554. The fourth gate is for healing, called 'the gate of healing'. The chieftain of this gate is called 'Peda'el', DERIVED FROM REDEMPTION (HEB. PIDYON). He is in charge over all the remedies in the world, and brings in all the prayers of those in pain, sickness, and sorrow. He mounts together with these prayers, and presents them before the Holy One, blessed be He.
555. This is "an angel over him, an interpreter, one among a thousand" (Iyov 33:23), for there are a thousand who stand at the gate, and PEDA'EL is one among them. It is also written, "Then He is gracious to him, and says, 'Deliver him from going down to the pit. I have found a ransom'" (Ibid. 24), as this prayer mounts and becomes a good interpreter for that person, and speaks well of him before the Holy One, blessed be He. It is always for a good cause. Therefore, all the remedies are found in that gate, over which Peda'el is in charge. This is the gate to the west. There are four gates to this chamber, EACH HAVING A UNIQUE FUNCTION.
613. He takes out the GOOD sentence, and appoints a chief called 'Peda'el' of the third chamber, and tells him, "deliver (Heb. pede) him from going down to the pit" (Iyov 33:24). For when a man is on his deathbed, caught in the King's prison, then he is judged. All his merits and every debt he accumulated in this world come into the court to be judged.
684. The two pillars on the north side ARE CALLED 'Pat'chiel and Atariel'. Each one is in charge over twelve thousand other officers, the pegs of the Tabernacle, LIKE THE OTHER ONES WE MENTIONED. These chieftains, the two pillars on the west side, are Pedatiel and Tumiha'el, each in charge over twelve thousand other officers, all pegs of the Tabernacle, as we said.