Yehudil (Hebrew יהודיאל “glory and praise of God”) is one of the seven archangels named by name in apocryphal writings. In addition to the angels Gabriel, Michael, Raphael and Uriel, three other archangels were named in the early Middle Ages, especially in the tradition of the Byzantine Orthodox churches, Barachiel, Yehudiel and Sealtiel. The veneration of Uriel and the angels Barachiel, Yehudy and Sealtiel did not prevail permanently in the Western Church, although evidence of the veneration of seven archangels can be found in the Middle Ages and again in the Baroque.
In the Book of Enoch, written between 130 BC and 68 AD, “seven holy angels who watch at all times” are called. In the 15th century, the monk Amadeus Menez de Silva († 1482) described seven archangels, one of whom he refers to as Yehudiel. The name Yehudil can also be found in the Church Slavonic spelling Jegudiel and also as Jhudiel.
In Christian iconography, the archangel is often depicted with his attribute, a crown he holds in his hands or with a three-tailed whip.
Yehudy is considered the retributor. He fights the spirit of envy and resentment. Yehudil is the guardian angel of all people born on a Friday.