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Thursday, May 24, 2012

What Do Angels Look Like?



This is a really good question with quite a few answers! It all depends on what you mean by angel!
The Bible describes what some angels look like but certainly not all of them.
Much more detail is given to certain types of angels than others.
In the Bible, angels and angelic/heavenly beings appear to be a-sexual, meaning that they don't belong to either the male or female gender. However, through the site I refer to angels in the masculine as it's easier in English to do so!
Below is a table showing the basic descriptions given of angels in the Bible. It's followed by more detailed descriptions of different angels and angelic beings.
Type / Name
Appearance
Number
Role
Handsome young men;
NO wings!
Thousands +
Messengers,
Jail breakers, rescuers, etc.
Handsome young men;
NO wings!
Probably 1 or possibly 7
To protect the Jewish nation;
Herald the 2nd coming
Handsome young man;
NO wings!
Only him
God's special messenger
Seraphim
'Ones of Love'
'Fiery Ones'
6 wings
2 covering face; 2 covering feet; 2 for flying
More than 1, possibly 4?
Being around God's throne to sing His glory
4 wings, covered with eyes all around
More than 1; Possibly 4?
To guard God's domain
6 wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings
4
Being around God's throne to sing His glory
Unknown
Only him

Unknown
Thousands?



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