The Seven Archangels Identified

The 7 Archangels Identified

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(P.S. Joseph Smith said angels don’t have wings such are symbolic of power to move)

-The book of revelation says there are 7 angels who pour out plagues in the last days. Also we know from Jewish lore that they preside over the dispensations. We know who have presided over the dispensations from latter-day revelation. We can match up the 7 archangel names given in the apocryphal book of Enoch with the 7 dispensation heads.

-Archangel Names (see Enoch 20, 2-8):

Adam= Michael (Hebrew “who is like God”)

Enoch= Raphael (Hebrew רָפָאֵל “God has healed”)

Noah= Gabriael (Hebrew גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri’el) meaning “God is my strong man”)

Abraham= Raguel (Hebrew “friend of God)

Moses=  Uriel (Hebrew אוּרִיאֵל “God is my light”.)

John the Baptist= Saraqa’el

Joseph Smith= Remiel (Hebrew “mercy of God”)

-Here is the 20th Chapter of Enoch quoted, see how it highlights some of the functions of these angels: “CHAPTER XX.

1. And these are the names of the holy angels who watch. 2. Uriel, one of the holy angels, who is over the world and over Tartarus. 3. Raphael, one of the holy angels, who is over the spirits of men. 4. Raguel, one of the holy angels who †takes vengeance on† the world of the luminaries. 5. Michael, one of the holy angels, to wit, he that is set over the best part of mankind ⌈⌈and⌉⌉ over chaos. 6. Saraqâêl, one of the holy angels, who is set over the spirits, who sin in the spirit. 7. Gabriel, one of the holy angels, who is over Paradise and the serpents and the Cherubim. 8. Remiel, one of the holy angels, whom God set over those who rise.” (Enoch 20; see http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/boe/boe023.htm)

-Joseph Smith said he was visited by Raphael Gabriel and other angels (D&C 128:21).

-Adam is often identified as the archangel and is defined as being Michael (D&C 107:54; 88:112; 29:26; 128:21; Jude 1:9).

-attached to the end of their names is “el” is Hebrew for God.

-Noah is identified as Gabriel by Joseph Smith (History of the Church 3:386 ; see also Joseph Smith Papers: Report of Instructions, July 1839, as Reported by Willard Richards

http://josephsmithpapers.org/paperSummary/report-of-instructions-july-1839-as-reported-by-willard-richards)

-Noah is identified as Gabriel also by Joseph Fielding Smith. (Joseph Fielding Smith, Answers to Gospel Questions, 3:138-141 http://emp.byui.edu/MarrottR/301Folder/4-11MissingJFeSEliasNoah.htm)

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