Do angels have wings ? Or something we painted on them ?

arik88

Active Member
The bible refers that malakim is the way how Judaism called angels, the word angel comes from the word “Angelos” greek meaning messenger truth be told they are powerful beings and the order how angels were portay by the catholic church are wrong. The catholic portays them as human and child-like they were never that figure. But in biblical times the bible says it prohibits the israelites from depicting things from heaven.
20:4 exodus
You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in the heavens above, on the earth below, or in the waters beneath.
This is case that angels could not be depicted and painted and most the images in the internet and the catholic paintings from the renassaince are wrong. Angels are being we cannot see with the naked eye, only the prophet Ezekiel says in A vision A sight of the Lord with his angels.
Ezekiel 10:1-22
That is closest what is described even though angels appear to him, How did this portrayal of angels in a good vs evil appears that angels will destroy each other
in the celestial war ?

Zoroastrianism​

Is the influence that Catholic, Judaism, and Modern-Day Christian fall for it, It teaches that good and evil exist in the plane of angels heirarchy and angels all have wings and all are special beings. such as its monotheism, messianism, belief in judgement after death, conception of heaven and hell, and free will may have influenced other religious and philosophical systems. Even though Judaism predates it even before the exile of babylon the kingdoms of Judah and Israel worshipped other Gods and accepted influence from other religions. Zoroastrianism influence it all and this concept of angels and demons arouse.
What is the closest we know on how the angels really look like, how the lord is in his throne with them is
hebrews 12:29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”
It is reference of what power he is made of and the angels around him are made of fire like his because he is so powerful other ranks of angels under Seraphim, Cherubins, and Ophafins ( Thrones ) can be near him.
G-d is not men or women in appearance but fire he can come down here as man but in heaven his body is fire !!!
The angels are made of his fire and can withstand his enormous power
. The question do angels have wings ? some do and some don’t their is heirarchy that exist but for christians Seraphims are the high order the top but for hebrew (Judaism) chayot ha kadesh are the higher caste but here is an example.
Maimonides
he puts heirarchy like this
Rank Angelic Class Notes

1 Chayot Ha Kadesh [21] See Ezekiel 1 and Ezekiel 10
2 Ophanim See Ezekiel 1 and Ezekiel 10
3 Erelim See Isaiah 33:7
4 Hashmallim See Ezekiel 1:4
5 Seraphim See Isaiah 6
6 Malakim Messengers, angels
7 ElohimGodly beings
8 Bene ElohimSons of Godly beings
9 Cherubim See Hagigah 13b
10 Ishim “manlike beings”, see Genesis 18:2 Daniel 10:5
then the christian one
1: Seraphims
2:Cherubins
3:Thrones (Ophanims)
4.Dominations
5.Virtues
6.Powers
7.Principalities
8.Archangels
9.Angels
are the order of christians.
But because of the flood, the destruction of the temple of Solomon when babylon attacked, and other times history is destroyed in Israel by this calamities we do not know the way is organized and rabbi’s say that great information was lost in this incidents of history we do not know how the order is ?
Some scholars say Chayot Ha Kodesh are indeed Archangels so the order maybe switched.
So where does it says angels have wings ? one part says it.
When moses made the ark God instructed him to put wings on the cherubs !
1 kings6:27
27And he placed the cherubim inside the innermost room of the temple. Since their wings were spread out, the wing of the first cherub touched one wall, while the wing of the second cherub touched the other wall, and in the middle of the room their wingtips touched.
It shows the ark was made with cherubs and their wings.
Where does it say they don’t have wings ?
The ophanims ( Thrones)
they do not have wings
Ezekiel 1:15-21
As I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each creature with its four faces. This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like topaz, and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel. As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced; the wheels did not change direction as the creatures went. Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes all around.
When the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the living creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, and the wheels would rise along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. When the creatures moved, they also moved; when the creatures stood still, they also stood still; and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.
No where in this part do they have wings.
There is error that people see angels like child-like babies that have wings and the Catholic church depicted them as cherubs such A way and the bible never said they look like that but powerful creatures with 4 wings of the Lord !!! People the eyes are fooled for what they see and people who saw angels cannot see the whole being for it is A being of fire.
A fire more greater than suns but what does the bible say about Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel aren’t they archangels shouldn’t they be Chayot Ha Kadesh the truth is Raphael and Uriel are not real they are not God’s angel another error of history they were created by the catholic church. They do not appear in the tanak or bible no aprt. The bible only talks of 2 angels and they are Mikael and Gavriel they are the angels G-d sends to talk to his prophets.
Raphael is made up just like the baby cherubs, also Uriel they are not part of the old testament they do not appear only in the apocryphals books.
So Raphael and Uriel are not bible based but made up.
 

arik88

Active Member
Sorry error the last part did not want to write "made up" used the wrong word sorry wanted to write they are not bible based. an error typing it wanted to put they are wirtting in aprocryphal books.
 

Lovin Jesus

Well-Known Member
The angels of the bible are definitely not like babies as some have depicted cherubs. They are very powerful and mighty beings, so powerful it only took one angel to wipe out an army of one hundred eighty thousand Assyrians.

"That night the angel of the LORD went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning—there were all the dead bodies!"
2 Kings 19;35

Cherubim and Seraphim are angels according to scripture I imagine they have wings. There are also verses that refer to God having wings too. What those wings really look like I wouldn't know.

This verse refers to the construction of the ark of the covenant:
"The cherubim shall have their wings spread upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings and facing one another; the faces of the cherubim are to be turned toward the mercy seat".
Exodus 37:9

Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.
Isaiah 6:2

In the Psalms David refers to God's wings

How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
Psalms 36:7

For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.
Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me,
For my soul takes refuge in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge
Until destruction passes by.
Psalms 57:1

Let me dwell in Your tent forever;
Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah.
Psalms 61:4
 

seated with Christ

Well-Known Member
I own the book of “Jasher” that the Bible refers to twice, but I keep in mind that it is not God breathed Holy Writ. I have only read the Edenic account.
 

JoyJoyJoy

I Shall Not Be Moved
I think @Lovin Jesus had a good answer. Just read your Bible and you get descriptions of angels.

I find it interesting that John fell down to worship an Angel, and John knew Jesus in the flesh and in Heaven. I cant imagine how the Angel must look.

The Angel that killed the Assyrians...was that actually Jesus???
 

Lovin Jesus

Well-Known Member
I think @Lovin Jesus had a good answer. Just read your Bible and you get descriptions of angels.

I find it interesting that John fell down to worship an Angel, and John knew Jesus in the flesh and in Heaven. I cant imagine how the Angel must look.

The Angel that killed the Assyrians...was that actually Jesus???
Just a side note to explain the impossibility of the angel that killed the Assyrian army could be Jesus.
Some religions believe Jesus and Michael the Archangel are one and the same. The book of Hebrews points out that it's impossible for Jesus to be an angel. You likely may know this:
"For God never said to any angel what he said to Jesus: “You are my Son. Today I have become your Father.” God also said, “I will be his Father, and he will be my Son.”
Hebrews 1:5
 

Salluz

Aspiring Man of God
Just a side note to explain the impossibility of the angel that killed the Assyrian army could be Jesus.
Some religions believe Jesus and Michael the Archangel are one and the same. The book of Hebrews points out that it's impossible for Jesus to be an angel. You likely may know this:
"For God never said to any angel what he said to Jesus: “You are my Son. Today I have become your Father.” God also said, “I will be his Father, and he will be my Son.”
Hebrews 1:5

There are many times in the old testament where "The Angel of the Lord" shows up and people say things like "I have seen God," and the "Angel" accepts worship (see Genesis 16 for one example). Regular angels never accept worship unless they're fallen, so people conclude the Angel is a pre-incarnate Christ. The word for angel is also the word for messenger, not just a descriptor of a type of being. I think it just shows an Old Testament depiction of the Trinity that Jesus would act as a messenger for God the Father and still accept worship while doing it
 
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