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Angel of the Lord
A heavenly messenger from God.
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Angel of the Lord
Angel of the Lord. Angelic being mentioned in the Bible, more properly translated the “messenger” of the Lord. In the OT the angel of the Lord, as God’s personal emissary, performed special functions at particular times in the history of Israel.The OT references portray a variety of services rendered
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Angel of the Lord
angel of the Lord (or “angel of the Lord”), a figure appearing frequently in the Bible (e.g., Gen. 16:7–13; 22:11; Exod. 3:2; Num. 22:22; Judg. 13:3; Zech. 1:11; 3:1; Matt. 1:20, 24; Luke 2:9–15). References to this figure usually occur when something dramatic and meaningful is about to happen, generally
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Angel of the Lord
ANGEL OF THE LORD. It is disputed whether the angel of the Lord (Gen 16:7–14; 22:11, 14, 15; Ex 3:2; Jdg 2:1, 4; 5:23; 6:11–24; 13:3) or angel of God (Gen 21:17–19; 31:11–13) is one of the angels or an appearance of God Himself. The fact that the angel speaks not merely in the name of God but as God
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Angel of the Lord
ANGEL OF THE LORD. The angel of the Lord, sometimes ‘the angel of God’ or ‘my (or ‘his’) angel’, is represented in Scripture as a heavenly being sent by God to deal with men as his personal agent and spokesman. In many passages he is virtually identified with God and speaks not merely in the name of
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Angel of Yahweh
ANGEL OF YAHWEH מלאך יהוהI. The word →‘angel’ in this phrase is literally ‘messenger’. The juxtaposition of the common noun “messenger” with a following divine name in a genitive construction signifying a relationship of subordination is attested elsewhere in the ancient Near East (e.g. mlak ym, KTU
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Angel of the Lord
Angel of the Lord. Gen. 16:7, etc. (The special form in which God manifested himself to man, and hence Christ’s visible form before the incarnation. Compare Acts 7:30–38 with the corresponding Old Testament history; and Gen. 18:1, 13, 14, 33 and 19:1.)
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Angel of the Lord
Angel of the Lordangel of the Lord (or angel of Yahweh), a figure appearing frequently in the ot (Gen. 16:7–13; 22:11; Exod. 3:2; Num. 22:22; Judg. 13:3; Zech. 1:11; 3:1, to cite only a few references) and also in the nt (Luke 2:9–15). References to this figure usually occur when something dramatic
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Angel of God, Angel of the Lord
ANGEL OF GOD, ANGEL OF THE LORD — a mysterious messenger of God, sometimes described as the Lord Himself (Gen. 16:10–13; Ex. 3:2–6; 23:20; Judg. 6:11–18), but at other times as one sent by God. The Lord used this messenger to appear to human beings who otherwise would not be able to see Him and live
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Angel of the Lord
ANGEL OF THE LORDThen the Angel of the Lord said to her, “I will multiply your descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude.” … Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?” Gen. 16:10,