The Comfort of God (Death (comfort> Book of Life & Death / (gigantic)
Azrael, the Angel of Death, who is “Forever writing and erasing in a great book. What he writes is the birth of a man. What he erases is their death.” Azrael does not decide who lives or dies, in fact he is unaware of a person’s death until a leaf falls from the great tree beneath God’s throne. A person’s name is on the leaf and Azrael knows he must sever that soul within 40 days. Sometimes the soul is reluctant to leave, therefore Azrael entices them with an apple from the great tree.