mish'-a-el, mi'-sha-el (misha'el, perhaps equals "who is equal to God?"):

(1) A Kohathite, 4th in descent from Levi (Exodus 6:22). He and his brother Elzaphan carried out Moses' order to remove from the sanctuary and the camp the corpses of Nadab and Abihu (Leviticus 10:4).

(2) A supporter of Ezra at the reading of the Law (Nehemiah 8:4).

(3) The Hebrew name of one of Daniel's 3 companions (Daniel 1:6,7,11,19; 2:17). His Babylonian name was MESHACH (which see).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'MISHAEL'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.