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Angel of Death December 20, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — smlwoman @ 9:47 pm


I was having a conversation with a friend today and she brought up the angel of death.  She thought it was Gabriel.  I couldn’t find anything in the Bible.  He was the Angel that was sent to smite the wicked.  I think that is how she phrased it.  Neither of us is saying it is true, we are asking if anyone out there can clarify this for us. Using Scripture please.  Or if this is just folklore.


5 Responses to “Angel of Death”

  1. -Dave Says:

    Gabriel is mentioned four times in the Bible:

    Twice in Daniel, delivering messages/visions to Daniel. (Chapters 8 & 9)
    Twince in Luke, to speak to Zacharias and Mary (Chapter 1)

    That’s the only times that name is mentioned.

  2. jackswords Says:

    The only Angel of Death I can think of in the Bible is the Angel of the Lord. He’s the one that killed all the firstborn children in Egypt as the tenth and final plague. He does a bit of killing, but that’s not all he does.

  3. smlwoman Says:

    I thought I commented on this already. What else does he do? And thanks for the comments from both of you.

  4. jose Says:

    He wrestles with Jacob until his hip gives out.
    He protects Hagar and her son Ishmael.
    I think he talks with Abraham too.

    It’s kinda weird. But he kinda acts like God. He makes promises that only God should make. Some people think the Angel of the Lord is actually God.

    There are other angels mentioned by name in Jewish mysticism and legend and some of them are sometimes associated with the Angel of Death, but they’re mostly fallen angels.

  5. smlwoman Says:

    I have heard that too. That the angel of the Lord was actually God.

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