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GREEK: 3413 Micahl Michael
HEBREW: 4317 lakym Miyka'el
NAVE: Michael
EBD: Michael
Micah | Micah, Book of | Micah, The Book Of | Micha | Michaeas | Michael | Michmach | Michmas Or Michmash | Michtam | Micmash | Micmethath


In Bible versions:

a chief angel; an archangel
father of Sethur, of Asher, who helped spy out Canaan
son of Abihail; a founding father of one of the clans of Gad
son of Jeshishai of the tribe of Gad
son of Baaseiah, of Gershom of Levi; ancestor of Asaph
son of Izrahiah of Issachar
son of Beriah of Benjamin
one of Saul's commanders from Manasseh who defected to David
a man of Issachar in Saul and David's time. The father of Omri, who was the officer over the tribe of Issachar.
son of king Jehoshaphat
father of Zebadiah who lead the Shephatiah Clan back from exile
an angel

poor; humble ( --> same as Micah, Michaiah)
Arts Topics: Michael Appearing to St.s; Michael in Various Compositions; Other Portraits of Michael; Various Subjects Connected to Michael


Strongs #3413: Micahl Michael

Michael = "who is like God"

1) the first of the chief princes or archangels who is supposed to be
the guardian angel of the Israelites

3413 Michael mikh-ah-ale'

of Hebrew origin (4317); Michael, an archangel:-Michael.
see HEBREW for 04317


Strongs #04317: lakym Miyka'el

Michael = "who is like God"

1) one of, the chief, or the first archangel who is described as the
one who stands in time of conflict for the children of Israel
2) an Asherite, father of Sethur, one of the 12 spies of Israel
3) one of the Gadites who settled in the land of Bashan
4) another Gadite, ancestor of Abihail
5) a Gershonite Levite, ancestor of Asaph
6) one of the 5 sons of Izrahiah of the tribe of Issachar
7) a Benjamite of the sons of Beriah
8) one of the captains from Manasseh who joined David at Ziklag
9) father or ancestor of Omri, chief of the tribe of Issachar in the
reign of David
10) one of the sons of Jehoshaphat who were murdered by their elder
brother, Jehoram
11) father or ancestor of Zebadiah, of the sons of Shephatiah

4317 Miyka'el me-kaw-ale'

from 4310 and (the prefix derivative from) 3588 and 410; who
(is) like God?; Mikael, the name of an archangel and of nine
see HEBREW for 04310
see HEBREW for 03588
see HEBREW for 0410

Michael [EBD]

who is like God? (1.) The title given to one of the chief angels (Dan. 10:13, 21; 12:1). He had special charge of Israel as a nation. He disputed with Satan (Jude 1:9) about the body of Moses. He is also represented as warning against "that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world" (Rev. 12:7-9).

(2.) The father of Sethur, the spy selected to represent Asher (Num. 13:13).

(3.) 1 Chr. 7:3, a chief of the tribe of Issachar.

(4.) 1 Chr. 8:16, a Benjamite.

(5.) A chief Gadite in Bashan (1 Chr. 5:13).

(6.) A Manassite, "a captain of thousands" who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chr. 12:20).

(7.) A Gershonite Levite (1 Chr. 6:40).

(8.) The father of Omri (1 Chr. 27:18).

(9.) One of the sons of king Jehoshaphat (2 Chr. 21:2, 4). He was murdered by his brother Jehoram.

Michael [NAVE]

1. An Asherite, Num. 13:13.
2. Two Gadites, 1 Chr. 5:13, 14.
3. A Gershonite Levite, 1 Chr. 6:40.
4. A descendant of Issachar, 1 Chr. 7:3.
5. A Benjamite, 1 Chr. 8:16.
6. A captain of the thousands of Manasseh who joined David at Ziklag, 1 Chr. 12:20.
7. Father of Omri, 1 Chr. 27:18.
8. Son of Jehoshaphat. slain by his brother, Jehoram, 2 Chr. 21:2-4.
9. Father of Zebadiah, Ezra 8:8.
10. The Archangel. His message to Daniel, Dan. 10:13, 21; 12:1.
Contention with the devil, Jude 9.
Fights with the dragon, Rev. 12:7.


(who is like God?).
  1. An Asherite, father of Sethur, one of the twelve spies. (Numbers 13:13)
  2. One of the Gadites who settled in the land of Bashan. (1 Chronicles 5:13)
  3. Another Gadite, ancestor of Abihail. (1 Chronicles 5:14)
  4. A Gershionite Levite, ancestor of Asaph. (1 Chronicles 6:40)
  5. One of the five sons of Izrahiah, of the tribe of Issachar. (1 Chronicles 7:3)
  6. A Benjamite of the sons of Beriah. (1 Chronicles 8:16)
  7. One of the captains of the "thousands" of Manasseh who joined David at Ziklag. (1 Chronicles 12:20)
  8. The father or ancestor of Omri, chief of the tribe of Issachar in the reign of David. (1 Chronicles 27:18)
  9. One of the sons of Jehoshaphat who were murdered by their elder brother, Jehoram. (2 Chronicles 21:2,4)
  10. The father or ancestor of Zebadiah, of the sons of Shephatiah. (Ezra 8:8)
  11. "One," or "the first, of the chief princes" or archangels, (Daniel 10:21) as the "prince" of Israel, and in ch. (Daniel 12:1) as "the great prince which standeth" in time conflict "for the children of thy people."


MICHAEL - mi'-ka-el, mi'-kel (mikha'el, "who is like God?" Michael):

(1) The father of Sethur the Asherite spy (Nu 13:13).

(2) (3) Two Gadites (1 Ch 5:13,14).

(4) A name in the genealogy of Asaph (1 Ch 6:40 (Hebrew 25)).

(5) A son of Izrahiah of Issachar (1 Ch 7:3).

(6) A Benjamite (1 Ch 8:16).

(7) A Manassite who ceded to David at Ziklag (1 Ch 12:20).

(8) The father of Omri of Issachar (1 Ch 27:18).

(9) A son of King Jehoshaphat (2 Ch 21:2).

(10) The father of Zebediah, an exile who returned with Ezra (Ezr 8:8 parallel 1 Esdras 8:34).

(11) "The archangel" (Jude 1:9). Probably also the unnamed archangel of 1 Thess 4:16 is Michael. In the Old Testament he is mentioned by name only in Daniel. He is "one of the chief princes" (Dan 10:13), the "prince" of Israel (Dan 10:21), "the great prince" (Dan 12:1); perhaps also "the prince of the host" (Dan 8:11). In all these passages Michael appears as the heavenly patron and champion of Israel; as the watchful guardian of the people of God against all foes earthly or devilish. In the uncanonical apocalyptic writings, however, Jewish angelology is further developed. In them Michael frequently appears and excretes functions similar to those which are ascribed to him in Daniel. He is the first of the "four presences that stand before God"--Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel or Phanuel (En 9:1; 40:9). In other apocryphal books and even elsewhere in En, the number of archangels is given as 7 (En 20:1-7; Tobit 12:15; compare also Rev 8:2). Among the many characterizations of Michael the following may be noted: He is "the merciful and long-suffering" (En 40:9; 68:2,3), "the mediator and intercessor" (Ascension of Isaiah, Latin version 9:23; Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs, Levi 5; Dan 6). It is he who opposed the Devil in a dispute concerning Moses' body (Jude 1:9). This passage, according to most modern authorities, is derived from the apocryphal Assumption of Moses (see Charles' edition, 105-10). It is Michael also who leads the angelic armies in the war in heaven against "the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan" (Rev 12:7 ff). According to Charles, the supplanting of the "child" by the archangel is an indication of the Jewish origin of this part of the book.

The earlier Protestant scholars usually identified Michael with the preincarnate Christ, finding support for their view, not only in the juxtaposition of the "child" and the archangel in Rev 12, but also in the attributes ascribed to him in Daniel (for a full discussion see Hengstenberg, Offenbarung, I, 611-22, and an interesting survey in English by Dr. Douglas in Fairbairn's BD).

John A. Lees

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