Zadkiel (Hebrew: צִדְקִיאֵל Ṣīḏqīʾēl,[1] 'God is my Righteousness'), also known as Hasdiel,[a] is an archangel in Jewish and Christian angelology.

Zadkiel
Sanctus Zadkiel.jpg
Sanctus Zadkiel, stained glass window at St Michael's Church, Brighton, England.
Archangel
Venerated inJudaism, Anglicanism, Coptic Orthodoxy
AttributesDagger

Abraham sacrificeEdit

As an angel of mercy,[4] some texts claim that Zadkiel is the unnamed biblical Angel of the Lord who holds back Abraham to prevent the patriarch from sacrificing his son, and because of this is usually shown holding a dagger. Other texts cite Michael or Tadhiel or some other angel as the angel intended, while others interpret the Angel of the Lord as a theophany.[4]

Associated symbolismEdit

In Jewish mysticism and Western ritual magic, Zadkiel is associated with the planet Jupiter.[5] The angel's position in the Sephirot is fourth, which corresponds to Chesed (Kindness).[6][7]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Hebrew: חַסְדִּיאֵל Ḥasdīʾēl, "God is my Kindness"; Coptic: ⲥⲉⲇⲁⲕⲓⲏⲗ Sedakiel[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Also alternatively pronounced as צַדְקִיאֵל Ṣaḏqīʾēl.
  2. ^ "رؤساء الملائكة الآخرين - كتاب الملائكة | St-Takla.org". st-takla.org.
  3. ^ "الذكصولوجيات الواطس – ذكصولوجية السمائين | شاشف إن أرشى أنجيلوس | سبعة رؤساء الملائكة | St-Takla.org". st-takla.org.
  4. ^ a b Lewis & Oliver 2008, p. 388.
  5. ^ Lewis & Oliver 2008, p. 304.
  6. ^ "Strong's Hebrew Concordance - 2617. checed".
  7. ^ Davidson 1967.

Further readingEdit