to sound biblical.
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^ Scripture makes no mention of loving angels--only God, His word, and people.
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.For instance, when God wishes to create man, the angels ask, "Wherefore dost Thou create him?"^ Note: Man is the apex of God's creation.

^ Answer: The order of the creation, with God being the Creator, is: man, angels, animals.

^ The angels were already present during the creation of the starry skies, which is evidenced by the words of God spoken to Job, "When the stars were created, all My angels sang praises to Me" (Job 38:7).
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(Gen. R. viii. .5); Sarah is protected from Pharaoh by an angel holding a whip uplifted in his hand and making it dependent on Sarah whether he should use it or not (Gen 12:14ff); five angels appear to Hagar; an angel leads Rebekah to the well (Gen.^ To do that, the Angels will likely have to make better use of their scoring opportunities and improve their defense.

^ Pasta Angels - Use these instructions to make a tiny angel using noodles.
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^ How to Make Homemade Angel Wings for Costume Instructions - Angel costumes are in high demand, whether they are for Halloween, a costume party, or a Christmas play.
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R. xli., near beginning, xlv., lix.); when .Abraham is about to sacrifice Isaac, the angels intercede, protesting to the Lord that the intended act is unnatural (Bacher, "Ag.^ But using "Angel Of the Lord" this way takes the edge off of one of the Bible's most powerful moments: Abraham's near-sacrifice of Isaac , where the "I" is clearly God and not an angel .
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^ Acts 8:26   And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.

^ Thus Abraham, when sending his steward to seek a wife for Isaac , says: "He will send His angel before thee" ( Genesis 24:7 ).
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Pal. Amor." iii. 29); angels transfer the animals of Laban's flock to that of Jacob (Gen. R. lxxiii., near end); in Gen 31:8 an angel speaks to Jacob (Tan. ed. .Buber, Wayeẓe, 24); Jacob employs some of the angels who meet him as messengers to Esau (Gen 32:4, Gen.^ Jacob wrestling with the being that some say was an angel, the crowd in Sodom threatening the angels, etc.
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^ Genesis 32:1-2    And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.  And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

^ Thus should a Christian remember his good angel, who for the span of all his life concerns himself with him, rejoicing in his spiritual achievements, and grieves over his downfalls.

R. lxxv.); when .Joseph seeks his brethren (Gen 37:15ff) three angels meet him (Gen.^ That shot of Angel holding the sword, with the other three walking behind him...
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^ When he asked Illyria to seek out the most powerful vampire in Hell-A, Angel was horrified when she led him to Gunn.
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^ Three Bead Angel Charms - Meet my little solstice angels.
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R. lxxv.); angels gather together the sons of Jacob (Gen 49:2; Gen. .R. xcviii., near beginning); an angel speaks out of the mouth of Balaam and compels him to pronounce a blessing (Sanh.^ The prophet depicts the angel as speaking "in him".
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^ God forbids it!  Lucifer (Isaiah 14:14) sought that position, but was kicked out of heaven.  When John fell before an angel, the angel rebuke him and told him to get up.

^ [He pulls out a gun and aims it at the bag and everyone stops fighting, but then Angel elbows a man behind him, getting in one final blow.
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.105b); the ministering angels wait on Ehud (Jdg 3:23) in order to assist him (Gen.^ When Lawson questions Angel's choice not to kill the "monsters", Angel just tells him to follow orders.
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^ Buffy kills Angel in order to save the world, sending him to hell for a hundred years.
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^ Acts 12:23    And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

R. xcviii.); and an angel causes weapons to be found for Saul and Jonathan (1Sam 13:22).
.The rabbis most frequently give angelological embellishments to the story of Esther; thus transforming the plain, straightforward account into a miraculous tale.^ Taking into account the full context of the story, the PCC considered that the use of the word was pejorative, breaching the discrimination clause of the editors’ Code of Practice.
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.Gabriel drastically prevents Queen Vashti from appearing before Ahasuerus and his guests, in order to bring about the election of Esther in her place; and when Esther appears in the court of the king's house (Esth.^ "This sovereign and priestly Order passed from Egypt to the Kings of Jerusalem; to the Black Sea Princes of Scythia and into the Balkans - notably to the Royal House of Hungary, whose King Sigismund reconstituted the Court just 600 years ago.
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v. .1), three ministering angels hurry to her help: one raises her head; the second invests her with grace; and the third holds out to her the king's scepter.^ Nativity plays routinely feature three kings coming on camels to visit the infant Jesus alongside shepherds and angels bringing a gift each.
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^ [He picks up the letter and holds it out to Angel.
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^ [He pulls out a gun and aims it at the bag and everyone stops fighting, but then Angel elbows a man behind him, getting in one final blow.
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.When Ahasuerus has the "book of records of the chronicles" read to him, it is found that Shimshai, the scribe (see Ezra, iv.^ Other books are mainly historical records and should be read primarily as such.
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.8), has stricken out the passage recording Mordecai's rescue of the king; but the angel Gabriel rewrites it.^ Emma manages to free them from the illusion and during the fall-out battle, Angel rescues the mayor of San Francisco.
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.On Esther's complaint to Ahasuerus that she and her people have been sold, the king asks who has done this thing.^ These star-people, who are reputed to meddle in the bloodlines of the kings like we breed showdogs.
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^ To complicate things and create a little more tension, perhaps one or more of the other PCs has some reason to be suspicious of the friend who's asking for help.
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.Esther is about to point her finger to Ahasuerus, to designate him as the wrongdoer, when an angel turns her hand in the direction of Haman.^ He likes food, to a point, but it really is just about sustenance to him.
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^ PUPPET ANGEL (turns away, holds his hand up) Fred, don't.
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^ He wants to hurt Angel for turning him , but revenge isn't ultimately what he's after.
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.Ahasuerus then goes out in wrath to the garden, and, seeing there men tearing up the trees, asks the reason for their action; they reply that Haman has commanded it.^ Out of his trance, Angel followed the X-Men to the Savage Land only to be downed by the flying reptiles that lived there.
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^ All he asked in return was to know the reason for Angel's orders and actions.
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^ You've lived and loved and lost and fought and vanquished inside a day, and I'm still trying to work up the nerve to ask Cordy out for dinner .
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The men were angels, of course. Angels, too, throw Haman upon Esther's couch. Ahasuerus' statement that the Jews had "slain and destroyed five hundred men" (ibid. ix. .12) sounds like a reproach against the queen; but an angel, touching the king's mouth, causes his speech to end kindly (Meg.^ In the end Angel manages to grab Darla by the throat and push her up against the wall.
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15b, 16a, 16b). .In two cases an angel strikes Nebuchadnezzar on the mouth: when he begins to praise God (Dan.^ The angels were already present during the creation of the starry skies, which is evidenced by the words of God spoken to Job, "When the stars were created, all My angels sang praises to Me" (Job 38:7).
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^ The idea that the angels form a choir singing the praises of God also captures comment and speculation by the Sages (Gen.

^ These range of angels offer God their praise, and they appear active in the universe as messengers and executors of the divine will."
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iii. 33 [A. V. iv. .3]), so that he may not cast David's psalms into the background, and when he says of the form of one of the four men "walking in the midst of the fire" (ibid. iii.^ When the elevator door opens, he casts one last glance at Angel, then walks onto the elevator.
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^ The X-Men returned to the States, and Archangel received word that one of the old Champscrafts from when the Champions had been formed had been stolen by Hawkeye.
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^ Apocalypse offered to restore Angel's wings, but used the opportunity to transform Warren into one of his Four Horsemen, Death.
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.25) that it is like the Son of God, the angel thereupon thunders, "Has God a Son?"^ Fred : Looks like we've been following Angel's son's emissions the whole time!
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^ How large a part the ministry of angels played, not merely in Hebrew theology, but in the religious ideas of other nations as well, appears from the expression "like to an angel of God ".
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(Sanh. 92b, below; Yer. Shab. vi., end).
.There are many such examples in the Talmud of the addition of angels to the Biblical narrative which give the impression that angels are merely to voice men's opinions.^ Today, angels are most often perceived as guardians, and as such are found on pins that represent the guardian angel of a person, group, or cause, as well as one many items for children.

^ There are many people who want you to believe that you have an "Indian Guide" or your angels are people you have known throughout your life.
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^ Nor does the Septuagint merely give us these additional references to angels; it sometimes enables us to correct difficult passages concerning them in the Vulgate and Massoretic text.
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.Where there are possible objections to the act of divine justice, these are put into the mouth of the angels who represent God's council; and His reply to them is the justification of His doings.^ He who appeared was called God and acted as God .
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^ In the Bible, there are numerous references to God appointing angels to deliver messages for him, and in other places, they are given roles as guides, protectors, and angels of the Lord.

^ For the most part, it would be well into the third century before Christian art flourished to the point where there are ample remainders today, of the image of angels.

.Many other haggadot in which God and angels converse are to be similarly construed as the figurative representation of differing opinions; and quite as often such intercourse between God and angels serves to present in a vivid and impressive form certain ethical doctrines—a fact which has been misunderstood and misconstrued by Weber ("Jüdische Theologie," 2d ed., pp.^ The angels were already present during the creation of the starry skies, which is evidenced by the words of God spoken to Job, "When the stars were created, all My angels sang praises to Me" (Job 38:7).
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^ They converse with His prophets , with David and Elias , with Daniel and Zacharias ; they slay the hosts camped against Israel , they serve as guides to God's servants, and the last prophet, Malachi, bears a name of peculiar significance; "the Angel of Jehovah."
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^ Today, angels are most often perceived as guardians, and as such are found on pins that represent the guardian angel of a person, group, or cause, as well as one many items for children.

176 et seq., Leipsic, 1897).
.Jewish tradition frequently gives distinct and unmistakable expression to God's sublime superiority over the angels.^ Jewish sources of the Greco-Roman period expand on the traditions of angels found in the Hebrew Scriptures.

^ It gives angels great joy to be included in human pursuits that hasten the coming of the Kingdom of God on Earth.
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^ How large a part the ministry of angels played, not merely in Hebrew theology, but in the religious ideas of other nations as well, appears from the expression "like to an angel of God ".
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When, in order to remove the anthropomorphism from the Biblical passage, Ex. xxxiii. .20, "There shall no man see me and live" ( (image) ), Akiba interprets it, "Not even the holy ḥayyot who carry the throne of glory, see the glory itself," Simon improves upon this; saying, "Not even the ever-living ones, the angels" (Sifra, Lev.^ Long time Angel players, fans and employees found the championship bittersweet as Gene Autry had not lived to see it.

^ It may be deduced that there might have been scores, even hundreds of angels fulfilling the prophecy of Al-Mursalat.There is a loss of quality in transfer but this is the best image possible at the moment.
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^ Angels became such a part of Mans beliefs, that even George Washington credited his guardian angel with such wonders as his success at Valley Forge.

i. 1). .God's dwelling-place is in the seventh heaven, next to which is the abode of the pious; and the angels rank after the latter (Ḥag.^ In the Bible, there are numerous references to God appointing angels to deliver messages for him, and in other places, they are given roles as guides, protectors, and angels of the Lord.

^ And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
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^ Age of Apocalypse The Angel of Age of Apocalypse was the owner and operator of the nightclub, Heaven, which was a place where mutants and humans could come together to drink and dance -- as long as they could afford it.
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12b; Midr. Teh. on Ps. xxi. 7; Weber, ibid. pp. 162 et seq.).
The dignity of the pious is greater than that of the angels (Sanh. 93a, top). ."God is first praised by Ezekiel; then by the angels" (Gen.^ The idea that the angels form a choir singing the praises of God also captures comment and speculation by the Sages (Gen.

^ They appear in the Bible (the book of Ezekiel) as bearing the throne and chariot of God, and hence later conceived as a type of angels.

^ To the superstitious Sumerian peasantry, if Enlil was God of the air, it meant that he could fly and therefore needed feathered wings, thereby making him the first angel.
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R. lxv.). .Adam reclined in paradise; and the ministering angels roasted meat for him (Sanh.^ After Adam's fall Paradise is guarded against our First Parents by cherubim who are clearly God's ministers, though nothing is said of their nature.
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^ They guide the newborn King of Angels in His hurried flight into Egypt , and minister to Him in the desert .
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59b). .When Israel recited the Shema', the angels were silent till the end, and then sang their song of praise (Gen.^ The idea that the angels form a choir singing the praises of God also captures comment and speculation by the Sages (Gen.

R. lxv.). The angelic hosts praise God during the night; for during the day, when Israel's praise is heard, they are silent (Ḥag. 12b). The pious command the angels (Bacher, "Ag. Pal. Amor." ii. 262, note 6); angels are not allowed to condone sins (Midr. Teh. xvii. 2). .When Rabbi Joshua discourses concerning the throne of God, the angels gather about him in curiosity (Ḥag.^ A heavenly herald proclaimed that from then on his name would no longer be Enoch, but Metatron, and that all angels must obey him, as second only to God.

^ The angels dressed him in magnificent garments, including a crown, and arranged his throne.

^ To the superstitious Sumerian peasantry, if Enlil was God of the air, it meant that he could fly and therefore needed feathered wings, thereby making him the first angel.
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14b). In the laudation of God, Israel is given precedence. .Israel praises every day; angels praise but once (Midr.^ Angel : I'm in danger every day.
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^ And I, well I get off a good one every once in a while, but you… Cordelia : Angel, are you trying to say you love me?
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^ We will even show you how to get ideas on what to ask your angels - every single day.
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Teh. ciii., beginning; Ḥul. 91b, below).
.Every man that does not practise magic enters a department of heaven to which even the ministering angels are not allowed access (Ned.^ Angels became such a part of Mans beliefs, that even George Washington credited his guardian angel with such wonders as his success at Valley Forge.

^ "Scourge of Heaven" due to kicking so much rebel booty in the war that even the other "good" angels are nervous/afraid of her??
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^ We will even show you how to get ideas on what to ask your angels - every single day.
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32a).
.In addition to the Biblical name (image) ("angel") the term (image) ("the upper ones") often occurs in contrast with (image) ("the lower ones").^ Devon C. 08-08-2007, 01:20 PM Also, I need a name for an angel, if you have one to spare.
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^ Today, angels are most often perceived as guardians, and as such are found on pins that represent the guardian angel of a person, group, or cause, as well as one many items for children.

^ Stillbirths that occur at or near full term are often only discovered during a late prenatal exam, or in some cases during labor.

The former name designates them as inhabitants of heaven (Sanh. 20b, Ket. 104a, Midr. Teh. xxv. 14, etc.). .By the creation of mankind God established peace between the upper ones and the lower ones (Lev.^ These "gods", the B'nai   Elohim, are mistakenly thought of as one and the same as   Elohim, but they are merely created beings, seeking to usurp   the glory that only God Himself deserves.
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^ The conflict depicted is rather that waged on earth between the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of the Evil One , but the latter's inferiority is always supposed.
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R. ix.). .The upper household ( (image) )—from familia, servants, meaning the angels forming the heavenly court—is often contrasted with Israel as God's servants on earth below ( (image) ) (Ber.^ A heavenly herald proclaimed that from then on his name would no longer be Enoch, but Metatron, and that all angels must obey him, as second only to God.

^ They converse with His prophets , with David and Elias , with Daniel and Zacharias ; they slay the hosts camped against Israel , they serve as guides to God's servants, and the last prophet, Malachi, bears a name of peculiar significance; "the Angel of Jehovah."
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^ The idea that the angels form a choir singing the praises of God also captures comment and speculation by the Sages (Gen.

17a; Sifre, Num. 42; Sanh. 98b, 99b; Ḥag. 13b, below). .The angelic host is even called "exercitus" and "strateia"; and angels of the lowest rank are called "galearii" (army servants; Cant.^ Angelic Mobile - A host of angels make up this mobile.
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^ He was also called The Demon with the Face of an Angel or The One with the Angelic Face due to his physical beauty.
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^ According to Isaiah, these      brilliant angels are the tools of Satan himself, the angelic host      following him in his rebellion, and the forces behind Satan's End      Times Deception...
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R. viii. 13; Num. R. xii. 8; Pesiḳ. R. xv. 69a; Pesiḳ. v. 45b).

Nomenclature and Essence.

.The essence of the angels is fire; they sustain themselves in fire; their fiery breath consumes men; and no man can endure the sound of their voices (Cant.^ The Harps They Are A Calling Our Angels are a coming I hear them, they are near The sounds of there music Is magic to my ear.

^ Angel instantly reverted to his former evil self, Angelus, who had no humanity left in him and despised that Buffy forced him to endure her love for Angel.
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^ The harps they are a singing So loud, it is clear I love that sound a ringing in my ear Cause it brings our Angels oh so near.

R. v. 10; Pesiḳ. v. 57a; Ḥag. 14b, above; Shab. 88b, below; Tan., Yitro, xvi.). "The angel of the Lord" in Judges, ii. 1, was Phinehas, whose countenance, when the Holy Spirit rested upon it, glowed like a torch (Lev. R. i.,beginning). To Joshua b. .Hananiah the emperor Hadrian said: "You say that no portion of the heavenly hosts sings praise to the Lord twice, but that God daily hears new angels who sing his praise [based on Lam.^ Angel's new-found fame proved difficult for the agency, with many potential cases turning out to be just people who wanted to see Angel.
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^ Angel instantly reverted to his former evil self, Angelus, who had no humanity left in him and despised that Buffy forced him to endure her love for Angel.
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^ There are many people who want you to believe that you have an "Indian Guide" or your angels are people you have known throughout your life.
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iii. 23] and then go. Whither do they go?" Whereupon Joshua replied: "To the stream of fire whence they emanated" (Dan. vii. 10). H.: "What is the character of this stream?" J.: "It is like the Jordan, which ceases not to flow by day or by night." H.: "And whence comes the stream of fire? " J.: "From the sweat of the living creatures of God's chariot, which drops from them under the burden of God's throne" (Gen. R. lxxviii., beginning, and parallel passages; compare Bacher, "Ag. Tan." i. 178). .Another theory is, that angels are half fire, half water, and that God makes peace between the opposing elements (Yer.^ To the superstitious Sumerian peasantry, if Enlil was God of the air, it meant that he could fly and therefore needed feathered wings, thereby making him the first angel.
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R. H. ii. 58a). .They feed on the rays of God's majesty, for "in the light of the king's countenance is life" (Prov.^ BREAKING THE SPELL.   Many think they are "working" for Christ, God, the SUN King, etc.    But, they are working for the DRACO Caste.   The Glo-BAL Fascist State.
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xvi. 15, Pesiḳ. vi. 57a).
A characteristic and well-known passage is the following: (Ḥag. 16a and parallel passages)
."In three respects demons resemble angels; in three others, mankind.^ Angel possesses: Advanced age grants him physical abilities superior to most other vampires and demons.
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^ Angel and the three other ensnared X-Men are sent by Martinique to confront Scott and Emma.
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.Like the angels they have wings, they move from one end of the earth to the other, and are prescient.^ In the end, they find each other, like Gavranth found you.
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^ A young woman, with wings of light like feathers and haunting green eyes, dragging a sword of fire in one hand, and carrying a small child in her other arm, walked out of the fire and ashes of Detroit.
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^ [Angel and Spike don't move; they just stare] Demon Butler : You give us the money, we give you the head.
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Like men they eat and drink, propagate themselves, and die. .In three respects men resemble the angels; in three others, the animals.^ Though he ultimately does not join the X-Men, he has become allies with them.Angel participates with the other mutants who fought Magneto as Apocalypse's horseman.
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^ Angel and the three other ensnared X-Men are sent by Martinique to confront Scott and Emma.
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^ The other X-Men told Angel about the attacks on the Fall People, which led him to confront the Creator.
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Like animals they eat and drink, propagate themselves, and discharge waste matter ".
.In order that Moses might become like the angels, all food and drink had to be consumed in his entrails (Yoma, 4b).^ For the Angels, this has got to be feeling like Game 2 all over again.

^ Based on 4030 ratings Sign in to Rate “ I like the show Angel because its all ab… ” .
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^ All he asked in return was to know the reason for Angel's orders and actions.
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.The angels that appeared to Abraham only pretended to eat (Targ.^ He is also the only character to appear in the pilots and finales of both Buffy and Angel .
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Yer. Gen. xviii. 8, and in the Midrash).
.The angels are generally represented as good, and as not subject to evil impulses (Gen.^ She has paid particular attention to superhumans, and knows that at their most impressive, they rival any of the angels in their raw power, and in their capacity for good and for evil.
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R. xlviii. 11). Hence the Ten Commandments are not applicable to them (Shab. 88b); they are called "holy," while men require a twofold sanctification to merit the epithet (Lev. R. xxiv. 8). .Having this character, they show neither hatred nor envy; nor does discord or ill will exist among them (Sifre, Num.^ D I guess though on a serious note that most of the characters in the show need sex as they are just no getting enough in the first place.
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^ They exist carefree because the public does not know their true colors.

42). Nevertheless, they stand in need of mutual beneficence (Lev. R. xxi., beginning). Although there is nothing hidden from the superior beings (Midr. Teh. xxv. .14), yet they do not know the day of Israel's redemption (Sanh.^ But did they really know, before they showed up for their first day, that they would have to make the old clients of Wolfram and Hart happy as well ?
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99a); see also Matt. xxiv. .36, "of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only."^ The communication with my angels is an ever growing delight ...now I just need to find more hours in my day to do all the everyday chores!"
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^ This was a no-holds barred direct communication where I received the answer immediately...and I could actually "feel" my angels giving me the answer.
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^ When Connor returns days later, he is a young man who has been raised by Holtz to believe that Angel is still a soulless monster.
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Though the Israelites, emerging from the sea, knew where God's glory resided, the angels were in ignorance of it (Ex. R. xxiii., end). Adam's knowledge exceeded that of the angels (Bacher, "Ag. Pal. Amor." iii. 125, note 1): not Adam alone, however, but all the pious rank above the ministering angels (Gen. R. xxi., Yer. Shab. vi., end).
.Although they render God unfailing obedience, and are ready to serve Him before they hear His commands—in which regard they are imitated by Israel— they are nevertheless fallible.^ "I write in obedience to you, my God, who command me to do so through his Excellency the Bishop of Leiria and through your Most Holy Mother and mine.
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^ I know...Jack is getting ready to take his big sex scene to the next level so they are delaying it by givinig him time to work out etc...
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^ The plural B'nai Elohim were   "gods", they were the Sons of God, stewards of God's   creation before their rebellion.
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There are fallen angels. .Two were expelled from heaven for one hundred and thirty-eight years on account of prematurely disclosing the decree of Sodom's destruction, or for presumption (Gen.^ But then, I got stuck in a hell dimension by my girlfriend one time for a hundred years, so three months under the ocean actually gave me perspective.
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^ As a civilian, I worked with electronic systems and later spent thirty- eight years working with lasers and related research.

^ Cordelia : [About Darla] I'm sorry, but after 400 hundred years of death and destruction, seems to me, you get voted off the island.
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R. l., lxviii.).
.The angels appear at times standing; now in the shape of a man or of a woman, and now as wind or as fire (Ex.^ Angel : [standing in the Pylean sunlight] Can everyone just notice how much fire I'm not on?
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^ Spike : [lunges at Angel in game-face, but goes right through him and winds up standing in Angel's desk] Bugger.
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^ [Angel runs out of the house but looks back one last time at Darla standing in the doorway with a stake still raised.
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R. xxv., beginning). Of the three angels that appeared to Abraham (Gen. xviii. 2), one was like a Saracen, one like a Nabatean, and the third like an Arab (Gen. R. xlviii. 9). To Jacob (Gen. xxxii. 25) the angel appeared as a shepherd (Gen. R. lxxvii.), as a heathen, and as a learned man (Ḥul. 91a). .An angel assumed the shape of Moses in order to be captured by Pharaoh in Moses' place; another, taking Solomon's form, dethroned him (Yer.^ [She leads him into another room, then takes his blindfold off.
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^ Since he had killed one of their group, Angel had to take the place of the member he had killed.
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^ A group of American sailors has captured a German U-boat that they have been ordered to take to U.S. soil.
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Ber. ix. 13a; compare Lev. R. vi., Yer. Sanh. ii. 20c). .Angels come from heaven on horses, with gleaming weapons (IV Macc.^ Age of Apocalypse The Angel of Age of Apocalypse was the owner and operator of the nightclub, Heaven, which was a place where mutants and humans could come together to drink and dance -- as long as they could afford it.
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iv. 10); Gabriel smites Sennacherib's host (II Kings, xix. 35) with a sharpened scythe which had been ready since the Creation (Sanh. 95b). The stone mentioned in Dan. vi. 18 was a stone lion into which an angel had entered (Cant. R., beginning). A high priest was killed by an angel in the Holy of Holies; and the impress of a calf's foot (compare Ezek. i. 7; Ta'anit, 25b; Yoma, 21a) was found between his shoulders (Yoma, 19b). .Angels being generally conceived as endowed with wings, Akiba took the expression "fowls of the heaven" (Ps.^ Resenting the humiliation he felt because Buffy had made Angel feel like a human being, Angelus took immense pleasure in tormenting the Slayer and her friends.
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^ The angels in charge, Michael and his generals, would not use the mighty and glorious forces of heaven for anything other than border patrol and parades.
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civ. .12) to mean angels; but R. Ishmael refuted him (Bacher, "Ag.^ Angel possesses: Advanced age grants him physical abilities superior to most other vampires and demons.
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^ Angel : I didn't mean from him.
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Tan." i. 324; compare Gen. R. lxv. 21; Pesiḳ. R. viii., beginning; Yer. Ber. vii., end).
Their bodies were supposed to be like the figure described in Dan. x. 6. Their size is variously given. .One angel extends from earth to heaven, where the ḥayyot stand; Sandalfon is taller than his fellows by the length of a journey of five hundred years (Ḥag.^ Ezekiel 25:17 Saviel sat, alone, as five years passed upon the earth.
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^ Am I still a mother?” “Does my child still have a birthday each year, or does time stand still?” “Can the mother/child relationship continue to grow, or am I now an ‘unfinished mother’?” Losing a child places a mother on a road that begins a lonelier journey than ever expected—one that can never really be explained.

^ Buffy kills Angel in order to save the world, sending him to hell for a hundred years.
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13b). .According to one tradition, each angel was one-third of a world; according to another, two thousand parasangs (a parasang = 3.88 miles), his hand reaching from heaven to earth (Bacher, "Ag.^ Angel : Find another one.
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^ And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
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^ Angel : Finding Holtz and making money are our two number one priorities.
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Pal. Amor." iii. 371, 547). .The angels do not, of course, always disclose themselves in all their size; they are visible to those only whom their message concerns; and their message is heard by none but those for whom it is intended (Ta'anit, 21a).^ They'd all be angels.
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^ Angel : When humans die in the Buffyverse, they don't always stay dead .
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^ Of course, all those people you save from that apocalypse would then have the next one to look forward to, but hey, it's always something, isn't it?
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Variety of Angelic Forms.

Their number was considered, even by the oldest Talmudists, to be infinite. .Rabbi Joshua said that the sun is only one of the many thousands that serve God (Yalḳ., Ex.^ These "gods", the B'nai   Elohim, are mistakenly thought of as one and the same as   Elohim, but they are merely created beings, seeking to usurp   the glory that only God Himself deserves.
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^ They made us wait because only one person was serving, and got us a free basket of sweet potato fries.
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^ BREAKING THE SPELL.   Many think they are "working" for Christ, God, the SUN King, etc.    But, they are working for the DRACO Caste.   The Glo-BAL Fascist State.
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396). .God caused to pass before Moses the hosts of angels that lived in His presence and served Him (Targ.^ [Angel starts to backhand Lindsey, but Lindsey catches his hand mid-thrust and punches Angel in the ribs before throwing him hard across the room.
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^ Cordelia : [emerges from her kitchen, serving drinks to Angel and Wesley in her living room] English breakfast tea...
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^ This time, Angel rescued Gunn before he was sired and took him to a hospital, and tearfully reunited with a resurrected Connor.
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Yer. to Ex. xxxiii. 23). .God combats evil by Himself; but in beneficent works myriads of angels assist Him (Num.^ Angel instantly reverted to his former evil self, Angelus, who had no humanity left in him and despised that Buffy forced him to endure her love for Angel.
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^ While working for Mayor Wilkins , Faith attempts to remove Angel's soul by seducing him.
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^ To the superstitious Sumerian peasantry, if Enlil was God of the air, it meant that he could fly and therefore needed feathered wings, thereby making him the first angel.
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R. xi. 7). .Every angelic host consists of a thousand times a thousand; but, to judge from Dan.^ According to Isaiah, these      brilliant angels are the tools of Satan himself, the angelic host      following him in his rebellion, and the forces behind Satan's End      Times Deception...
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vii. 10, and Job, xxv. 2, 3, the hosts themselves were innumerable.
After the expulsion of the Jews from their own country the number of the angelic hosts was decreased (Sifre, Num. 42). .When Jacob left Laban's house, sixty times ten thousand angels danced before him (Cant.^ Suddenly Darla begins to laugh and Angel pulls back the same time she pushes him and gets up.
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^ She tells him that it will be a long time, if ever, but Buffy tells Angel that sometimes she sees a future with him.
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^ A friend told me I needed to check out Angel's before we went up last time, and I did a little research and decided to give it a try.
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R. vii. 1; compare Gen. R. lxxiv., end). .When at the revelation Israel first said "We will do it," and then "We will hear it," the same number descended and bound two crowns about the head of each Israelite; but when the Israelites sinned, one hundred and twenty thousand angels came to remove them (Shab.^ Angel walks up to the man, but the man doesn't get up or remove the towel from his head.
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^ When Wesley mutes the sound, he notices a change--one of the puppets talking directly to the audience, although he can't hear what is being said.
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^ My first thought is that I'd use her in the same general way that one would use the New Circle's high-powered versions as NPCs.
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88a). .On Sinai God appeared with twenty-two thousand angelic hosts; though another authority holds that the number of hosts could not be computed by any mathematician (Pesiḳ.^ Interestingly, though, another common emblem for medical relief organisations depicts two coiled serpents, spiralling around the winged caduceus of Hermes the magician.
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xii. 107b and parallel passages). .A thousand angels constitute the following of every Israelite; one angel preceding him, to bid the demons make way.^ When Lawson questions Angel's choice not to kill the "monsters", Angel just tells him to follow orders.
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^ He knew in that moment that the only way to make her understand was to defeat her, and so he attacked, using everything she had taught him.
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^ To the superstitious Sumerian peasantry, if Enlil was God of the air, it meant that he could fly and therefore needed feathered wings, thereby making him the first angel.
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This angel's left hand, which executes but one command—the command of the tefillin (Deut. vi. .4-8)—holds a thousand angels; and the right hand, which executes a number of commands, holds ten thousand angels (Bacher, "Ag.^ [Angel buries his face in his hands, still holding onto Darla's, takes a sobbing breath.
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^ [He hauls back and hits Angel with a hard right to the chin, knocking him down into the cargo hold.
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^ [Angel casually knocks the crossbow from Wesley’s hands] Right.
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Pal. Amor." ii. 136, 219).
.Though the Bible makes no statement concerning the origin of angels, tradition emphatically declares them to have been created by God, but not until the second day of the Creation, in order that it should not be said that God had received assistance in His work, and that Michael sustained the firmament in the south, Gabriel supported it in the north, and Godstrengthened it in the middle.^ Mmmm....only two more days until I get to go back to Angel's, I can't wait!
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^ However, Angel didn't show himself until after her move to Sunnydale, and after her first day at Sunnydale High .
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^ Personally, she had never been in the presence of the One, but her orders were said to come ultimately from His will, through Michael and his generals and eventually down to her.
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.This is one view: another is that the angels were not created until the fifth day.^ However, Angel didn't show himself until after her move to Sunnydale, and after her first day at Sunnydale High .
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^ The press box at Angel Stadium offers a clear view into the Yankees’ dugout, one of the few such views reporters get.

^ Angel was supposed to be a one-time character until David Boreanaz was found.
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.They were not among the six things whose creation was decided upon before the world was made (Gen.^ The plural B'nai Elohim were   "gods", they were the Sons of God, stewards of God's   creation before their rebellion.
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R. i. 3). .God indeed held council with angels at the creation of man, without, however, allowing them to decide against His decree in favor of his creation (Sanh.^ However, her repeated attempts to interact with him allowed the two to build a lukewarm—very surprising and rare for Angel—relationship.
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^ The Babylonian Creation Epic describes Marduk leading a rebellion of the gods against Tiamat who has planned destruction for them.
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38b, Gen. R. viii. 5). These sayings of the rabbis show a desire to preserve intact the idea of monotheism.
Angels also sit in council at the judgment of man, to decide his guilt or innocence. .If nine hundred and ninety-nine vote for conviction and only one for acquittal, God decides in favor of man.^ These "gods", the B'nai   Elohim, are mistakenly thought of as one and the same as   Elohim, but they are merely created beings, seeking to usurp   the glory that only God Himself deserves.
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.The soul announces the affairs of man to the angel, the angel to the cherubim, the cherubim to God (Cant.^ Gypsy Man to Angel [src] Angelus' sins come back to haunt him when gypsies curse him with a human soul.
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R. i. 9; Yer. Ḳid. i. 61d; Pesiḳ R. viii., beginning).

Functions of Angels.

As zealous servants of the Lord, angels act in accordance with His spirit; but not infrequently they mistake His intentions. .They dispute as to who shall rescue Abraham from the furnace; but God reserves the decision to Himself.^ Mothers who declined this chance to bond with their baby have invariably told us that they regretted the decision they made at the time.

^ These "gods", the B'nai   Elohim, are mistakenly thought of as one and the same as   Elohim, but they are merely created beings, seeking to usurp   the glory that only God Himself deserves.
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^ This legend came to the Hindus as the FIVE-SIDED mountain they call Meru (M*R) ruled over by Indra, (N-M*D*R) who was the mouthpiece of god and himself a god.
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.When God strove with the Egyptians at the Red sea, angels wanted to take part in the contest; when Phinehas interceded with God to save Israel from the plague, they wanted to strike him down.^ Angel)You let him take me.
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^ [Angel opens the fridge and takes out a red-cross blood bag, still clutching Rebecca's left arm.
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^ He'll want you to keep track of his offspring too, and he'll take pride in their accomplishments as if they were his own.
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Micah, the idolater (Judges, xvii.), they wanted to destroy utterly; but God, remembering Micah's hospitality, had compassion on him (Tan., Teẓawweh, xii.; Midr. Teh. xviii. 13; Sanh. 103b). God harkened, however, to their representations concerning the extent of Jerusalem, which they wished to be unlimited, since God did not limit heathen cities; and He yielded to their request. They pleaded for Moses, when he was exposed on the river, that he should not be allowed to perish; it being the sixth day of Sivan, the day destined for the revelation (Soṭah, 12b). Angels interest themselves deeply in the destiny of Israel and of the pious. .They take Israel's part when God proposes to punish him; they lament over the decreed destruction; they plead for Israel with the heathen; they accuse Ishmael's descendants for Israel's sake.^ I know...Jack is getting ready to take his big sex scene to the next level so they are delaying it by givinig him time to work out etc...
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^ They have an amazing selection of beer and a beer tour you can take part in if you'd like.
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They protect Israel, and come to his assistance at the revelation. .After Moses' death an angel takes God's place in the guidance of Israel.^ (Harmony's word picture is taking Angel to happy place) Gunn : (entering) I'm back!
  • Angel (TV series) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Angel Kayla My Kayla IM SORRY MY KAYLA FOR NOT KEEPING U SAFE, IN MY WOMB WAS MENT TO BE A PEACEFUL PLACE. THIS IS WHAT I REALLY CANT BARE, DISCOMFORT AND DEATH IS WHAT HAPPENED IN THERE. MY DREAMS FOR YOU WERE SHATTERED THAT DAY, THE DAY HE DECIDED TO TAKE YOU ...

Angels help at the construction of Solomon's Temple; they weep over its destruction; but their consolation is rejected by God (Giṭ. 7a; Ber. 20b; Esther R. iii. 9, i. 14; Gen. R. liii. 14; Ex. R. xviii. 5, near beginning; xxxii., beginning; Ex. R. xxxii. 3; Cant. R., introduction, near beginning; Ḥag. 5b; Sanh. 96b; Gen. R. xix. 8).
.Angels protect the pious and help them in their transactions.^ Eve begs Angel and Spike for protection, and offers to help them get information about the Senior Partner's plans.
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An angel nullifies the consequences of Esau's hunting. When Jacob trembles in approaching Isaac, two angels support him lest he fall. When Amram takes his wife again, the angels rejoice over the fact that Moses will be born; and at Moses' death they chant a funeral song. They lament over the martyred Akiba; exclaiming, "This is the Law, and this is its reward" (Soṭah, 12a; Ber. 61b; Shab. 55b). They mourn the death of Adam; they carry off the bodies of Nadab and Abihu. Every man has a special guardian angel, according to Targ. Yer. Gen. xxxiii. .10: "I have seen thy face as though I had seen the face of thy angel" (compare Levi in Soṭah, 41b).^ Angel is sitting in his chair, facing his back wall where he can't be seen from the doorway.
  • Smile Time - Angel Season 5 Episode 5x14 #102 Transcript 20 September 2009 20:24 UTC www.buffyworld.com [Source type: General]

.These guardian spirits are identical with the two angels accompanying man (Ḥag.^ You don't think… the Blue Man Group… Angel : Only two of them.
  • Angel (TV series) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

16a). .When going into an unclean place, one begs these accompanying angels to wait, until he comes out again (Ber.^ Angels is one of the places we always go to when we head up to Mammoth.
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^ When it comes to putting drills into motion, he'll do his best and fail more times than not when he's first starting out.
  • S o u t h e r n W e y r - Hatchlings, April 2006 16 October 2009 3:11 UTC southern.silvertree.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Stopping the fail-safe : Angel, Spike and Cordelia go down into the basement.
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60b). Guardian spirits are mentioned particularly in Matt. xviii. 10, and in Acts, xii. 15. They resemble the Persian fravashis, and were probably modeled after them. The spirits of the elements, like the prince of the fire, etc., also had their origin in Persia, as is shown by their names. .The accompanying angels are probably not identical with the guardian spirits; for certain angels accompany Jacob in the Holy Land, and others attend him in foreign lands (Gen.^ Probably more so with most other angels.
  • Self-Exiled Angel -- Character Background Brainstorming [Archive] - HERO Games Discussion Boards 15 September 2009 4:29 UTC www.herogames.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Angel off of him, throwing him high into the air) (Angel lands on his feet, glaring at Spike) Angel, what the hell happened to you?
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^ But Angel 's plans are derailed--first, when Giles informs him that Willow is not available to help them and then when the gang discovers Fred's spirit has been destroyed .
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R. lxviii. 12).
Accompanying angels are not permanent, but temporary, companions. Every angel wears on his breast a tablet inscribed with the name of God (Pesiḳ. xii. 108b; comp. Bacher, "Ag. Pal. Amor." i. 412, note 1). .Two angels—one good and one evil—accompany man as he returns from the synagogue to his home on Sabbath eve.^ Gunn : Angel tries to convince Gunn that his guilt over Fred's demise proves that he is a good man .
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^ So, what if this girl had been visited by an angel, one that had granted her the power to battle Evil?
  • Self-Exiled Angel -- Character Background Brainstorming [Archive] - HERO Games Discussion Boards 15 September 2009 4:29 UTC www.herogames.com [Source type: Original source]

^ [Like father, like daughter—Angel gets a one-two punch from the Detectives Lockley at Trevor's retirement party.
  • Angel (TV series) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.The souls of the pious are received by three good angels; those of the wicked, by three evil angels, who accompany them and testify for them (Tosef., Shab.^ She has paid particular attention to superhumans, and knows that at their most impressive, they rival any of the angels in their raw power, and in their capacity for good and for evil.
  • Self-Exiled Angel -- Character Background Brainstorming [Archive] - HERO Games Discussion Boards 15 September 2009 4:29 UTC www.herogames.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to gain back every calorie burned after skiing and those who like a good downhome dinner with a pitcher.
  • Angel's Restaurant - Mammoth Lakes, CA 2 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ When Angel met the Conduit in Season Three, it was a creature, Mesektet, who appeared as a little girl in red .
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xvii. 2; Shab. 119b; Ket. 104a; Ḥag. 16a). The angels associate with the pious and instruct them in certain matters. Ishmael b. Elisha says: "Three things did the angel of His presence impart to me." To Johanan ben Dahabai ministering angels gave four teachings. They frightened Sheshet. .Three angels appeared to a maid serving in the house of Simon b.^ When Angel met the Conduit in Season Three, it was a creature, Mesektet, who appeared as a little girl in red .
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Yoḥai's father. .If some one forsakes the community in its need, his two guardian angels lay their hands on his head saying, "May he have no share in the salvation of the community."^ ANGEL (shakes his head) No.
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^ I have posted one theory as to what broke the binge above; even if she wasn't a "healing" or "messenger" angel in terms of specialization, having a hurt soul who needs her help simply because no other is available would probably do it.
  • Self-Exiled Angel -- Character Background Brainstorming [Archive] - HERO Games Discussion Boards 15 September 2009 4:29 UTC www.herogames.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Angel waves his hand in front of the man's face, but still no reaction.
  • Smile Time - Angel Season 5 Episode 5x14 #102 Transcript 20 September 2009 20:24 UTC www.buffyworld.com [Source type: General]

.Man before his birth, being pure spirit, knows everything; but at the moment that he sees the light of day, an angel strikes him on the mouth, and he forgets the whole Torah (Ber.^ (Angel closes his eyes for a moment) And this is the only way I know to ensure that he will go on loving me.
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^ [He pulls out a gun and aims it at the bag and everyone stops fighting, but then Angel elbows a man behind him, getting in one final blow.
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^ But Angel 's plans are derailed--first, when Giles informs him that Willow is not available to help them and then when the gang discovers Fred's spirit has been destroyed .
  • Season Five 20 September 2009 20:24 UTC www.atpobtvs.com [Source type: Original source]

51a; Ned. 20a; Meg. 29a; Me'ilah, 17b; Ta'anit, 11a; Nid. 30b).
In Ḥag. .12b it is stated that there is in heaven a Jerusalem, containing a sanctuary in which Michael, the great prince, stands like the high priest on earth, offering up sacrifice.^ I like the idea that the transition from Heaven to Earth re-organized your Angel (powers, mortality, loss of specific memories).
  • Self-Exiled Angel -- Character Background Brainstorming [Archive] - HERO Games Discussion Boards 15 September 2009 4:29 UTC www.herogames.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
  • Self-Exiled Angel -- Character Background Brainstorming [Archive] - HERO Games Discussion Boards 15 September 2009 4:29 UTC www.herogames.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Always walking around like you had a great big stake shoved up your English Channel.
  • Angel (TV series) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Angels chant the "Holy, holy, holy" of Isa. vi. 3 (Ḥul. 91b and elsewhere); and their voices sound soft and low (Sifre, i. 58). .Angels in heaven, representing the peoples of the earth, are mentioned as early as Ben Sira (Ecclus.^ Maybe she is a true Angel from the one true Heaven, but one that was allowed to develop a sense of self, and that sense of individual identity was enough to cause her to fall to Earth, but not enough to cause her to join the fallen ones in Hell.
  • Self-Exiled Angel -- Character Background Brainstorming [Archive] - HERO Games Discussion Boards 15 September 2009 4:29 UTC www.herogames.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I like the idea that the transition from Heaven to Earth re-organized your Angel (powers, mortality, loss of specific memories).
  • Self-Exiled Angel -- Character Background Brainstorming [Archive] - HERO Games Discussion Boards 15 September 2009 4:29 UTC www.herogames.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Maybe a true Angel from the one true Heaven, but one that was allowed to develop a sense of self, and that sense of individual identity was enough to cause her to fall to Earth, but not enough to cause her to join the fallen ones in Hell.
  • Self-Exiled Angel -- Character Background Brainstorming [Archive] - HERO Games Discussion Boards 15 September 2009 4:29 UTC www.herogames.com [Source type: Original source]

xvii. 17; Deut. xxxii. 8, LXX.), the number of the peoples being seventy, according to the reckoning of Gen. x. But while Ben Sira speaks of God as the ruler of Israel, as does also the Book of Jubilees (xv. 32), later sources unanimously designate Michael as the prince of Israel. .It was to these angels that God said at the building of the tower of Babel, "Let us confound their language" (Targ.^ This in turn taught us GOD!” These are only a few loving words from broken hearted mothers who have discovered Love, Compassion, Unspeakable joy and Unspeakable pain.

Yer. to Gen. xi. 7, Pirḳe R. El. xxiv.). .They were the shinan, distinguished angels who came down with the myriads of angels at the revelation on Sinai (Pesiḳ.^ This legend came to the Hindus as the FIVE-SIDED mountain they call Meru (M*R) ruled over by Indra, (N-M*D*R) who was the mouthpiece of god and himself a god.
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^ Gerri Barsotti lit a candle on 01/15/2010: "To all the parents of these little angels, take heart that they are looking down on u.

^ You are one who can get things done without putting anyone else down, without making the other person feel any less than what they are.
  • S o u t h e r n W e y r - Hatchlings, April 2006 16 October 2009 3:11 UTC southern.silvertree.org [Source type: Original source]

R. xxi., with reference to Ps. lxviii. 18 [compare Gal. iii. 19]).
The destiny of the nations and of their heavenly princes is closely interwoven. God punishes no nation; nor will He, even in the time of the Messiah, punish any, until He shall have punished its guardian angel (Cant. R. viii. 14; Mek., Beshallaḥ, Shirah, ii.). .The hostility of the ancient nations against Israel is reflected in the legend that the seventy princes of the nations bring charges against Israel, whose part God takes.^ Many of the victims were classified as occultists and witches, and they were charged with upholding the ancient and heretical cult of Draco, the Prince of Darkness.
  • OrionGen of Arthur: Blood Of Merkabbah:When Messiahs are Vampiric? 15 September 2009 4:29 UTC www.goldenmean.info [Source type: Original source]

The same angels favored Egypt. .God enjoined obedience on Israel in order that he might ward off the hostility of those angels.^ [Rachel sways closer to Angel; he steps back, warding her off with his hands.
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Jacob saw them in a dream ascending and descending a ladder reaching to heaven, and feared they would always oppress Israel (Ruth R., introduction; Targ. Yer. on Ex. xxiv. 10 and Midrash Abkir; Pesiḳ. xxiii. 150b). No individual names of these are given, with the exception of Michael and Samael: the following, however, are mentioned: namely, the princes of Egypt, Babylon, Media, Yavan (= Greece, hence also Syria), Edom (Rome). .The last occurs most frequently, since any great world-power easily suggested tothe minds of the haggadists the power of Rome (Ex.^ His power is very great in the world.
  • OrionGen of Arthur: Blood Of Merkabbah:When Messiahs are Vampiric? 15 September 2009 4:29 UTC www.goldenmean.info [Source type: Original source]

^ Illyria : I've grown wary of this world since my powers were depleted.
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^ That is why you are gonna lose, because we possess the most powerful thing in the world...
  • Angel (TV series) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

R. xv. 15; Pesiḳ. 151a; Mak. 12a, etc.). Samael, Edom's patron, wanted to kill Jacob; also to deprive Tamar of her pledges (Gen. xxxviii. 25), wherein Gabriel prevented him, and he complained against Israel on the latter's departure from Egypt (Gen. R. lxxvii.; Cant. R. iii. 6; Tan., Wayishlaḥ, viii.; Soṭah, 10b; Ex. R. xxi., near end; Bacher, "Ag. Pal. Amor." i. 25, 473). An interesting angel, mentioned in B. B. 25a, is Ben Neẓ, the ruler of the winds, to whom is referred Job, xxxix. 26: "Doth the neẓ [A. V. "hawk"] fly by thy wisdom and stretch his wings towards the south" (to ward off the scorching heat). The "prince of the world" (Yeb. 16b) is possibly identical with Michael.
.Mention is also made of the following: Dumah, prince of the realm of the dead, prince of hell, prince of fire; Rahab, prince of the sea; Ridia, prince of the rain; Yurḳemi, prince of the hail (the etymology of the last-mentioned name is unknown); Gabriel, prince of the ripening of the fruit, the prince of lust; Lailah ("night"), prince of conception; Af and Ḥemah ("anger" and "wrath"); Abaddon and Mawet ("destruction" and "death"); the angels of prayer, of beneficence, and of dreams (Shab.^ Name - Gavranth: Gavranth, pronounced GAV-ran-th, comes from the last name of the lead character in the television series "Dark Angel," Max Guevara.
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^ Then I had this whole creature-of-the-night thing going for me--the joy of destruction and death--and I embraced it.
  • Angel (TV series) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

152b; compare Sanh. 94a; 'Ar. 15a; Pes. 118a; Sanh. 95b; B. B. 25a; Gen. R. lxxxv.; Niddah, 16b; Ned. 32a; Shao. 89a; Ex. R. xxi.; Midr. Teh. lxxxviii. 4; Ber. 10b). .Frequently angels of peace or wrath, good and bad angels, are referred to; and more frequently destroying angels ( (image) , II Sam.^ She probably knows more about angels and demons than almost anyone on earth, so she's a good source of information.
  • Self-Exiled Angel -- Character Background Brainstorming [Archive] - HERO Games Discussion Boards 15 September 2009 4:29 UTC www.herogames.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Serenity" is derived from the Latin "serenus" which means "peaceful, calm, clear," in reference to good weather on the seas.
  • S o u t h e r n W e y r - Hatchlings, April 2006 16 October 2009 3:11 UTC southern.silvertree.org [Source type: Original source]

xxiv. 16, I Chron. xxi. 15), whose unlimited number figuratively represents the infinite number of ills and mishaps to which flesh is heir (Shab. 88a; Enoch, liii. 3, lxvi. 1). Besides these, Jewish tradition has the names of Metatron, Sandalfon, and (once) Semalion (Sanh. 38b; Ḥag. 13b; Soṭah, 13b).
According to the Talmud, the three angels that visited Abraham (Gen 18:2) were Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael (Yoma, 37a; B. M. 86b). The Suriel, prince of his presence, of Ber. 51a may have been identical with Sariel.

In the Medieval Period:

The Cabala.

The system of the Essenes reappears in the mystical writers at the time of the Geonim (600-1000). It was given a still more mystical character by the cabalists, who, beginning in the thirteenth century, gained more and more ground, and finally obtained overwhelming influence. .In the Talmud, angels were the instruments of God; in the Middle Ages, the instruments of man, who, by calling their names, or by other means, rendered them visible.^ In the Babylonian version Marduk wins and is eulogized by the other gods in a list of fifty names to which can be traced most of the gods of antiquity.
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^ This god was also called APSU, from which comes the name Poseidon.
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^ Though he ultimately does not join the X-Men, he has become allies with them.Angel participates with the other mutants who fought Magneto as Apocalypse's horseman.
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The Talmud knew of angelic apparitions, but not of the conjuration of angels, which must be distinguished from the conjuration of demons. .Even gaonic mysticism was reserved on this point; but the Book of Raziel, composed of various elements, gives at its very beginning directions for invoking the angels, that change according to the month, day, and hour, and for using them for a peculiar purpose, such as prophecy.^ Their early arguments are very much about that topic - Angel flat out tells Lawson that he's going to use him to fulfill a purpose and orders without really explaining to Lawson what those are.
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^ So, plot seeds: 1) The Mystic World is shaken to the core when a true Fallen Angel begins to work with the Crowns of Krym.
  • Self-Exiled Angel -- Character Background Brainstorming [Archive] - HERO Games Discussion Boards 15 September 2009 4:29 UTC www.herogames.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Was the goal of the research from the very beginning to use vampires and demons as offensive weapons , or was it only to develop methods of self-defense against the sub-terrestrial menace ?
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After this the Cabala knew no limits as to the number of the angels. .Like the Egyptian magic, it was dominated by the belief that no angel could resist the invocation of his name when it took place after certain preparations, in the proper places, and at the right time.^ But at the same time, Angel's choice to live in the "belly of the Beast" (interestingly, this expression was also used to describe Nazism; I believe it's a quote by Brecht) can't be right.
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^ Angel : How could the Powers allow you to be brought back, dangle a second chance and take it away like this?
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^ I'm not gonna end up like Pavayne--cheating Hell any way he could, no matter who it hurt.
  • Angel (TV series) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 13:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Accordingly, post-Talmudic Angelology, while serving practical ends, had increased the number of angels. Besides those that did duty in heaven, a whole host was placed over the specific activities of man's world; and names were given to the individuals composing this host. .When the mysticism that ascribed peculiar properties to letters and numbers, and devoted itself at first to cosmic speculation, turned its attention to the world of angels—considering it a portion of the cosmos—numerous names arose that were exclusively the conceptions of mystical speculators, having no rational etymology.^ So, plot seeds: 1) The Mystic World is shaken to the core when a true Fallen Angel begins to work with the Crowns of Krym.
  • Self-Exiled Angel -- Character Background Brainstorming [Archive] - HERO Games Discussion Boards 15 September 2009 4:29 UTC www.herogames.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Love ya, Uncle Johnny No matter how our angels enter this world they will always be precious to their mammys and daddys.

^ One thing I'm considering in all this is a hidden community in the mortal world of exiled angels, and fallen seeking redemption, and demons going what demons do, and angels doing what angels do, a hidden world that overlaps with the mystic world and the superhuman world to some degree.
  • Self-Exiled Angel -- Character Background Brainstorming [Archive] - HERO Games Discussion Boards 15 September 2009 4:29 UTC www.herogames.com [Source type: Original source]

.Such names exist by the thousand, occurring to a considerable extent in the Book of Raziel, which pretends to be a revelation by the angel Raziel to Adam, and which passed from Adam to Abraham, Moses, and the Prophets in direct succession from father to son.^ Now the quote :  In ancient Sumer, the key females of the Dragon succession were all venerated as lilies, having such names as Lili, Luluwa, Lilith, Lilutu and Lillette.
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^ Vlad is perhaps better remembered, however, as Count Dracula, meaning 'son of Dracul' - a name by which his father was known within the Court from 1431.
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^ His father then makes the decision to remove his son's wings since it's the only way he thinks Angel will come to his side.
  • Angel (comic book character) - comicvine.com 10 February 2010 11:20 UTC www.comicvine.com [Source type: General]

Mystical Angelology.

.Disregarding these fictitious names, which, though genuine to the Cabala, are not to be regarded as component parts of traditional belief, the names of angels and other angelological elements are older than the literature concerning them, especially the cabalistic works Hekalot, Otiot de-R. Akiba, Raziel, and the Zohar.^ The angels in charge, Michael and his generals, would not use the mighty and glorious forces of heaven for anything other than border patrol and parades.
  • Self-Exiled Angel -- Character Background Brainstorming [Archive] - HERO Games Discussion Boards 15 September 2009 4:29 UTC www.herogames.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Traditional, yet easily recognizable in some dozen other forms throughout various European cultures, the name is strong and has never gone out of style .
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^ Nor will he ever compromise his core beliefs -- that people do need to work and do their duty and that everyone should be decent with each other.
  • S o u t h e r n W e y r - Hatchlings, April 2006 16 October 2009 3:11 UTC southern.silvertree.org [Source type: Original source]

.It is a commonly observed feature of secret arts that they flourish in concealed and non-literary forms before venturing into the light of day and becoming literature.^ An amorphous form appears in the muted light ahead of you, filling you with a joy and yearning you've never experienced before.
  • S o u t h e r n W e y r - Hatchlings, April 2006 16 October 2009 3:11 UTC southern.silvertree.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Porcelain Enshrouded Hatchling: The cold breath of winter seems to have enveloped the Porcelain Enshrouded Hatchling's form and shields it from the intense light of the day.
  • S o u t h e r n W e y r - Hatchlings, April 2006 16 October 2009 3:11 UTC southern.silvertree.org [Source type: Original source]

.Since angelic names constituted the most sacred element in mysticism, they were often not written, much less printed; and, in consequence, a number of them remain unknown, and could not be given in Schwab's "Vocabulaire de l'Angélologie," Paris, 1897, a work numbering three hundred and sixty-eight pages.^ Moroni's warnings went unheeded and so they perished, but his prophecies were supposed to have been written down and given to Smith.
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Curiously enough, Greek names were smuggled in and were later explained by Biblical names. .Naturally, there were some authors even in the Middle Ages who condemned as foolishness these fanciful names along with gemaṭrias ("numerical values of the letters"), by means of which they were created.^ This air of superiority will be apparent even from a young age, though with some coaching, he'll be able to keep this superiority complex under control when he gets a little older.
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^ Incredibly, a popular New Age author who has allegedly been observed attending Illuminati rituals, has mistranslated this word as "rocketsh ip" !
  • OrionGen of Arthur: Blood Of Merkabbah:When Messiahs are Vampiric? 15 September 2009 4:29 UTC www.goldenmean.info [Source type: Original source]

^ And it is in the nature of sentient beings to ask why this happens, to ask if there is any higher meaning to our suffering.
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"Neither the older Jewish mysticism nor the Spanish Cabala produced so full an Angelology, or so rich a demonological literature, as did the mysticism of the German Jews of the thirteenth century. .Nor did either of them elaborate the angelic character in such detail, or adapt it so skilfully to all the needs of daily life.^ Doyle : Yeah, well, they're all riveting insights and such, but we need to find someone that's in trouble?
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.Consequently, German Jewish mysticism was from this point of view more closely allied to contemporary Christian mysticism than to its predecessors.^ Saviel is currently just shy of 850 points, which makes her significantly more powerful than the typical angel.
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.According to the 'Book of the Angels,' by Eleazar of Worms, one of the most prominent pupils of Judah Ḥasid, the whole world is peopled with angels and demons; no nook or cranny is unprotected by guardian angels; and God determines on everything, and then sends an angel to execute His will.^ Most people I talk to don't believe in sexuality and I'm glad to see one show have characters treat whether private parts are shaped this way or that way no big deal.
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^ One calling himself the Messiah has come, and people are flocking to him across the world.
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^ After Angel sends Lindsey packing to the Senior Partners , Eve isn't a whole lot better off.
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.Every man has his angel of destiny [ (image) ] or 'appointed one' [ (image) ], who brings about all the good and evil that he experiences" (Güdemann, "Gesch.^ Gunn : Angel tries to convince Gunn that his guilt over Fred's demise proves that he is a good man .
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^ Ianto's the man Ianto just kept crying and moaning about his girlfriend all the time.
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^ They've been rerunning season one of Doctor Who all year.
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des Erziehungswesens und der Cultur der Juden," i. 162; compare ii. 165, 180).
.After the victorious advance of the Cabala, opposition to the highly fanciful belief in angels was no longer made; and mystical Angelology lured the Occident as well as the Orient into its charmed circle, from which a portion of Judaism has not yet liberated itself.^ I'm very, very suprised at an angel who has no KS: religion of any kind, as well.
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^ No longer willing to follow Lucifer (a decision made either long ago, or recently -- as you wish) but no longer welcome in Heaven.
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.Angels still play a part in usages connected with the home among the Ḥasidim, who design their amulets with regard to the particular angel dominant at the time they are made.^ And even if they did allow one of them to leave, the members of ex-Angel Investigations made certain bargains when they agreed to join.
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^ Mothers who declined this chance to bond with their baby have invariably told us that they regretted the decision they made at the time.

^ "THEY WILL THINK IT'S FLYING SAUCERS" * The "ESP" connection is suggestive; the MKULTRA documents betray an astonishing    interest on the part of the intelligence agencies in matters parapsychological.
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.According to one source, all angels placed over the months and days are said to serve this purpose.^ I'm good, and pure, and science turns me on, and one day, if I pray hard enough and eat all my vegetables, I just might have hips!
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^ Angel : Can you pick out the one word there you probably shouldn't have said?
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^ But every move Angel and his friends have made against one source of evil has only been possible through compromise with another source of evil .
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In this way Angelology is brought into the closest connection with astrology and into agreement with monotheism.
Bibliography: A. Dillmann, Handbuch der Alttestamentlichen Theologie, ed. R. Kittel, 1895; R. Smend, Lehrbuch der Alttestamentlichen Religionsgeschichte, 2d ed., 1899; E. Stave, Ueber den Einfluss des Parsismus auf das Judenthum, 1898; G. Brecher, Das Transcendentale, Magie und Magische Heilarten im Talmud, 1850; A. Kohut, Ueber die Jüd. Angelologie und Daemonologie in Ihrer Abhängigkeitvom Parsismus, 1866; O. H. Schorr, in He-ḤaluU+E93. vii.; F. F. Weber, Jüd. Theologie auf Grund des Talmud und Verwandter Schriften, 2d ed., 1897; M. Schwab, Vocabulaire de l'Angélologie d'après les Manuscrits Hébreux de la Bibliothèque Nationale, 1897, supplement, 1899.

—General Historical Development:

In the earlier Biblical writings the term "Malak YHWH" (messenger of the Lord) occurs chiefly in the singular, and signifies a special self-manifestation of God (see Gen. xxxi. 11-13, where the angel of God says, "I am the God of Beth-el"; Ex. iii. .2-6, where the angel of the Lord who appeared to Moses in the flame of fire says, "I am the God of thy father"; compare Gen.^ Babylonian mythology refers to Anu (Father god), Enlil (god of the air)      and Enki (god who came to earth) as the "chief" gods, the trinity whose      abode was all of heaven and of the earth.
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xxii. 11; Judges, vi. 11-22). .At times the angel clearly distinguishes himself from the Lord who sends him (see Gen.^ [Jasmine punches Angel so hard that it sends him flying over the edge of the bridge.
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^ Suddenly Darla begins to laugh and Angel pulls back the same time she pushes him and gets up.
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^ LORNE (holds up the picture of the kid frozen in an eerie smile for Angel to see) "Smile Time".
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xvi. 11, xxi. 17; Num. xxii. 31; Judges, xiii. 16). Though appearing in human form (see Gen. xviii. 2 et seq., xxxii. 25; compare Hosea, xii. 5), the angel of the Lord has no individuality. .Being only a temporary manifestation of God, he can never replace His presence; wherefore Moses, not satisfied with the Lord's saying "I will send an angel before thee" (Ex.^ Jacob wrestling with the being that some say was an angel, the crowd in Sodom threatening the angels, etc.
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^ These "gods", the B'nai   Elohim, are mistakenly thought of as one and the same as   Elohim, but they are merely created beings, seeking to usurp   the glory that only God Himself deserves.
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^ Before she can, Angel grabs her arm and sends her stumbling towards the wall.
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xxxiii. .2), replies: "If thy presence [face] go not with me, carry us not up hence" (Ex.^ And don't try to tell us there's no way to go but up, 'cause the truth is, there's always more down.
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^ Angel : Here's the plan: We go in, I start hitting people hard in the face, see where it takes us.
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^ I was cut, torn up, my face disfigured and burning with pain every second, not knowing if it was going to end or just get worse until I died.
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xxxiii. 15).
There prevailed no uniform conception of these angelic beings. In Jacob's dream they ascend and descend the ladder (Gen. xxviii. 12); in the vision of Isaiah (vi. .2) they are six-winged seraphim; in Ezekiel the cherubim and living creatures (ḥayyot) have the likeness of a man, are winged, and have feet (Ezek.^ Ezekiel's living creatures refer to  the four points of the zodiac, THEY ARE CHERUBIM. The zodiac  alludes to the coming of Christ.
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^ Seraphim, Cherubim & Ezekiel's Wheels Aliens, Nephilim & the Days of Noah Excerpts from : ".....a viper comes forth from the root of the snake and his fruit is the fiery flying seraph.
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^ Fred : They must think it's all makeup, like the Blue Man Group .
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i. 5-7, x. 19-21). As guests of Abraham, they eat (Gen. xviii. 8); in the house of Manoah the angel refuses to eat (Judges, xiii. 16). .Whether in the popular mind these angels took the place of the powers of nature deified by the heathen nations elsewhere, or whether the psychological process was a different one, the monotheism of Israel necessitated the assumption of beings representing a heavenly hierarchy ready to mediate between man and God.^ In the process of descending into the lower realms - the mortal world - he had to relinquish much of his transcendant nature.* He arrived with lesser power, and with no more real understanding of the One True than any other supermage, saint, or boddisatva has.
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^ Even the angels of war took great joy in that heavenly realm, in the light of the One.
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^ These cells are recognized as foreign if they are a different blood type from the mother and a natural rejection process will ensue with the formation of antibodies.
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.The story of Creation makes no mention of the creation of angels, while from Job, xxxviii.^ Spike [as Angel] : No, helping those in need's my job.
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7, if not from Gen. i. .26, it rather appears that they looked on, approving and praising God's creative work.^ BREAKING THE SPELL.   Many think they are "working" for Christ, God, the SUN King, etc.    But, they are working for the DRACO Caste.   The Glo-BAL Fascist State.
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According to Job, iv. 18, xv. .15, the angels are endowed with moral sense, though they fall short of God's own ideal of purity and perfection.^ Gerri Barsotti lit a candle on 01/15/2010: "To all the parents of these little angels, take heart that they are looking down on u.

^ Maybe she is a true Angel from the one true Heaven, but one that was allowed to develop a sense of self, and that sense of individual identity was enough to cause her to fall to Earth, but not enough to cause her to join the fallen ones in Hell.
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^ Maybe a true Angel from the one true Heaven, but one that was allowed to develop a sense of self, and that sense of individual identity was enough to cause her to fall to Earth, but not enough to cause her to join the fallen ones in Hell.
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According to Ps. lxxviii. 25, manna is "angels' food" ("bread of the mighty," R. V.; compare Ps. ciii. 20). .Similarly, the tree in paradise, whose fruit makes man like godly beings "knowing good and evil" (Gen.^ She has paid particular attention to superhumans, and knows that at their most impressive, they rival any of the angels in their raw power, and in their capacity for good and for evil.
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iii. .5), as well as the tree of life, bears food for angels, as may be learned from the word of the Lord spoken obviously to the angelic sons of God: "Behold the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever: therefore, the Lord God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden" (Gen.^ Man : The rest of us have lives.
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^ She knows she is the one for you, now and forever.
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^ [Angel puts a hand on Doyle's shoulder.
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iii. 22, 23). Elsewhere the angels are referred to as partaking of God's wisdom (see II Sam. xiv. 17, 20, xix. 28). .Some such view underlies the verse: "Thou madest him a little lower than the angels [godly beings]" (Ps.^ Jacob wrestling with the being that some say was an angel, the crowd in Sodom threatening the angels, etc.
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^ Hey, you remember that time you tried to get Angel to kill you because you felt all weepy over being such a bad little girl.
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^ And you're being used for some purpose other than justice.
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viii. 5); man, though mortal, being endowed with intellect.

Postexilic Period:

During and after the Exile, under the influence of Babylonian and Persian systems of belief, a great change becomes noticeable in the angelic lore of the Jews. .The more the monotheistic idea took hold of the people—permitting no being to interfere with the absolute supremacy of YHWH—the greater became the need of personifying the working forces of life, and of grouping them in ranks around the throne of God to form His royal court.^ Nor will he ever compromise his core beliefs -- that people do need to work and do their duty and that everyone should be decent with each other.
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^ Cordelia : I know Angel's been working day and night to help people fight their personal demons, but I need a raise.
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^ Many people have definate ideas about the way god is or what "heaven" is like, and won't enjoy a game where things are very different.
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His transcendent nature demanded a more definite system of heavenly functionaries attending Him and awaiting His commands. .Gradually the celestial government was formed after the pattern of the earthly one, as it presented itself, imposing and well organized, at the Persian court.^ As sand and hide combine to form one entity, it manages to right itself and push on toward its goal.
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Angelology Systematized.

But it is chiefly from a closer contact with Babylonia and her system of upper and lower spirits that the influx of new elements into Jewish Angelology can be traced; and this is confirmed by the rabbinical tradition, "The names of the angels were brought by the Jews from Babylonia" (Yer. R. H. i. 2, Gen. R. xlviii.). Ezekiel (ix. 2) already sees seven angels of God in human form (see Toy's notes, "S. B. O. T." xii.): six to do the work of destruction, and the seventh the heavenly scribe sent toward the Holy City. .While all the revelations he receives come directly from the Lord, in one instance an angel in the form of a man acts as a divine interpreter, when the plan of a new city is mapped out for the prophet (Ezek.^ [He pulls out a gun and aims it at the bag and everyone stops fighting, but then Angel elbows a man behind him, getting in one final blow.
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^ New Year's Day was the most important day of the Babylonian calendar and during the ceremonies the statues of Marduk and his son Nabul were carried to a special shrine outside of the city where Marduk would prophecy and Nabul would interpret his words (the beast and false prophet imagery of Revelation l3).
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^ Angel : Can you pick out the one word there you probably shouldn't have said?
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xl. 3). .The prophet Zechariah, on the other hand, receives all his divine instructions no longer from God directly, but through "the angel of the Lord who talks with him" (Zech.^ We had so many plans for you and for your life but God had better ones he needed a strong loving girl to be up in heaven with him to look after all the other angel babies up there and to watch and protect all your love ones we love you so much darling hope you had a good day.

^ To the superstitious Sumerian peasantry, if Enlil was God of the air, it meant that he could fly and therefore needed feathered wings, thereby making him the first angel.
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^ I have posted one theory as to what broke the binge above; even if she wasn't a "healing" or "messenger" angel in terms of specialization, having a hurt soul who needs her help simply because no other is available would probably do it.
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i. 9; 14, ii. 2; iv. 1, 5; v. 10; compare also I Kings, xiii. 18). .Instead of the Lord there appears to him "a man riding upon a red horse" as chief among those who "walk to and fro through the earth" (ib. i.^ There will be new mommies and daddies who will join us, they too will have to walk this journey called grief.

^ There were those among the Seraphim, and the Cherubim, and the Messengers, who could no longer bring themselves to meet her gaze.
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^ For him there's no envy of the browns and bronzes, < < Who wants to sit on the Sands for months on end?
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8-10). The four smiths (ib. ii. 3, Heb. [R. V. i. 20]; compare Ezek. xxi. 36) as well as "the man with a measuring line" (Zech. ii. 5, Heb. [A. V. 1]) are angels; and the scene of the accusation by Satan of the high priest Joshua while "standing before the angel of the Lord" (ib. iii. 1) must be placed in heaven, parallel to the scene in Job, i. 6-12, ii. 1-6. However, "the seven eyes of the Lord which run to and fro through the whole earth" (Zech. iv. 10), while betraying Babylonian influence, are only the symbolical representation of Divine Providence, and are not identical with the seven archangels or watchers, as Herzfeld ("Gesch. d. Volkes Israel," iii. 287) and Kohut ("Jüd. Angelologie," p. 6, note 17) believe.
It is in the Book of Daniel that a systematic classification of angels is first presented. In Josh 5:15 reference is made to "the captain of the Lord's host", still without name and individuality, and rather a mere manifestation of the Lord, as is seen from Josh 6:2. In Dan 10:13, mention is made of "captains of the first rank," A. V. "chief princes" (compare Dan 12:1, "sar ha-gadol," "the great captain," A. V. "prince") and "captains" (princes) of a lower rank, these being tutelary spirits of the nations, "the prince of Persia and the prince of Grecia" (ib. x. 20). Obviously, the underlying idea is the one expressed, if not already in Deut 32:8, at least in the Septuagint reading, "according to the number of the sons of God" (compare Targ. Yer. to the verse and to Gen 11:7, Sir 17:17, Pirḳe R. El. xxiv., .Isa 24:21), that the seventy nations of Genesis Chapter 10 each had their guardian angel in heaven; and that Michael, the guardian angel of Israel, ranks above the rest.^ And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
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^ The angels in charge, Michael and his generals, would not use the mighty and glorious forces of heaven for anything other than border patrol and parades.
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He is one of the chief princes, his name signifying, "Who is like God?" being expressive of God's greatness.
.The angel who interprets the visions to Zechariah appears in Dan 8:16, Dan 9:21, under the name of Gabriel ("the mighty man of God").^ Under the name Apsu , Marduk became Poseidon ( who founded Atlantis which was named after his son Atlas , the Babylonian Astalluhi .
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.Above these two ranks a man-like being "clothed in linen," whose fiery appearance overawes Daniel (Dan 8:15ff, Dan 10:5ff, 16-18), and who swears "by him that liveth for ever" (Dan 12:7).^ I hope one day you will be able to forgive an old man's weakness, which compels him to say these things in a letter.
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He is probably identical with the angel who stands before the Lord,the malak panaw (Isa 63:9), according to the Masoretic text - not to be confounded, however, as is done by Oehler (p. .446) with "the son of man" mentioned in Dan 7:13, who is only a personification of Israel.^ Poseidon was accompanied by creatures who were half man and half snake as well as by the sea serpent Leviathan (mentioned in Job).
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Of particular interest is the name (image) for angel (Dan 4:13ff), which is taken by some (recently Behrmann) to be the Aramean word for (image) (Obad 1:1, "messenger"; Isa 67:9, "angel"), but which most commentators in accordance with tradition (Aquila, Symmachus, Jerome) explain by the term "watcher."
.The 'ir we-ḳaddish ("watcher and holy one"), who comes down from heaven to announce the destiny decided "by the decree of the watchers and by the word of the holy ones," evidently represents a high class of angels forming God's "council of the holy ones" (Ps 897, R. V.); while "thousands and ten thousand times thousands of angels stand before Him" to minister to Him (Dan 7:10, Heb.).^ Angel off of him, throwing him high into the air) (Angel lands on his feet, glaring at Spike) Angel, what the hell happened to you?
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^ (Angel rolls his eyes) This comes from people who know.
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^ We had so many plans for you and for your life but God had better ones he needed a strong loving girl to be up in heaven with him to look after all the other angel babies up there and to watch and protect all your love ones we love you so much darling hope you had a good day.

Whether the name 'ir (from ur, "being awake") is to be derived (see Herzfeld iii. 291, note 342, and Kohut, "Jüd. Angelologie," p. 6) from the seven amshaspands, the Persian archangels - according to Bopp, "the sleepless ones"; according to Spiegel and Darmesteter, "the undying holy ones"- or not, the watchers certainly occupy a high rank in the Book of Enoch.
.In the Book of Tobit the name of a third angel appears -- namely, Raphael ("God healeth," Tob 3:17) -- called thus after his mission.^ This god was also called APSU, from which comes the name Poseidon.
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"God hath sent me," he says, "to heal thee and Sarah, thy daughter-in-law. .I am Raphael, one of the seven holy angels, which present the prayers of the saints, and which go in and out before the glory of the Holy One" (Tob 11:14ff).^ Angel : I'm gonna go clean out the nest.
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^ [He pulls out a gun and aims it at the bag and everyone stops fighting, but then Angel elbows a man behind him, getting in one final blow.
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^ Angel : I can crush the life out of you before they even lift a finger.
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."He presented Tobit's prayer on account of the latter's blindness, and the prayer of Sarah on account of the humiliation of her parents," and was sent to heal them both (Tob 3:17), to remove the blindness of the one and bind the evil spirit Asmodeus, in order to give a husband to the other.^ He despises being ordered by anyone, anyone that is, except for you and a few others -- these are the ones he will turn to whenever he needs help.
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He presented himself to Tobias as an ordinary man to accompany him (Tob 5:4), and ate with him (Tob 6:5, Tob 8:1).

A Heavenly Hierarchy.

The process begun in Daniel, and continued in the entire apocalyptic literature, finally led to the assumption of a heavenly hierarchy of stupendous proportions. The mystic lore, intended only for the initiated few, dwelt on the prophetic theophanies (Ma'aseh Merkabah, "the heavenly throne chariot," Ezek. i.-iii., viii., x.; Isa. vi. 1-3; see Ḥag. ii. 7); turning the imagery of the seer into gross realities, and greatly amplifying it in accordance with an expanded view of the universe and of its cosmic forces. Yet this angelic lore, the knowledge of which was the special property of the Essenes or Ḥasidim (Josephus, "B. J." ii. 8, § 7), while the Sadducees rejected it (Acts, xxiii. .8), was not merely a theoretical speculation, but was also practical in so far as it enabled its possessor to control the spiritual forces by use of the specific names of the angels in incantations and conjurations.^ The angels in charge, Michael and his generals, would not use the mighty and glorious forces of heaven for anything other than border patrol and parades.
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.It was the application of this principle, derived from the Babylonian magi and Mazdaism, that brought about a well-developed system of Angelology such as is found already in the writings preserved under the name of Enoch.^ So, Hell as such has only exited for 90 years, and all the guys writing about Lucifer's fall for the last 1600+ years were on cheap drugs?
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^ Under the name Apsu , Marduk became Poseidon ( who founded Atlantis which was named after his son Atlas , the Babylonian Astalluhi .
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^ From this roof is derived "marad" (M*R*D), or rebellion, which is the original both of Nimrod (the Babylonian Nin-Mir-Rud), or (N*M*R*D), as well as Marduk/Merodach (M*R*D*K).
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The strange story of the "sons of God" (in Gen. vi. 1-4), which, combined with Isa. xiv. 12-15, gave rise to the story of the fall of the angels, offered the means of establishing a relationship between the good and the bad angels and, through that, between legitimate and illegitimate magic. .These two ideas then—the celestial throne with its ministering angels, and the cosmos with its evil forces to be subdued by superior angelic forces —are the determining factors of Angelology.^ According to Isaiah, these      brilliant angels are the tools of Satan himself, the angelic host      following him in his rebellion, and the forces behind Satan's End      Times Deception...
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According to Enoch, xxi., as the text has now been critically fixed (see Charles, "Book of Enoch," p. 357), there are seven archangels ('irin we-ḳaddishin, "holy ones who watch"):
(1) Uriel ["God is Light"; compare II Esd. iv. 1], set over the world's luminaries and over Sheol [compare Enoch, xxi. 5, xxvii. 2, xxxiii. 3, 4]; (2) Raphael, set over the spirits of men [compare Enoch, x. 4, where he is told to bind Azazel and to heal the earth with Tobit—iii. .17]; (3) Raguel [Ra'uel, "the terrifier"], who chastiseth the world of the luminaries; (4) Michael, set over the best part of mankind, over the people of Israel; (5) Sariel [Æth., Sarakiel, Suriel, "God turneth"?], set over the spirits who seduce the spirits to sin; (6) Gabriel, set over paradise, the serpents [seraphim?], and the cherubim; (7) Jerahmeel ["God is merciful"], whom God set over the resurrection [compare II Esd.^ There were those among the Seraphim, and the Cherubim, and the Messengers, who could no longer bring themselves to meet her gaze.
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^ As a punishment, the Lord sent serpents among them, and much people of Israel died.
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^ This Moroni, from whom the Mormons are named, identifies himself with Quetzlcoatl/Kulkulkan, the winged-serpent and hero-god who brought civilization to the Aztecs and returned home on a raft of snakes over the sea.
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iv. 36; Syriac Apoc. Baruch, lv. 3; Steindorf, "Elias Apoc." p. 152].
Whether corresponding with the seven amshaspands of Persia or with the seven planetary spirits of Babylonia (see Herzfeld, Kohut, and Beer in Kautzsch's "Apokryphen u. Pseudepig. d. A. T." p. 251), these seven archangels recur in Enoch, xc. 21-22 (compare Pirḳe R. El. iv. and Hekalot, iv.; the Revelation of John, v. 6, and Hermas Sim. ix. 31; 6, 2; Vis. iii. 4, 1; see Spitta, "Zur Gesch. u. Lit. d. Urchristenthums," ii. 361). Michael, named as the fourth, is probably meant to stand in the middle as chief (Luecken, "Michael," p. 37). He is the leader of the seven (Enoch, xc. 21, 22).

Four Angels of the Throne.

.On the other hand, Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Fanuel (Penuel) are introduced as "the four angels of the face of the Lord."^ Turning to face yet another foe, she was but an instant from striking Michael himself, who stood holding Lucifer's crown in one hand, and his own sword in the other.
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^ Angel waves his hand in front of the man's face, but still no reaction.
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^ Turning to face yet another foe, she was but an instant from striking down Michael himself, who stood holding Lucifer's crown in one hand, and his own sword in the other.
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After the watchers ("those that sleep not") have been described (ibid. xxxix. 12, 13) as chanting the "Holy, holy, holy!" and mutually responding, "Blessed be the name of the Lord!" the following passage occurs (ibid. xl. 2):
."I saw on the four sides of the Lord of spirits four presences [faces] different from those that sleep not, and I heard the voice of those four presences as they gave glory before the Lord of glory: The first [as the angel of peace explained it afterward], Michael [ (image) = "who is like God?"], merciful and long-suffering, blesses the Lord of spirits for ever and ever; the second, Raphael, set over the diseases of the children of men, blesses the Elect One [the Messiah] and the elect ones who cleave to the Lord of spirits [the pious ones]; the third, Gabriel ["the mighty one of God"], set over all the powers, intercedes in behalf of the inhabitants of the earth [see Enoch, x.^ If, for instance, God (or whoever) made a deal with a neutral but powerful Angel to aid him, or even persuaded/bribed an opponent to betray the enemy/come back to his side, our Heroine might not like having to share Heaven with this guy.
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^ When one considers that in her prior situation she was in a totally different environment, none of those truths would have been evident - in Heaven and Hell, just going on a smiting mission, so to speak, to Earth is an "event" that one's cohorts will encourage, and, sort of like dropping a bomb, remains largely depersonalized.
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^ Angel : I can crush the life out of you before they even lift a finger.
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9-10, 12-14]; and the fourth, Fanuel [Penuel = "turning to God"], set over repentance and hope of eternal life, prevents the Satans from accusing men."
In Enoch, lxxi. .7-13, these four stand near the crystal throne of God, which, encircled by fire, is surrounded by the seraphim, cherubim, and ofanim ("wheels," Ezek.^ Seraphim, Cherubim & Ezekiel's Wheels Aliens, Nephilim & the Days of Noah Excerpts from : ".....a viper comes forth from the root of the snake and his fruit is the fiery flying seraph.
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i. 15), "those that sleep not, and guard the throne of His glory" amidst a thousand times thousand and ten thousand times ten thousand, the Head (Ancient) of Days being with the four. .Four angels standing before the face of God as leaders of four troops of angels glorifying the Most High, who is seated in the midst of them, are mentioned also in Pirḳe R. El.^ Seems awfully high, and most Cinematic Angels (movies, books) come off as human baseline, maby 15 at max.
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iv. and Hekalot, vi.; but their names are given as Michael, Uriel, Gabriel, and Raphael (Sibylline Books, ii. 215). Compare the four archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel, in Enoch, ix. 1, xl. .2. They correspond with the four tutelary spirits or rulers of the four parts of the earth in the Babylonian mythology (Beer, following Jensen, "Cosmologie d.^ Babylonian mythology refers to Anu (Father god), Enlil (god of the air)      and Enki (god who came to earth) as the "chief" gods, the trinity whose      abode was all of heaven and of the earth.
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Babylonier," p. 169). .(For the twenty-four elders seated around the throne of God in heaven next to the four beasts and the seven spirits, Apoc.^ In Isaiah 14 he is spoken of as the instigator of war in the heavens (space) by attempting to "ascend to the sides of the north" in order to seat himself upon the throne of God and thus to rule the universe.
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John, iv. 4, see Gunkel, "Schöpfung und Chaos," p. 308.)
Then again mention is made of seven classes of angels (Enoch, lxi. .10 et seq.): (1) the cherubim,(2) seraphim, (3) ofanim, (4) all the angels of power, (5) principalities, (6) the Elect One (Messiah), and (7) the (elementary) powers of the earth and the water.^ I like the idea that the transition from Heaven to Earth re-organized your Angel (powers, mortality, loss of specific memories).
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^ When she is fully manifested, her eyes glow with green fire, her hair stirs in a wind no one else can feel, her wings appear, and it seems as if she is about to unleash all the powers of heaven and earth upon some unfortuate soul.
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^ So, what if this girl had been visited by an angel, one that had granted her the power to battle Evil?
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.They are endowed with seven angelic virtues—one more than is ascribed to the Messiah (ibid. lxi.; after Isa.^ You and I have fought side by side on more than one occasion.
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^ Cordelia : So maybe more than the one night.
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^ Angel : There is one thing more powerful than conviction.
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xi. .2): "In the spirit of faith, of wisdom, of patience, of mercy, of judgment, of peace, and of goodness they glorify, saying: 'Blessed is He, and may the name of the Lord of spirits be blessed for ever and ever.'"^ The greater number of angels were not of the militant orders, but rather messengers and embodiments of faith, hope, joy, deliverence, mercy, healing, and peace.
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A parallel to this is offered by the Testaments of the Patriarchs in Test. Levi, iii., where this description of the seven heavens is given:
."In the highest of which dwelleth the great Glory in the Holy of Holies, and beneath it are the angels of the presence of the Lord, who minister and make propitiation to the Lord for all the ignorance of the righteous.^ Angel : Is that supposed to make it all right?
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^ Angel : All right.
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^ If there's no great glorious end to all this, if ...
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. . . .And in the heaven below this are the angels who bear the answers to the angels of the presence of the Lord, and in the heaven next to this are thrones and dominions in which hymns are offered to God; in the third heaven there are hosts of the armies ordained for the day of judgment, to work vengeance on the spirits of deceit and of Belial; the second has fire, snow, and ice ready, all the spirits of retribution for the day of judgment; and the lowest is gloomy because it is near the iniquities of men."^ And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
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^ Cordelia : I know Angel's been working day and night to help people fight their personal demons, but I need a raise.
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^ Host : The most remarkable thing about him was that there was absolutely nothing remarkable about him at all.
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In another vision (ibid. viii.) .Levi sees seven men in white raiment, the seven archangels, each consecrating him and investing him with some insignia of the priesthood; while Michael, "the angel who intercedeth for the race of Israel," opens the gates of heaven for him, where he sees the holy Temple and the Most High upon a throne of glory (ibid. v.^ For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
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^ Angel off of him, throwing him high into the air) (Angel lands on his feet, glaring at Spike) Angel, what the hell happened to you?
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^ Here also we see Atlas who became a mountain and bore the heavens on his shoulders, relieved only once by Hercules/Melkarth.
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).

The Slavonic Enoch.

.In the Slavonic Book of Enoch, written a little before the beginning of the common era, the heavenly hierarchy is still more fully developed.^ INT. LITTLE GIRL'S ROOM - DAY The little girl is still standing in front of the TV screen, touching it and growing weaker and more ill.
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.Enoch, taken up by two angels of fiery appearance (Shemiel and Raziel, xxxiii.^ Angel : I think those two pretty much summed it up.
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6), sees in the third heaven the sun and the stars (i. .5), the former surrounded by phenixes and other winged creatures and attended by 400 (Version B, 15,000) angels, who take off his crown each evening to bring it to the Lord, and set it upon his head again each morning (xiv.^ She sighs and turns around to take off her shirt, when she hears Angel's voice.
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^ I have posted one theory as to what broke the binge above; even if she wasn't a "healing" or "messenger" angel in terms of specialization, having a hurt soul who needs her help simply because no other is available would probably do it.
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^ NINA (stops taking off her shirt, turns to look for Angel) Angel?
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2, 3; compare Pirḳe R. El. vi.); in the fourth heaven he sees hosts of angels armed (for judgment), while serving God with cymbals and singing. In the fifth he sees the watchers, four orders, in grief over their fallen fellow angels, but still singing, at his monition, and sounding four trumpets in praise of the Lord. .In the sixth heaven legions of angels more resplendent than the sun, the archangels set over the sun, the stars, the seasons, the rivers, the vegetation, the living things, and the souls of men, with seven phenixes (seraphim?^ Angel : Oh, and one more thing.
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^ Angel : There is one thing more powerful than conviction.
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^ Saviel is currently just shy of 850 points, which makes her significantly more powerful than the typical angel.
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), seven cherubim, and seven six-winged creatures (ḥayyot?) in the midst of them, sing with one voice, indescribably beautiful, while rejoicing before the Lord. And finally, in the seventh heaven:
."I saw a very great light, and all the fiery hosts of great archangels, and incorporeal powers, and lordships, and principalities, and dominions, cherubim and seraphim, thrones, and the watchfulness of many eyes [ofanim], ten troops according to their rank.^ His power is very great in the world.
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^ Seraphim, Cherubim & Ezekiel's Wheels Aliens, Nephilim & the Days of Noah Excerpts from : ".....a viper comes forth from the root of the snake and his fruit is the fiery flying seraph.
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.Day and night without ceasing they sing: 'Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth, heaven and earth are full of Thy glory!'^ Turn night into glorious day?
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^ Babylonian mythology refers to Anu (Father god), Enlil (god of the air)      and Enki (god who came to earth) as the "chief" gods, the trinity whose      abode was all of heaven and of the earth.
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[Some versions have here interpolated the eighth heaven, mazzalot, with the twelve signs of the zodiac; the ninth heaven, kokabim, the heavenly homes of the twelve signs of the zodiac; and the tenth heaven.] .This is 'arabot, where I saw the face of the Lord like iron burnt in the fire emitting sparks—wonderful beyond words—and the great throne of the Lord not made by hands, and hosts of cherubim and seraphim around Him."^ The root form of "seraphim" in Hebrew      connotes the members of the angelic host whose distinguishing      characteristic is brilliance, or fire.
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(For the thrones, principalities, dominions, and powers, compare Col. i. 16; Eph. i. 21; Rom. viii. 38; I Peter, iii. 22; and the "Prières des Falashas," ed. Halévy, p. 20, Paris, 1877).
With this corresponds the rabbinical tradition as given by Rabbi Meir of the second century in Ḥag. 12b, Aḅ R. N., A. 37 (see Bacher, "Ag. Tan." ii. 65).

The Seven Heavens in the Talmud.

(see Ps. lxviii. 5).
."There are seven heavens one above the other: (1) Velon [Latin, velum, "curtain"], which is rolled up and down to enable the sun to go in and out; according to Isa.^ Dru rolls down the street a ways and a blonde woman gets out of the car and hurries towards her as Dru slowly gets back up.
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^ Watching her up there in front of all those braniacs knowing she was the smartest one in the room?
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^ Bar maid : Oh, his lies sound pretty when the stars are out, but he forgets every promise he's made when the sun comes up again.
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xl. .22, 'He stretched out the heavens as a curtain'; (2) Raḳi'a, the place where the sun, moon, and stars are fixed (Gen.^ Bar maid : Oh, his lies sound pretty when the stars are out, but he forgets every promise he's made when the sun comes up again.
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i. 17]; (3) Sheḥakim, in which are the millstones to grind [shaḥak] manna for the righteous (Ps. lxxviii. 23; comp. Midr. Teh. to Ps. xix. 7]; (4) Zebul, the upper Jerusalem, with its Temple, in which Michael offers the sacrifice at the altar [Isa. lxiii. 15; I Kings, viii. 13]; (5) Ma'on. in which dwell the classes of ministering angels who sing by night and are silent by day, for the honor of Israel who serve the Lord in daytime [Deut. xxvi. 15, Ps. xlii. 9]; (6) Makon, in which are the treasuries of snow and hail, the chambers of dew, rain, and mist behind doors of fire [1 Kings, vii. 30; Deut. xxviii. 12]; (7) 'Arabot, where justice and righteousness, the treasures of life and of blessing, the souls of the righteous and the dew of resurrection are to be found. There are the ofanim, the seraphim, and the ḥayyot of holiness, the ministering angels and the throne of glory; and over them is enthroned the great King"
Maimonides, in his "Yad ha-Ḥazaḳah, Yesode ha-Torah," ii., counts ten ranks of angels, beginning from the highest:
(1) Ḥayyot; (2) ofanim; (3) arelim [ (image) from (image) , Isa. xxxiii. 7]; (4) ḥashmallim [Ezek. i. 4], explained in Ḥag. 13b as ḥayyot, who are sometimes silent [ḥash], and who sometimes speak [mallel]—they are silent when the word emanates from the Holy One, blessed be He! they speak when he has ceased speaking; .(5) seraphim; (6) malakim, "angels"; (7) elohim or godly beings; (8) bene Elohim, "sons of God"; (9) cherubim, "like blooming youth," Ḳarabia [Ḥag.^ Angel : Being an evil son of a bitch not keeping you busy?
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^ Fred : Looks like we've been following Angel's son's emissions the whole time!
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13b]; (10) ishim, "manlike beings" [Dan. x. 5]. See Rapoport on Maimonides' "Maämar ha-Yiḥud," ed. Steinschneider, p. 10; Jellinek, "Beiträge zur Kabbala," p. 61, note; Bacher, "Bibelexegese Moses Maimuni's," p. 69.
The cabalists (Zohar, Exodus, 43) have a different list:
(1) Arelim, with Michael as chief; (2) ishim, with Zephaniah as chief; (3) bene Elohim, with Hofniel as chief; (4) malakim, with Uriel as chief; (5) ḥashmallim, with Ḥashmal as chief; (6) tarshishim, with Tarshish as chief [after Dan. x. 6; see Ḥul. 91b]; (7) shinannim, with Ẓadḳiel as chief [after Ps. lxviii. 18]; (8) cherubim, with Cherub as chief; (9) ofanim, with Raphael as chief; (10) seraphim, with Jehoel as chief.
Still more elaborate is the description of the seven heavens with their angelic chiefs, and of the twelve degrees of angels instead of ten, in "Sode Raza," quoted in Yalḳ. Reubeni to Gen. i. 1.
In "Maseket Aẓilut" the ten ranks of angels are given in the following order:
(1) Seraphim, with Shemuel [Ḳemuel] or Jehoel as chief; (2) ofanim, with Raphael and Ofaniel as chiefs; (3) cherubim, with Cherubiel as chief; (4) shinannim, with Ẓedeḳiel and Gabriel as chiefs; (5) tarshishim, with Tarshish and Sabriel as chiefs; (6) ishim, with Zephaniel as chief; (7) ḥashmallim, with Ḥashmal as chief; (8) malakim, with Uzziel as chief; (9) bene Elohim, with Ḥofniel as chief; (10) arelim, with Michael as chief.
These are the ten archangels that were created first; and over them is set Meṭaṭron-Enoch, transformed from flesh and blood into flaming fire.
Of the vastness of the armies of heaven the following description is given by R. Simon b. Laḳish:
"There are twelve mazzalot ["signs of the zodiac"], each having thirty armies; each army, thirty camps [ (image) = castra]; each camp, thirty legions [compare Matt. xxvi. 53]; each legion, thirty cohorts; each cohort, thirty corps [compare Krauss, "Lehnwörter," s.v. (image) ]; and each corps has 365,000 myriads of stars entrusted to it" (Berach, 32b).
."When Moses went up in the cloud to heaven, Ḳemuel, the janitor of the first gate, with 12,000 angels of destruction under him, went to strike him, but succumbed.^ Suddenly Darla begins to laugh and Angel pulls back the same time she pushes him and gets up.
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^ Angel slowly walks after her as she rolls over and looks up at him.
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^ Angel doesn't move, and the janitor walks toward him without noticing him.
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As he arrived at the second gate, Hadraniel, who exceeded the former 600,000 parasangs in length, came with his darts of fire to smite him, but God interfered. .Finally, he came to the precincts of Sandalfon, the angel who towers above the rest by the length of 500 years' journey, and who when standing on earth reaches with his head up to the ḥayyot.^ Angel walks up to the man, but the man doesn't get up or remove the towel from his head.
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.Standing behind the heavenly chariot, he weaves crowns for the Most High, while all the hosts of heaven sing, 'Blessed be the glory of the Lord from His place.'^ Host : The most remarkable thing about him was that there was absolutely nothing remarkable about him at all.
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Before his fire even Hadraniel trembled; but Moses passed him also, the Lord shielding him. .Then Moses came to the stream of fire which consumes even the angels; and God caused him to pass through unscathed.^ So terrible was the sight of her that even many loyalist angels of peace would cower or flee as she passed by.
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^ You took him away cause you thought Angel was gonna kill him.
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^ Fire Angel came from a highly transcendant realm of being.
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Next came Galiẓur ["Revealer of the Rock"], also called Raziel ["The Secret of God"], or Akraziel [ (image) = κῆρνξ "the herald of God"], the angel who spreads his wings over theḥayyot, lest their fiery breath consume the ministering angels. .Finally, the troop of the mighty angels standing around the throne of glory threatened to consume Moses by the breath of their mouth: but Moses seized the throne of glory; and the Lord spread His cloud over him [according to Job, xxvi.^ [He pulls out a gun and aims it at the bag and everyone stops fighting, but then Angel elbows a man behind him, getting in one final blow.
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^ [Angel wraps his arms around her shoulders and pulls her against him.
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^ INT. TELEVISION STUDIO SET - DAY The puppet Polo turns away from the camera to see Angel standing on the set behind him carrying a sword.
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9], and he received the Law despite the protesting angels" (Pesiḳ. R. xx., ed. Friedmann, pp. 96b, 98a; see editor's notes).
This ascension of Moses is described more elaborately in the Shir ha-Shirim Rabba fragment, ed. Wertheimer, "Bate Midrashot," iv., Jerusalem, 1897 (compare with this the Hekalot in Jellinek, "B. H." ii. 41-46, iii. 94f, v. 170-190, vi. 110-111; also Merkabah de-R. Yishmael in Wertheimer, "Bate Midrashot," i., Jerusalem, 1893; and Jellinek's introduction to each of the treatises).

Fall of the Angels.

.Hebrew theology knows of no principle of evil such as is the Persian Ahriman.^ Cordelia : I just mean that sex is a no-no for you because of the whole "if you know perfect bliss you'll turn evil curse."
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Satan is one of the sons of God (Job, i. 6, ii. 1). .This makes the problem of evil all the more difficult.^ Gunn) If I was to give you the permanent upgrade, I'd say that, uh, you'd be more than able to cut through all of my red-tape problems.
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The Biblical story of the sons of God marrying the daughters of men (Gen. vi. .1-4), implying the possibility of angels lusting and sinning, suggested the idea of a fall, not only of man, but of pure heavenly beings as well.^ You don't think… the Blue Man Group… Angel : Only two of them.
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Taken together with the (Babylonian?) mythology of Lucifer (Isa. xiv. 12), it seemed to take for granted the existence of evil spirits working antagonistically to God through the evil practises of witchcraft, astrology, and the like. Fallen angels became progenitors of hosts of evil spirits and seducers of men to crime and vice. .Still, they were finally subjugated by the power of heaven, and punished by the archangels Raphael and Gabriel, and consequently a knowledge of their names would enable one to control them.^ Dec 19th, '04, 05:48 PM I would suspect that some of her divinity would be stripped when she left heaven, limiting her powers.
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^ My first thought is that I'd use her in the same general way that one would use the New Circle's high-powered versions as NPCs.
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^ As the loyalist militants recovered from the initial shock, they marshalled their forces, and war raged in heaven, until the final battle came to pass.
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.This is the idea pervading the Enoch story of the fall of the angels, which rests on two different sources, now incorporated, in a fragmentary form, into one (Enoch, vi.-xv.^ Angel : Finding Holtz and making money are our two number one priorities.
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^ Wesley : Angel, whatever you're feeling right now, it's some form of enchantment.
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^ [Like father, like daughter—Angel gets a one-two punch from the Detectives Lockley at Trevor's retirement party.
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). According to the one, Azazel (Lev. xvi. 10; Targ. Yer. Naḥmanides; also a Mandæan god, Brandt, "Mandäische Religion," p. 198) was the leader of the rebellion, and the chief debaucher of women; and his place of punishment was in the neighborhood of Jerusalem, by the rocks of Bet Ḥaduda (see Charles, "Enoch," p. 72), where the scapegoat was cast down: this shows the legend to be of ancient Judean origin (compare with this the reading of the chapter on incestuous marriages on the Day of Atonement, and the song of the maiden in Ta'anit, iv. 8). According to the other, Samiaza, or Samḥazai (Enoch, vi. 3-8, viii. 1-3, ix. 7, x. 11; compare Targ. Yer. Gen. vi. 4; Midr. Abkir in Yalḳ., Gen. 44; Hebrew Enoch in Jellinek, "B. H." ii.), is the chief seducer. He forms the center of rabbinical groups of legends (see Grünbaum, "Z. D. M. G." xxi. 225248). .As the story is presented in Enoch, the two rebel leaders, when they take the oath on Mount Hermon to subvert the rule of heaven, have each ten chieftains and one hundred angels at their command.^ Angel : Finding Holtz and making money are our two number one priorities.
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^ Dec 15th, '04, 10:47 AM I agree, "To Reign in Hell" is a good read and one that presents an intruiging take on the war in heaven.
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^ [Like father, like daughter—Angel gets a one-two punch from the Detectives Lockley at Trevor's retirement party.
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But the punishment they receive at the hands of Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel (Enoch, ix. 1; compare xl. 2) does not altogether annihilate them. Uzza (Samḥazai) and Azael (Azazel) still betray the secrets of heaven to King Solomon as they did in Enoch's time (see Jellinek, "B. H." ii. 86; compare with "B. H." v. 173). Some angels were afterward guilty of betraying divine secrets heard from behind the curtain ( (image) , Ber. 18b), and were, therefore, expelled from their positions (see Gen. R. l., lxviii.).
Book of Jubilees, ii. 2, reads:

Creation of Angels.

."The angels of the face and of glorification, the angels of the elements of fire, wind, and darkness, of hail and hoar frost, thunder and lightning, of cold and heat, of winter and spring, summer and fall, of the abyss and night, of light and morning, were created on the first day."^ Cordelia : I know Angel's been working day and night to help people fight their personal demons, but I need a raise.
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^ Spike : [lunges at Angel in game-face, but goes right through him and winds up standing in Angel's desk] Bugger.
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^ Angel : [about Buffy] How'd she ever fall for a centuries old guy with a dark past who may or may not be evil?
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Pirḳe R. El. iv. says that the angels were created on the second day. In Gen. R. iii. R. Johanan places the creation of the angels on the second day, referring to Ps. civ. 4. "He maketh his angels of winds" ("who maketh winds his messengers," R. V.); R. Ḥanina, on the fifth day, classified them among the winged creatures (Isa. vi. 2).
According to the Slavonic Book of Enoch, God created them on the second day out of fire. The bodies of angels are radiant, their faces like lightning, their eyes as flaming torches (Prayer of Aseneth, xiv.; compare Pesiḳ. I. 3a; Cant. R. iii. 11; Matt. xxviii. 3; Luke, ii. 9; Acts, xii. 7). The food of angels is manna, of which Adam and Eve ate before they sinned (Vita Adæ et Evæ, 4; compare Akiba, Yoma, 75b on Ps. lxxviii. 25, and Yoma, 4b with regard to Moses).
Angels worship God at certain hours of the day (Apoc. Mosis, 17; Testament of Abraham, B, iv.; see James's notes, p. 121; compare Sifre, Deut. 306; Gen. R. lxxviii.; Targ. Yer. Gen. xxxii. 27 and Ex. xiv. 24). There are 496,000 myriads of angels (the numerical value of the Hebrew word (image) sovereignty, or 499,000, the equivalent of (image) hosts) glorifying God from sunrise to sunrise (Tanna debe Eliyahu. R. xvii., xxxi.; Zuṭṭa, xii.; see ed. Friedman, pp. 32, 34, 193).
A guardian angel of Israel is mentioned in the apocryphal Epistle of Jeremy, 7. An angel carries Habakkuk by the hair of his head from Judea to Babylon to bring the pottage he has prepared for Daniel in the lions' den (apocryphal additions to Dan. v. 36).

Angels as Instructors.

Angels endowed with divine knowledge (Ḥag. 16a) appear in the apocalyptic and rabbinic literature as the teachers of men. This is the so-called "whisper of the angels" ( (image) ) referred to in Zunz, "G. V." 2d ed. 173; compare p. 363 ( (image) ). Michael initiated Adam and Seth into the secrets of creation (Apoc. Mosis, iii. 13) and taught Adam agriculture (Vita Adæ et Evæ, 22). .The angels Michael, Uriel, and Raziel initiated Enoch into the mysteries of the world (Book of Jubilees, iv.^ And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
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^ In my campaign, we have Fire Angel, a Zoroastrian angelic being descended into the mortal world.
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21; the Ethiopian Enoch, xl. 4, 5, xix. 1, lxxii. 1; and Slavonic Enoch, xxii. 11, xxxiii. 6). Raphael imparted to Noah the secret of healing herbs ("Sefer Noah," Jellinek, "B. H." iii. 155; compare Book of Jubilees, x. 9-10). Michael initiated Abraham into the secret lore (Testament of Abraham, xi.-xiv.). The angel of the face instructed Abraham in Hebrew, the language of creation; revelation thus enabling him to study the holy writings of the first fathers (Book of Jubilees, xii. 25). The angels understand only Hebrew (Ḥag. 16a; Soṭah, 33a), but the angel Gabriel knows seventy languages, all of which he taught to Joseph (Soṭah, 36b; compare Shir ha-Shirim Rabbah fragment in Wertheimer, "Bate Midrashot," iv. 25, where Zagzagael is mentioned as instructor in the seventy languages). Moses, who received all his knowledge from the angel of the face (Book of Jubilees, i., ii., etc.), was taught the art of healing by the angels when on Mount Sinai (Pirḳe R. El. xlvi.; Jellinek, "B. H." i. 61). .Yefehfiah ("Divine Beauty"), the angel of the Law, and Meṭaṭron ("the Prince of the Face") taught him the mystery of the practical Cabala (Jellinek, "B. H." i.^ [Hauls back and knocks Angel across the face, slamming him against one of the games.
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^ Flash to white, then to Angel doing some exaggerated wild dancing and making faces while Laura is staring at him with her mouth hanging open.
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^ [She hits Angel across the face and he stumbles back against the weapons cabinet behind him.
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61). The angel Zagzagael ("Divine Splendor") instructed Moses in the knowledge of the Ineffable Name (Deut. R. xi.). Uriel disclosed to Ezra the mysteries of life (II Esd. iv. 1). Suriel, the angel of the face, instructed R. Ishmael b. Elisha in laws of hygiene (Ber. 51a; compare also Ned. 20a). Occasionallythe angels themselves gather amid joy and singing to listen to the sage initiated into the sacred lore of heaven (see Ḥag. 14b). But at times they also betray jealousy and fear, begrudging man his knowledge of hidden things. Thus, they sought to dissuade the Most High from giving the Law to Moses (Pesiḳ. R. xx., Shab. 88b); but Moses pacified them by his arguments. .In like manner they sought to drive Akiba out of the realm of paradise, as they did his colleagues Ben 'Azzai and Ben Zoma; but God Himself interceded, saying, "Leave this venerable sage unscathed; for he is worthy to make use of My glory" (Ḥag.^ Wes : And what did they say?
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^ They shoot up, the vampires feed, use 'em like a filter.
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^ I'd be more likely to drop the FMove versions, since they require a Full Move when they're used.
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15b).

Mediate between God and Men.

The angels mediate between God and man. They carry the prayers up to the throne of God (Tobit, xii. 12, 15; Baruch Apoc., Greek, xi.). According to Ex. .R. xxi., an angel set over the prayers weaves them into crowns for the Most High.^ Seems awfully high, and most Cinematic Angels (movies, books) come off as human baseline, maby 15 at max.
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Angels intercede for those who dwell on earth (Enoch, xl. 6; compare Job, xxxiii. .23, which is to be translated: "If there be on his side one single messenger among a thousand pleading for him").^ You see, if there wasn't evil in every single one of them out there–why, they wouldn't be people.
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They pray for Adam's pardon (Apoc. Mosis, 33), and offer praise to God after the same has been granted (ibid. 37). .But in the same manner in which they place the prayers and good deeds of the righteous before God, they also bring the sins of the evil-doers before Him (Enoch, xcix.^ She has paid particular attention to superhumans, and knows that at their most impressive, they rival any of the angels in their raw power, and in their capacity for good and for evil.
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^ Angel : You feel what this place was before they excavated it?
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^ All he had to do, they told him, was bring his commander over to the rebel side.
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3). .They "write down all the deeds and lives before the face of the Lord" (Slavonic Book of Enoch, xix.^ It's not like Laura's gonna throw you down on the living room floor and tear off all of your...
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^ Secondly, when I punch you in the face, you tell me how you feel so I can write that down on my clipboard.
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^ But don't worry -- I'm writing it all down.
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5). These records, in the Testament of Abraham, B, x., are called the "Books of the Cherubim" because they are kept by the cherubim. From these they read off in the great Judgment Hall of the nether world the register of the sins or the righteous deeds of the soul.
Angels minister to Adam (Sanh. 59b; Pirḳe R. El. xii.; compare Matt. iv. 11; Luke, xxii. 43; Heb. i. 13-14) and bring him to his last resting-place (Apoc. Mosis, 38), attend the funeral of Abraham (Testament of Abraham, A, xx.), and bury Moses (Deut. R. xi., Targ. Yer. Deut. xxxiv. 6). .Angels bring the souls of the righteous to heaven (Testament of Abraham, A, xx.; Targ.^ Gunn : But, before Angel got his soul back, right?
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Yer. Song of Solomon, iv. 12; compare Luke, xvi. 22).
Angels accompany the dead on their departure from this world. ."Three bands of angels of the divine ministry [mal'ake ha-sharet], or peace [hashalom], accompany the righteous: the first singing, 'He shall enter in peace'; the second, 'They shall rest on their couches'; and the third, 'The one who walketh in uprightness'" (Isa.^ So, as far as I'm concerned what you deserve rests on one answer: [Angel leans in closer.
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^ Angel : [standing in front of Eve now] He's the one who told Spike to save me from the parasite.
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^ "I know he's done terrible things, Saviel, but he's the only one who can set them right, and he's trying.
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lvii. 2). .But when a wicked man departs, three bands of angels of destruction (mal'ake ḥabbalah) are described as accompanying him singing, "There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked" (Isa.^ Angel : Oh, my God!
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^ Angel : No my count of three.
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^ Angel : There was no smacking!
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lvii. 21, Ket. 104a, Num. R. xi.).
The angels that execute God's judgment are called "the angels of punishment" (Enoch, lvi. 1, lxx. 11, lxiii. 1), Saṭanim (Enoch, xl. 7), mal'ake ḥabbalah (Shab. 55a; Yer. Shebu. vi. 37a; compare Apoc. John, vii. 2, xii. .7), "angels of the dragon" = Satan; Matt.^ And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
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xxv. 41. Their fierceness and their mode of punishment are described in the Testament of Abraham, A, xii., B, xi. .They "sling the souls of the wicked from one end of the world to the other" (Shab.^ They get groiny with one another—the world as we know it falls apart.
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152b, after I Sam. xxv. 29). These are under the leadership of six or seven archangels: Ḳeẓef, Af, Ḥemah (Deut. ix. 19), Mashḥit, Meshabber, Mekalleh (compare Ps. lxxviii. 49: 'ebrah, za'am, ẓarah); and above these is the angel of death (Shab. 89a; Ex. R. xli.; Testament of Abraham, A, xviii.xx.). Af and Ḥemah threatened to devour Moses because of his neglect to circumcise his son (Ned. 32a). .God keeps these angels of destruction far from Himself, lest they strike at once, thus affording the people no opportunity for repenting (Yer.^ Angel turns around and keeps walking, Spike not too far behind.
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Ta'anit, ii. 65b).

Angels of the Nether World.

According to John's Apocalypse (Rev. ix. 11) Abaddon (Job, xxxi. 12; Shab. 89a) is the angel of the abyss. In the Talmud, Dumah, the angel of silence (after Ps. cxv. 17), is the prince of the nether world in whose charge are the spirits (Sanh. 94a, Shab. 152b). He announces the arrival of newcomers in Sheol (Ber. 18b). According to the Midrash Konen, there are three princes placed at the three upper gates: (1) Ḳipod (the Persian ḳapod = "wolf"; see "Zendavesta," tr. by Darmesteter, in "Sacred Books of the East," xxiii. 295); (2) Nagrasagiel, or Nasragiel, the prince of Gehinnom, who shows Moses the nether world and the sufferings of the wicked (Shir ha-Shirim fragment in Wertheimer's "Bate Midrashot," iv. 24; Jellinek, "B. H." iii. 63, v. 130); the messenger of Ahuramazda, Nairyo Sangha, to whose care the souls of the righteous are entrusted ("Vendidad," xix. 34; Darmesteter, "Zendavesta," i. 214, and elsewhere). In Testament of Abraham, A, xiii., two archangels are mentioned as assisting at the judgment of the souls: Doḳiel ("the weigher," from daḳ., Isa. xl. 15) and Puruel ("the fiery and pitiless angel," probably from para', "paying"; pur'anut, "punishment"). In the Midrash Konen and Maseket Gan Eden and Gehinnom (Jellinek, "B. H." v. 44) the following angels of punishment are mentioned for the seven departments: (1) Ḳushiel ("the rigid one of God"); (2) Lahatiel ("the flaming one"); (3) Shofṭiel ("the judge of God"); (4) Makatiel ("the plague of God"); (5) Ḥuṭriel ("the rod of God"); (6) Pusiel (Puriel)—certainly not Hadriel (Jellinek, "B. H." ii. 31)—and (7) Rogziel ("wrath of God").
The tendency to individualize and to give each angel a distinct name and assign to him a particular charge or position grew among the haggadists and devotees of secret lore:—
"Each angel has a tablet on his heart on which his name, combined with the name of God [El], is inscribed," says Simon b. Laḳish (Pesiḳ. xii. 108b). In Ex. R. xxix. this doctrine is based upon Ps. lxviii. 18: "The Lord dwells in them," wherefore they are called Michael, Gabriel, Raphael. They receive their name in accordance with their message, wherefore they can not tell their names (Num. R. x., commenting upon Judges, xiii. 18). ."No single angel can carry out two messages, nor can two angels fulfil only one message.^ Don't care what you thought you sprung me for, Angel's the only one in my life that never gave up on me.
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^ [Like father, like daughter—Angel gets a one-two punch from the Detectives Lockley at Trevor's retirement party.
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^ [Angel runs out of the house but looks back one last time at Darla standing in the doorway with a stake still raised.
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.Of the three angels that came to Abraham, Michael, the guardian angel of Israel, brought the tidings of Isaac's birth; Gabriel, the angel of heavenly vengeance and of fire, had to overthrow Sodom; and Raphael rescued Lot" (B. M. 86b, Gen.^ When Abigor came to him and spoke of overthrowing Michael, his dissastisfaction blossumed into outright rebellion.
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^ After all, the angels that came to warn Lot were supposedly human-looking and "approachable" enough that the Soddomites came after them.
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^ Fire Angel came from a highly transcendant realm of being.
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R. l., Targ. Yer. Gen. xviii. 2). Michael to the right, Uriel to the left, Gabriel in front, and Raphael in the rear of the throne (Num. R. ii.), are stationed on the four sides of heaven (Midrash Konen, at end; compare Hekalot, vi.). .Padael is the name given to the angel who appeared to Samson's parents in the apocryphal history of Philo ("Jew.^ Her name was Archangel, and she claimed to have been given her powers by You Know Who.
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Quart. Rev." 1898, p. 324). .Zeroel ( (image) = "Arm of God") was one of the angels who supported Kenaz in his battle against the Amorites; Nathaniel (Nuriel?^ [Angel gently restrains her, wrapping her tightly in his arms and pulling her up against his chest.
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^ So, what if this girl had been visited by an angel, one that had granted her the power to battle Evil?
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^ A NY City Superheroine who claimed that God had granter her superpowers to battle Evil, ended up inspiring a small cult in the 70s.
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= ."Fire of God"), the angel who saved the men cast into the fire by Jair, the judge, for refusing to worship his idols (ibid.).^ In my campaign, we have Fire Angel, a Zoroastrian angelic being descended into the mortal world.
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^ And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
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Over each force and element of life an angel is placed: one over the winds (Rev. vii. 1); one over fire (ibid. xiv. 18); and one over water (ibid. xvi. 5).In the Hebrew Enoch (Jellinek, "B. H." v. 176) the following angel-princes are named:
Baradiel, from barad, set over the hail
Ru.iel, " rua., set over the wind.
Bara.iel, " bara., set over the lightning.
Za'amael, " za'am, set over the storm.
Zik.el, " zi., set over the glow wind (or comet).
Zava'el, " zva'ot, set over the whirlwind.
Za'afiel, " za'af, set over the hurricane.
Ra'amiel, " ra'am, set over the thunder.
Ra'ashiel, " ra'ash, set over the earthquake.
Shalgiel, " sheleg, set over the snow.
Ma.ariel, " matar, set over the rain.
Shamsiel, " shemesh, set over the light of day.
Lailahel, " lailah, set over the night.
Galgaliel, " galgal, set over the wheel of the sun.
Ofaniel, " ofan, set over the wheel of the moon.
Kokbiel, " kokab, set over the stars.
Reha.iel, " rahat ("runner"), set over the planets.

A few of these names recur in Enoch, viii. and lxix. The angel of hail is introduced under the obscure name of Yurḳemo (Pes. 118a). The angel of night is called Lailah (Sanh. 16a). The one set over the sea, Sar shel yam (Gen. R. x.), is called Rahab (B. B. 74b, after Job, xxvi. 12). He was slain by God at the Creation, because he refused to swallow the water for the drying of the land; and his body is covered by water lest all creatures should perish from his stench (compare also Pes. 118b). The angel set over the rain is Ridya, (image) ("the Irrigator"); according to Kohut, "Jüd. Angelologie," p. .45, Rediyao (Persian, Areduyao, Ardoi); Ta'anit, 25b; Yoma, 21a (Rashi): "He resembles a calf, and is stationed between the upper and the lower abyss, saying to the one, 'Let your waters run down'; and to the other, 'Let your waters spring up.'"^ The woman takes one look at Dru and runs off as Darla comes and slams Dru down on the hood of the car.
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^ She and Dru stand under the spray of water, letting it extinguish the flames, then sink down to sit on the edge of the sidewalk under it, with Darla holding Dru.
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^ Illyria] And if it comes down to a choice between you and him, then yes, I would fight for his life, just like any other human's.
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Of the seven names of the earth (Ab. R. N. A, xxxvii.; Pesiḳ. R. K. 155a) seven angel names were formed: (1) Arẓiel, (2) Admael, (3) Ḥarabael, (4) Yabbashael, (5) 'Arẓiel (compare 'Arḳas, Slavonic Book of Enoch, xxiv. 2), (6) Ḥaldiel, and (7) Tebliel. They were stationed in the second heaven (see "Merkabah de-Rabbi Ishmael" in Wertheimer's "Bate Midrashot," i. 22.
An angel set over the beasts is mentioned in Hermas' "Visions," iv. 2; his name is Thegri (see Hekalot, vi.) (Turiel = "bull-god," Jerome on Hab. i. 14). In Abraham of Granada's "Berit Menuḥah," p. 37, are mentioned the angel Jeḥiel (Hayyel?), set over the wild beasts; 'Anpiel, over the birds; Hariel (Behemiel), over the tame beasts; Shaḳẓiel, over the water-insects; Dagiel, over the fish; Ilaniel, over the fruit-bearing trees; Seraḳel, over the trees not bearing fruit.
"There is not a stalk on earth that has not its angelic star [mazzal] in heaven" (Gen. R. x.)—a genuinely Persian notion. "Every single flower is appropriate to an angel" ("Bundahish," xxvii. 24).

Guardians of the Nations.

Already in Dan. x. 20-21, the idea prevails that each nation has a heavenly guardian angel or prince. In Enoch, lxxxix. 59, the seventy shepherds are the guardian angels of the seventy nations over whom Michael, as Israel's angel-prince, is set as ruler. .With these seventy-one angel-princes of the world God sits in council when holding judgment over the world (Hebrew Enoch; Jellinek, "B. H." v.^ Angel : [holding up some tabloids] Not according to these.
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181); each pleading the cause of his nation before God (Targ. Yer. Gen. xi. 7-8, Pirḳe R. El. xxiv.). At times they accuse Israel (Pesiḳ. xxvii. 176a); at times they find especial merit in him (Suk. 29a). .They are the "gods" whom the Lord crushes before He executes His punishment upon the nations in their charge (Suk.^ Angel : I can crush the life out of you before they even lift a finger.
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29a, according to Ex. xii. 12; Soṭah, 9a). These angel-princes of the nations— of Babel, Media, Greece, Syria, and Rome—Jacob saw in his dream ascending and descending the ladder (Gen. R. lxviii., Pesiḳ. xxiii. 151a). The angel with whom Jacob wrestled was the angel-prince of Edom (Gen. R. lxxvii.), Samael, the head of all Satans (Tan., Wayishlaḥ, ii. 25). The name of the angel of Egypt is Miẓraim (Ex. R. xxi.) or Uzza (Midr. Wayosha'; Jellinek, "B. H." i. 39; Hekalot, v. 172); that of Persia's angel-prince is Dubbiel (= Beargod; Yoma, 77a, after Dan. vii. 5). But Michael, the angel-prince of Jerusalem (Zion, Targ. Ps. cxxxvii. 7-8), is set over all the seventy angels (Midr. Abkir; Yalḳ., Gen. § 132).
There is, however, a special angel-prince set over the world, Sar ha-'olam (Yeb. 16b, Ḥul. 60a, Sanh. 94a). He composed the verses, Ps. xxxvii. 25, civ. 31, and, partly, Isa. xxiv. 16. An angel of mankind is mentioned also (Apoc. Mosis, 32). He has been identified, whether correctly or incorrectly (see Tos. Yeb. 16b; Wiener, "Ben Chananja," ix. 600; Kohut, "Jüd. Angelologie," p. 42), with Meṭaṭron. In order fully to resemble the court of the Persian King of Kings, the heavenly court is put in charge of a vice-regent, the sar ha-Panim ("prince of the divine face"). According to the Testament of Job (lii.), this vice-regent "sitteth upon the great chariot" (see Kohler, "Semitic Studies," p. 299); he is, according to Philo "On Dreams" (i. 25), "the driver of the chariot" (ἡνιōχōς ἆρματōς). His "name is like the name of his Master" (Sanh. 38b, according to Ex. xxiii. 21), known under the name of "Meṭaṭron" (Mithra; see Dio Chrysostomus, "Oratio," xxxvi. Windischmann, "Zoroastrische Studien," pp. 309-312; frequently explained as "Metator," "Metathronos," and "Metatyranos." See Sachs, "Beiträge," i. 108; Jellinek, "Die Kabbala," p. 43; id., "B.H." ii. 30; Levy, "Chal Wörterb." s.v.; Kohut, "Aruch," s.v.).
This vice-regent is probably identical with the archangel Jehoel mentioned in Apoc. Abraham, x., as mediator of the ineffable name of God; also with Yehadriel ("Hekalot" in Jellinek, "B.H." ii. 47); and perhaps also with Akathriel, the occupant of God's throne (Ber. 7a).
But alongside of Meṭaṭron is mentioned in "Maseket Aẓilut" (based on Job, xli. 9), as "brother" and above him, Sandalfon, explained as Synadelphon ("twin-brother") and as "Sardonyx" (see Jellinek, in "Ben Chananja," iv. 182, 329, 365; compare Slavonic Book of Enoch, xxv.). The later Cabala places Akathriel above the twin-brothers Meṭaṭron (= Enoch) and Sandalfon (= Elijah) (see Yalḳ. Ḥadash, s.v. "Malakim," pp. 38-39). Of well-nigh equal rank with Meṭaṭron are Sandalfon and Akathriel ("the crown of God"; Ber. 7a).
.Beneath these are the seven heavens with Michael, Gabriel, Shateiel ("angel of silence"), Shaḥaḳiel, ("angel of shahaḳim"), Baradiel, Baraḳiel, and Sadriel ("angel of order") as chiefs; and beneath them in the Velon, Galgaliel, and Ofaniel, Rehaṭiel, and Kokbiel as the angels of sun-wheel, moon-wheel, planets, and the other stars with all their hosts; the seventy-two angel-princes of the nations being stationed above these (Hekalot, published by Jellinek, "Ḳontros ha-Maggid," pp.^ Angel : [smirking] You two know each other?
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^ Hey, you remember that time you tried to get Angel to kill you because you felt all weepy over being such a bad little girl.
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31 et seq.).
Besides these, sixty-three angels are mentioned as janitors of the seven heavens ("Hekalot," xv.; Jellinek," B. H." iii. et seq.), and others stationed at each of the seven heavens as seal-bearers (ibid. xvii.-xxii.); and above all these, as head and chief, Anfiel, whose crown "branches out" to "cover the heaven with the divine majesty" (Hab. iii. 3). Mention is made also of Ofaniel, Seraphiel, Cherubiel, as chiefs of the ofanim, seraphim, and cherubim; of Rikbiel and Hailael (Hayael?) as chiefs of the divine chariot and the ḥayyot; Sofriel as "bookkeeper"; Dabriel as interpreter of the "word"; Ḳafẓiel ("speed of God"); Hadriel, or Hadraniel ("majesty of God");Adiririon (Adiryah? "might of God"; see Jellinek, "B. H." v. 178-180, and "Hekalot" fragment in "Ḳontros ha-Maggid," pp. 34-36; idem, "B. H." i. 58). Zunz counts forty angels mentioned in the liturgy ("S. P." p. 476). These are increased to the extent of thousands, with names far beyond intelligibility or recognition, but scarcely, as Zunz thinks ("G. V." p. 177), altogether invented.

Conjuring by Names of Angels.

The names of angels formed a favorite study of the Essenes or Ḥasidim in view of the magical cures effected by means of these names; for upon the accurate knowledge of the name and sphere of each angel, and of the power exerted by him on certain evil spirits, depended the efficacy of the conjurers. In the Testament of Solomon (translated by Conybeare, "Jew. Quart. Rev." 1898, pp. .1-45)—an apocryphal book belonging probably to the first century —King Solomon is introduced as giving his experiences on meeting the various demons, of each of whom he asks his name as well as the name of the angel that can overpower him.^ [Angel gives him a look] Our girl.
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^ [Angel looks at him, not recognizing the name; Gunn looks around at the others] Gunn : Jay Garrick ?
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^ Lorne : Well, I haven't read the Book of Revelations lately, but, if I was searching for adjectives, I'd probably start there.
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Asmodeus answers that he is frustrated by Raphael, the archangel; another demon answers Paltiel is his antagonist; a third, Uriel, etc. (see pp. 24, 38, 40). The magic book "The Sword of Moses," published and translated by M. Gaster (London, 1896), is based upon the same principle, as are parts of the Book of Raziel ascribed to Eleazar of Worms. In Pseudo-Sirach (ed. Steinschneider, p. .23a) the three angels, Sanuy, Sansanuy, and Samangaluf are said to have brought Lilith back to Adam, and when she turned child-murderess like Lamia, they were set in control over her; see Brueck, "Rabbinische Ceremonial-bräuche," pp.^ Darla : They brought me back.
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^ And they brought you back as a human.
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^ Gunn : Now these lawyers, they brought Darla back as human.
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50-55; see also Amulet.
A strange story is told in Yalk., Lam. .1001: "At the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, after the mighty hero Abiḳa ben Gafteri had fallen, Hananeel, the uncle of Jeremiah, conjured up angels who struck terror into the hearts of the Chaldeans, thus setting them to flight.^ [Angel walks into the office, walks up to Linwood, slices him across the cheek, and pushes him facedown against the table.
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.But God, having decreed the fall of the city, had changed the names of the angels when Hananeel summoned up the prince of the world by using the Ineffable Name, and he lifted Jerusalem into the air, but God cast it down again.^ [Connor looks at Angel for another moment, then turns, picks up the chair, slams it down on the floor, and sits facing Angel.
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^ Angel into a puppet] Fred : Oh, my God!
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^ [Angel and Gunn are using a rope to climb up the side of a building.
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To this the verse Lam. ii. 1 refers." .According to another story (ibid. 1012), the leading men of the city had conjured up the angels of water and of fire to surround the city with walls of fire and water; but God changed the names of the angels.^ Angel is huddled up against a wall.
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^ [Connor looks at Angel for another moment, then turns, picks up the chair, slams it down on the floor, and sits facing Angel.
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^ [Connor suddenly umps up from his chair and runs for the door, but Angel intercepts him, tossing him against the wall.
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Angel Worship.

The charge of angel-worship raised against the Jews, based upon Col 2:18, is decidedly unfounded. Paul had probably the same Gnostic sect in mind that Celsus refers to when he repeats the charge of Aristides ("Apology," xiv. 4; see Origen, book i. 26, v. 6-34, 41), telling us (Origen, vi. 30) of magical figures on which he found the seven angels inscribed: (1) Michael, with the figure of a lion; (2) Suriel, as a bull (shor or tura = Turiel; see Jerome on Hab. i. 14); (3) Raphael in a serpentine form; (4) Gabriel as an eagle; (5) Yalda Bahut with the countenance of a bear; (6) Erathaol as a dog; and (7) Onoel in the shape of an ass.
Of these seven archons (Celsus, vi. 27) Paul speaks continually in his letters (1Cor 2:6ff; Col 2:8, Col 2:20). But this Ophite sect has nothing to do with the Jews. On the contrary, R. Ishmael, in Mek., Yithro, x., expressly applies the prohibition of idolatry to the likeness of angels of the ofanim and cherubim (compare Targ. Yer. to Ex. xx. 20). "He who slaughters an animal in the name of sun, moon, stars, and planets, or in the name of Michael, the great captain of the heavenly hosts, renders the same an offering to dead idols" (Ḥul. 40a; 'Ab. Zarah, 42b). ."Not as one who would first send his servant to a friend to ask for aid in his hour of need should man apply to Michael, or Gabriel, to intercede for him; but he should turn immediately to God Himself; for 'whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered'" (Joel, iii.^ Does it make sense that she would go there in the middle of the night, without calling either one of you?
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5 [A. V. ii. 32]; Yer. Ber. ix. 13a; compare Rev. xix. 10, xxii. 8-9). "Four keys are in the keeping of God exclusively and not in that of the angels: the keys of rain, of nourishment, of birth, and of resurrection" (Targ. Yer. to Gen. xxx. 22; Deut. xxviii. 12; compare Ta'anit, 2a, where only three keys are mentioned). This is rightly interpreted by Gfrörer, "Jahrhundert des Heils," i. 377, as meant to exclude prayer to the angels. The invocations of angels occurring in the liturgy were addressed to them as mediators, not as helpers. Still many rabbinical authorities disapproved of such invocations (see the literature in Zunz, "S. P." p. 148).

Inferior to Man.

However great the tendency to enlarge the number and the influence of the angels over life, there is, on the other hand, great stress laid upon the fact that the angels are in many respects inferior to man. Already Enoch (xv. 2) intercedes on behalf of the angels, instead of having them intercede for him; and none of the angels could see what he saw of God's glory (ibid. xiv. 21), or learn the secrets of God as he knew them (Slavonic Book of Enoch, xxiv. 3; compare Sifra, 2b; Ascensio, Isa. ix. 27-38). Adam was to be worshiped by the angels as the image of God (Vita Adæ et Evæ, p. 14; Gen. R. viii.). Before his fall his place was within the precincts of God's own majesty, where the angels can not stay (Gen. R. xxi.); and so in the future will the righteous again be placed nearer to God than the angels (Deut. R. 1, Yer. Shab. vi. 8d, Ned. 32a). .Indeed, "they were inferior in intelligence to Adam, when names were given to all things" (Pirḳe R. El.^ Darla : Going through their things, all the little pieces of themselves locked away, given you a naughty little thrill of control.
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^ They all say the same thing: syphilitic heart condition - terminal.
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xiii.). "The righteous rank above the angels" (Sanh. 93a; Midr. Teh., Ps. ciii. 18; compare I Cor. vi. 3; Heb. ii. 5). ."When Aaron in his vestments as high priest entered the Holy of Holies, the ministering angels fled in awe before him" (Pesiḳ.^ [Angel starts to backhand Lindsey, but Lindsey catches his hand mid-thrust and punches Angel in the ribs before throwing him hard across the room.
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^ High Priest : Him.
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R. 47; compare Ex. R. xxxviii.). "Israel is dearer to God than the angels; for Israel's praise is not confined to stated hours as that of the angels. .Israel pronounces the name of God after two words: 'Hear, Israel'; the angels after three: 'Holy, Holy, Holy!'^ Angel : You ever hear of a time-traveling demon by the name of Sahjhan?
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Israel begins the song of praise on earth and the angels in heaven chime in" (Ḥul. 91b; Midr. Teh., Ps. civ. 1). "Angels minister to the saints" (Heb. i. 13-14).

Philo on Angels.

Philo was inclined to accept the existence of angels as a fact far more than his allegorical system would lead one to surmise. .He was prompted to do so through the example of the Stoics: "Beings whom other philosophers called demons, Moses usually called angels"; they are "souls hovering in the air"; "some have descended into bodies; others have not thought fit to approach any part of the earth; and these, hallowed and surrounded by the ministrations of the Father, the Creator employs as assistants and ministers for the care of the mortals."^ Angel : The children, they usually scream.
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^ [Angel and Spike don't move; they just stare] Demon Butler : You give us the money, we give you the head.
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^ And you're being used for some purpose other than justice.
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"They report the injunctions of the Father to His children, and the necessities of the children to the Father. And, with reference to this, Holy Scripture represents them as 'ascending and descending.' . . . Not God, but we mortals are in need of a mediator and intercessor" (idem, "On Dreams," i. 22). "Souls, demons, and angels are things differing in name, but identical in reality. Yet, as men speak of God and of evil demons and of good and evil souls, so theyspeak of angels, calling them ambassadors of man to God and of God to man; and they are holy because of this blameless and honorable office. Others, on the contrary, are profane and unworthy, as is seen in Ps. lxxviii. 49" (idem, "On Giants," pp. 3-4).
But Philo also calls them logoi, "words," or "intellects" (idem, "On Confusion of Language," p. 8; "On Dreams," i. 12, 19; "Allegory," iii. 62; compare Hag. 14a, based on Ps. xxxiii. 6). They are also called "God's own powers with whom the Father of the Universe consulted when saying: 'Let us make man.' To them He gave the mortal part of our soul to form by imitating His art when He shaped the rational principle in us" (idem, "On Fugitives," p. 13). Angels are the priests in the heavenly temple (idem, "Monarchy," ii. 1). And in the same manner as the rabbis speak of Michael (Meṭaṭron) as the captain of the heavenly host, as the high priest that offers sacrifice in the upper temple, and as the charioteer of God, Philo says:
"The Father, the Creator of the universe, gave to the archangel and most ancient logos ["word"] the privilege of standing on the confines, separating the creature from the Creator, and of interceding between the immortal God and the mortal, as ambassador sent by the ruler to the subject. Rejoicing in this position, he says [Deut. v. .5]: 'I stood between the Lord and you,' being neither uncreated nor created, but between the two, pledge and security to the Creator and to the creature, a hope that the merciful God would not despise His work" ("On Who is the Heir," p.^ Illyria] And if it comes down to a choice between you and him, then yes, I would fight for his life, just like any other human's.
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^ And there's not a person in this room who won't work round the clock to see that you get it.
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^ Cordelia : My God, you are a piece of work.
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42; compare "On Dreams," i. 25; "On Fugitives," p. 19, where he is called "the charioteer of the powers"; and "On Confusion of Languages," p. 28, where, like Meṭaṭron with his seventy-two names, he is called "the great archangel of many names").

Saadia, Ha-Levi, Ibn Daud, Maimonides.

.The medieval philosophers treated the belief in angels in a far more rationalistic spirit than did Philo.^ Lindsey : Our plans for Angel are a little more long-term than that.
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^ Angel : Well, there's definitely more to Doyle than meets the eye.
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^ Angel : There is one thing more powerful than conviction.
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Saadia, finding man to be the object of Creation, and therefore in the center of the world, claims for him a rank higher than that of the angels ("Emunot we-De'ot," iv. 1). They are to him creatures of light, ethereal beings, created for special purposes (ii. 8), visions of the prophet rather than realities. So is the fiery angel of death (iv. 6). Satan to him is a human being (see Ibn Ezra to Num. xxii. 22). .Judah ha-Levi also sees in the angels beings created of ethereal matter; some for a certain time, and those of the upper world for eternity ("Cuzari," iv.^ Hey, you remember that time you tried to get Angel to kill you because you felt all weepy over being such a bad little girl.
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^ Angel sees Wesley reacting to those memories, and remembers his son is nearby as well.
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^ Darla's human self has died, and some time before dawn, unless Angel can stop it, she will rise again, a soulless demon.
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13; see Cassel's note). Concerning Gabirol's angels formed of fire, see Kaufmann, "Attributenlehre," pp. 184, 505. To Ibn Daud angels are intelligences, created, yet eternal and spiritual; the motors of the soul; the highest of these intelligences being the active intellect of the Tenth Sphere, identified by the Mohammedan thinkers (according to "Cuzari," i. 87) with the angel Gabriel and the Holy Ghost, but mentioned already in Job, xxxii. 8 as "the spirit in man; and the breath [A. V. "inspiration"] of the Almighty that giveth them understanding." .Maimonides, taking as his guide Aristotle, who places the "Intelligences" as intermediate beings between the Prime Cause and existing things—by the agency of which is produced the motion of the spheres on which all existence depends—declares the Biblical angels to be the beings with whom God consults before taking action (Gen.^ Hey, you remember that time you tried to get Angel to kill you because you felt all weepy over being such a bad little girl.
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^ Spike : 'Cause every time you look at me, you see all the dirty little things I've done, all the lives I've taken...
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R. viii.). .Differing, however, from Aristotle, whose "Intelligences" are coexistent with the First Cause, he asserts that the angels are created by God, and endowed with the power of governing the spheres; that they are conscious beings possessed of a free will, but that, unlike human beings, they are in constant action and without evil ("Moreh," ii.^ Angel : Being inside a human makes it vulnerable, doesn't it?
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^ [Darla kisses his chest, his neck, his mouth, mirroring the dream action in real life without Angel showing any sign of waking.
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6-7). Far from accepting Scripture in its literal meaning, when angels are introduced, he finds the term "angel" applied to men, to elements, and to animals, as well as to ideals perceived by the Prophets. "Natural forces and angels are identical. When the rabbis (Midr. Eccl. x. 7) say: 'When man sleeps, his soul speaks to the angel, and the angel to the cherub,' man's imaginative faculty is called angel, and his intellectual faculty is called cherub. The form in which angels appear characterizes the mental vision of the seer." He thus distinguishes between angels endowed with eternal life—such as the Spheric Intelligences—and the perishable phenomena. But then these spheres and angels were not created for our sake, says Maimonides ("Moreh," iii. 13) in opposition to Saadia, who says: "Man is superior to everything formed of earthly matter, but exceedingly inferior to the spheres and intelligences." Of such spheres, Aristotle counted fifty, numbering as many ideals. Maimonides, with later philosophers, assumes these to be ten, the Tenth Intelligence being the Active Intellect. For this reason, Maimonides follows the Cabala in counting ten classes of angels ("Yesode ha-Torah," ii. 7).

Cabalistic View.

In the Cabala two currents run in parallel lines. .The practical Cabala, bent upon overruling, through incantations, the destinies of earthly life by the higher powers, is ever busy finding new names of angels able to control the lower forces.^ You know, you really should find a new name for yourself.
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Such attempts are made in "Sefer ha-Razim," which is a list of angels for the months of the year, in the "Sefer Raziel," and the like. .On the other hand, the Neoplatonic view of Emanation, and the idea of the macrocosm, or the world in its totality, being the evolution of the image of God, the type of which is man as microcosm, necessarily made man the object of Creation, so that in this view he ranks above the angels (Zohar, iii.^ Cordelia : [glowing among other higher beings] God, I am so bored.
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^ [He puts his hands on the sides of her head and they both close their eyes as Angel tries to straighten up so he can get a better view.
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68); while they (the angels) belong to the lower realm, to the world of formation (yeẓirah), and not to that of Creation (beriah), to which the higher spirits belong. .The angels are intellectual, spiritual beings, yet invested with a shining garb to make them visible to man (Jellinek," Die Kabbala" (transl.^ Angel : Being inside a human makes it vulnerable, doesn't it?
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from Franck) p. 161; Joel, "Religionsphilosophie d. Zohar," pp. 278-279).

Relation to non-Jewish Religions.

.How far Jewish Angelology was influenced by Babylonian and Persian mythology, and what its relations are to Mandæan lore and to Egyptian-Hellenistic gnosticism, is still a matter of dispute among students (see Kohut, "Jüd.^ But most of all, I feel the good in you and no matter how much you're beaten or twisted or lied to, it's still there in your heart.
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Angelologie"; Schorr, "He-Ḥaluẓ," viii. 1-120; Gunkel, "Schöpfung und Chaos"; Dieterich, "Abraxas"; Kessler, "Mandæans" in Schaff and Herzog's "Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge." The Mandæans also speak of angels of light (not kings, Brandt, "Mandäische Schriften," p. 14) surrounding the king of light (Brandt, "Mandäische Religion," p. 42; "Mandäische Schriften," p. 14), and of angels of wrath surrounding the evil spirit Ruaḥ (Brandt, "Mandäische Religion," p. 123); of three angels, or guardian spirits, accompanying Adam (ibid. pp. 44, 122); of the angel Yofim (Yofafin) (ibid. pp. 26, 198); of Ptahil (Gabriel), the assistant of the Lord of Life at the world's creation (ibid. pp. 34, 35, 44, 50-55); of the great sardonyx (p. 221) as well as of Azazel (p. 198); of the seven nether worlds with their archdemons as rulers ("Mandäische Schriften," pp. 137-183). But Persian mythology is throughout interwoven with Angelology (see Brandt, "Mandäische Religion," pp. 194-198). Coptic gnosticism, also, has Ariel as king of the nether world, corresponding with Ur of the Mandæans (see Schmidt, "Gnostische Schriften in Koptischer Sprache," p. 413).
That the archons, the seventy-two rulers of theworld (Schmidt, ibid. p. 194), are alluded to in I Cor. ii. 6-8; Gal. iv. 3, 9; and elsewhere, by Paul, has been shown by Everling, "Die Paulinische Angelologie und Dämonologie," pp. 12, 75. The "angel worship" (Col. ii. 18) is of the Gnostics, not of the Jews. For Christian Angelology in general, Zunz ("S. P." p. 148) may be quoted: "The Coptic, the Abyssinian, the Greek, and the Roman churches adopted the invocation of angels in their liturgy; and since the tenth century the whole earth has been divided among the various tutelary angels and saints."

Mohammedan Angelology.

In the Koran, Jewish and Gnostic angelologies seem to be intermingled. In Mohammed's time the old Arabian goddesses—Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat —were spoken of as angels and daughters of God (Koran, sura xxxvii. § 150, liii. § 20). The chief of all the archangels is Gabriel (Jibril); Michael comes next; Israfil (Sarafiel) sounds the trumpet of the resurrection; and Azrael is the angel of death (the etymology of the last name is obscure). Instead of four, there are eight angels that support the throne of God (sura xlix. § 17). .Some angels have two, some three, others four wings (sura xxxv.^ Angel : [smirking] You two know each other?
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§ 2). "They celebrate the praise of their Lord and ask forgiveness for those that are on earth" (sura xlii. § 2). "Each man hath a succession of angels before and behind him" (sura xiii. § 12). The chief angel, who has charge of hell, is Malik (etymology unknown). Hell has seven doors (sura xv. § 44). Nineteen angels are set over the fire (sura lxxiv. §§ 30-31). Munkar and Nakir are the angels that interrogate the dead; and another angel, Ruman, makes each man write down his deeds (Wolff, "Muhammedanische Eschatologie," pp. 69, 166). .Regarding the names of other angels, used for invocations and exorcism, see Hughes, "Dict.^ [Angel looks at him, not recognizing the name; Gunn looks around at the others] Gunn : Jay Garrick ?
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of Islam," under "Da'wah" (incantation).

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