mish'-a-el, mi'-sha-el (misha'el, perhaps = "who is equal to God?"):
(1) A Kohathite, 4th in descent from Levi (Ex 6:22). He and his brother Elzaphan carried out Moses' order to remove from the sanctuary and the camp the corpses of Nadab and Abihu (Le 10:4 f).
(2) A supporter of Ezra at the reading of the Law (Ne 8:4).
(3) The Hebrew name of one of Daniel's 3 companions (Da 1:6-7,11,19; 2:17). His Babylonian name was MESHACH (which see).