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Michael


Michael is an archangel first introduced in Hebrew Scriptures with Gabriel. He is named in Daniel 10:60 as a divine messenger. In aggadic literature he is the guardian angel of Israel, the chief opponent of Satan, and keeper of the heavenly keys. A.G.H.


Source:

Bowker, John, The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, New York, Oxford University Press, 1997, p. 640