Michael in Easton's Bible Dictionary
who is like God? (1.) The title given to one of the chief
(Dan. 10:13, 21; 12:1). He had special charge of
Israel as a
nation. He disputed with Satan (Jude 1:9) about the
Moses. He is also represented as warning against
serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which
deceiveth the whole
world" (Rev. 12:7-9).
(2.) The father of Sethur, the spy selected to
(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
Michael in Naves Topical Bible
-1. An Asherite
-2. Two Gadites
-3. A Gershonite Levite
-4. A descendant of Issachar
-5. A Benjamite
-6. A captain of the thousands of Manasseh who joined David
-7. Father of Omri
-8. Son of Jehoshaphat
Killed by his brother, Jehoram
-9. Father of Zebadiah
-10. The Archangel
His message to Daniel
Da 10:13,21; 12:1
Contention with the devil
Fights with the dragon
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
(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?" In English, it
is sometimes shortened to Mike, Mikey, or, especially in
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
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
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,