angel of the Lord

angel of the Lord (Or angel of Yahweh)

A figure appearing frequently in the OT (Gen 16:7-13; Gen 22:11; Exod 3:2; Num 22:22; Judg 13:3; Zech 1:11; Zech 3:1) and also in the NT (Luke 2:9-15). The angel of the Lord seems to have been understood as distinct from other angels as a messenger from God responsible for preparing the way for God’s appearance and activity. In some passages, the term probably designates only “an” angel of God (1Kgs 19:4-8).

Gen 16:7-13

7The angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the way to Shur.8And he said, “Hagar, slave-girl of Sarai, where have you ... View more

Gen 22:11

11But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”

Exod 3:2

2There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed.

Num 22:22

Balaam, the Donkey, and the Angel
22God's anger was kindled because he was going, and the angel of the Lord took his stand in the road as his adversary. Now he ... View more

Judg 13:3

3And the angel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her, “Although you are barren, having borne no children, you shall conceive and bear a son.

Zech 1:11

11Then they spoke to the angel of the Lord who was standing among the myrtle trees, “We have patrolled the earth, and lo, the whole earth remains at peace.”

Zech 3:1

Fourth Vision: Joshua and Satan
1Then he showed me the high priest Joshua standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse ... View more

Luke 2:9-15

9Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.10But the angel said to them, “Do not be afra ... View more

1Kgs 19:4-8

4But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die: “It is enough; now, O L ... View more

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