...in the Bible, and other religions!
'Angels' is a complicated subject, going back thousands of years. To
put it simply, there are many kinds of angels. Origin of the word angel
is as follows: It comes from Hebrew and it reportedly means
"messenger". Personally, I think that
"messenger" is an inadequate translation given the various uses
of the word in the Bible. I think that "courier"
would be a much better translation. You shall see why, if you keep
Firstly, we shall go through all of the uses of
the word angel in the Bible. (Well, maybe not all of them, but
certainly the major mentions). Then, we shall explore other cultures.
(Note: This by no means is an attempt to be comprehensive; to be
comprehensive would fill encyclopedias of data).
The word "angel or "angels" appears 344 times in the Holy Bible
(of the Judaeo-Christian faith). I shall address many (but certainly not
all) of those mentions.
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appeared unto Hagar, second wife of Abraham.
spiritual angel or physical angel, it is not clear, but it was in the form
of a man and it spoke unto Hagar.
men appeared at Abraham's door, and Abraham called one of them,
The three men ate bread, butter, milk, and beef.
physical. I verily want to know what they looked like. How did
Abraham recognize them as his gods? The word elohim is plural
in Hebrew. Clearly, the early Hebrews believed in the plurality of
appear unto Lot.
physical. The people of Sodom wanted to have their way with the
angels, but Lot offered his daughters instead, in order to protect the
angels. Definitely physical. Makes one wonder.
wrestled with an angel.
totally physical, as Jacob suffered an injury at this thigh.
I wrestled with an angel in my dream, but I did not suffer any physical repercussions.
sees an angel
in a burning bush, which was not consumed by the flame.
angel claims to be the God of Moses' fathers; Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
This is interesting, because the Bible calls
the entity an angel.
and the angel.
ass saw the angel first, then Balaam's eyes were "opened" and he
saw the angel.
This is what I want to know: What stops
us from seeing angels all about us. How are our eyes
and the angel.
wife was barren, and an angel said that she would bear a son. That
is, by God's power she would be made fertile; and she and her husband
would beget a son. Manoah's angel ascended in the cloud of smoke from an
offering that Manoah made to God.
killed 70,000 men.
was called a plague that killed the men, but a plague in the Bible could
have meant anything. Was it a weapon?
Wow! Such vicious angels!
killed 185,000 Assyrians.
And in one night.
Where have these angels of such power gone? Why don't we see them
any more? Who were they?
psalms are poetry and songs, and whether they are about actual events are
not, they explain the Hebrew beliefs about angels, as follows:
(1) Man was made a little below
(2) Introduction of guardian
angels [pslm 91:11].
are rays of light from the sun [pslm 104:4].
psalms are poetry/songs, written by Solomon and David, or at least during
(1) I agree that angels have more
power than mortal humans; However, the idea the spirits of humans is
lower than the angels, is of course, is not true. We are all the
spirit children of God. (Psalms 82:6, John 10:34-35); and thus we
are all equal in the eyes of God.
The mortal human is definitely lower than the angel in some
ways, but I've heard somewhere that the angels envy us our mortal
(2) I definitely believe in
guardian angels (perhaps I will tell some stories on this page in the
appendix; contact me if you
will like to read about my stories with my guardian angels).
(3) Psalms 104 is all about the
sun. The sun's messengers (or couriers) are rays of light and heat.
saves Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the fiery furnace.
were all in the furnace and were not consumed by the flames or the heat.
They were talking with the angel while in the furnace.
is mention of an angel
means light of God.
is mention of an angel
means healing of God.
helps Tobias exorcize his wife-to-be on their wedding night.
For more about exorcism, please see my exorcism
concoction of ashes from perfumed incense, mixed with the heart and liver
of a fish, were burned together and the smell drove the devil away from
the woman, and they got on their knees and thanked God. Then, as
they say, they lived happily ever after.
Clearly the powers-that-were took this out of the
Bible, because they certainly didn't want common people to know that they
can exorcise their own demons. They wanted people to PAY for such
claimed to be one of 7 angels that take the prayers of the saints to God
and reply with messages.
Michael (who is like
Gabriel (strength of God) [Monday]
Uriel (light of
Raphael (healing of God) [Wednesday]
Selaphiel (prayer of God) [Thursday]
Raguel (friend of God) [Friday]
Barachiel (blessed of God) [Saturday]
>>> The New
appeared unto Joseph in a dream telling him that he should go ahead and
marry Mary, for the child that she was bearing was from the Lord.
in the New Testament, angels stopped appearing in the flesh, and took to
appearing in dreams.
(Not entirely, but mostly).
appeared to shepherds in a field to announce the birth of Jesus.
wonder what this angel looked like. I wish they had described the
appeared unto Joseph in a dream telling him that he should take Mary and
her son into Egypt for safety from Herod.
wonder what this angel looked like and how did Joseph recognize the being
as an angel.
minister unto Jesus, after being tempted by the devil.
there are no descriptions of the angels.
are charged with the task of harvesting souls.
means death of the physical body. The good souls are filled with
light and go to the Father, while the bad souls are cast into the fire
(find out why Hell
have a special connection to children.
sure what is being implied by the phrase: "their angels do always
behold the face of my Father, which is in heaven." Must be some
kind of idiomatic expression in use at the time and in Aramaic. My best
guess is that God is especially aware of children and their suffering, and
those that mistreat children will be held accountable.
do not get married.
why would they need to?
gather the elect at the end of the world.
passage of scripture is very cryptic. I think it means that the
angels are there to escort the righteous to heaven when they die, while
the rest are on their own, and suffer consequences of their own making.
are holy angels
and there are devil's angels.
devil's angels are also called devils (in other parts of scripture).
are seen at the place where Jesus was laid to rest.
were they there?
Did they play a part in the resurrection of Jesus?
are many mentions of angels.
In the interest of time, space, and brevity, I shall categorize them.
(1) Rev. 1-3;
are human couriers, who delivered messages and packages to and from John
while he was in exile on the isle of Pathmos.
(2) Rev. 5;
(a) the strong angel
is probably symbolic part of the allegory.
(b) the hundreds of thousands angels
are heavenly bodies, most likely the stars in heaven.
(3) Rev. 7:1-2;
are heralds. Whether they are real or figurative, I know not.
(4) Rev. 7:11;
are part of the Mazzaroth (Hebrew Zodiac). See pic below.
There were 12 tribes of the
Hebrews (AKA: Israel). Each tribe was associated with one of
the 12 signs of the Hebrew Zodiac (Mazzaroth). I'm not the only
person to come up with that idea, but nobody can agree upon which sign
matches which tribe. Here's what I found out, and figured out.
(in order of the chart, going clockwise).
(He has is reasons; see my source for his reasons).
(He also has his reasons; see my source).
(by opposite order of the camping assignments in the desert)
(based upon the order they appear in the Book of Revelation)
The point is that the
12,000 from each tribe represents 12,000 stars that appear in each section
of the sky represented by each sign of the Mazzaroth (Hebrew Zodiac).
The second point is that
the 144,000 (12,000 x 12 tribes) that so many misunderstand, are not
people, but rather personifications of heavenly bodies. Please note
that personification (and what I call "animation") happens a lot
in the scriptures. To learn more see my page about Fantastic
Beasts and Monsters of the Bible.
are heralds. Whether real or figurative, I know not.
- The bottomless pit = space (literally bottomless)
9:11 - The angel
of the bottomless pit = the
(Abaddon and Apollyon both mean
"Destroyer"); i.e., the red sun is the "courier" of
9:14 - The four angels
bound in the river Euphrates = Tectonic Plate fault line under the river
Euphrates will open, creating a humungous earthquake and a tsunami will
flood the region with oceanic salt water. In numerology, the number
4 represents death (as in 4 angels). Many people will die.
These angels are the "couriers" of death via earthquake.
9:15 - 1/3 of humans will die. Why? Because the earthquakes
will not be limited to the river Euphrates. It might start at the
river Euphrates, but my opinion is that soon thereafter every fault line
in the world will quake, and there will be death all over the Earth.
clothed with a cloud and rainbow over his head, with a face like the sun,
and feet like pillars of fire = a great rain storm (because rain is created by the
heat of the sun).
10:3 - 7 thunders = (not sure); possibly 7 big storms; one on each of the
= the sun
= all objects orbiting the sun
The dragon = the red sun
(our sun's binary star)
The dragon's angels
= all objects that orbit the red sun
The war in heaven = a figurative "war" between our sun (Michael)
and the red sun (the dragon); It has happened before, and it will happen
again (in fact, it is happening now). Learn
that preaches the gospel = figurative "revival" of religiosity
on planet Earth. (When the shtf, people get religion).
14:8 - Angel
saying, "Babylon is fallen" = figurative "death" of
the powers that control this world in utter corruption.
14:9-10 - Angel
that warns about worshipping the "beast" = the "beast"
is the world economic system. Don't make money your god. Ye
cannot serve God and mammon. Learn
how to prepare now for the coming economic chaos.
14:15-17 - These angels
represent the great reaping of souls from the death that will be incurred
from the impending natural disasters.
personify plagues. They are "couriers" of plagues.
is possibly a real angel; it's the one that talks to John in his vision of
that throws the great millstone into the sea figuratively represents the
destruction of "Babylon" (i.e., the destruction of the powers
that control this world with utter corruption).
- The great whore = The powers that rule this world with utter
corruption. They sell their souls for money/profit; thus, making
19:4 - The 24 elders = the 24,000-year cycle that we today call the
"precession of the equinoxes".
19:4 - The 4 beasts = (1) Leo the lion, (2) Taurus the calf, (3) Aquarius
the man, and (4) Aquila the eagle [figuratively these are the
"milestones" of the great Mazzaroth, i.e., the precession of the
19:7 - The marriage of the Lamb to his bride = The reunion of Jesus with
his followers. (Notice this happens towards the end, not the beginning of
19:17 - The angel
in the sun figuratively represents the heat of the sun that makes all the
corpses stink and attracts the fowls of the air to come and sup on the
flesh of the dead.
Please note that the figure on the white horse is NOT the Lamb. It
is a vengeful being, which treads the winepress; a metaphor for blood-spilling.
Notice that the being on the white horse is wearing red.
This is the red sun
of prophecies from all around the world. Please see my page on
prophecies from 12 different ancient cultures on the red
that has the key to the bottomless pit (space) = the figurative power that
controls the heavenly bodies in space.
The chain = the figurative "chain" that drags the red sun back
out into outer space, just like how Fenrir
was chained up by the Norse gods.
- The new Earth = a 5D Earth. [The 3D/4D Earth will pass away
eventually. Those that are worthy (the overcomers) will move to the
21:2 - The new Jerusalem = the transport that carries us to the new Earth.
21:9 - Possibly a real angel,
possibly just a dream angel.
21:18-20 - The stones represent the rainbow bridge, which is how we will
get from the old Earth to the new Earth.
See here for
more detailed info on the rainbow bridge.
The Lamb = Jesus.
The bride = those that actually do what Jesus taught them to do.
Etymology and Origins:
Researchers say that they don't know what the word means in
Hebrew. I can explain that. Quite simply, it isn't a Hebrew
word. The word Cherub was a borrowed word (as there are many such
words in Hebrew, borrowed from other cultures). According to Online
Etymology Dictionary it could have been borrowed from the Canaanite
word karub and means "hybrid". I think that the
Cherub is the Hebrew version of the karub of the Medes, which may
be an aberration of a much, much older mythological creature. The
Median karub looked like this:
It had the head of a man, body of a lion, legs of a calf, and wings of an
That's the same four creatures of the Cherub!
Cherubs (Cherubim) are not explicitly called angels in the Bible, but are
considered to be a type of angel by certain scholars. Personally, I
don't think that they are literal angels. The appearance of cherubs
are first described in the book of Ezekiel. They were written to
have four heads (lion, calf, man, eagle), and four wings. I think
that the four heads represent the four "milestones" of the
Mazzaroth (precession of the equinoxes). [Parenthetically, I believe
that the Median karub represented the same.]
Leo = Lion, Taurus = calf, Aquarius = man, Aquila = eagle
Cherubs (Cherubim) are mentioned 67
times in the Judaeo-Christian Bible.
Note: I'm not going to cover all 67 mentions, because it
would be insane to do so. But, here are some of the mentions.
||This is the
very first mention of Cherubim. Cherubim and flaming sword
were assigned by the Elohim to guard the tree of life.
||This is so
cryptic and I've had so many possible interpretations over the
years, but the bottom line is that I just don't know. What I
do know is that it is NOT literal. It is figurative, somehow.
Here's my primary theory as of the making of this page...
These cherubim are not your typical cherubim. They were placed
at the tree of life (symbolic of immortality) to prevent Adam and
Eve (who metonymously represent all homo sapiens) from living
forever. My thinking is that these particular cherubim
represent some kind of virus that was introduced to the human
population to shorten their lifespan to less than 1000 years.
And, after the flood, there may have been a second virus that
shortened our lifespan to 120 years.
As you read on, you will be exposed to other
possible interpretations of the Cherubim.
cherubim were statues made out of gold to be put on top of the ark
of the covenant.
No depiction of the ark of the covenant I have
ever seen come close to resembling cherubim.
|2 Kings 19:15
|God is said
to dwell between two Cherubs.
||Could it be,
then, that the Cherubs represent the "veil" between
physical reality and spiritual reality?
||Ezekiel has a
vision, wherein he sees cherubim, and he is the first to describe
that the cherubim were present to make Ezekiel believe that he was
actually in God's presence. Their function appeared to be the
bearers of a device of locomotion, which they controlled.
||There are a
few other mentions, but not of consequence.
apocrypha, the cherubim are referred to the chariot of God.
The word "Seraph" has dubious origins and the
meaning is NOT agreed upon. According to the Online
Etymology Dictionary, it could mean "burning one" or
"fiery flying serpent". I'm going with "burning
Isaiah is the only one in the Bible to have seen and recorded the
appearance of seraphim. In the entire Bible, seraphim are only
mentioned twice, and both mentions happen in Isaiah 6. The
description is very limited. We only know that they have six
wings. They surround the throne of God. Two wings cover their
face. Two wings cover their feet, and they fly with the other two
The only other mention in all of Googlehood, where a
being had six wings, are in the Book of Revelation, chapter 4, verse 8,
where the four beasts that surround the throne of God, each have six
wings. Could they be seraphs? Seraphs (Seraphim) appear to be
unique to Hebrews. I can find no other culture with a similar being
in their lore.
You might think that because seraphs are so unique, I might not believe in
them, but you would be wrong. My thinking is: you can't make
that stuff up! Its uniqueness actually adds credence to it.
Isaiah wasn't "borrowing" that information from any other
culture in the history of the world (past or present).
I have so many questions. Why did only Isaiah and John see
them? Why didn't Moses see them? Why didn't Enoch see them?
I believe that Isaiah and John both saw what they reportedly saw, but what
were they really? You decide.
RE: Extra-Biblical Angels
||Type of Angels
enlightened beings that help others attain enlightenment.
||They do God's
unembodied or disembodied human spirits.
||We are the angels
and the angels are us. We are all "one" creation.
Even the bad spirits are us. All spirits have free will to choose
their own destiny.
||According to Muslim
dogma, there were three types of spirits created: angels, human
spirits, and jinn.
Jinn are mostly bad, but some can change and become good. They have
Gabriel is the only angel that communicates with humans.
||There are good
spirits and bad spirits. Shamanism mostly tries to do battle with
the bad, but in my opinion, they delude themselves. The only way to
defeat the bad, is be good and ignore them.
This is a work in progress. May add more
later, as I have time and information.
But, that's all I got for now.
Please also visit my Encyclopedia
(and Monsters) of the Bible.