||The Archangel Michael is one of the principal angels in Judeo-Christian and Islamic tradition. He is viewed as the good Angel of Death (as opposed to Samael, the evil Angel of Death), and as the field commander of the Army of God. Mentioned by name in the Book of Daniel (Daniel 10:13, 21, 12:1), the Talmudic tradition rendered his name as meaning "who is like El (God)?" A popular mistake has been to translate the name as "One who is like God." It is, however, meant as a question: "Who is like the Lord?" The name is a war-cry of the angels in the battle fought in heaven against Satan and his followers. The Archangel Michael is also referred to in Joshua 5:13-15 as the "captain of the host of the Lord", and in the New Testament in Jude 9 and Revelation 12:7-8. Patron Saint of paratroopers, police officers, and mariners, among others. Statue of Archangel Michael by August Vogel above the main gate of the church Sankt Michaelis in Hamburg, Germany.