The History of Angels
And suddenly there was
with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and
saying, Glory to god in the highest and on earth peace, good will
toward men. (Luke 2, 13 and 14)
Byzantine, Gothic and Early Renaissance paintings are rich in philosophical and Christian symbolism regarding angels.
The word 'angel' comes from the Greek angelos, which stems from the Hebrew word mal'akh, which translates to 'messenger'.
Famous Angels in Christianity, Judaism, Zoroastrian and Islam
Uriel is one of four Archangels, the others are Gabriel, Raphael and Michael.
Azrael the Islamic Archangel of Death who is “forever writing in
a large book and forever erasing what he writes: what he writes is the
birth of man, what he erases is the name of the man at death.” In
Islam, Azrael is one of the four Archangels of Islam. The others
are Djibril, Mikhail, and Israfil.)
Sariel Judeo Christian angel of death. "And I saw an angel
coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in
his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who
is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw
him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from
deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended."
Mithraism Zoroastrianism angel who acted as a go-between between heaven and earth.
Michael is one of four Archangels, the others are Gabriel,
Raphael and Uriel. - "And there was war in heaven. Michael and his
angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought
back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in
heaven. The great dragon was hurled down -- that ancient serpent called
the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to
the earth, and his angels with him." (Rev 12:7-9)
Mot Babylonian angel of chaos and the master of all desolate places.
Gabriel is one of four Archangels, the others are Uriel, Raphael
and Michael. "I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have
been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. "(Luke 1:19)
Sammael Judeo-Christian angel of death. "And the Angel of Death went out and attacked the Assyrian camp;
One hundred eighty-five thousand. And when they arose in the morning, they were all dead bodies." (Isaiah 37:36)
Raphael is one of four Archangels, the others are Gabriel, Uriel and Michael.