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Term: sandalphon


Sandalphon: Also spelled “Sandalfon,” he assists Metatron to weave Jewish prayers into garlands for God to wear on his head. Despite his preference for Jewish prayers, Sandalphon is willing to carry any prayer to heaven. According to Jewish legend, Sandalphon was originally the prophet Elijah and is considered Metatron’s twin brother. According to the Bible, “Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.” (2 Kings 2:11) Sandalphon is extremely tall, and it is believed that it would take five hundred years to climb from his feet to the top of his head.
source: Praying with Angels, by Richard Webster


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