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Dudael (Heb. דּוּדָאֵל, compd. of dud דּוּד "kettle", "cauldron", "pot" + El אֵל "deity", "divinity" — lit. "cauldron of God") is the place of imprisonment for Azazel (one of the "fallen" angels), cohort of Samyaza. It is described in the Book of Enoch chapter 10 verses 4–7:

And again the Lord said to Raphael: 'Bind Azazel hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening in the desert, which is in Dudael, and cast him therein. And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there for ever, and cover his face that he may not see light. And on the day of the great judgement, he shall be cast into the fire.

Dudael is also implied to be the prison of all the fallen angels, especially the evil Watchers, the entrance of which is located to the east of Jerusalem.[1] The way this place is described, Dudael is sometimes considered as a region of the underworld, comparable to Tartarus[2][3] or Gehenna.[4][5][6]

See also


  1. Streane, Annesley William. Chapman, Arthur Thomas. (edit.) The Book of Leviticus in the Revised Version, Volume 4. The University Press, 1914. pg. 186.
  2. Noble, Samuel. An Appeal in Behalf of the Views of the Eternal World and State. T.H. Carter, 1845.
  3. Wright, Archie T. Siebeck, Mohr. (publ.) The Origin of Evil Spirits: The Reception of Genesis 6:1-4 in Early Jewish Literature. 2nd edition. Nov. 2013.
  4. Bautch, Kelley Coblentz. A Study of the Geography of 1 Enoch 17-19: No One Has Seen What I Have Seen. BRILL. 2003.
  5. Ben Witherington III. Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians, Volume II: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1-2 Peter. InterVarsity Press. April 2010.
  6. Charles, Robert Henry. The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament in English: With Introductions and Critical and Explanatory Notes to the Several Books: Ed., in Conjunction with Many Scholars, Volume 2. Clarendon Press. 1913. pg. 193.


  • Bautch, K. C. (2003). A Study of the Geography of 1 Enoch 17-19: No One Has Seen What I Have Seen. Leiden: Brill.