Michael
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Michael

(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."
ATS Bible Dictionary
Michael

See ARCHANGEL.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
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" (Revelation 12:7-9).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MICHAEL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(11) "The archangel" (Jude 1:9). Probably also the unnamed archangel of 1 Thessalonians 4:16 is Michael. In the Old Testament he is mentioned by name only in Daniel. He is "one of the chief princes" (Daniel 10:13), the "prince" of Israel (Daniel 10:21), "the great prince" (Daniel 12:1); perhaps also "the prince of the host" (Daniel 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 Revelation 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; Da 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" (Revelation 12:7). 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 Revelation 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

Greek
3413. Michael -- Michael, the archangel
... 3412, 3413. Michael. 3414 . Michael, the archangel. Part of Speech:
Proper Noun, Indeclinable Transliteration: Michael Phonetic ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4317. Mikael -- "Who is like God?" an angel, also a number of Isr.
... Transliteration: Mikael Phonetic Spelling: (me-kaw-ale') Short Definition:
Michael. Word ... NASB Word Usage Michael (13). Michael. From ...
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Library

Michael Servetus.
... BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE FATHERS OF THE REFORMATION, FOUNDERS OF SECTS, AND
OF OTHER DISTINGUISHED INDIVIDUALS MENTIONED IN THIS VOLUME. Michael Servetus. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/hayward/the book of religions/michael servetus.htm

Michael Molinos.
... BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE FATHERS OF THE REFORMATION, FOUNDERS OF SECTS, AND
OF OTHER DISTINGUISHED INDIVIDUALS MENTIONED IN THIS VOLUME. Michael Molinos. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/hayward/the book of religions/michael molinos.htm

The Devil Vanquished; Or, Michael's War with the Dragon, Rev. 12 7
... Hymns. Book 1. Hymn 1:58. The devil vanquished; or, Michael's war with the
dragon, Rev. 12. 7. 1 Let mortal tongues attempt to sing ...
/.../watts/hymns and spiritual songs/hymn 1 58 the devil vanquished.htm

On the Feast of St Michael and all Angels
... THE INNER WAY SERMON XXIV On the Feast of St Michael and All Angels. On ... heaven.".
To-day is the Feast of St Michael and all Angels. ...
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St. Michael and all Angels
... II. THE CHRISTIAN YEAR St. Michael and all Angels. [1083]289 Stars of the
morning, so gloriously bright [1084]290 Hark! hark, my soul! ...
/.../st michael and all angels.htm

St. Michael and all Angels. Are they not all Ministering Spirits ...
... St. Michael and all Angels. Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth
to minister for those that shall be heirs of salvation? ...
/.../winkworth/lyra germanica the christian year/st michael and all angels.htm

The Devil Vanquished; Or, Michael's War with the Dragon. Rev. 12 ...
... HYMN 58 The devil vanquished; or, Michael's war with the dragon. Rev. 12:7. LM The
devil vanquished; or, Michael's war with the dragon. Rev.12:7. ...
/.../watts/the psalms and hymns of isaac watts/hymn 58 the devil vanquished.htm

Stars of the Morning, So Gloriously Bright
... II. THE CHRISTIAN YEAR Holy Days: St. Michael and All Angels 289. Stars of the morning,
so gloriously bright. Four 10's [1088]Trisagion: Henry Smart, 1868. ...
/.../holy days st michael and.htm

Hark! Hark, My Soul! Angelic Songs are Swelling
... II. THE CHRISTIAN YEAR Holy Days: St. Michael and All Angels 290. Hark! hark, my
soul! Angelic songs are swelling. 11.10.11.10.9.11 [1090]Pilgrims: ...
/.../holy days st michael and 2.htm

Around the Throne of God a Band
... II. THE CHRISTIAN YEAR Holy Days: St. Michael and All Angels 291. Around the throne
of God a band. LM [1093]Abends: Herbert S. Oakeley, 1874. ...
/.../holy days st michael and 3.htm

Thesaurus
Michael (16 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MICHAEL. mi'-ka-el, mi'-kel (mikha'el, "who is
like God?" Michael): (1) The father of Sethur the Asherite spy (Numbers 13:13). ...
/m/michael.htm - 16k

Prince (160 Occurrences)
... applied to God. Daniel 10:21: "Michael your prince." Michael the archangel
is here called the prince of the Jewish people. He is the ...
/p/prince.htm - 53k

Raphael
... four presences," and Raphael is one of them (En 40:9; 54:6). In the first of these
passages Raphael is the healer; in the second, he with Michael, Gabriel and ...
/r/raphael.htm - 8k

Eli'hu (11 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 12:20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah, and
Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zillethai ...
/e/eli'hu.htm - 8k

Shephati'ah (12 Occurrences)
... 2 Chronicles 21:2 And he had brethren the sons of Jehoshaphat, Azariah, and Jehiel,
and Zechariah, and Azariahu, and Michael, and Shephatiah; all these were ...
/s/shephati'ah.htm - 9k

Shephatiah (13 Occurrences)
... 2 Chronicles 21:2 He had brothers, the sons of Jehoshaphat: Azariah, and Jehiel,
and Zechariah, and Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah; all these were the ...
/s/shephatiah.htm - 12k

Elihu (11 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 12:20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah, and
Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zillethai ...
/e/elihu.htm - 15k

Fighting (201 Occurrences)
... Jude 1:9 Now when Michael, one of the chief angels, was fighting against the Evil
One for the body of Moses, fearing to make use of violent words against him ...
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Angel (209 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) An ancient gold coin of England, bearing the figure of the archangel Michael.
It varied in value from 6s. 8d. to 10s. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ...
/a/angel.htm - 78k

Angels (99 Occurrences)
... Jude 1:9 Now when Michael, one of the chief angels, was fighting against the Evil
One for the body of Moses, fearing to make use of violent words against him ...
/a/angels.htm - 38k

Concordance
Michael (16 Occurrences)

Jude 1:9
But Michael, the archangel, when contending with the devil and arguing about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him an abusive condemnation, but said, "May the Lord rebuke you!"
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 12:7
There was war in the sky. Michael and his angels made war on the dragon. The dragon and his angels made war.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 13:13
Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 5:13
Their brothers of their fathers' houses: Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jacan, and Zia, and Eber, seven.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 5:14
These were the sons of Abihail, the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 6:40
the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchijah,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 7:3
The sons of Uzzi: Izrahiah. The sons of Izrahiah: Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Isshiah, five; all of them chief men.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 8:16
and Michael, and Ishpah, and Joha, the sons of Beriah,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 12:20
As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zillethai, captains of thousands who were of Manasseh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 27:18
of Judah, Elihu, one of the brothers of David: of Issachar, Omri the son of Michael:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 21:2
He had brothers, the sons of Jehoshaphat: Azariah, and Jehiel, and Zechariah, and Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah; all these were the sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezra 8:8
Of the sons of Shephatiah, Zebadiah the son of Michael; and with him eighty males.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Daniel 10:13
But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; but, behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me: and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Daniel 10:20
But I am going back to make war with the angel of Persia, and when I am gone, the angel of Greece will come. And there is no one on my side against these, but Michael, your angel.
(BBE)

Daniel 10:21
But I will tell you that which is inscribed in the writing of truth: and there is none who holds with me against these, but Michael your prince."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Daniel 12:1
"At that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince who stands for the children of your people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone who shall be found written in the book.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Michael

Michael: A Benjamite

Michael: A Captain of the Thousands of Manasseh Who Joined David at Ziklag

Michael: A Descendant of Issachar

Michael: A Gershonite Levite

Michael: An Asherite

Michael: Father of Omri

Michael: Father of Zebadiah

Michael: Son of Jehoshaphat: Killed by his Brother, Jehoram

Michael: The Archangel: Contention With the Devil

Michael: The Archangel: Fights With the Dragon

Michael: The Archangel: His Message to Daniel

Michael: Two Gadites

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Shephati'ah (12 Occurrences)

Shephatiah (13 Occurrences)

Elihu (11 Occurrences)

Fighting (201 Occurrences)

Angel (209 Occurrences)

Angels (99 Occurrences)

80 (2 Occurrences)

Zillethai (2 Occurrences)

Zebadi'ah (9 Occurrences)

Zillthai (1 Occurrence)

Zi'a (1 Occurrence)

Zilthai (2 Occurrences)

Zia (1 Occurrence)

Ziglag (2 Occurrences)

Zebadiah (9 Occurrences)

Zil'lethai (2 Occurrences)

Noted (10 Occurrences)

Uriel (4 Occurrences)

Units (14 Occurrences)

Uzzi (11 Occurrences)

Obadi'ah (16 Occurrences)

Jacan (1 Occurrence)

Jehishai (1 Occurrence)

Jishijah (6 Occurrences)

Jediael (6 Occurrences)

Joha (2 Occurrences)

Jeshishai (1 Occurrence)

Jeshish'ai (1 Occurrence)

Jo'rai (1 Occurrence)

Jehi'el (12 Occurrences)

Jizrahiah (2 Occurrences)

Jorai (1 Occurrence)

Jaroah (1 Occurrence)

Jachan (1 Occurrence)

Jozabad (10 Occurrences)

Jo'el (19 Occurrences)

Jedi'a-el (5 Occurrences)

Jishpah (2 Occurrences)

Jahdo (1 Occurrence)

Jaachan (1 Occurrence)

Jaro'ah (1 Occurrence)

Joz'abad (2 Occurrences)

Lamentations (6 Occurrences)

Withstood (7 Occurrences)

Warred (13 Occurrences)

Waged (6 Occurrences)

Withstanding (2 Occurrences)

Waging (6 Occurrences)

Ispah (1 Occurrence)

Izrahi'ah (1 Occurrence)

Izrahiah (1 Occurrence)

Ishaiah (1 Occurrence)

Ishiah (1 Occurrence)

Ishpah (1 Occurrence)

Isshiah (5 Occurrences)

Isshi'ah (5 Occurrences)

Inscribed (20 Occurrences)

Fought (109 Occurrences)

Frog (2 Occurrences)

Terms (25 Occurrences)

Twenty-one (7 Occurrences)

Resisted (8 Occurrences)

Railing (9 Occurrences)

Reviling (47 Occurrences)

Reasoned (20 Occurrences)

Eber (16 Occurrences)

Evil-speaking (5 Occurrences)

Engaging (3 Occurrences)

Disputing (13 Occurrences)

Dared (9 Occurrences)

Defected (5 Occurrences)

Durst (9 Occurrences)

Dare (19 Occurrences)

Disputed (10 Occurrences)

Detained (8 Occurrences)

Michah (2 Occurrences)

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