Mish'ael (Heb. Misphal', מַישָׁאֵל, who is like God Sept. Μισαήλ), the name of three men.

1. The eldest of the three sons of Uzziel (the son of Kohath and grandson of Levi), and consequently the cousin of Aaron (Ex 6:22). He, with his brother Elzaphan, at the command of Moses, carried out the bodies of Nadab and Abihu to burial (Le 10:4). B.C. 1657. They may thus have been two of those whose defilement by a dead body prevented their keeping the passover at Sinai on the regular day (Nu 9:6; see Blunt, Coincidences, ad loc.).

2. The second named of the three Hebrew youths (Da 1:6) trained along with Daniel at the Babylonian court (Da 1:11), and promoted to the rank of magi (Da 1:19). Having assisted Daniel in solving the dream of Nebuchadnezzar (Da 2:17), they were advanced to civil dignities (Da 3:12); but were afterwards cast into the blazing furnace for refusing to worship the royal idol; and, being miraculously delivered from it, they were still more highly honored by the king (Da 3:13-30). His Chaldaean name was MESHACH (Da 1:7). B.C. cir. 580.

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3. One of those (apparently chief Israelites) who supported Ezra on the left hand while reading the law to the people after the captivity (Ne 8:4). B.C. 410.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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