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To oversimplify it, God is too powerful. One twitch of a (metaphorical) muscle, and poof everything is gone. God created everything, the whole universe, including the dragon (devil/Satan) and demons. Furthermore, He sustains the existence of everything (Hebrews 1:3) , so He has the upper hand in this war, to put it mildly. Throughout the Bible, it is clear ...


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I seem to recall it's actually related to visual iconography, not anything from a text. Divine beings were said to have a glow around them showing their divinity, and people drawing or painting had various ways to represent that. As painting styles changed, so did styles of the glow, eventually becoming first a disk behind the head and then the floating ...


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I fear behind this question lie the translation used... Angels do not overspeak, that said. There is reference of them here and there, but they keep their angelic mouth shut. Genesis 3-23/24 in king James translation 23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24 So he drove out the ...


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From the video: “A certain scripture mentions that humans are superior beings to angels." The character misunderstands the scriptural reference - it refers to Jesus, not to humans generally. (Though humans who find the 'Narrow Path' will be "given a new name" - Rev. 2:17, and others.) Hebrews 1:5 (KJV) (Commentaries can be found here: https://...


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The Grim Reaper is a possible candidate. He or She is more or less a “neutral” entity, who works for both God and the Devil. Doing his or her job. That’s the only creature (as far as I know) I can think of who could be considered as half way between an angel and a demon. This is thought of in the specific sense that neither an angel or demon can get away ...


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After a brief search on Google, I found the following in the Jewish Encyclopedia, which I quote: Michael is snow, Gabriel is fire (Lüken, l.c. p. 55; comp. Yoma 21b, bottom). Nevertheless, it is the prince of fire and not the prince of ice that is commissioned to rescue Abraham as well as Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah from the fiery furnace (Pes. 118a; ...


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There is no specific myth of the origin of angels in mainstream Christianity or Judaism, but more apocryphal stuff abounds. The closest you'll get in the Bible proper is Psalm 148, where Yahweh creates angels along with all heavenly things "by his command." It's probably as simple as that - no unusual origin like with man, just say it and it is so. It does, ...


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The Judeo/Christian system of heaven is very organised with different angels, class of angels, prophets, and today ministers, pastors, bishops, etc. They each have a role. Jesus for example is placed in charge. Seraphims guarding the gate of Eden. Cherubs guarding the tablets. Archangel Michael is in charge of the heavenly army. Your question misses the ...


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There is here and there some confusions in your question. The Nephilims What your are talking about in your question are the "Nephilims". Let's read the Bible (I will use the NIV as a reference text). 6-1: When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans ...


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We know that they do, but we do not know how. Take a look here (Isaiah 37:36-38): 36 Then 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! 185000 Assyrian slain by one angel. But how? Sword? Mace? Magic? Thermonuclear weapon?...


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In most schools of "Western Ritual Magic," some of which seems to have Judaic roots, Michael is invoked in the South as Archangel of Fire & Gabriel in the West as Archangel of Water. I don't know the original source of this symbolism, but it is widespread. An example is the famous "Banishing Ritual of the Lesser Pentagram." Sorry if this seems off ...


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Most of the angel mythos isn't Christian or even Judaic in origin. The word comes from the Greek angelos, which itself could be considered as a translation of the Hebrew word mal’akh, meaning ’messenger’, etymology suggesting a being responsible for carrying messages between the human world and some other realm or realms of existence. Sumerian drawings ...


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Best bets for anything on the angelic race will be the Catholic Encyclopedia (online or in print) and the Catechism of the Catholic Church (paragraphs 325 and following). A lot of "angel stuff" you find in the popular press is probably more new-agey dross than it is factual or informative. The truth is, there just isn't a whole lot more known about angels &...


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The most appropriate mythological title from a historical source POV would be "Jewish Prince of Heaven who was once the Babylonian King of Hell." The Archangel Michael is copied in both name and attributes from sources around at least 1600 BCE, a thousand years before he is ever mentioned in Judaism. He found his way into Hebrew via the Babylonian Exile in ...


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Gabriel: There are a number of midrashim that tie Gabriel to fire: Devarim Rabbah 5:12: "...He imposes peace in His heights." Said Reish Lakish, Michael is entirely snow and Gabriel is entirely fire, and they stand one beside the other and do not harm one another." Bamidbar Rabbah 12:8: "..."Dominion and dread etc" - the ...


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in greek mythology, the king of the titans, Chronos, carried a sickle. cronus, the harvesting god, carried a scythe. The grim reaper was a combination of the two and carried a sickle.


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