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The physicality of angels

Yes, because the angels of the Bible do not have wings to fly, but they walk like human beings.

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

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.

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