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Michael

Meaning: Who is like God?

This is the title of one of God’s great angels and the name of 9 biblical men.

  1. Michael, an archangel

    The title Michael was given to one of the chief angels (Dan. 10:13, 21; 12:1).

    He has 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” (Rev. 12:7-9).

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

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

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

  5. Michael, a chief Gadite man in Bashan (1 Chronicles 5:13)

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

  7. Michael, a Gershonite Levite (1 Chronicles 6:40)

  8. Michael, the father of Omri (1 Chronicles 27:18)

  9. Michael, one of the sons of king Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 21:2, 4)

    He was murdered by his brother Jehoram.

Article Version: January 10, 2019