Hierarchy of angels

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== Christian Hierarchy ==
 
== Christian Hierarchy ==
There have been several suggested, some separated into three separate heirarchies, separated into ''choirs'':
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There have been several suggested, some separated into three separate heirarchies, called ''choirs'':
  
 
*St. Thomas Aquinas in ''Summa Theologica'' (1225–1274):  
 
*St. Thomas Aquinas in ''Summa Theologica'' (1225–1274):  
 
     1. [[Seraphim]], [[Cherubim]], and [[Thrones]];
 
     1. [[Seraphim]], [[Cherubim]], and [[Thrones]];
 
     2. [[Dominations]], [[Virtues]], and [[Powers]];
 
     2. [[Dominations]], [[Virtues]], and [[Powers]];
     3. [[Principalities]], [[Archangels]], and [[Angel]]s.
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     3. [[Principalities]], [[Archangel]]s, and [[Angel]]s.
 
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== Judaic Hierarchy ==
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The Judaic hierarchy has ten ranks of angels.
  
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  1. [[Chayot]] Ha Kodesh/Hayyoth
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  2. [[Ophanim]]
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  3. [[Erelim]]
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  4. [[Hashmallim]]
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  5. Seraphim
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  6. [[Malakhim]]
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  7. [[Elohim]]
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  8. [[Bene Elohim]]
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  9. Cherubim
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  10. [[Ishim]]/Issim
  
 
[[Category:Mythology]]
 
[[Category:Mythology]]
 
[[Category:Religion]]
 
[[Category:Religion]]

Revision as of 07:17, 7 April 2011


Christian Hierarchy

There have been several suggested, some separated into three separate heirarchies, called choirs:

  • St. Thomas Aquinas in Summa Theologica (1225–1274):
   1. Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones;
   2. Dominations, Virtues, and Powers;
   3. Principalities, Archangels, and Angels.

Judaic Hierarchy

The Judaic hierarchy has ten ranks of angels.

 1. Chayot Ha Kodesh/Hayyoth
 2. Ophanim
 3. Erelim
 4. Hashmallim
 5. Seraphim
 6. Malakhim
 7. Elohim
 8. Bene Elohim
 9. Cherubim
 10. Ishim/Issim
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