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Recording angel

Recording angel

In Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the Recording angel is the messenger of God who records the events, actions, and/or prayers of each individual human. In the Book of Malachi 3:16, the prophet describes Heaven as having angels in conference, and "The LORD took note and listened, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who revered the LORD and thought on his name." In Judaic thought, Gabriel is the principal recording angel, as shown in Ezekiel 9:3-4, where he is "the man clothed in linen, who had the writing case at his side" who put the mark of Passover on Jewish houses in Egypt.

To some degree, the recording angel overlaps with the Guardian angel in Christian theology. The guardian angel serves as an individual's recording angel.

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