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Re: angels in II Maccabees

Does anyone have any suggestion, why both times "angels" are 
mentioned in II Maccabees (11:6 and 15:22-23), both of which are in 
prayers by Judas Maccabaeus for God to send one to help Israel, it 
is specified that "a good angel" should be sent?  Shouldn't that be 
superfluous?   The term also appears in Tobit 5:21.

Daniel R. Schwartz, Hebrew University (preparing Hebrew translation 
and commentary on II Macc.)