He’s not Named in the Bible
Angels can have names, but the Bible only names two, Gabriel and Michael. Gabriel gives important announcements from God, e.g., he told Mary she’d give birth to Jesus. Michael is the only angel called an archangel, and he’s specially assigned to defend God’s people, Israel. Is Amenadeil a real angel?
Who is Amenadeil?
Amenadeil is the name given to an angel in several non-Biblical books and in a television series. He is named in The Book of Enoch and The (Lesser) Key of Solomon. In Enoch, he’s depicted as rebelling against God. The Key of Solomon is an occult book containing spells and curses that Christians and everyone should avoid.
He is a fictional character whenever he makes an appearance, except possibly in Enoch. Enoch was written during the intertestamental period before Jesus walked the earth, while scholars believe Solomon was perhaps written in the fourteenth century. Of course, the other treatments are even more recent. And Enoch and Solomon didn’t write either book; these books were credited to a false author.
He’s been fancifully described as the first angel created, as Satan’s brother, and he’s pictured opposing God. So, he makes an excellent villainous character for storytellers.
The book of Hebrews tells us the biblical role God assigned to angels:
“Are they (angels) not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?” They are servants of God who serve God’s people.
The Bible describes angels differently than how our society does. For example, they are always male, can appear as men, and have male names. Angels are never female nor described as children.
We must not contact angels nor worship them; only God deserves worship. In Revelation 22:8-9, an angel rebuked the Apostle John:
“I, John, fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me these things. But he said to me, “Do not do that. I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets …Worship God.”
It’s important to know what the Bible says is true of angels whom God sent to help us and to avoid rebellious angels who can appear as angels of light.
We Don’t Know if Amenadeil Exists
But he’s used as a diabolic fictional character by storytellers in non-Biblical accounts.
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