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Question Why is Raphael "fiery"?


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Originally Posted by Nemia View Post
Judging by iconography, it's Raphael. Michael is nearly always wearing his warrior's outfit, has a sword and armour. Gabriel is often carrying the lily. Raphael is associated since Milton I think with Adam and Eve (and with Tobit of course who plays no role here). But the un-warriorlike appearance speaks for Raphael.
But (the other thread argues), the angel is "fiery" and that is Michael. And if Raphael, where is his staff or fish? If the lack of armor means it's not Michael, then we also have to say that the lack of usual items that come with Raphael means it's not Raphael either.
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