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    Michael in 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" (Rev. 12:7-9). (2.) The father of Sethur, the spy selected to represent Asher (Num. 13:13). (3.) 1 Chr. 7:3, a chief of the tribe of Issachar. (4.) 1 Chr. 8:16, a Benjamite. (5.) A chief Gadite in Bashan (1 Chr. 5:13). (6.) A Manassite, "a captain of thousands" who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chr. 12:20). (7.) A Gershonite Levite (1 Chr. 6:40). (8.) The father of Omri (1 Chr. 27:18). (9.) One of the sons of king Jehoshaphat (2 Chr. 21:2, 4). He was murdered by his brother Jehoram.

    Michael in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("who is like unto God?") 1. Numbers 13:13. 2. 1 Chronicles 5:13. 3. 1 Chronicles 5:14. 4. 1 Chronicles 6:40. 5. 1 Chronicles 7:3. 6. 1 Chronicles 8:16. 7. 1 Chronicles 12:20. 8. 1 Chronicles 27:18. 9. 2 Chronicles 21:2-4. 10. Ezra 8:8. The ARCHANGEL (Daniel 10:13; Daniel 10:21; Daniel 12:1; 2 Peter 2:11; Revelation 12:7). On the meaning compare Exodus 15:11; Psalm 89:6-8. Contrast "who is like unto the beast?" (Revelation 13:4.) Some think that Michael is the Son of God. Certainly the Angel of Jehovah, or Jehovah the Second Person, in pleading for Joshua the high priest representing the Jewish church, uses the same rebuke to Satan as Michael does in Judges 1:9; Zechariah 3:1-5. Michael will usher in the coming resurrection by standing up for God's people, as their unique champion (Daniel 12:1-2; Daniel 10:21), "your prince." "Michael when contending with the devil about the body of Moses (which Jehovah buried, but which was probably translated shortly afterward, for 'no man knoweth of his sepulchre'; hence, he appeared in a body, as did Elijah, at the transfiguration; Satan, the accuser of the brethren, probably opposed his translation on the ground of his sins, but Michael contended with him and prevailed) durst not (from reverence to Satan's former dignity, Daniel 10:8) bring against him a railing accusation, but said The Lord rebuke thee." This language suits an archangel rather than the divine Son. But the connection of Michael with the Son of God in name and some functions is intimate. The angel in Daniel 10:13 says that Michael (apparently distinct from the divine Son described Daniel 10:5-6; Revelation 1:13-15) as patron of Israel before God "helped" him, while "he was detained with the (angel of the) kings of Persia." Gesenius translates notartiy "I gained the ascendancy," namely, against the adverse angel of Persia, so as to influence the Persian kings to permit the Jews' return to Jerusalem. Daniel 10:21, "none holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince," means that Michael alone, with the angelic speaker, had the office of protecting Israel, the world powers were all against Israel. In the captivity, during the withholding of God's regular manifestations to Israel, those visions of angels come precisely when most needed. When the world powers seemed to have overwhelmed the kingdom of God so utterly, Israel needed to have her faith in God's promises of restoration reinvigorated by a glimpse into the background of history in the world of spirits, and to see there the mighty angelic champions who are on her side under the Son of God (2 Kings 6:17).

    Michael in Naves Topical Bible -1. An Asherite Nu 13:13 -2. Two Gadites 1Ch 5:13,14 -3. A Gershonite Levite 1Ch 6:40 -4. A descendant of Issachar 1Ch 7:3 -5. A Benjamite 1Ch 8:16 -6. A captain of the thousands of Manasseh who joined David at Ziklag 1Ch 12:20 -7. Father of Omri 1Ch 27:18 -8. Son of Jehoshaphat Killed by his brother, Jehoram 2Ch 21:2-4 -9. Father of Zebadiah Ezr 8:8 -10. The Archangel His message to Daniel Da 10:13,21; 12:1 Contention with the devil Jude 1:9 Fights with the dragon Re 12:7

    Michael in Smiths Bible Dictionary (who is like God?). 1. An Asherite, father of Sethur, one of the twelve spies. Nu 13:13 2. One of the Gadites who settled in the land of Bashan. 1Ch 5:13 3. Another Gadite, ancestor of Abihail. 1Ch 5:14 4. A Gershionite Levite, ancestor of Asaph. 1Ch 6:40 5. One of the five sons of Izrahiah, of the tribe of Issachar. 1Ch 7:3 6. A Benjamite of the sons of Beriah. 1Ch 8:16 7. One of the captains of the "thousands" of Manasseh who joined David at Ziklag. 1Ch 12:20 8. The father or ancestor of Omri, chief of the tribe of Issachar in the reign of David. 1Ch 27:18 9. One of the sons of Jehoshaphat who were murdered by their elder brother, Jehoram. 2Ch 21:2,4 10. The father or ancestor of Zebadiah, of the sons of Shephatiah. Ezr 8:8 11. "One," or "the first, of the chief princes" or archangels, Da 10:21 as the "prince" of Israel, and in ch. Da 12:1 as "the great prince which standeth" in time conflict "for the children of thy people."

    Michael in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE mi'-ka-el, mi'-kel (mikha'el, "who is like God?" Michael): (1) The father of Sethur the Asherite spy (Nu 13:13). (2) (3) Two Gadites (1 Ch 5:13,14). (4) A name in the genealogy of Asaph (1 Ch 6:40 (Hebrew 25)). (5) A son of Izrahiah of Issachar (1 Ch 7:3). (6) A Benjamite (1 Ch 8:16). (7) A Manassite who ceded to David at Ziklag (1 Ch 12:20). (8) The father of Omri of Issachar (1 Ch 27:18). (9) A son of King Jehoshaphat (2 Ch 21:2). (10) The father of Zebediah, an exile who returned with Ezra (Ezr 8:8 parallel 1 Esdras 8:34). (11) "The archangel" (Jude 1:9). Probably also the unnamed archangel of 1 Thess 4:16 is Michael. In the Old Testament he is mentioned by name only in Daniel. He is "one of the chief princes" (Dan 10:13), the "prince" of Israel (Dan 10:21), "the great prince" (Dan 12:1); perhaps also "the prince of the host" (Dan 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 Rev 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; Dan 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" (Rev 12:7 ff). 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 Rev 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

    Michael in Wikipedia Michael is a given name that comes from the Hebrew: מִיכָאֵל / מיכאל‎ (Mikha'el), meaning "Who is like God?"[1] In English, it is sometimes shortened to Mike, Mikey, or, especially in Ireland, Mick. Michael is one of the Archangels.

    Michael Scripture - 2 Chronicles 21:2 And he had brethren 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.

    Michael Scripture - Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy 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 thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

    Michael Scripture - Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,