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Jeremiel ירמיאל
(525 words)

I. Name

An angel bearing this name is attested in this form only in 4 Ezra (4.36), i.e. in a work that belongs only to a part of the Vg.-tradition. The name probably derives from the Hebrew root rûm, ‘to be high, exalted’. Since the ‘-el’ ending already includes the theophoric element, one should see in the beginning ‘ye-’ part of the conjugation of a Hebrew verb in the Hifil-clause. The meaning, then, would be ‘God will/may exalt me’.

In 4 Ezra the angel is mentioned as the one who answers the questions of the dead concerning t…

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M. Mach, “Jeremiel ירמיאל”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 31 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Jeremiel>

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