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