See also:angel who in human disguise and under the name of Azarias (" Yahweh
See also:helps ") accompanies Tobias in his adventurous
See also:journey and conquers the demon Asmodaeus (
See also:Book of
See also:Tobit) . He is said (Tob. xii . 15) to be " one of the seven
See also:holy angels [archangels] which
See also:present the prayers of the
See also:saints and go in before the
See also:glory of the Holy One." In the Book of
See also:Enoch (c. xx.)
See also:Raphael is " the angel of the
See also:spirits of men," and it is his business to " heal the
See also:earth which the angels have defiled." In later
See also:Midrash Raphael appears as the angel commissioned to put down the evil spirits that vexed the sons of Noah with plagues and sicknesses after the
See also:Flood, and he it was who taught men the use of simples and furnished materials for the " Book of Noah," the earliest
See also:treatise on materia medica .
RAPHAEL SANZIO (1483–1520)
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