Ramiel

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Râmîêl (Aramaic: רעמאנל‎, Hebrew: רעמיאל, Greek: ‘Ραμιήλ, Azerbaijani: Ramil), or Remiel, is both a fallen Watcher and an archangel in the apocryphal Book of Enoch. Ramiel means "thunder of God"[1] from the Hebrew elements ra'am and El, "God".

As a fallen Watcher[edit]

There are 20 leaders in the Book of Enoch, also called 1 Enoch. The section that mentions them reads:

7. And these are the names of their leaders: Sêmîazâz, their leader, Arâkîba, Râmêêl, Kôkabîêl, Tâmîêl, Râmîêl, Dânêl, Êzêqêêl, Barâqîjâl, Asâêl, Armârôs, Batârêl, Anânêl, Zaqîêl, Samsâpêêl, Satarêl, Tûrêl, Jômjâêl, Sariêl. 8. These are their chiefs of tens." - R. H. Charles translation, The Book of the Watchers, Chapter VI.

As described in 1 Enoch, these are the leaders of 200 angels that are turned into fallen Angels due to their taking wives, mating with human women, and teaching forbidden knowledge. One of 20 leaders, Ramiel is mentioned sixth.

As an angel[edit]

Remiel
Archangel
Venerated inEthiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church[2]

He is mentioned in 2 Baruch where he presides over true visions (55:3) and is listed as one of the seven Holy Angels in 1 Enoch 20:8.

Ramiel is the archangel of hope, and he is credited with two tasks: he is responsible for divine visions, and he guides the souls of the faithful into Heaven. He is called Jeremiel or Uriel in various translations of IV Esdras, He is said to have been the archangel responsible for the destruction of the armies of Sennacherib, as well as being the bearer of the instructions of the seven archangels.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Ethiopic Book Of Enoch., Knibb, Michael A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978, repr. 1982.
  2. ^ "Devotions: The Invocation of Angels". ethiopianorthodox.org. Retrieved 19 April 2019. Devoutly are kept the feasts of all Angels including St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael. […] Uriel, Regel, Remiel and Phanuel are other revered angels.
  • The Book Of Enoch (1917) translated by R. H. Charles, introduction by W. O. E. Oesterley
  • The Ethiopic Book Of Enoch (1978), Knibb, Michael A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, repr. 1982.