Does the Bible teach that Jesus is the archangel Michael?

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JWs believe that Jesus is the archangel Michael.

Jesus is not the archangel Michael

These are all the Bible verses that mentioned the archangel Michael. None of them teach that Jesus is Michael.

Daniel 10

13  But the prince of the royal realm of Persia stood in opposition to me for 21 days. But then Miʹcha·el, one of the foremost princes, came to help me; and I remained there beside the kings of Persia.

21  However, I will tell you the things recorded in the writings of truth. There is no one strongly supporting me in these things but Miʹcha·el, your prince.

Jude 9 But when Miʹcha·el the archangel had a difference with the Devil and was disputing about Moses’ body, he did not dare to bring a judgment against him in abusive terms, but said: “May Jehovah rebuke you.”

We see that even the archangel Michael has no authority to rebuke the devil but has to appeal to a higher authority.

Contrast this to Jesus. After he was tempted by the devil, he did not appeal to a higher authority but commanded the devil to leave him.

Matthew 4

10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’” 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

Daniel 12:1 “During that time Miʹcha·el will stand up, the great prince who is standing in behalf of your people. And there will occur a time of distress such as has not occurred since there came to be a nation until that time. And during that time your people will escape, everyone who is found written down in the book.

Rev 12:7 And war broke out in heaven: Miʹcha·el and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels battled…

1 Thess 4:16 because the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a commanding call, with an archangel’s voice and with God’s trumpet, and those who are dead in union with Christ will rise first.

JWs interpret this verse to mean that Jesus is an archangel because he descended from heaven with an archangel’s voice. If we interpret the verse this way, why don’t we say that Jesus is God because he descended from heaven with God’s trumpet?

Hebrews 1 is clear that Jesus is not an angel because he is superior to angels. 

4  So he has become better than the angels to the extent that he has inherited a name more excellent than theirs. 5  For example, to which one of the angels did God ever say: “You are my son; today I have become your father”? And again: “I will become his father, and he will become my son”? 6  But when he again brings his Firstborn into the inhabited earth, he says: “And let all of God’s angels do obeisance to him.”