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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Azrael

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according to the Talmud, i; the angel of death. Because he did not heed the request of the earth not to carry dust to heaven, out of which human beings might be made who would afterwards be cursed, God gave him the office of angel of death. The Arabians call him Abu-Jatjai the Parsees, Mordad.


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Azrael'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/a/azrael.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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