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Arakiel (Aramaic: פלא פקתן, Greek: ‘Αραθάκ Κιμβρά) is a fallen angel mentioned in an ancient work called the Book of Enoch. Some sources list him as Araqiel or Arâkîba and was the second on a list of twenty leaders of a group of 200 fallen angels called Grigori or "Watchers." The name means "Earth of God," and in the Book of Enoch he taught the "signs of the Earth" (which suggests geomancy) during the days of Jared or Yered. Araqiel is also called Aretstikapha (meaning "world of distortion" [the combination of arets + kaphah]) in chapter 69. His name is generally taken to mean Earth of God; the combination of araq (Babylonian in origin) and 'God'. Micheal Knibb lists him as a combination of two names “the land of the mighty one” or “the land is mighty”.

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