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Angel (II) ἄγγελος
(2,015 words)

I. Name

Angelos (“messenger”; Vg. and VL angelus) is in Greek, Early Jewish and Christian literature the most common designation of an otherworldly being who mediates between God and humans. In LXX the word is usually the translation of malʾak. It occurs 175 times in NT (according to the editions of Nestle-Aland26 and the Greek New Testament3, including Luke 22.43, which is often considered as a later addition). It is used sometimes of human messengers (e.g. Jdt. 1.11; in the NT Luke 7.24; Luke 9.52; Jas. 2.25, an…

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J. W. van Henten, “Angel (II) ἄγγελος”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Angelii>

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