The name appears in the OT as a personal name: 1 Chr. 6.9; 1 Chr. 15.5, 1 Chr. 11; 2 Chr. 13.2. In 4 Ezra, an angel of this name is mentioned as angelus interpres. The etymology depends upon the decision whether the root is Hebrew (light) or Aramaic (fire). T. Abr. A 13:11 knows an angel Purouel who has power over the fire (πὐρ). It is tempting to identify him with Uriel.
Among the four archangels (e.g. Gk. Apoc. Ezra 6:2; Mass. Hekalot, A. Jellinek, Bet ha-Midrasch II [Leipzig 1853] 43–44) …