Learning Biblical Hebrew
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Four Angels of the Throne - Gabriel, Michael, Uriel and Raphael

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From the Kriat Shema:

" בשם ה' אלהי ישראל מימיני מיכאל ומשמאלי גבריאל ומלפני אוריאל ומאחורי רפאל
ועל ראשי שכינת אלי"...

"To my right Michael and to my left Gabriel, in front of me Uriel and behind me Raphael, and over my head God's Shekhinah ..."

The word "malakh", an angel, means "messenger", obtained the further signification of "angel" only through the addition of God's name, as "angel of the Lord," or "angel of God" .Other appellations are "Sons of God" or "the Holy Ones" .Angels of the Throne, also known as "Angels of the Presence" or "Angels of the face", are high-level that surround the Throne of God.

The Angels Hebrew Scriptures

In the Bible

Only two Angels are mention in the Bible, both of them can be found in The Book Of Daniel: Michael and Gabriel.

The Book Of Daniel 10,13:

" וְשַׂר מַלְכוּת פָּרַס, עֹמֵד לְנֶגְדִּי עֶשְׂרִים וְאֶחָד יוֹם, וְהִנֵּה מִיכָאֵל אַחַד הַשָּׂרִים הָרִאשֹׁנִים, בָּא לְעָזְרֵנִי; וַאֲנִי נוֹתַרְתִּי שָׁם, אֵצֶל מַלְכֵי פָרָס."

" But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia."

The Book Of Daniel 8,16:

" וָאֶשְׁמַע קוֹל-אָדָם, בֵּין אוּלָי; וַיִּקְרָא, וַיֹּאמַר, גַּבְרִיאֵל, הָבֵן לְהַלָּז אֶת-הַמַּרְאֶה."

" And I heard a man's voice from the Ulai calling, "Gabriel, tell this man the meaning of the vision."

Michael and Gabriel are the most important of the angels.Next time we will spaek about the angels in the Apocrypha

Main phrases of the post + transcription + translation

Hebrew         Transcription        Translation
מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָּׁרֵת    Mal'ăkêy hašārēt  Ministering angels
דָּנִיֵּאל             Dānî'ēl                 Daniel
גַּבְרִיאֵל           gabrî'ēl                Gabriel
מִיכָאֵל            mîkā'ēl                Michael
אַרְבַּע              'Arba'                  Four


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