For example, just before famous inventor Thomas Edison died in , he remarked, "It is very beautiful over there. However, the Midrash explains that God does not allow the Angel of Death to bring evil to righteous people. In Christian tradition, the Archangel Michael supervises all of the angels who work with dying people. Michael appears to each person just prior to the moment of death to give the person the last chance to consider the spiritual state of his or her soul.
A Religious Perspective
Every spring, as Jewish families gather to celebrate Passover Pesach , they retell the story of the Israelites' hasty exodus from Egypt. The ancient holiday takes its English name from God's promise to "pass over" the homes of faithful Israelites while delivering the 10th and most painful plague upon the Egyptians, the death of their firstborn. As it's written in Exodus In the popular retelling of the Passover story, the "destroyer" is often called the "angel of death," but the words "angel of death" don't actually appear anywhere in the Hebrew Bible, the Christian New Testament or the Islamic Quran. Does that mean that the angel of death doesn't exist in the monotheistic traditions? Not at all. It only means that our popular conception of the angel of death doesn't come from the standard biblical canon , but from curious texts like the "Testament of Abraham" from the first century C.
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Some say the Archangel Michael plays some role in the process from passing from this world to the next as the "angel of death", but no Bible verse or passage supports this notion. In Scripture, Michael appears to fight spiritual battles and carry out the commands of God, none of which seem to indicate a grim reaper role. The name Azrael never appears in the Bible as well.