Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A term that refers to angels of high rank such as Gabriel and Michael. It may have originated in literature from just before the time of the New Testament, such as the book of 1 Enoch (1 Thess 4:16; Jude 1:9). For further information, see this article: Angel.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ARCHANGEL. That there are ranks among both the good and evil angels is clear in Eph 3:10 and 6:12. The evil angels are led by Satan and the elect angels by the archangel Michael (Rev 12:7).The word “archangel” occurs only twice in the Bible (1 Thess 4:16; Jude 9) and there is only one angel so designated
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
ARCHAI ἈρχαίI. The Gk term archē, and its equivalent Lat translation principium, carries the basic meaning of primacy in time or rank. It is an abstract term for power often used with the meaning ‘sphere of authority’, i.e. power which is wielded by someone in a position of political, social or economic
ARCHANGEL ἀρχάγγελοςI. The figure of the archangel already appears in the Hebrew Bible, but the Greek term archangelos (Latin archangelus) does not occur in the Greek versions of the OT. The word appears in (early) Greek passages in the OT Pseudepigrapha (e.g. Greek text of 1 Enoch) and there are
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Angels, archangelsThe English word angel is derived from and is frequently used to translate the Greek word angelos, “messenger.” In the Greek translation of the OT (LXX) angelos translates the Hebrew word mal’aḵ, or “messenger.” Both angelos and mal’aḵ could be used to refer to either a human or
Catholic Bible Dictionary
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
archangel (Gk. ἀρχάγγελος, ‘chief angel’). In the NT the word occurs only twice, at Jude v. 9, where *Michael is referred to as ‘the archangel’, and at 1 Thess. 4:16 (‘the voice of the archangel’). In Christian tradition *Gabriel and *Raphael are also commonly reckoned with Michael among the archangels.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ARCHANGEL — in the celestial hierarchy, a spiritual being next in rank above an angel. The word “archangel” occurs several times in the Bible. In the New Testament the voice of an archangel and the sounding of the trumpet of God will signal the coming of Christ for His people (1 Thess. 4:16). Michael