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Archangel Azrael; The Comfort of God
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Moto53 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's not the Comfort of God. Azrael is the name of the Ange of Death in Judaism and Islam (mainley in Islam). His name in Hebrew is עזראל - Which can be parted to two: עזר - Ezer (another denomination to modern hebrew is Ezra עזרה) - Help; אל - El - God. Means Help of God.
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jayfrench Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Again, the tag lines on the titles of these pieces wasn't intended to be a translation of their names. On my website there are info sheets that can be downloaded about each one that DOES include a translation of the name. "The Comfort of God" on Azrael was to represent his nature. Azrael is the angel of death, but he doesn't KILL anyone. He monitors the births & deaths of all mortals in a book. When a leaf falls from the Tree of Knowledge from beneath the Throne of God, it has a name upon it, which is the name of someone about to die. Azrael then takes an apple from the tree to entice the person's soul from the body and guides them to heaven. To me, that seems like he is comfort, as if saying "it's all right to come out now. You are safe."
I hope that helps!
-JayF
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Original-Botticella Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe jesus was this guy-- *snorts* but hey, i wouldn't mind cuddling with him!! the teddy bear angel!!
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jayfrench Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! That's exactly the feel I wanted for this one.
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