Saturday, January 16, 2016

Short Note on Michael the Archangel

The ancient texts of Judaism generally depict Michael as one of the holy angels of God, in fact, an/the chief angel. And Darrell L. Bock's book Blasphemy and Exaltation in Judaism provides sufficient evidence to buttress this idea on pp. 165-169. He supplies evidence that Michael was generally thought to be an angel (i.e., spirit being).

Interestingly, Michael is called ARXISTRATHGOS in 3 Bar. 11-16. See also TAbr 1:4A; TMos 10:2.

3 comments:

Duncan said...

Daniel 12 - "MIXAHL O ARXWN O MEGAS" (Michael the Great ruler, govenor or official).

Duncan said...

http://www.hebrew-streams.org/works/qumran/melchizedek-dss.html

A very interesting page but with a glaring speculation -

"This document opens an important window into Bible interpretations and spiritual contemplations of breakaway Jewish priests from Jerusalem, living before the time of Yeshua of Nazareth."

Orthodox Jews continue to claim that the DSS archive are not mainstream temple documents but the qumran hypothesis is falling apart and they know it.

Duncan said...

The plainer English of the Moffatt translation words it: ". . with the rank of" that is, equal status with "Melchizedek."