Would like to know if anyone passing through happens to have had any run-ins with this entity and what that experience entailed. I am collecting information on this entity. Out of curiousity, and to judge how present this angel is currently in the world. He seems possibly popular among metaphysic/occult students, at least the ones who at all ascribe to the idea of angels.
The name Raziel is from the Semitic root RaZ, meaning "attenuated", "hidden", "secret" or "mystery".
The oldest references to Raziel relate him to the Assyrian deity Izur (Itsuru), & a variant name of Raziel's - "Galizur", refers to what may be his oldest title 'Gale Izur' or 'Gal' izur" - meaning "revealer of the rock" or "revealer of Izur".
The name Raziel would have been Razaya'l in an older aramaic form, but as a Semitic word, vowel usage would have varied somewhat from region to region. Any variation of the root RaZ + El is comparable.
The origins for "RaZ" trace to a root that sourced both the aramaic words "raz" (×¨Ö¸×– - "secret / mystery") & "karoz" ("proclamation"), and the Greek "kÄ“rÃ½ssÅ" (ÎºÎ·ÏÏÏƒÏƒÏ‰ - "to herald / proclaim"). This root is likely connected to the Akkadian root family containing: K'RaÅ¡u ("proclaimer"), RaÅ¡u (meaning "possession" or "concealed") or R'Å¡am ("to inscribe", "record"). If this was indeed the root in his name, it would have been written "RaÅ¡u'ilu" even before Razaya'l.
Raziel is also known as "Gal Razayya" ("revealer of mysteries") & "Ruach Chokmael" ("spirit of Chokmah").