Arakiel (also spelled Arakiba or Araqiel), is a fallen angel. He was the second of the 200 Watcher leaders of fallen angels in the Book of Enoch. He taught the “signs of the earth” to human beings during the time of Jared. Arakiel, also known as Aretztikapha in Chapter 69, is the “world of distortion” [the mixture of Eretz + Kaphah]. His name is usually translated to “earth of God”, which is the combination of araq (Babylonian) and El-God. Michael Knibb describes him as a combination of two names: “The land of the mighty” and “The land is mighty”.