The angels of the Bible: What you do not know

What are angels really like?

That the angels of the Bible were beings of flesh and blood and not ethereal beings, transcendent or with wings, many readers may have known this for a long time.

In the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is easily estimated, but in this article we see how their “physicality” is obvious and sometimes even deliberately mutated in describing them, we cite in this regard Judges and Daniel and we read of an angel sitting, presumably eats, uses something that could be a technological device to start the fire.

In the first the angel of the Lord “appears” to Gideon, who was a Judge of the tribe of Manasseh, (the Hebrew word šôfēṭ “judge” expresses an idea a bit ‘different from what we have: he was a hero or a charismatic leader , he called by God, who intervened in various situations especially to deliver Israel from external enemies.)

This is the story of the Bible

Judges 6.21

Apparition of the angel of the Lord to Gideon

[11] Now the angel of the Lord came and sat under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite; Gideon son of Joash, beating out wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites. [12] The angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” [13] Gideon replied, “Sir, if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened? Where are all his wonders that our fathers told us, saying, ‘The Lord has made it not out of Egypt? But now the Lord has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian. ” [14] And the LORD turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel from the hand of Midian; not I sent you? “. [15] He answered, “My Lord, how can I save Israel? Here, my family is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house. ” [16] The Lord said to him: “I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.” [17], he said to him: “If I have found favor in your eyes, give me a sign that it is you talk to me. [18] In the meantime, do not go out of here before I come back to you and bring out my present. ” He said, “I will wait until you come back.” [19] And Gideon went in, prepared a young goat and from an ephah of flour prepared unleavened bread; He is putting the meat in a basket and the broth in a pot, and brought under the oak and presented them. [20] The angel of God said, “Take the meat and the unleavened bread and lay them on this rock, and pour the broth.” And he did so. [21] Then the angel of the Lord stretched out ‘ end of the stick in his hand and touched the flesh and the unleavened bread; Fire flared from the rock and consumed the flesh and the unleavened bread and the angel of the Lord vanished from his eyes.

The angels of the Bible

Daniel 9.21

The angel Gabriel explains the prophecy

[20] While I was still speaking and praying and confessing my sin and that of my people Israel and presenting the supplication to the Lord my God for the holy mountain of my God, [21] while therefore I was speaking and praying, Gabriel, that I I had seen before in vision, flew swiftly towards me: it was time for the evening offering.

This instead is the story found in a Geovist Bible that shows further data on the physicality of a being who has the same problems as an ordinary human being after physical exertion.

. + 20 While still speaking and praying and confessing my sin + and the sin of my people Israel + and making my request for favor fall before Jehovah my God concerning the holy mountain + of my God, 21 and [while] still speaking in prayer , well, the man * Gabriel, * + whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, + having been made weary with weariness, * came to me at the time of the offering of the evening gift.

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Cesare Valocchia

Cesare Valocchia was born in Rome in 1970. He is a telecommunications specialist with dedicated fibre optics and data transfer curses. He cultivates two main passions: volunteering in 118 ambulances and ufology. Instructor of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation maneuvers for adults and children, he collected his experiences as a volunteer on the means of the 118 national health emergency service in Rome in an ebook entitled “Non dirmi grazie” “Don’t tell me thank you” His motto is: Helping those who suffer is the best payment. He has devoted himself to ufology since the early 1990s, and has been running the website since 2011. He conducted the first analysis on the “dancing” Sun of Medjugorje, which linked the UFO phenomenon to the Marian phenomenon. In May 2017, the article was published in the official journal of the National UFO Center. Further analysis of the sighting of unknown flying objects during the “Sun dance” around the world can be found on his website. He has been a member of the National Ufologic Center since 2019.

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