Zadkiel (Hebrew: Tsadqiel, “God’s Righteousness”) or Hesediel Chesediel (Hebrew:, Coptic: Sedakiel “Grace of God”) is the archangel of liberty, benevolence, and mercy, as well as the patron angel of those who forgive. He is also known as Sachiel, Zedekiel, Zadakiel, Tzadkiel, and Zedekul. According to Jewish belief, he is the angel of mercy. Zadkiel is a member of the Hashmallim (equivalent to the Dominations or Dominions) in rabbinic teachings, and is considered chief of that order by some sources (others sources name Hashmal or Zacharael). Azilut Zadkiel/Hesediel is listed in Maseket as co-chief of the order of Shinanim alongside Gabriel. As an angel of mercy, some traditions assert that Zadkiel is the unidentified biblical Angel of the Lord who restrains Abraham from sacrificing his son; as such, he is frequently depicted with a knife. Other texts identify the angel as Michael, Tadhiel, or another angel, while others view the Angel of the Lord as a theophany. Zadkiel is one of two standard bearers (together with Jophiel) that accompany Michael into battle. The colour violet is linked with Zadkiel. He is frequently represented in iconography carrying a knife or dagger. Zadkiel is associated with Jupiter in Jewish mysticism and Western ritual magic. The angel occupies the fourth position in the Sephirot, which corresponds to mercy.
|Adobe||World of Light|
|Affiliation||Shamish, Adonai, Yao|
|Texts||Mandaean Book of John chapter 52|