He will give his angels charge of you,
To guard you in all your ways.
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hasmalim (chasmalim; hasmallim)
In Jewish lore, a high-ranking order of angels, along
. The hasmalim are
sometimes equated with
. Their name
means “brilliant ones” and the “
” or “living
creatures,” also a reference to a high class of
The fiery hasmalim support the throne of God. In
his heavenly journey, the prophet
sees a sap-
phirelike throne occupied by a humanlike form, in a
reference to the “glory of the Lord” or also one of the
And upward from what had the appearance of his loins I
saw as it were gleaming bronze, like the appearance of
fire enclosed round about; and downward from what had
the appearance of his loins I saw as it was a brightness
round about him. (Ezekiel 1:27)
Hasmalim have been given different rankings. The
Zohar places them sixth highest; the Maseket Azilut seventh; and the Berith Menucha fourth, by which
(God) framed the effigies of bodies.
Angels named as rulers of the hasmalim are Has-
mal, Zadkiel, and Zacharael. In the
, the has-
malim belong to Yetzirah, the World of Formation,
ruled by Metatron. Their sweat from carrying the
throne of God forms a fiery river, Dinur.