|“||"When the Holy One, blessed be He, put this crown on my head, then before me trembled all the Princes of Kingdoms who are in the height of Araboth Raqiaf and all the hosts of every heaven; even the princes of the 'Elim, the princes of the 'Er'ellim and the princes of the Tafsarim, who are greater than all the ministering angels who minister before the Throne of Glory, shook, feared and trembled before me.
Even Sammael, the Prince of the Accusers, who is greater than all the princes of kingdoms on high; feared and trembled before me. Even the angel of fire, and the angel of hail, and the angel of the wind, and the angel of lightning, and the angel of anger, and the angel of the thunder, and the angel of the snow, and the angel of the rain, and the angel of the day, and the angel of the night, and the angel of the sun and the angel of the moon, and the angel of the planets and the angel of the constellations; all who rule the world under their hands; all feared and trembled and were affrighted before me, when they beheld me.''
|~ Metatron, 3rd Book of Enoch, Chapter 14|
Metatron, who's original name is theorized to be Enoch (Not to be confused with Cain's eldest son Enoch), is the voice of God, the Chancellor of Heaven, and is even regarded as the King of the Angels. Whenever a human believes God has directly spoken to them, in reality it is Metatron acting as his vessel. One million eyes and mouths cover his body, and every mouth speaks a different language.
He is the being who is the nearest in hierarchy to that of God. He is said to have the largest body among all of the angels, having 72 wings, 3 representing the triumvirate of the Father (God), The Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit, multiplied by the 12 tribes of Israel, God's chosen people). Metatron even has a throne of his own since being God's representative. It is understood that any angel who wishes to speak to God must go through Metatron first and that every command uttered by Metatron must be fulfilled by all other angels.
Many argue that the level of power and influence which Metatron has is on par or possibly even superior to Lucifer's former position as the anointed prince of the Seraphim. It is also shown that Metatron, alongside Raziel, was privy to God's secrets furthermore showing how much God trusts him and how valued he is as an angel. God even goes so far as to plant a crown upon his head that is so glorious that it makes every angel, including the likes of Gabriel, prostrate before him without hesitation.
However, despite his exalted status in Heaven, Metatron was not above being punished should he step out of line. Metatron being punished by God served as a warning to anyone who would dare irk Him. It is also believed, by some of the archangels no less, that Metatron served as Lucifer's replacement after he fell from grace. After Lucifer was condemned to the pit, God felt lonely even amongst his own his children and especially after Asherah left Heaven since she could not bear to see how much her family as been destroyed and could no longer tolerate her consort's questionable decisions. God anointed Metatron as the King of the Angels to fill in the void. Although, it is implied by Raziel himself, that Metatron may have had a hand in Lucifer's rebellion as he was envious of Lucifer's exalted status and wished to be seated next to the Most High.
When the Rabbi priest known as Ishmael ascended to Heaven, the archangel Metatron guided him through the celestial spheres. The other angels began to quiz Metatron, asking him what makes Ishmael worthy to stand here amongst them all, but Metatron answers all of their questions with an easy calmness and seems to be able to pacify the other angels. Interestingly, Ishmael picks up from their conversations that the other angels refer to Metatron as "Youth."
When he asks Metatron what his name is, Metatron explains that he goes by seventy names but that indeed God and the other angelic entities refer to him as Youth. But Ishmael perceives Metatron to be the greatest of all angels and he who is higher amongst all others. So he cannot fathom why he would be called something so lowly as "Youth" until Metatron reveals that the reason he is addressed as such is because he is the youngest angel for he is in actuality the man formerly known as Enoch.
Metatron reveals that when the flood occurred he was brought up by God, and saved him suffering from the destruction of the Earth so that none could say that God was not merciful. So, to show how much God appreciated Enoch, the man underwent an apotheosis and was transformed into a being that would govern the other angels. This would make Metatron the first and only archangel who had been born a human.
However, there was resistance towards such an apotheosis. It is said that the angels known as Uza, Azza, and Azzael rebelled against this decision, declaring to God that He was a fool for making a man into an angel and that they would not serve under one who was not born of them. But God reprimands them immediately and stamps out their dissent by going so far as to say that He valued Enoch more than He did all the other angels and that they will serve under him whether they like it or not. Unlike Lucifer, the three angels do not possess the same goals as the Morningstar and submit to Enoch in the end.
As the scribe of God, Metatron, with his sacred geometry, is a teacher of esoteric knowledge. Archangel Metatron teaches esoteric wisdom to children and adults. He seems to take a special interest in highly sensitive young people who are misunderstood or even medicated because their spiritual gifts make them socially awkward. He received various titles such as "Face of God", "Angel of Contracts" synonymous with the Iranian God Mithra,"King of Angels" and others of the like. His name literally means "He who sits behind the throne of Heaven". Metatron is also said to be the twin brother of the archangel Sandalphon.