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Angels are supernatural or celestial beings that are intermediaries between God and people. Also referred to as messengers or the sons of God (bene elohim) in the Hebrew Bible.

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Why did the angel speak to Mary in the future tense (Lk. 1:26-38)?

If the angel Gabriel was seeking Mary's consent to be the mother of God*, why did he speak to her in the future tense in Lk. 1:26-38, as though the prophesied events will occur through her regardless ...
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Does the Sons of God in Genesis 6:1-2 refer to fallen angels or the lineage of Seth?

The Book of Genesis describes a time when there was an increasing wickedness on the face of the earth that provoked God to destroy them with the floods save for Noah and his family. I suspected it ...
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How can angels have sex?

In Genesis 6:2 it says, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. But if angels are spirit than how can they have sex with ...
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In Joshua 6:6, do the seven priests carrying trumpets in front of the Ark represent the seven angels carrying trumpets in front of Jesus on his Day?

Joshua 6:6 So Joshua the son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the Ark of the Covenant and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the Ark of YHWH.” ...
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In Revelation 4:5, are the seven spirits before the throne of God the seven archangels in 1 Enoch 20:1-8? [duplicate]

Revelation 4:5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God. Enoch ...
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In Revelation 9:11, should the titles Abaddon and Apollyon be translated into English as "Destruction" and "Destroyer"?

Revelation 9:11 according to ESV translation: They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon. Revelation 9:11 ...
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Did the angel preach the Gospel to Mary Magdalene and the other Mary?

Matthew 28:6 New International Version He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. The angel stated that the resurrection of Jesus happened exactly as he had ...
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What is the host of heaven in 2 Kgs. 17:16; 21:3 & 2 Chr. 33:3

In 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles, it speaks of the Israelites and their leaders worshipping "all the host of heaven". The term host of heaven can refer to angels and also the stars/planets. ...
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Is Miller correct when he says that Daniel in Dan 8:17 feared not due to Gabriel but by the presence of the one having the appearence of a man?

Daniel 8:15-17 When I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I sought to understand it. And behold, there stood before me one having the appearance of a man. 16 And I heard a man's voice between the banks of ...
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Why was David afraid of the Sword of the Angel of the Lord if he went to the Tabernacle, which was then in Gibeon? -1 Chr. 21:29-30

The tabernacle of the Lord, which Moses had made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt offering were at that time on the high place at Gibeon. But David could not go before it to inquire of God, ...
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Do the Stars in Genesis 1 support an allegorical view on the Creation account

Stars are commonly used in biblical views as an allegory to angels. The most common of these is in Revelation when it states a third of the stars will "fall down from heaven". We can also ...
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1 Corinthians 6:3, what does it mean "we will judge angels?"

‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭6:3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life?
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According to 2 Kings 6:17 does God's heavenly host in His spiritual realm interact with and exist with the mortal realm?

17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots ...
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How is it possible that when we are in heaven we will be perfect and sinless, if the angels sinned while they were in heaven? [closed]

I've been wondering this for a few days (please correct my reasoning if faulty): How is it possible that in heaven we will have a perfect body and be without sin, if the angels themselves sinned while ...
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Does the prophecy in 1 Enoch 10:17-21 concern the righteous after the Flood, or a later time after the final Judgment?

In the tenth chapter of 1 Enoch, in verse 17 (or 23 in some manuscripts), following the sentence on Semyaza and the other fallen angels who procreated the nephilim, God says that: 11 To Michael ...
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Haven't Evil Angels already been judged?

2Pe 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; The context of 2 Peter 2:1-3 suggests that ...
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Who first gave Mary Magdalene the joy that Jesus was risen, an angel (Matthew) or Jesus (John)?

In Matthew 28:1, 5-6, 8, an angelic message brought joy to Mary Magdalene by informing her that Jesus rose (NKJV, emphasis added): Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, ...
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Should a woman cover her head whilst praying or prophesying because of angels?

According to 1 Corinthians 11:10 should a woman cover her head when she is praying or prophesying for the reason of signaling to the heavenly host that she is not exposed but is covered (protected) ...
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Who are the angels mentioned in Luke 9:26? [closed]

For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels. Luke 9:26 KJV ὃς γὰρ ἂν ...
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Is the angel of the Lord in Genesis 16:7-13 and Matthew 1:18-20 one and the same?

Genesis 16:7-13 ASV And the angel of Jehovah found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s handmaid, whence camest thou? and ...
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Examining the angel in Genesis 32:24-32 and the angel in 2 Kings 19:35

Is the angel in Genesis 32:24-32 equal in rank and might with the angel in 2 Kings 19:35? 24 Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he had not ...
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Exodus 23:25, one subject or multiple subjects?

I am confused as to the meaning of Exodus 23:25. The background is the following: Exodus 21:1 Now these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them. [God speaking] Then in Exodus 23, God ...
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Is ‘flesh and blood’ different to ‘flesh and bones’ in the Bible?

“I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15‬:‭50‬ ‭ We know that flesh and blood cannot ...
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Did Moses fear the Angel of God in Exodus 23?

Initially, God had promised Moses that an angel will lead the Israelites and that the Angel will not forgive any trespass Exodus 23:20-21 NLT Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the ...
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Is there any reference connecting the Serpent in the Garden with rebellious divine beings? [closed]

Three references in scripture force my re-examination of the role of serpents/reptiles in scripture: The brazen serpent (Nehushtan) raised up by Moses and it's connection to Christ (John 3:14) YeShua'...
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Galatians 4:14. Paul says that Jesus is Angel of the Lord? [closed]

Galatians 4:14 though my condition put you to the test, you did not scorn or despise me, but welcomed me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus. According to Bart Ehrman: I had always simply read the ...
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Who are the rulers of Psalm 2:2?

The kings are described as being of the earth but the rulers are not necessarily of the earth. It does not read the kings and rulers of the earth, only the kings are of the earth. And the kings merely ...
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Cherub two or four wings! How did Ezekiel know they were Cherubim?

20 These are the living beings that I saw beneath the God of Israel by the river Chebar; so I knew that they were cherubim. 21 Each one had four faces and each one four wings, and beneath their wings ...
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Information given in dream to some and to others in person [closed]

Both the Maggi (Matthew 3:12) and Joseph (Matthew 3:13,19) receive information in a dream, whereas Zechariah and Mary receive information personally (Luke). Why is that? One could simply state that it'...
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Revelation 21:8; DRB; what is the precise meaning of Idolatry?

Revelation 21:8; DRB; 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, they shall have their portion in the pool ...
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Do angels predate Creation?

“when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” ‭‭Job‬ ‭38:7‬ ‭ This verse speaks of heavenly beings in the course of creation. Is there any indication that heavenly ...
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How to determine the correct interpretation of the word "angel" (malak / hammal’āḵîm) in Genesis 19?

In scripture the word "angel" comes from the Hebrew word: malak" מֲלְאָךְ. It has a broader meaning then is generally understood in popular parlance. Strong's definition of the word is ...
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Was the appearance of Gabriel to Zechariah a vision or a physical encounter? Luke 1:11, 22

Was the appearance of Gabriel to Zechariah about the birth of John the Baptist a vision or a physical encounter? Luke 1:11 - Now an angel of the Lord APPEARED to him… Luke 1:22 - and they realized he ...
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What does the heavenly realm mean?

In Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in ...
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Did the angel instruct Abraham to look behind in Genesis 22:11-14?

We are told that the angel of God called from heaven instructing Abraham not to kill his son Isaac KJV Genesis 22 : 11-11 And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, ...
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Is 2 Peter 2:4 talking about demons?

2 Peter 2:4 (ESV): For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; Are the angels that sinned ...
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At Hebrews 6:13-14 God made a promise to Abraham to greatly multiply his seed, but at Genesis 22:15-17 the angel of the Lord swore the promise, why?

Hebrews 6:13-14, "For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, vs14, saying, I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply you.&...
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In Luke 1 vs 28 - 29, why was Mary troubled by the greeting of the angel?

In Luke 1 vs 28 - 29, why was Mary troubled by the greeting of the angel when it seemed like a favourable greeting? 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord ...
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Why emphasize angels in heaven, why not just angels?

Two passages both emphasize the angels as being in Heaven “For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:30‬ ‭ ‭ “For when they ...
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Is second Peter making two, three or four illustrations in chapter 2?

“For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a ...
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Does "Almsgiving" atone for all sins - based on teachings of Archangel Raphael in Tobit 12:9?

We learn from the Archangel Raphael in Tobit 12:9 that our salvation from sins can be achieved through "Almsgiving". [Tobit 12:9] "For almsgiving saves from death and purges away every sin. ...
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Was the angelology in [Tobit 12:15] based only on [1 Enoch 20:1-8]?

We read in [Tobit 12:15] a reference to [1 Enoch 20:3]. "I am Raphael, one of the seven holy angels, which present the prayers of the saints, and which go in and out before the glory of the Holy One."...
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Do heavenly beings possession genitals? Genesis 6:4 [closed]

“And David took more wives in Jerusalem, and David fathered more sons and daughters.” ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭14:3‬ ‭ “Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and also healed his wife and ...
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Do Angels reproduce? [closed]

It seems that Angels were created in finite numbers without the ability to reproduce. The Genesis 6 wives were earth women. For the fallen angels to have children with them would mean possessing an ...
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Why is Michael called "your prince"?

But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince. But I will shew thee that which is noted in the ...
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Was Mal’ak of YHVH מַלְאַ֣ךְ יְהֹוָ֗ה definitive in [2 Kings 19:35], “an angel” (MT) or “the angel” (KJV)?

KJV translates the title “ἄγγελος κυρίου“ from LXX as a definitive title “the angel of the Lord”, although the Hebrew text excludes a definitive “Ha-” הַ for this מַלְאַ֣ךְ Mal’ak. [2 Kings 19:35, KJV]...
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Was it a theophany in Numbers 22:25?

Numbers 22:25 New International Version When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, it pressed close to the wall, crushing Balaam’s foot against it. So he beat the donkey again. Did the donkey see a ...
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Is the devil a cherub or seraphim?

The look of the devil is confusing. In Revelation 20:2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; The devil is described as an ...
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When did angels ever deliver the word? (Heb. 2:2)

In the Letter to the Hebrews we read: Hebrews 2:1-3: "For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it. 2For if the word spoken ...
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The Role of Angels at Mt Sinai

There is already an existing question (Reference) that asks about the ‘angel’ that Stephen says spoke with Moses on Mt Sinai. The accepted answer included.... “The angel of the Lord that Stephen talks ...
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