Midrash B"R quoted by Rashi (Genesis.32.30, and similarly Judges.13.18) says that:

"We [angels] have no fixed names; our names change, all depending upon the service we are commanded to carry out as the errand with which we are charged (Genesis Rabbah 78:4)."

In the Book of Job, does this principle apply to Satan also, i.e. it is just a mission any angel could be called on or is he a stand-alone entity/creation?

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    Is there a problem you have with the answer implied in the question, that his job was לשטן?
    – Rish
    Dec 19, 2020 at 20:18
  • Can we even talk about angels independently of their jobs?
    – Heshy
    Dec 22, 2020 at 0:43


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