What are the names of angels mentioned in Jewish scriptures ?

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    You've got two questions here that I think ought to be separated. I recommend fleshing out the Gavriel one with more about what you mean by "rank" and why you suspect that there might be such a concept, and how Gavriel might fit into it. In the question about angels' names, I recommend that you add information about why you suspect that angels' names may or may not be mentioned in the Bible and why you want to know.
    – Isaac Moses
    Feb 18 '13 at 14:50
  • It would be impossible to answer this because of rashi's comment citing breishis rabba on Breishis 32:30. I am on my phone so I can't cite it properly. Ifyour point is simply to ccatalog names from text you would still have a problem as in some cases, as in this one, tradition dictates that this is an angel, not the text.
    – rosends
    Feb 18 '13 at 15:50
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    א"ר אלעזר בר אבינא גדול מה שנאמר במיכאל יותר ממה שנאמר בגבריאל דאילו במיכאל כתי' (ישעיהו ו, ו) ויעף אלי אחד מן השרפים ואלו גבי גבריאל כתי' (דניאל ט, כא) והאיש גבריאל אשר ראיתי בחזון בתחלה מועף ביעף וגו' מאי משמע דהאי אחד מיכאל הוא אמר ר' יוחנן אתיא אחד אחד כתיב הכא ויעף אלי אחד מן השרפים וכתי' התם (דניאל י, יג) והנה מיכאל אחד (מן) השרים הראשונים בא לעזרני תנא מיכאל באחת גבריאל בשתים אליהו בארבע ומלאך המות בשמנה ובשעת המגפה באחת (ברכות ד עמוד ב
    – Fred
    Feb 18 '13 at 17:05
  • For a very long (if not exhaustive) list of angels appearing in post-Biblical sources, this is exactly the book you want.
    – WAF
    Dec 6 '13 at 19:50

The only place angels are mentioned by name in Tanakh is in Daniel (chs 8-10). In the Yerushalmi, we find a statement of Resh Laqish that the names of the angels we brought back from the Babylonian exile, and were unknown in pre-exilic Israel (Yerushalmi Rosh haShana 1:2). The later one moves, the more names of angels there are, beginning with a few more in the writings from Qumran, then more in the Bavli, then many more in Kabbalistic literature.

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    – Double AA
    Mar 6 '13 at 8:33

This link from Wikipedia has a long list, however I do not know if it is accurate as I do not know the source for it.


Some of the more well-known angels are Gabriel, Refael, Uriel, and Michael; however, there are many angels. They serve many purposes in Scripture, including being messengers, fighters, and other roles.

An exhaustive list would be quite long. Here is Wikipedia's attempt at it. That list includes angels from many religions, but it lists the religion to which each angel is applicable, so you can find it there.

  • exhaustive list?
    – knowit
    Feb 18 '13 at 15:14
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    @Ali, if that's what you want, please say so in the question and explain why.
    – Isaac Moses
    Feb 18 '13 at 15:17
  • @Ali, I have added to my answer, although I don't know for sure that this list is exhaustive.
    – Daniel
    Feb 18 '13 at 15:18
  • only jewish as mentioned
    – knowit
    Feb 18 '13 at 15:21

you might find some answers here http://www.scribd.com/doc/53748980/A-Dictionary-of-Angels-Including-the-Fallen-Angels-by-Gustav-Davidson, just look for kaballa sources not other religions

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