Archangels in Religion

Find out which major faiths mention archangels in their religious texts.

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MICHAEL

Apocrypha:
  1. Listed as one of four angels along with Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel (Enoch 9:1).
  2. One of seven archangels named with their delegated tasks (Enoch 20).
Jewish Faith:
  1. In one of Daniel's visions, Michael—"one of the chief princes"—came to Gabriel's aid in the battle against the prince of Persia (Daniel 10:13, 21). Also believed to be the protector of Israel (Daniel 12:1).
  2. Commonly believed to be the unnamed "commander of the host of the Lord" that Joshua sees in the heavens when he's near Jericho (Joshua 5:13-15).
Protestant/Catholic Faith:
  1. Rebuked Satan in their debate over the fate of the body of Moses (Jude v.9). This is the only place in the Christian/Catholic Bible that mentions Michael as an archangel.
  2. Along with other angels, battled the great seven-headed, 10-horned red dragon (Satan, in the form of a serpent) during the great battle in Heaven. The dragon was defeated and thrown down to earth along with other fallen angels (Revelation 12:7-12).
Muslim Faith:

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In the Qur'an, he is mentioned as one of two angels who should be no one's enemy (Surah 2:98).




GABRIEL

Apocrypha:
  1. Listed as one of four angels along with Michael, Raphael, and Uriel (Enoch 9:1).
  2. One of seven archangels named with their delegated tasks (Enoch 20).
Jewish Faith:
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Compiled by Sherry Huang
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