Bronzed Archangel Raphael Figurine
The Archangel Raphael Figurine represents the Archangel we associate with healing. However, here he is wearing ethereal armour, as if going into battle. In his right hand he is holding a spear, poised and ready to be used. In his left he is holding a shield. Cast in the finest resin before being finished in bronze and standing at 35cm, this figurine would bring a touch of heavenly power to any room.
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Raphael literally translated means God has healed. He is an archangel responsible for healing in the traditions of most Abrahamic religions. Not all branches of these religions consider the identification of Raphael to be canonical.
Christians associate Raphael with an unnamed angel mentioned in the Gospel of John, who stirs the water at the healing pool of Bethesda. In addition, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints also recognise Raphael as an Archangel. Raphael is an important figure in the Book of Tobit. This is part of several faiths such as Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and some Anglicans.
In Islam, Raphael is the fourth major angel. In the Muslim tradition, they call him Isrāfīl. Though unnamed in the Quran, hadith identifies Israfil with the angel of Quran. Israfil is traditionally attributed to a trumpet, which is poised at his lips. As a result, when God so commands he shall be ready to announce the Day of Resurrection.