When was archangel created?
In the Epistle of Jude, Michael is specifically referred to as the archangel Michael. Sanctuaries to Michael were built by Christians in the 4th century, when he was first seen as a healing angel. Over time his role became one of a protector and the leader of the army of God against the forces of evil.
Where do the archangels come from?
One such tradition of archangels comes from the Old Testament biblical apocrypha, the third century BCE Book of the Watchers, known as 1 Enoch or the Book of Enoch, eventually merged into the Enochic Pentateuch.
Who are the 3 archangels in the Bible?
Answer: The Big Three archangels are Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, and those are the only three venerated by Catholics. Protestants and Jehovahs Witnesses venerate Michael as the only named archangel.