clearly, the azrael theory is laughable. it is interesting how many of the throwaway, supernatural moments of the show recur, lending potential credence to a world ( and viewing audience) which has been left grasping at straws for answers regarding the departure.
the leftovers is a novel by american author tom perrotta chronicling life on earth after a rapture- like event takes some and leaves others behind. the billions left behind are all touched by the loss of loved ones in the " sudden departure", compounded by the significant social and philosophical concerns and implications of what it means to. after watching the leftovers premiere ( which was great) and coming here i saw some comments about norah being azrael. i had completely forgotten about that scene with the phone call from the scientists in the last season claiming she was azrael.
so, naturally, i went to wikipedia to learn more about azrael and i saw this,. azrael is, along with jibrail, mīkhā' īl and isrāfīl, one of the four major archangels in islam.
he is responsible for taking the souls of the deceased away from the body. however, azrael is not necessarily the only angel of death. tafsir al- baydawi mentions an entire host of angels of death, subordinative to azrael.
the azrael of judaism. in the mystic jewish tradition of kabbalah, the holy book of zohar actually paints azrael in a positive light.
the text refers to azrael as a high- ranking figure in the army of angels, commanding many to do the will of god. it also speaks of azrael being in charge of collecting the prayers of people once they reach heaven. the leftovers: a novel [ tom perrotta] on amazon. * free* shipping on qualifying offers.
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