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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A-Z Blog Hop: Uriel


Uriel, whose name means “fire of God” or “God is my light” is one of the most important angels. He has been described as an archangel, a seraph, and a cherub. He is usually depicted as one of the four primary angels along with Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. Though he’s not official by Catholic standards, he is in many Jewish texts.

Uriel is portrayed as stern and punishing. According to Enoch he is the head of the seven archangels. He supposedly presides over Tartarus or Hell, where he punishes sinners by burning them in everlasting fire and hanging blasphemers by their tongues over unquenchable fires.  And most people think angels are kind.
But, Uriel is not all fire and brimstone. It was believed that Uriel gave the gift of the Qabalah to humanity, along with the Metatron. He led Abraham out of Ur and has interpreted prophecies for the good of humanity. He revealed heavenly mysteries to Ezra and has answer deep questions about evil and justice. He also serves as a guide to luminaries.

So, do you have a favorite angel?

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7 comments:

  1. Interesting theme for your A-Z posts!

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  2. I dig the three archangels named in the Bible, whom you mentioned in your post. So much so, in fact, that they're important characters in one of my works in progress. Uh, though they behave a lot more like humans in it than some folks might like. :-)
    Some Dark Romantic

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    1. Very nice. Do they have bodies or do they possess people?

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    2. They gots bodies. Their own. :-)

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    1. Interesting. They can be tricky. At least the ones in my book are.

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