Angels

Angels

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Defining the term – a word signifying, both in the Hebrew and Greek, a “messenger,” and hence employed to denote any agent God sends forth to execute his purposes. It is used of an ordinary messenger ( Job 1:14 : 1 Samuel 11:3 ; Luke 7:24 ; 9:52 ), of prophets ( Isaiah 42:19 ; Haggai 1:13 ), of priests ( Malachi 2:7 ), and ministers of the New Testament (Revelation 1:20 ). [read more] [1]

Angelology – In the study of the Doctrine of Angels we shall divide the subjects into three divisions, namely; Good Angels, Fallen Angels and Demons. [Full Article]

Hebrew definition: [2]

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Greek Definition [Click on image for larger view] [3]

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Angels (Dictionary Definition)

  1. A typically benevolent celestial being that acts as an intermediary between heaven and earth, especially in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Zoroastrianism.
  2. A representation of such a being, especially in Christianity, conventionally in the image of a human figure with a halo and wings.
  3. angels Christianity The last of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology. From the highest to the lowest in rank, the orders are: seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominations or dominions, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels, and angels.
  4. A guardian spirit or guiding influence.
  5. a. A kind and lovable person.
    b. One who manifests goodness, purity, and selflessness.
  6. A financial backer of an enterprise, especially a dramatic production or a political campaign.[4]

Articles:

1.) Angels: “Ministering Spirits”
2.) Angelology: Angels
3.) Survey of Bible Doctrine: Angels, Satan, Demons
4.) Higher Than the Angels (Hebrews 1:4-14)
5.) The “Angel of the Lord”
6.) What is Angelology?
7.) The truth about angelic beings – What does the Bible really teach about angels?
8.) Origin and Background of the Angels and Demons

References:

  1. Easton, Matthew George. “Entry for Angel”. “Easton’s Bible Dictionary”.
  2. Strong’s Hebrew
  3. Strong’s Greek
  4. American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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