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

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Gen 22:11

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Exod 3:2

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Num 22:22

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Judg 13:3

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Zech 1:11

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Zech 3:1

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Luke 2:9-15

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1Kgs 19:4-8

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