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Sanctus Zadkiel, stained glass window at St Michael's Church, Brighton, England.
Venerated inJudaism, Anglicanism, Coptic Orthodoxy

Zadkiel (Hebrew: צִדְקִיאֵל Ṣīḏqīʾēl, 'God is my Righteousness'), also known as Hasdiel,[a] is an archangel in Jewish and Christian angelology.

Abraham sacrifice[edit]

As an angel of mercy, some texts claim that Zadkiel is the unnamed biblical Angel of the Lord who holds back Abraham to prevent the patriarch from sacrificing his son, Isaac. Because of this, he is usually shown holding a dagger. Other texts cite Michael or Tadhiel or some other angel as the angel intended, while others interpret the Angel of the Lord as a theophany.[3]

Associated symbolism[edit]

In Jewish mysticism and Christian Kabbalah, Zadkiel is associated with the classical planet Jupiter.[4] The angel's position in the sephirot is fourth, which corresponds to Chesed "Kindness".[5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hebrew: חַסְדִּיאֵל Ḥasdīʾēl, "God is my Kindness"; Coptic: ⲥⲉⲇⲁⲕⲓⲏⲗ Sedakiel[1][2]


  1. ^ "رؤساء الملائكة الآخرين - كتاب الملائكة |".
  2. ^ "الذكصولوجيات الواطس – ذكصولوجية السمائين | شاشف إن أرشى أنجيلوس | سبعة رؤساء الملائكة |".
  3. ^ Lewis & Oliver 2008, p. 388.
  4. ^ Lewis & Oliver 2008, p. 304.
  5. ^ "Strong's Hebrew Concordance - 2617. checed".
  6. ^ Davidson 1967.