Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Michael and Gabriel Angelological Problems in the Book of Daniel

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter concentrates on the two figures that are dominant in the angelology of the Book of Daniel: Michael and Gabriel. A feature that is common to both is conspicuous in an Old Testament context: they have names. There has been a development from the anonymous mal'ak YHWH of the Old Testament to archangeis, individualized, with special functions and with personal names. This development may have taken place under foreign, perhaps Persian, perhaps also Babylonian, influence, and it is always of great interest to trace foreign influence in Jewish religion. The chapter traces in the angelology of the Book of Daniel features that represent an interior development, i.e.: features that have grown out of ideas or notions that can be found in cIassical Israelite religion as one know it from the earlier books of the Old Testament.

Keywords: Babylonian; Book of Daniel; cIassical Israelite religion; Gabriel; Michael



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Scriptures and the Scrolls — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation