Angels of the Seven Churches
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Angels of the Seven Churches


It is evident from the contexts of the various Biblical passages in which the word "angel" appears, that the word does not always represent the same idea. In such passages as Daniel 12:1 and Acts 12:15 it would seem that the angel was generally regarded as a superhuman being whose duty it was to guard a nation or an individual, not unlike the jenei of the Arabs. However, in Malachi 2:7, 3:1 (Hebrew) the word is clearly used to represent men. In the New Testament also, there are passages, such as James 2:25 (Greek), in which the word seems to be applied to men. The seven angels of the seven churches (Revelation 1:20) received seven letters, figurative letters, and therefore it would seem that the seven angels are also figurative and may refer to the seven bishops who presided over the seven churches of Asia. Or the angels may be regarded as the personifications of the churches.

E. J. Banks

32. aggelos -- a messenger, angel
... plan. In Rev 2, 3, "angels" seems to refer to heavenly angels that serve
God in conjunction with these seven local churches. (Rev ...
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The Angels of the Seven Churches.
... THE ANGELS OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES. ... It is thus apparent that, whatever the angels of
the Seven Churches may have been, they certainly were not diocesan bishops. ...
// ancient church/chapter iv the angels of.htm

Presbyters or Bishops. The Angels of the Seven Churches. James of ...
... The Angels of the Seven Churches. ... 4. The Angels of the Seven Churches in Asia Minor
must be regarded as identical with the presbyter-bishops or local pastors. ...
/.../history of the christian church volume i/section 61 presbyters or bishops.htm

John's Salutation to the Churches.
... thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are ... Spirit,
when spoken of in connection with them,"if they were merely seven angels. ...
/.../bliss/a brief commentary on the apocalypse/johns salutation to the churches.htm

The Glory and Honor that Jesus Has Won
... of the seven stars which you have seen in my right hand and of the seven golden
lamps"the seven stars represent the angels of the seven churches, and the ...
/.../ childrens bible/the glory and honor that.htm

part ii.
... the fourth chapter, (for I introduce nothing now about the seven churches,) is divided ...
Now, the vision of the seven angels with the seven trumpets follows the ...
// key to the apocalypse/part ii .htm

Spiritual Condition of the Congregations. --The Seven Churches in ...
... The angels are, at all events, the representatives of the people committed ... This latter
variation divides the seven churches into two groups, one comprising the ...
/.../history of the christian church volume i/section 50 spiritual condition of.htm

Epistles to the Seven Churches.
... his name before my Father, and before his angels. ... Gibbon: "Among the Greek colonies
and churches of Asia ... and contains from six hundred to seven hundred Greek ...
/.../bliss/a brief commentary on the apocalypse/epistles to the seven churches.htm

The Early History of Particular Churches.
... [Sidenote: The "Angels" of the Seven Churches.] St. Timothy, the first Bishop
of Ephesus, had been succeeded probably by Onesimus; St. ...
/.../a key to the knowledge of church history/chapter vii the early history.htm

The Apocalypse.
... Thus we have the seven churches of Asia represented by the seven golden candlesticks,
and their seven angels represented by seven stars (chap.1:4, 12, 16, 20 ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xxxii the apocalypse.htm

That the Church which Before had Been Barren Should have More ...
... the Apocalypse sets forth seven churches, that the number seven may be preserved;
as the seven days in which God made the world; as the seven angels who stand ...
/.../three books of testimonies against the jews/20 that the church which.htm

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