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The Influence of Angels

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There are angels all around us.

But first, let’s define our terms.

In our tradition, the concept of “angel” is a slippery one. In Biblical Hebrew, the word for “angel” is “malach” — which literally means “messenger.” The implication of the term is that a “malach” is a Divine messenger — a messenger of God — but that does not mean the messenger is a divine being.

In fact, the Torah has several examples in which the messengers are clearly human. The text tells us that when Joseph was sent looking for his brothers, “he met a man” who told him where they were. Joseph found his brothers, is sold down to Egypt … and the rest is history.

Was the man........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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