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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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

CHURCHES, ROBBERS OF

church'-iz.

See ROBBERS OF TEMPLES.

CHURCHES, SEVEN

See ANGELS OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES.

SEVEN CHURCHES

See CHURCHES, SEVEN.

Greek
32. aggelos -- a messenger, angel
... For example, 32 () in Rev 1:20 can refer to heavenly angels or key leaders (perhaps
pastors) of the seven churches. [32 () can refer to "a messenger" (cf. ...
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1577. ekklesia -- an assembly, a (religious) congregation
... Word Origin from ek and kaleo Definition an assembly, a (religious) congregation
NASB Word Usage assembly (3), church (74), churches (35), congregation (2). ...
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2417. hierosulos -- robbing temples
... robber of temples. From hieron and sulao; a temple-despoiler -- robber of churches.
see GREEK hieron. see GREEK sulao. (ierosulous) -- 1 Occurrence. 2416, 2417 ...
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2583. kanon -- a rule, standard
... This represented the core theological convictions prevailing in the local churches
in the "post-apostolic era" (particularly from ad 100 on). ...
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Library

The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches
The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches. <. The Creeds of the
Evangelical Protestant Churches Philip Schaff. Table of Contents. Title Page. ...
/.../schaff/the creeds of the evangelical protestant churches/

Reformed Churches.
... REFORMED CHURCHES. The Reformed churches comprehend ... Calvinists from the Lutherans.
The Reformed churches in America are the two following:". ...
//christianbookshelf.org/hayward/the book of religions/reformed churches.htm

The Congregational and Christian Churches.
The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches. <. ... The
Congregational and Christian Churches. The organic union of ...
/.../the congregational and christian churches.htm

Character and Condition of the Churches to whom the Epistle was ...
... INTRODUCTION. 4. Character and condition of the Churches to whom the Epistle was
addressed, and nature of the errors against which it was directed. ...
/.../the epistle of james practically explained/ 4 character and condition.htm

Epistles to the Seven Churches.
... Epistles to the Seven Churches. ... The seven churches are not, themselves, seen
in vision; they were symbolized by seven golden candlesticks. ...
/.../bliss/a brief commentary on the apocalypse/epistles to the seven churches.htm

Church Alliances and Federations of Churches.
The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches. <. ... Proposals of Church
Union within the Protestant Churches of the United States. IV. ...
/.../iv church alliances and federations.htm

John's Salutation to the Churches.
... John's Salutation to the Churches. ... The seven cities which contained those churches,
were situated in a kind of amphitheatre, surrounded by mountains. ...
/.../bliss/a brief commentary on the apocalypse/johns salutation to the churches.htm

The Churches of the East
... The Church and the Empire CHAPTER XVII THE CHURCHES OF THE EAST. ... Attempts to
promote reunion between the Churches were made at intervals. ...
/.../medley/the church and the empire/chapter xvii the churches of.htm

The Lambeth Quadrilateral and the Free Churches of England. --
The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches. <. ... The Lambeth Proposals.
II. The Lambeth Quadrilateral and the Free Churches of England.". ...
/.../ii the lambeth quadrilateral and.htm

The Anglican and Protestant Episcopal Churches and the Orthodox ...
The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches. ... IV. The Anglican and Protestant
Episcopal Churches and the Orthodox Eastern and Old Catholic Churches. ...
/.../iv the anglican and protestant.htm

Thesaurus
Churches (39 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ANGELS OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES. ... Or the angels may
be regarded as the personifications of the churches. EJ Banks. ...
/c/churches.htm - 20k

Seven (404 Occurrences)
... of the golden candlestick; the seven trumpets and the seven priests who sounded
them; the seven days' siege of Jericho; the seven churches, seven spirits ...
/s/seven.htm - 42k

Presbytery (1 Occurrence)
... pastor. This body has a general jurisdiction over the churches under its
care, and next below the provincial synod in authority. ...
/p/presbytery.htm - 14k

Trophimus (3 Occurrences)
... The apostle says of this unnamed brother, not only that his praise is in the gospel
throughout all the churches, but also that he was chosen by the churches to ...
/t/trophimus.htm - 15k

Deutero-canonical
... sometimes used to designate certain books, which by the Council of Trent were included
in the Old Testament, but which the Protestant churches designated as ...
/d/deutero-canonical.htm - 14k

Presbyter
... Acts 14:23 Titus 1:5). The mother-church at Jerusalem, formed after the pattern
of the synagogue, might well have offered to the churches formed elsewhere ...
/p/presbyter.htm - 14k

Deuterocanonical
... sometimes used to designate certain books, which by the Council of Trent were included
in the Old Testament, but which the Protestant churches designated as ...
/d/deuterocanonical.htm - 14k

Galatia (6 Occurrences)
... THE NARRATIVE OF LUKE 1. Stages of Evangelization of Province 2. The Churches
Mentioned IV. PAUL'S USE OF "GALATIANS" I. Introductory. ...
/g/galatia.htm - 23k

Government (20 Occurrences)
... In Acts 14:23, Paul and Barnabas are said to have "appointed elders in
every church," that is, churches which they had planted. ...
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Tychicus (5 Occurrences)
... gave it particular importance was that he and his friends were carrying the money
which had been collected for several years previous in the churches of the ...
/t/tychicus.htm - 14k

Concordance
Churches (39 Occurrences)

Acts 9:31
Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.
(KJV WBS)

Acts 15:41
And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 16:5
And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 19:37
For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.
(KJV WBS)

Romans 16:4
Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 16:16
Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 7:17
But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.
(KJV ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 7:18
This is what I command in all the Churches. Was any one already circumcised when called? Let him not have recourse to the surgeons. Was any one uncircumcised when called? Let him remain uncircumcised.
(WEY)

1 Corinthians 11:16
But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 14:33
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV)

1 Corinthians 14:34
Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 16:1
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 16:19
The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 8:1
Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 8:18
And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches;
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 8:19
And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind:
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 8:23
Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 8:24
Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 11:8
I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 11:28
Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 12:13
For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Galatians 1:2
And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Galatians 1:22
And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Thessalonians 2:14
For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Thessalonians 1:4
So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Titus 1:5
I did not take you with me when I went away from Crete, so that you might do what was necessary to put things in order there, placing men in authority over the churches in every town, as I said to you;
(BBE)

1 Peter 5:3
not lording it over your Churches but proving yourselves patterns for the flock to imitate.
(WEY)

Revelation 1:4
John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 1:11
Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 1:20
The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 2:7
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 2:11
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 2:17
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 2:23
And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 2:29
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 3:6
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 3:13
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 3:22
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 22:16
I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

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