He will give his angels charge of you,
To guard you in all your ways.
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Mastema (Mastemah, Mansemat)
Angel of evil, hostility, adversity, and destruction; the
and injustice. The proper
name of Mastema comes from the same Hebrew noun,
which means “hostility,” its use in two references in
the Old Testament (Hosea 9:7–8).
According to lore, Mastema once was the
who delivered the punishments of the Lord
and became demonized.
In ten references in the
, Mastema is
equated with Belial, whose purpose is to destroy. He
also is described as existing between the Prince of
Light and the Angel of Darkness and ruling the chil-
dren of falsehood. He leads the children of righteous-
, Mastema is the only angel who is
named; he is equated with the
ANGEL OF HOSTILITY
origins are not explained, though he is equated with
Satan and is the prince of evil beings who menace and
harass humankind. As a satan, Mastema urges God to
with the sacrifice of his son
tema also aids the Egyptians in opposition to
and he tries to kill him. He helps the pharaoh’s magi-
cians compete with Moses and Aaron. His demons lead
the sons of
astray to commit sin, idolatry, and
pollution.One legend holds that Mastema asked God to give
him some demons so that he might have power over
humankind; God gave him one-tenth of the fallen ones
to be under his command.