Learning Biblical Hebrew
9/12/09 at 01:53 PM 0 Comments

Four Angels of the the Throne - Gabriel, Michael, Uriel and Raphael- part 2

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In the Apocrypha

Michael:

The name Michael means "who is like God?".Michael is the guardian angel of Israel.According to the midrash, Michael is the angel who prevented Abraham from offering up Isaac at the Accede, informs Sarah that she will give birth to a boy and rescues Abraham from the furnace.

Gabriel:
The name Gabriel means "man of god".
Gabriel is God's messenger and the constant defender of the Jewish people. He saves Tamar from the fate of being burnt as punishment for her unchastity, protects Joseph against the evil designs of Potiphar ,causes the infant Moses to weep so that Pharaoah's daughter will feel compassionate towards him.

Uriel:
The name Uriel means the flame of God. Uriel is first mentioned in I Enoch where he prays to God to end the Nephilim's rule of violence and bloodshed on earth. Along with the other angels of the Throne, Uriel serves as Enoch's guide in the upper heavens, but his main function was to govern the army of angels and the Netherworld, Sheol.

Raphael:

Raphael is one of the chief angels and responsible for healing. Raphael first appears as an angelic name in The Book of Tobit where he explained to Tobit how to cure a wound in his eye. Raphael also defeats the evil spirit Ashmedai (see Ashmedai blog) and throws Azazel (see Azazel blog) into the abyss.

Shalom Aleichem:
" שָלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָרֵת מַלְאֲכֵי עֶלְיוֹן
מִמֶלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְלָכִים הַקָדוֹשׁ בָרוּךְ הוּא
בּוֹאֲכֶם לְשָׁלוֹם מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָרֵת מַלְאֲכֵי עֶלְיוֹן
מִמֶלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְלָכִים הַקָדוֹשׁ בָרוּךְ הוּא
בָרְכוּנִי לְשָלוֹם מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָרֵת מַלְאָכִי עֶלְיוֹן
מִמֶלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְלָכִים הַקָדוֹשׁ בָרוּךְ הוּא
צֵאתְכֶם לְשָלוֹם מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָרֵת מַלְאָכִי עֶלְיוֹן
מִמֶלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְלָכִים הַקָדוֹשׁ בָרוּךְ הוּא"

" Shalom aleichem malachei ha-shareis malachei elyon, mi-melech malchei ha-melachim Ha-Kadosh Baruch Hu. Bo'achem le-shalom malachei ha-shalom malachei elyon, mi-melech malchei ha-melachim Ha-Kadosh Baruch Hu. Barchuni le-shalom malachei ha-shalom malachei elyon, mi-melech malchei ha-melachim Ha-Kadosh Baruch Hu. Tzeis'chem le-shalom malachei ha-shalom malachei elyon, mi-melech malchei ha-melachim Ha-Kadosh Baruch Hu"

Main phrases of the post + transcription + translation

Hebrew             Transcription           Translation
שְׁאוֹל                 šə'ôl                      netherworld
עֶלְיוֹן                  'elyôn                      Supreme
הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא Haqqādôš bārûk hû'   the Holy One Blessed be He, God

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