Monday, 7 February 2011

From Dr Mackey's Encyclopedia - Abdiel

Curious that Dr Mackey should bring up the topic of the blessed angels in his encyclopedia


"Hebrew - the servant of God".  The name of the angel mentioned by the Jewish Kabbalists, one of the seraphim, who when Satan tried to stir up a revolt among the angels, alone and boldly stood against his traitorous designs

"Among the faithless, faithful only he;
Among innumerable false, unmoved,
Unshaken, unseduced, unterrified,
His Loyality he kept, his love, his zeal"

Perhaps now I realise why Dr Mackey includes Abdiel, his name and nature is the property of those who are faithful? 

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