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Angel or messenger?

History The Hebrew and Greek terms for 'messenger' do have this natural overlap, and can cause contention in translation. The Latin Vulgate was the first translation which tried to separate the word ...
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Do angels eat physical food?

The question asks “Do angels eat physical food?” If this is to be understood as “Do angels eat physical food habitually?”—the Bible does not explicitly answer the question. If this is to be understood ...
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Is ‘flesh and blood’ different to ‘flesh and bones’ in the Bible?

"Bone and flesh" or "flesh and bone" is a Hebraism of the Bible: Gen 2:23 - Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, ...
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In Hebrews 13:2 what does "entertained angels unawares" mean?

Just because the text identifies the angels doesn't mean that the human characters had that knowledge, or at least not initially. The Biblical instances which would be commonly understood to be times ...
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To what dispute is Jude 1:9 referring regarding the body of Moses?

According to the Footnotes on the NIV at BibleGateway Jude 1:9 Jude is alluding to the Jewish Testament of Moses The text of this book, also known as the Assumption of Moses or Ascension of Moses, ...
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Are the imprisoned spirits in 1 Peter 3:19 human spirits or fallen angels?

Are the imprisoned spirits in 1 Peter 3:19 human spirits or fallen angels? Did the demons worry about being imprisoned by Jesus? Was there a prison for demons at Peter's time. The apostle Peter ...
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Galatians 4:14. Paul says that Jesus is Angel of the Lord?

Since the Pauline corpus differentiates between the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the angels, giving to the first a greater, in fact divine honour, in comparison to the first (Hebrews 1:5), and even ...
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Is the Destroyer of Exodus 12:23 the same as that of Revelation 9:11?

Exodus 12:23 uses the term ham-mas-hit to name "the destroyer." An interesting verse rarely used here and almost never translated is Isaiah 54:16 which states that YHWH (the Lord) created the ...
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Who is Apollyon in Greek Culture?

Apollyon seems to be a descriptive name based on ἀπόλλυμι: ἀπο- (apo-, “away”) and ὄλλυμι (óllumi, “to destroy”) rather than any Greek god or hero. From apo, we get words like apogee. Apolumi is an ...
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Who is Apollyon in Greek Culture?

There is with little doubt a link between Apollyon and Apollo. Let me elaborate: The name Apollyon is a Greek play on words for "Apollo" (Apollon in Greek) and "Destroyer." Revelation 9:11 reads, “...
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What does "my name is with him" mean in Exodus 23:21?

The Angel is sent by God, and "in him is His name"; this was so scandalous for Septuagint translators (in the sense that the nameless Angel who bears in him God's name can be regarded as ...
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Did the angel forget about Jesus when he claimed that God is the only one to be worshipped in Revelation 22:9?

There are numerous places in the NT where people worship Jesus as God such as: Matt 2:11, 14:33, 28:9, 17; Luke 4:8; 24:52; John 9:38; Rom 10:9, Heb 1:5, 6, Phil 2:10; Rev 5:6-12. Further, we have ...
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When did angels ever deliver the word? (Heb. 2:2)

The word ἀγγέλων simply means messenger and is probably better applied here to the prophets rather than to angelic beings since it was the prophets who were the “messengers / ἀγγέλων” who delivered ...
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Who are the rulers of Psalm 2:2?

I think in this case "ruler" is a synonym of "king". The verse has a semantic rhyme, as many verses in Psalms have. The rhyme deepens and enriches the meaning of the verse. The ...
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Galatians 4:14. Paul says that Jesus is Angel of the Lord?

Early this year I perused the Bart Ehrman site, to get the measure of the site. You ask how valid Bart Ehrman's take is on this verse. Well, I don't think Biblical Hermeneutics is about assessing ...
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Galatians 4:14. Paul says that Jesus is Angel of the Lord?

In early Koine Greek, ἄγγελος ángelos simply meant "messenger". It acquired the sense of what we'd now understand as angels as a loan sense from Hebrew מַלְאָךְ malʾāḵ and/or Aramaic ...
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Is the Destroyer of Exodus 12:23 the same as that of Revelation 9:11?

The LXX Greek translation of Hebrew transliteration for destroyer in Exodus 12:23 (hammashit) is olethreyonta, a different word from appollyon. Hebrew abbaddon is not used in Exodus 12:23. Isaiah 37:...
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Who were the "sons of God" (bene elohim) in Genesis 6:2?

While it is understandable that some people believe that the "sons of God" in Genesis 6 were perhaps "fallen angels," there are several Biblical, theological, scientific, and ...
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Who were the "sons of God" (bene elohim) in Genesis 6:2?

Are the 'sons of God' genetic progeny or an 'offshoot' of humanity? I support Samuel's argument against the 'sons of God' as angels - it is well founded, if not widely accepted. But what does the ...
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What does the term "principalities and powers" mean?

Arche and dunamis : Arche, I take it, is the Office and Archon the personage. Arche is that which is not only foundational, archetypal, it also has absolute precedence. Thus, that which comes after ...
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Does Jude 1:13 refer to literal planets or fallen angels?

Jude 1:8-13 (DRB) In like manner these men also defile the flesh, and despise dominion, and blaspheme majesty. 9 When Michael the archangel, disputing with the devil, contended about the body of Moses,...
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Angels came and ministered to Him. Matthew 4:11 NKJV

Jesus was in the desert regions. Jesus had eaten nothing for forty days and forty nights. After such a time of deprivation, he would not - humanly - have had the strength to get back to civilisation ...
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Are angels creatures (Mark 16:15) and can they repent (Rev 2:5 and Rom 8:21)

Gretchen, One fact you must learn and keep in mind in Biblical Studies is that the Bible contains a variety of book genre (kinds or types of books). We should not interpret historiography as poetry, ...
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