Uriel: “God is my light” or “God is my fire”
Uriel is found in the apocryphal books, but not the canonized Bible. The Apocrypha is a collection of books found in the Roman Catholic Bible, the Jerusalem Bible, 1966, and the New English Bible, 1970. These books were written during the apparent 400 year old dry spell between the Old and New Testaments. Apocrypha means hidden or secret.
Books of the Apocrypha:
1 Esdra Baruch
2 Esdras The Letter of Jeremiah
Tobit Song of 3 Holy Children
Additions to Esther Bel and the Dragon
Wisdom of Solomon The Prayer of Mannaseh
Ecclesiasticus 1 & 2 Maccabees
Uriel orders Ezra to fast and mourn:
Ezra is a Priest and teacher of the Law who led to a return of exiles to Israel to reestablish temple and worship; And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king. Ezra 7:8
Uriel instructs Ezra in God’s ways; Ezra questions Uriel: “Why do wicked nations prosper while Israel suffers?” Uriel responds: Weigh for me the weight of fire, or measure for me a measure of wind, or call back for me the day that is past. Ezra admits he cannot do so. Uriel responds: “You cannot understand the things which you have grown up; how then can your mind comprehend the way of the Most High?” Ezra corrected the intermarriage of Priests:
Then were assembled unto me every one that trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the transgression of those that had been carried away, and I sat astonished until the evening sacrifice. Ezra 9:4
Uriel is in charge of Celestial Lights; the Fiery area where rebellious angels are imprisoned. Uriel interprets his vision of the Heavenly Jerusalem.
Sharon, 2Peter 2:4
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