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8 Facts About Michael

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Saint Michael the Archangel is an archangel in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Islam is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion which professes that there is only one and incomparable God and that Muhammad is the last messenger of God.

An angel, especially according to Abrahamic religions and Zoroastrianism, is a spiritual being superior to humans in power and intelligence.

Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

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In Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran traditions, he is called "Saint Michael the Archangel" and "Saint Michael".

The Eastern Orthodox Church, also known as the Orthodox Church, or officially as the Orthodox Catholic Church, is the second-largest Christian church and one of the oldest extant religious institutions in the world.

Anglicanism is a tradition within Christianity comprising the Church of England and churches which are historically tied to it or hold similar beliefs, worship practices and church structures.

Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity which identifies with the theology of Martin Luther, a German friar, ecclesiastical reformer and theologian.

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In the Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox religions, he is called " Saint Michael the Taxiarch".

Oriental Orthodoxy is the fourth largest communion of Christian churches, with about 76 million members worldwide.

Taxiarch, the anglicized form of taxiarchos or taxiarchēs is used in the Greek language to mean "brigadier".

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Archangel Michael is mentioned three times in the Book of Daniel.

The Book of Daniel is a 2nd-century BC biblical apocalypse, combining a prophecy of history with an eschatology which is both cosmic in scope and political in its focus.

Daniel is a masculine given name and a surname of Hebrew origin.

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The idea that Michael was the advocate of the Jews became so prevalent that, in spite of the rabbinical prohibition against appealing to angels as intermediaries between God and his people, Michael came to occupy a certain place in the Jewish liturgy.

Jewish prayer are the prayer recitations and Jewish meditation traditions that form part of the observance of Rabbinic Judaism.

In monotheism, God is conceived of as the Supreme Being and principal object of faith.

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In the New Testament Michael leads God's armies against Satan's forces in the Book of Revelation, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan.

The Book of Revelation, often called the Revelation to John, the Apocalypse of John, The Revelation, or simply Revelation, the Revelation of Jesus Christ or the Apocalypse, is the final book of the New Testament, and therefore also the final book of the Christian Bible.

The Book of Revelation describes a war in heaven between angels led by the Archangel Michael against those led by "the dragon", identified as the devil or Satan, who are defeated and thrown down to the earth.

Satan is a figure appearing in the texts of the Abrahamic religions who brings evil and temptation, and is known as the deceiver who leads humanity astray.

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In the Epistle of Jude Michael is specifically referred to as "the archangel Michael".

The Epistle of Jude, often shortened to Jude, is the penultimate book of the New Testament and is traditionally attributed to Jude, the servant of Jesus and the brother of James the Just.

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Christian sanctuaries to Michael appeared in the 4th century, when he was first seen as a healing angel, and then over time as a protector and the leader of the army of God against the forces of evil.

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