Angel of Death – Archangel Azrael – (mythology)

Azrael is an angel in the Abrahamic religions. Azrael is often identified with the Angel of Death of the Hebrew Bible. The Hebrew name Azrael translates to “Angel of God” “Help from God” or “One Whom God Helps” Azrael is the spelling of the Chambers Dictionary. The Qur’an refers to a Malak Al-Mawt or “Angel of Death” which corresponds with Hebrew term, Malach ha-Mawet, in Rabbinic Literature. Islamic-Arabic tradition adopts the name Azrael, in the Arabic alphabet as ʿAzrāʾīl. Depending on the outlook and precepts of various religions in which Azrael is a figure, Azrael may be portrayed as residing in the Third Heaven. In one description, Azrael has four faces and four thousand wings, and his whole body consists of eyes and tongues whose number corresponds to the number of people inhabiting the Earth. Azrael will be the last to die, recording and erasing constantly in a large book the names of men at birth and death, respectively. In Jewish mysticism, he is commonly referred to as “Azriel” not “Azrael” Azrael is associated with the South and is considered to be a high-ranking commander of God’s angels. There is no reference to Azrael in the Bible, and Azrael is not regarded as either a canonical or a non-canonical figure in Christianity. However, a story in 2 Esdras (a book not deemed canonical by the Catholic, Protestant and most Orthodox Churches) which is part of the Apocrypha, has the story of a scribe and judge named Ezra (not to be confused with the Biblical figure Ezra) also sometimes written “Azra” in different languages. Azra was visited by the Archangel Uriel and given a list of laws and punishments Azrael was to adhere to and enforce as judge over his people. Azra was later recorded in the Apocrypha as having entered Heaven “without tasting death’s taint” Depending on various Christian religious views, it could be taken as Ezra ascending to angelic status. This would add the suffix “el” to his name, which denotes a heavenly being Michael, Raphael, Uriel Hence, it would be Ezrael or Azrael. Death, due to its prominent place in human culture, is frequently imagined as a personified force, also known as the Grim Reaper. In some mythologies, the Grim Reaper causes the victim’s death by coming to collect them. In turn, people in some stories try to hold on to life by avoiding Death’s visit, or by fending Death off with bribery or tricks. Other beliefs hold that the Spectre of Death is only a psychopomp, serving to sever the last ties between the soul and the body and to guide the deceased to the afterlife, without having any control over when or how the victim dies. Death is most often personified in male form, although in certain cultures Death is perceived as female. Please watch the video, share, like subscribe for more information on the Angel of Death Azrael from mythology at ancient mystery on youtube.

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Damiano Baldoni “No mans Land”

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Angel of Death – Archangel Azrael – (mythology)

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