An Introduction to Angels

Types of angels

Malachim - Translation: Messengers; General word for angel

Seraphim - Translation: The burning ones; Sing and praise God

Ophanim - Translation: Arbiters; Guardians of the throne of God

Chayot HaKodesh - Translation: Living beings; Living beings

One of Melozzo's musician (seraphim) angels from the Basilica dei Santi Apostoli, now in the sacristy of St. Peter's Basilica

Famous angels and their tasks

Michael (translation: who is like God?), performs acts of justice and pow

Gabriel (translation: the strength of God), performs God's kindness

Raphael (translation: God Heals), God's healing force

Uriel (translation: God is my light), leads us to destiny

Samael (translation: the severity of God), angel of death - see also Malach HaMavet (translation: the angel of death)

Sandalphon (translation: bringing together), battles Samael and brings humankind together

Camael/Chamuel (translation: one who seeks God), expelled Adam from the Garden of Eden and punishes those who transgress against God

Sataniel/Satan (translation: the adversary[19]), tempts humans, serves as an adversary, and brings people's sins before them in the heavenly court

Metatron (translation is disputed, may mean "keeper of the watch", "guardian", or "he who sits behind the throne of Heaven"), God's heavenly scribe recording the deeds of all that is