Raphael is an archangel first mentioned in the Book of Tobit and in 1 Enoch, both dating from the last few centuries before Christ. In later Jewish tradition, he became identified as one of the three heavenly visitors entertained by Abraham at the Oak of Mamre. He is not named in either the New Testament or the Quran, but later Christian tradition identified him with healing and as the angel who stirred waters in the Pool of Bethesda in John 5:2-4, and in Islam, where his name is Israfil, he is
- Archangel holding a bottle or flask; Archangel walking with Tobias; Archangel sounding a trumpet; young man carrying a fish; young man carrying a staff
- 29 September; 24 October (local calendars and by those observing the 1921-1969 General Roman Calendar), 3 Kouji Nabot; 13 Koiak (Coptic Churches)
Raphael is an archangel (arch means "highest" or "chief"). He is known in various religions as an angel who does acts of healing. The name Raphael means "It is God who heals", "God Heals", "God, Please Heal". Raphael is an angel in the Bible. His feast days (celebration days) are on September 29 and October 24.
In Joseph Haydn 's Creation, Raphael (bass) is one of the three angelic narrators, along with Gabriel (soprano) and Uriel (tenor). He also appears as "Rafael" in the role-playing game Anima Beyond Fantasy as one of the seven Beryls (god-like spirits of light, all but one having taken female gender).
Raphael is a figure in Judaism and is associated with healing. In Jewish post-biblical writings there are four Archangels Raphael Uriel Gabriel and Michael. In the Jewish prayer often recited before going to sleep: "To my right Michael and to my left Gabriel, in front of me Uriel and behind me Raphael, and over my head God's Shekhinah"
The idea of seven archangels is most explicitly stated in the deuterocanonical Book of Tobit when Raphael reveals himself, declaring: "I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who stand in the glorious presence of the Lord, ready to serve him." (Tobit 12,15) The other two angels mentioned by name in the Bible are archangel Michael and angel Gabriel. The four names of other archangels come from tradition.
Raphael (Standard Hebrew רָפָאֵל, Rāfāʾēl, "It is God who heals", "God Heals", "God, Please Heal", Arabic: إسرافيل, Isrāfāʾīl) is an archangel of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, who in the Judeo-Christian tradition performs all manners of healing. The angels mentioned in the Torah, the older...
The Archangel Raphael and Tobias is an oil painting on panel of c. 1465–1470 by Antonio and Piero del Pollaiuolo, in the Galleria Sabauda in Turin . The painting was mentioned by Giorgio Vasari as hanging on a pillar in the church of Orsanmichele in Florence, though he erroneously described it as being painted on canvas.