Archangel Uriel is known as the angel of wisdom and arts. He shines the light of God’s truth into the darkness of confusion. Uriel means “God is my light” or “fire of God.” Other spellings of his name include Usiel, Uzziel, Oriel, Auriel, Suriel, Urian and Uryan.
The faithful turn to Uriel for help seeking God’s will before making decisions, learning new information, solving problems and resolving conflicts. They also turn to him for help letting go of destructive emotions such as anxiety and anger, which can prevent believers from discerning wisdom or recognizing dangerous situations.
The Book of Enoch, which presents itself as written by Enoch, mentions Uriel in many of the component books. In chapter IX, which is part of “The Book of the Watchers” (2nd century BCE), only four angels are mentioned by name. Those angels are Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel (though some versions have a fifth angel: Suryal or Suriel). However, the later chapter XX lists the name and function of seven angels. Those angels are “Uriel, one of the holy angels, who is over the world and over Tartarus”, Raphael, Raguel, Michael, Saraqâêl, Gabriel, and Remiel.
The Book of the Watchers as a whole tells us that Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel were present before God to testify on behalf of humankind. They wish to ask for divine intervention during the reign of the fallen grigori (fallen watchers). These fallen take human wives and produced half-angel, half-human offspring called the nephilim. Uriel is responsible for warning Noah about the upcoming great flood.