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Uriel is one of the archangels found in various religious traditions, particularly within Christianity and Judaism. His name generally means “God is my light” or “Fire of God”.

Derived from Hebrew words that can be translated as “light of God” or simply “God’s light.” This name reflects the aspect of God associated with illumination and enlightenment.

Mathias de Stefano

Here are some key points about Uriel:

In Christianity
Uriel is not universally recognized in mainstream Christian denominations. However, he appears in some apocryphal texts such as the Second Book of Esdras. In these texts, Uriel acts as an interpreter of visions and is often associated with wisdom and prophecy.

In Judaism
Uriel is considered one of the archangels in the Kabbalistic tradition, where he presides over the domain of poetry and music. He is also associated with the angelic roles of guarding the underworld and overseeing Tartarus in some texts.

The Book of Enoch – Section III

1 The book of the courses of the luminaries of the heaven, the relations of each, according to their classes, their dominion and their seasons, according to their names and places of origin, and according to their months, which Uriel, the holy angel, who was with me, who is their guide, showed me; and he showed me all their laws exactly as they are, and how it is with regard to all the years of the world

The Book of Enoch

4 Ezra

4 Ezra consists of seven visions of Ezra the scribe. The first vision takes place as Ezra is still in Babylon. He asks God how Israel can be kept in misery if God is just. The archangel Uriel is sent to answer the question, responding that God’s ways cannot be understood by the human mind.