How many angels are mentioned by name in the Hebrew Bible?
While the Hebrew Bible references groups of angels, only three are mentioned by proper name: Michael, Gabriel and Satan. Michael and Gabriel appear in the Book of Daniel—Michael as the angelic patron of Israel (Daniel 10:13, 21; 12:1) and Gabriel as the interpreter of Daniel’s vision (Daniel 8:16; 9:21). Satan appears as a proper name in 1 Chronicles 21:1, where he is said to have incited David to take a census of his kingdom. Elsewhere in the Hebrew Bible—the Book of Job and Zechariah 3:1–2—the Satan (Hebrew
In English, the term “angel” has a clear definition, but it is less straight-forward in the original Hebrew. The word used most frequently to describe one of these beings—mal’akh (Hebrew