Angel vs Archangel
You can find Angels and Archangels in the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The word ‘angel’ in Hebrew Bible, Greek New Testament and Quran means ‘a messenger of god’. The word is only denotative of the duties of a messenger. The word does not describe the name of any type for that matter.
An ‘archangel’ on the other hand describes a messenger with a higher rank. In short it can be said that an archangel is a chief messenger. It is a general belief that there are nine classes of angels. It is interesting to note that the Bible speaks of only three classes of angels.
There are nine types of angels that fall within three major groups known as choirs. They two are individuals just like us. There is of course a great difference between the angels and us. They can see far beyond the limit of time. They are seers. They are qualified by the characteristics of patience and forbearance. They are equipped with an extraordinary knowledge of our own goals and assist us in fulfilling the goals. They do not interfere with our free will of course.
The archangels on the other hand are like the angels do the duty of guarding us. They do their best to guard all physical things. The big difference between an angel and an archangel is that you can call an angel to help you personally, but you cannot call an archangel to help you personally though they are bent upon guarding you along with the angels.
As a matter of fact the archangels are protectors of the entire mankind. They are best in finding solutions for the mankind as a whole. In fact archangels are the angels that appear in the form of human beings. It is firmly believed that the angels work in the human beings to shape them as philosophers, thinkers and leaders. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are the archangels mentioned in the Bible.