The Angel of the Lord as God, a.k.a. Jesus?
Bible Believing Posters,
The Old Testament gives many stories of a being called the "Angel of the Lord" or sometimes simply the "Angel," but acts and speaks like God and is identified as God.
These manifestations provide a profound riddle because the "Angel of the Lord" is both referred to as God and also distinguished from God who resides in heaven. Can we resolve this apparent contradiction?
There are a number of biblical passages that contain the “Angel of the Lord”:
- Gen 16:7-14; 21:17; 22:11-18; 31:3-13; 48:15-16
- Exod 3:2-7; 14:19; 23:20-23
- Num 22:22-35
- Judg 2:1-5; 6:11-24; 13:3-23
- 1 Kgs 19:5-7
- 2 Kgs 1:3- 4
- 1 Chr 21:13-30
- Zech 3:1-2
Could all these refer to the pre-incarnate Christ? Share understanding of these and other biblical passages on the "The Angel of the Lord" from your study of the Word. CM