What does Messenger mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
ἀγγέλῳ a messenger 7
ἄγγελόν a messenger 3
מַלְאָ֣ךְ messenger 2
הַמַּלְאָ֖ךְ messenger 2
הַמַּלְאָ֗ךְ messenger 2
וְהַמַּלְאָ֞ךְ messenger 2
הַמַּלְאָךְ֙ messenger 2
מַלְאָ֗ךְ messenger 1
וּמַלְאָ֥ךְ messenger 1
מַלְאַ֥ךְ messenger 1
מַלְאָכִ֔י messenger 1
כְּמַלְאָכִ֣י messenger 1
וּמַלְאַ֨ךְ messenger 1
הַמַּגִּ֔יד to be conspicuous 1
וּמַגִּ֖יד to be conspicuous 1
וְצִיר֙ envoy 1
וּמַלְאָ֛ךְ messenger 1
הַמַּלְאָ֑ךְ messenger 1
מַלְאַ֧ךְ messenger 1
מַלְאָ֜ךְ messenger 1
הַמַּלְאָ֔ךְ messenger 1
ἄγγελος a messenger 1
הַמַּלְאָ֥ךְ messenger 1
הַמַּלְאָ֨ךְ messenger 1
וּמַלְאָ֣ךְ messenger 1
מַלְאָ֔ךְ messenger 1
הַֽמְבַשֵּׂ֜ר to bear news 1
ἀπόστολον a delegate 1
ἀπόστολος a delegate 1
צִ֣יר envoy 1

Definitions Related to Messenger

G32


   1 a Messenger, envoy, one who is sent, an angel, a Messenger from God.
   

H5046


   1 to be conspicuous, tell, make known.
      1a (Hiphil) to tell, declare.
         1a1 to tell, announce, report.
         1a2 to declare, make known, expound.
         1a3 to inform of.
         1a4 to publish, declare, proclaim.
         1a5 to avow, acknowledge, confess.
            1a5a Messenger (participle).
      1b (Hophal) to be told, be announced, be reported.
      

H4397


   1 Messenger, representative.
      1a Messenger.
      1b angel.
      1c the theophanic angel.
      

H6735


   1 envoy, Messenger.
   2 pivot of door, hinge.
   3 pang, distress.
   

G652


   1 a delegate, Messenger, one sent forth with orders.
      1a specifically applied to the twelve apostles of Christ.
      1b in a broader sense applied to other eminent Christian teachers.
         1b1 of Barnabas.
         1b2 of Timothy and Silvanus.
         

H1319


   1 to bear news, bear tidings, publish, preach, show forth.
      1a (Piel).
         1a1 to gladden with good news.
         1a2 to bear news.
         1a3 to announce (salvation) as good news, preach.
      1b (Hithpael) to receive good news.
      

Frequency of Messenger (original languages)

Frequency of Messenger (English)

Dictionary

1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Messenger From God's High Throne, the
(The Messenger from God's High Throne) Hymn for Vespers on October 7, feast of the Most Holy Rosary. It was written in the 18th century by Augustine Ricchini. There are five translations. The English title given is by A. McDougall.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Messenger of the Sacred Heart, the
A family magazine published monthly in New York City by the Apostleship of Prayer and edited by the Jesuit Fathers, with the purpose of fostering the practise of virtue among its readers; founded, 1866. See also, Apostleship of Prayer. See also, Messenger of the Sacred Heart.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Messenger
(Heb. mal'ak, Gr. angelos), an angel, a messenger who runs on foot, the bearer of despatches (Job 1:14 ; 1 Samuel 11:7 ; 2 Chronicles 36:22 ); swift of foot (2 Kings 9:18 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Messenger
One sent with a message. Messenger is often used in the literal sense (Genesis 32:3 ,Genesis 32:3,32:6 ; Numbers 20:14 ; Numbers 24:12 ; Deuteronomy 2:26 ). In an extended sense, the prophets (2 Chronicles 36:15-16 ; Isaiah 44:26 ; Haggai 1:13 ) and priests (Malachi 2:7 ) are termed messengers in their role as bearers of God's message for humanity. The Hebrew and Greek terms for messenger are frequently rendered “angel,” the heavenly messengers of God. See Angels. Sometimes messengers made advance travel arrangements for their master (Luke 9:52 ). In this sense the prophetic messenger of Malachi 3:1 prepares for the Lord's coming. The Gospel writers applied this preparatory function to John the Baptist ( Matthew 11:10 ; Mark 1:2 ; Luke 7:27 ). See Herald .
King James Dictionary - Messenger
MES'SENGER, n.
1. One who bears a message or an errand the bearer of a verbal or written communication, notice or invitation from one person to another, or to a public body one who conveys dispatches from one prince or court to another. 2. A harbinger a forerunner he or that which foreshows. You gray lines
That fret the clouds, are messengers of day.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Messenger
MESSENGER.—The word is formed from ‘message’ with intrusive nasal. It is used as the equivalent of ἄγγελος in its primary meaning of one sent on a message or to make an announcement. So it occurs frequently in the OT (representing מֵלְאָךְ of Heb. and ἄγγελος of LXX Septuagint ), and in the Gospels in Luke 7:24; Luke 9:52. It is to be observed, however, that in ‘messenger’ the emphasis is on the sending or mission, while in ἄγγελος it is on the message or proclamation. Philologically a truer equivalent is ἀπόστολος; and accordingly in two instances (2 Corinthians 8:23, Philippians 2:25), where missionary preachers are so described and where some special mission is in view, the latter is the Greek term used.
1. Towards the close of the OT the term seems to have acquired the meaning of a special or inspired teacher. Thus in Haggai 1:13 the prophet styles himself ‘messenger’ as the bearer of Jehovah’s message. A similar meaning is at least probable in Job 33:23. And this usage is in some degree paralleled in the modern tendency to seek a definite ‘message’ in the literary works of distinguished poets and thinkers. The most important use of the term is in Malachi, a prophet whose name [1] means ‘my messenger.’ He uses the term three times and in three applications. First, it is a designation of the true priest, whose work is to conserve spiritual knowledge and teach the law of God (Malachi 2:7). Secondly and thirdly, in Malachi 3:1 it is applied to a forerunner, and to the ‘messenger of the covenant,’ who seems to be identical with the Person styled ‘the Lord whom you seek.’ These two applications are in the NT interpreted of the Baptist and the Messiah respectively. The words of the prophet with reference to the forerunner are with a change of pronoun (‘thee’ for ‘me’) repeated in identical form in each of the Synoptics (Mark 1:2, Matthew 11:10, Luke 7:27). In these quotations, as in Luke 9:52, the messenger is one sent before to proclaim or to prepare. The direct application of the term to Jesus is not made in the NT, though a kindred idea is frequently expressed: in the saying which occurs in all the Gospels, ‘He that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me’ (Matthew 10:40, Mark 9:37, Luke 9:48; Luke 10:15, John 13:20; John 12:44); in the frequent Johannine phrase ‘whom God hath sent,’ and in the commission (John 20:21); and even in the term ‘gospel’ (εὐαγγέλιον), which is expressive of what Jesus described Himself as anointed of God and sent to preach (Luke 4:18). The conceptions of Christ as the Revealer of the Father and the incarnate Word are also kindred; and it might be argued that the language of Malachi was in the mind of the writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews in Hebrews 1:2; Hebrews 3:1; Hebrews 7:22 and throughout.
R. Scott.
2. In Hebrews 6:20 our Lord is spoken of as our Forerunner (πρόδρομος) ‘within the veil.’ This is the only place in the NT where the title is used. A πρόδρομος (in the literal sense) was a messenger sent in front of the main army to examine the ground, clear the front of obstacles, or notify the presence of an enemy to the main body advancing behind (i.e. a scout, light-armed soldier, or spy). Here it is connected with the priestly work of our Lord. He has entered within the veil ‘for us,’ as our ‘high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek, i.e. in our interest, namely, to obtain pardon for us (Hebrews 9:12), to represent us in the presence of God (Hebrews 9:24), and to open up for us an entrance into heaven itself (Hebrews 10:19)’ (Lünemann in Meyer’s Com.). Probably, however, the military connotation is not to be entirely ignored. Just as an army advances securely under cover of its scouts far in front, so the army of believers moves on through the valley of the shadow of death without fear, knowing that our great Forerunner is in front. He has encountered and conquered death for us, so that we have no need to fear anything. This thought is beautifully elaborated from another point of view in John 14:2-3. When Jesus came back for a moment from the silent land, it was not with an air of terror or defeat, but as a conqueror, crying ‘All hail!’ (Matthew 28:9). There is nothing to fear in the Beyond whither Jesus has gone before us ‘to prepare a place for us.’
E. Griffith-Jones.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - God's Messenger, Theresa
Hymn for Vespers and Matins on October 15, feast of Saint Theresa. It was written by Pope Urban VIII, and has four translations. The English title given is by D. Donahoe.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Messenger
There would have required no notice of the office of a messenger, by way of explaining the nature of it, being perfectly well understood, and it not been that our Lord Jesus Christ, when becoming our Redeemer, condescended to submit to this office also; but as the Lord Jesus, in his unequalled humility, vouchsafed to be the servant and messenger of JEHOVAH, every motive of affection and duty demands our attention to behold Jesus in this most gracious character. The reader will have a better apprehension of the title when he is told that the same word translated messenger is also translated angel. This in Malachi 3:1 it might be read, the angel of the covenant. In like manner prophets, teachers, and ambassadors, are not unfrequently called messengers. (Malachi 2:7; 2 Kings 16:7) The infinite graciousness and condescension of the Lord Jesus in this character, serves therefore to recommend and endear him yet more to our heart; and blessedly Jesus speaks of it to his disciples. "Whosoever will be great among you, (saith that humble Lord) let him be your minister; and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant; even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many." (Matthew 10:27-28) And it is most blessed indeed, to behold the Lord of life and glory thus engaged in all offices, and filling all characters, relating to his mediatorship. He is the all in all of the whole covenant. At the call of his Father, he stood up from everlasting, the Head of his church and people, that he might fill all things. Hence to him the covenant of redemption was given; by him the whole covenant was fulfilled; in his almighty hand all the blessings resulting from the covenant are placed; and from him all must flow, in grace here, and glory hereafter, to his whole body the church. So that Jesus appears most lovely and engaging as JEHOVAH'S covenant in the full, and as the Surety of it, the Messenger of it, the Fulfiller of it, and the Administrator of it, both in time and to all eternity. Hail, almighty Messenger of thine own and thy Father's will to mankind, "thou Messenger and Interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man JEHOVAH'S uprightness! Be thou all my salvation, and all my desire; for thou hast made and finished thine everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and sure."
Webster's Dictionary - Messenger
(1):
(n.) A person appointed to perform certain ministerial duties under bankrupt and insolvent laws, such as to take charge og the estate of the bankrupt or insolvent.
(2):
(n.) One who bears a message; the bearer of a verbal or written communication, notice, or invitation, from one person to another, or to a public body; specifically, an office servant who bears messages.
(3):
(n.) One who, or that which, foreshows, or foretells.
(4):
(n.) A hawser passed round the capstan, and having its two ends lashed together to form an endless rope or chain; - formerly used for heaving in the cable.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Messenger
1: ἄγγελος (Strong's #32 — Noun Masculine — angelos — ang'-el-os ) "a messenger, an angel, one sent," is translated "messenger," of John the Baptist, Matthew 11:10 ; Mark 1:2 ; Luke 7:27 ; in the plural, of John's "messengers," Luke 7:24 ; of those whom Christ sent before Him when on His journey to Jerusalem, Luke 9:52 ; of Paul's "thorn in the flesh," "a messenger of Satan," 2 Corinthians 12:7 ; of the spies as received by Rahab, James 2:25 . See ANGEL.
2: ἀπόστολος (Strong's #652 — Noun Masculine — apostolos — ap-os'-tol-os ) "an apostle," is translated "messengers" in 2 Corinthians 8:23 regarding Titus and "the other brethren," whom Paul describes to the church at Corinth as "messengers of the churches," in respect of offerings from those in Macedonia for the needy in Judea; in Philippians 2:25 , of Epaphroditus as the "messenger" of the church at Philippi to the Apostle in ministering to his need; RV marg. in each case, "apostle." See APOSTLE.

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Pursuivant - ) The king's Messenger; a state Messenger
Heshmon - A hasty Messenger
Rezin - Good-will; Messenger
Messager - ) A Messenger
Malachi - My Messenger; my angel
Message - ) A Messenger. ) Hence, specifically, an official communication, not made in person, but delivered by a Messenger; as, the President's message
Kela'Iah - (swift Messenger of Jehovah ) = KELITA
Chuprassie - ) A Messenger or servant wearing an official badge
Messenger - 1: ἄγγελος (Strong's #32 — Noun Masculine — angelos — ang'-el-os ) "a Messenger, an angel, one sent," is translated "messenger," of John the Baptist, Matthew 11:10 ; Mark 1:2 ; Luke 7:27 ; in the plural, of John's "messengers," Luke 7:24 ; of those whom Christ sent before Him when on His journey to Jerusalem, Luke 9:52 ; of Paul's "thorn in the flesh," "a Messenger of Satan," 2 Corinthians 12:7 ; of the spies as received by Rahab, James 2:25 . ...
2: ἀπόστολος (Strong's #652 — Noun Masculine — apostolos — ap-os'-tol-os ) "an apostle," is translated "messengers" in 2 Corinthians 8:23 regarding Titus and "the other brethren," whom Paul describes to the church at Corinth as "messengers of the churches," in respect of offerings from those in Macedonia for the needy in Judea; in Philippians 2:25 , of Epaphroditus as the "messenger" of the church at Philippi to the Apostle in ministering to his need; RV marg
Voyol - ) The block through which a Messenger passes
Evangelist - , "a Messenger of good" (eu, "well," angelos, "a Messenger"), denotes a "preacher of the Gospel," Acts 21:8 ; Ephesians 4:11 , which makes clear the distinctiveness of the function in the churches; 2 Timothy 4:5
Jehudi - ” Messenger for Jewish leaders calling Baruch to read Jeremiah's preaching to them and then Messenger of the king to get the scroll so the king could read it
Messenger - Messenger is often used in the literal sense (Genesis 32:3 ,Genesis 32:3,32:6 ; Numbers 20:14 ; Numbers 24:12 ; Deuteronomy 2:26 ). In an extended sense, the prophets (2 Chronicles 36:15-16 ; Isaiah 44:26 ; Haggai 1:13 ) and priests (Malachi 2:7 ) are termed Messengers in their role as bearers of God's message for humanity. The Hebrew and Greek terms for Messenger are frequently rendered “angel,” the heavenly Messengers of God. Sometimes Messengers made advance travel arrangements for their master (Luke 9:52 ). In this sense the prophetic Messenger of Malachi 3:1 prepares for the Lord's coming
Malachi - So little is known of this man, either of his person or connections, and tribe, or family, that some have doubted whether his name means any more than what the word itself expresses, my angel or Messenger, from Malach, angel, or Messenger. The point cannot be determined, for it is well known, that the Lord Jesus Christ himself, as well as his Messenger, is spoken of by this same word in the third chapter and first verse. The name of the person writing is called Malachi; in Malachi 1:1, John the Baptist is called my Messenger by the same word Malachi, in the first part of Malachi 3:1-18. And Christ is called the Messenger of the covenant, by the same word Malachi, in the middle part of the same verse of the same chapter. So that Malach, a Messenger or angel, is the common term made use of in reference to all under this character. And as we well know that Jesus Christ is the all in all of the covenant, both the angel or Messenger of it; the fulfiller of it; the sum and substance of it; the administrator of it; in all present and everlasting concerns; we do no violence to the expression, when we express Christ's personal offices in the great work of redemption, by all and every term of character that can tend to bring home the Lord Jesus to our affections, in the most endeared and endearing manner
Uacho - ) An Indian who serves as a Messenger
Apparitor - ) A Messenger or officer who serves the process of an ecclesiastical court
Expeditious - ) Possessed of, or characterized by, expedition, or efficiency and rapidity in action; performed with, or acting with, expedition; quick; having celerity; speedily; as, an expeditious march or Messenger
Embassador - ) An official Messenger and representative
Evangel - (Greek: eu, well; angelos, Messenger) ...
A term rarely used denoting: good news, the Gospel; a book containing good news, one of the four Gospels; a bearer of good news, an evangelist or preacher
Secretly - Privately privily not openly without the knowledge of others as, to dispatch a Messenger secretly
Messenger - angelos), an angel, a Messenger who runs on foot, the bearer of despatches (Job 1:14 ; 1 Samuel 11:7 ; 2 Chronicles 36:22 ); swift of foot (2 Kings 9:18 )
Sirah - Retiring, a well from which Joab's Messenger brought back Abner (2 Samuel 3:26 )
Destroyer - (Exodus 12:23 ), the agent employed in the killing of the first-born; the destroying angel or Messenger of God
Missive - ) One who is sent; a Messenger
Nabal - 1 Samuel 25:25 (c) We take this to be a type of the foolish man who is so in love with his sins that he has no time for GOD's message, GOD's Messenger, nor GOD's ministry
Cushi - Joab's Messenger to David on the death of Absalom
Courier - ) A Messenger sent with haste to convey letters or dispatches, usually on public business
Messenger - There would have required no notice of the office of a Messenger, by way of explaining the nature of it, being perfectly well understood, and it not been that our Lord Jesus Christ, when becoming our Redeemer, condescended to submit to this office also; but as the Lord Jesus, in his unequalled humility, vouchsafed to be the servant and Messenger of JEHOVAH, every motive of affection and duty demands our attention to behold Jesus in this most gracious character. The reader will have a better apprehension of the title when he is told that the same word translated Messenger is also translated angel. In like manner prophets, teachers, and ambassadors, are not unfrequently called Messengers. So that Jesus appears most lovely and engaging as JEHOVAH'S covenant in the full, and as the Surety of it, the Messenger of it, the Fulfiller of it, and the Administrator of it, both in time and to all eternity. Hail, almighty Messenger of thine own and thy Father's will to mankind, "thou Messenger and Interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man JEHOVAH'S uprightness! Be thou all my salvation, and all my desire; for thou hast made and finished thine everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and sure
Express - ) A Messenger sent on a special errand; a courier; hence, a regular and fast conveyance; commonly, a company or system for the prompt and safe transportation of merchandise or parcels; also, a railway train for transporting passengers or goods with speed and punctuality. ) To send by express Messenger; to forward by special opportunity, or through the medium of an express; as, to express a package. ) That which is sent by an express Messenger or message. ) Intended for a particular purpose; relating to an express; sent on a particular errand; dispatched with special speed; as, an express Messenger or train
Messenger From God's High Throne, the - (The Messenger from God's High Throne) Hymn for Vespers on October 7, feast of the Most Holy Rosary
Gabriel - The Messenger sent to Daniel, and to Zacharias, and to the Virgin Mary
Thorn in the Flesh - In 2 Corinthians 12:7 Paul referred to “a thorn in the flesh,” “a Messenger of Satan,” given him by God to ensure his humility following a profound experience of “visions,” “revelations,” and “ascent into the third heaven. ...
A more acceptable solution, however, relates to the context of 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 where “thorn in the flesh” parallels both “messenger of Satan” in 2 Corinthians 12:7 and the “weaknesses,” “insults,” “distresses,” “persecutions,” and “difficulties” of 2 Corinthians 12:10 . ...
Therefore, in 2 Corinthians 12:7 , “thorn in the flesh” refers more to the enemy, the “messenger of Satan,” than to any specific physical ailment. The “messenger of Satan” was a redemptive judgment (as Israel's enemies were also used) of God upon Paul “to keep me from exalting myself. ” Thus Paul's entire apostolic experience of suffering (compare 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 ; 2 Corinthians 4:7-5:10 ; 2 Corinthians 6:1-10 ; 2 Corinthians 7:2-7 ; 2 Corinthians 11:16-33 ), abetted by Satan and operative through the evils of this world, was the “messenger of Satan,” a “thorn in the flesh,” which God gave and used to keep the great apostle humbly obedient
Olive Branch - It is often shown in the hand of the Archangel Gabriel, the Messenger who announced the coming of the Prince of Peace
Caddie - ) A Scotch errand boy, porter, or Messenger
Ebionite - They denied the divinity of Christ, regarding him as an inspired Messenger, and rejected much of the New Testament
Apostle - Properly signifies a Messenger or person sent by another upon some business. though in our translation the last is rendered Messenger
Caduceus - ) The official staff or wand of Hermes or Mercury, the Messenger of the gods
Harbinger - ) A forerunner; a precursor; a Messenger
Errand - ) A special business intrusted to a Messenger; something to be told or done by one sent somewhere for the purpose; often, a verbal message; a commission; as, the servant was sent on an errand; to do an errand
Forerunner - ) A Messenger sent before to give notice of the approach of others; a harbinger; a sign foreshowing something; a prognostic; as, the forerunner of a fever
Messenger of the Sacred Heart, the - See also, Messenger of the Sacred Heart
Angel - a Messenger, to tell or announce. Literally, a Messenger one employed to communicate news or information from one person to another at a distance
Hermes - Hermes was known as a Messenger of the gods and was associated with eloquence
Peon - ) A foot soldier; a policeman; also, an office attendant; a Messenger
Forerunner - A Messenger sent before to give notice of the approach of others a harbinger
Internuncio - (Latin: inter, between; nuntius, Messenger) ...
A legate of the Roman pontiff, of lower rank than a nuncio, whose principal duty it is to foster friendly relations between the Holy See and the civilgovernment to which he is permanently accredited, and to inform the pope of his observations regarding the local conditions of the Church
Epaphroditus - Fair, graceful; belonging to Aphrodite or Venus the Messenger who came from Phillipi to the apostle when he was a prisoner at Rome (Philippians 2:25-30 ; 4:10-18 )
Dispatch - To send or send away particularly applied to the sending of Messengers, agents and letters on special business, and often implying haste. He dispatched a Messenger to his envoy in France. A letter sent or to be sent with expedition, by a Messenger express or a letter on some affair of state, or of public concern or a packet of letters, sent by some public officer, on public business. A vessel or a Messenger has arrived with dispatches for the American minister
Send - ) To cause to go in any manner; to dispatch; to commission or direct to go; as, to send a Messenger. ) To dispatch an agent or Messenger to convey a message, or to do an errand
Cushite -
The Messenger sent by Joab to David to announce his victory over Absalom (2 Samuel 18:32 )
Achaicus - (uh chay' ih cuhss) Personal name of Messenger who came to Paul from Corinth before he wrote 1Corinthians (1 Corinthians 16:17 )
Apostle - One who is sent; Messenger; ambassador
Warnings - The bowman immediately let fly an arrow, and said to the lion, 'I send thee my Messenger, that from him thou mayst learn what I myself shall be when I assail thee. ' The lion thus wounded rushed, away in great fear, and on a fox exhorting him to be of good courage, and not to run away at the first attack: 'You counsel me in vain, for if he sends so fearful a Messenger, how shall I abide the attack of the man himself?' ...
If the warning admonitions of God's ministers fill the conscience with terror, what must it be to face the Lord himself? If one bolt of judgment bring a man into a cold sweat, what will it be to stand before an angry God in the last great day? ...
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Cushite - An unnamed Cushite served as Joab's Messenger to bring the news of Absalom's death to David (2 Samuel 18:21-32 )
Jehucal - ” Messenger King Zedekiah sent to ask Jeremiah to pray for him as he began to rule
Bode - ) A Messenger; a herald
Benedict Sestini - He founded the Messenger of the Sacred Heart and the Apostleship of Prayer in the United States
Gehazi - He was the prophet's Messenger to the good Shunammite, 2 Kings 4:1-44 (b
Sestini, Benedict - He founded the Messenger of the Sacred Heart and the Apostleship of Prayer in the United States
Angel - Mal'âk (מַלְאָךְ, Strong's #4397), “messenger; angel. The name Malachi—literally, “my Messenger”—is based on the noun mal'âk. Its frequency is especially great in the historical books, where it usually means “messenger”: Judges (31 times), 2 Kings (20 times), 1 Samuel (19 times), and 2 Samuel (18 times). Often several Messengers are sent together: “And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent Messengers Messenger in giving the message of his master: “Thus saith Jephthah, Israel took not away the land of Moab, nor the land of the children of Ammon” ( Messengers with the terms of surrender: “He sent Messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said unto him, Thus saith Benhadad …” (1 Kings 20:2). Honor to the Messenger signified honor to the sender, and the opposite was also true. ...
God also sent Messengers. First, there are the prophetic Messengers: “And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by his Messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place: But they mocked the Messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy” ( Messenger of the Lord,” mal'âk Yahweh. ...
There were also angelic Messengers. The English word angel is etymologically related to the Greek word angelos whose translation is similar to the Hebrew: “messenger” or “angel. ” The angel is a supernatural Messenger of the Lord sent with a particular message. The English versions follow this twofold distinction by translating mal'âk as simply “angel” or “messenger” (KJV, RSV, NASB, NIV)...
Michael - An evil spirit was behind the rulers of Persia and had prevented a Messenger of God from reaching Daniel, but the good spirit Michael overpowered the evil spirit and freed the heavenly Messenger (Daniel 10:12-14). ...
The Messenger knew that later he would be opposed by an evil spirit working on behalf of Greece (the nation that would succeed Persia as the Jews’ ruler), but he was confident that Michael’s help would again bring him victory (Daniel 10:20-21)
Archangel - ” Angelos is a Greek term translating the Hebrew mal'ak or “messenger. ”...
The thrust of the term “angel” in the Hebrew Bible is that of a Messenger sent from God. However, a clear distinction between God and the Messenger/angel is not easily determined. To further complicate the subject, mal'ak can also refer to a human Messenger ( 1 Kings 19:2 ; Haggai 1:13 ; Malachi 2:7 ). ...
The general circumstances for angel references have to do with a Messenger or envoy who is sent to perform specific tasks and speak for God. These special archangels function as mediators between God and humans, and frequently there is a perceptible character that stands in contrast (but not necessarily in opposition) to the Messenger function. ...
The New Testament continues the idea of angels as Messengers of God. The archangel, Gabriel, is the Messenger who speaks of the birth of John in Luke 1:11 , Luke 1:19 , and tells Mary of the birth of Jesus (Luke 1:26 )
Malachi - Messenger or angel, the last of the minor prophets, and the writer of the last book of the Old Testament canon (Malachi 4:4,5,6 ). Some have supposed that the name is simply a title descriptive of his character as a Messenger of Jehovah, and not a proper name
Envoy - ) One dispatched upon an errand or mission; a Messenger; esp
Beadle - ) A Messenger or crier of a court; a servitor; one who cites or bids persons to appear and answer; - called also an apparitor or summoner
Mercurius - He was supposed to preside over eloquence and merchandise, and to be the Messenger of the gods
Gideon - (Γεδεών)...
Gideon was a man of valour who, according to Judges 6-8, received a visit from Jahweh’s Messenger, overturned the altar of Baal, saved Israel from the hand of Midian, chastised the men of Succoth, and finally refused a crown
Accredit - ) To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a Messenger or delegate
Errand - Any special business to be transacted by a Messenger
Dispatch - ) The act of sending a message or Messenger in haste or on important business. ) To send off or away; - particularly applied to sending off Messengers, messages, letters, etc. ) A message dispatched or sent with speed; especially, an important official letter sent from one public officer to another; - often used in the plural; as, a Messenger has arrived with dispatches for the American minister; naval or military dispatches
Angel - Angel means Messenger. Michael is always mentioned in the context of battle (Daniel 10:13) and Gabriel as a Messenger (Luke 1:26)
Mercury - ) A Latin god of commerce and gain; - treated by the poets as identical with the Greek Hermes, Messenger of the gods, conductor of souls to the lower world, and god of eloquence. ) A carrier of tidings; a newsboy; a Messenger; hence, also, a newspaper
Gemariah - Messenger King Zedekiah (597-586 B
Geha'zi - He was sent as the prophet's Messenger on two occasions to the good Shunammite, ( 2 Kings 4:1 )
Messenger - MESSENGER. It is to be observed, however, that in ‘messenger’ the emphasis is on the sending or mission, while in ἄγγελος it is on the message or proclamation. Thus in Haggai 1:13 the prophet styles himself ‘messenger’ as the bearer of Jehovah’s message. ]'>[1] means ‘my Messenger. Secondly and thirdly, in Malachi 3:1 it is applied to a forerunner, and to the ‘messenger of the covenant,’ who seems to be identical with the Person styled ‘the Lord whom you seek. In these quotations, as in Luke 9:52, the Messenger is one sent before to proclaim or to prepare. A πρόδρομος (in the literal sense) was a Messenger sent in front of the main army to examine the ground, clear the front of obstacles, or notify the presence of an enemy to the main body advancing behind (i
Gabriel - ” The heavenly Messenger who interpreted to Daniel the meaning of the vision of the ram and the goat
Embassador - In ludicrous language, a Messenger
Israel (Personal Name) - ” Name God gave Jacob after he wrestled with the divine Messenger (Genesis 32:28 )
Evangelist - One who publishes glad tidings; a Messenger, or preacher of good news
Ariel - Jewish leader in captivity who acted as Ezra's Messenger to the Levites to send people with Ezra to Jerusalem about 458 B
Ambassador - a Messenger sent by a sovereign, to transact affairs of great moment
Forerunner - Thus John the Baptist was a Messenger who went beforehand to prepare the way of the Lord
Officer - The two words so rendered in the New Testament denote --
An inferior officer of a court of justice, a Messenger or bailiff, like the Roman viator or lictor
Bedel - (Anglo-Saxon: bydel, a Messenger) An inferior officer of the Anglican Church whose prototype, in the Catholic Church, was the mansionarius (of or belonging to a dwelling or lodging), and possibly an officer known as the paramonarius (watcher or guard), by some, however, interpreted as bailiff
Bedell - (Anglo-Saxon: bydel, a Messenger) An inferior officer of the Anglican Church whose prototype, in the Catholic Church, was the mansionarius (of or belonging to a dwelling or lodging), and possibly an officer known as the paramonarius (watcher or guard), by some, however, interpreted as bailiff
Carrier - ) One who, or that which, carries or conveys; a Messenger
Beadle - (Anglo-Saxon: bydel, a Messenger) An inferior officer of the Anglican Church whose prototype, in the Catholic Church, was the mansionarius (of or belonging to a dwelling or lodging), and possibly an officer known as the paramonarius (watcher or guard), by some, however, interpreted as bailiff
Manoah - His wife was barren, but she was warned by a Divine Messenger that she was destined to bear a son who was to be a Nazirite and dedicated to Jehovah. The Messenger appeared again when Manoah also was present, and repeated his prophecy ( Judges 13:2-23 )
Herald - An official Messenger
Angel - ) A Messenger. In the Scriptures the angels appear as God's Messengers
Nebo (1) - He was the son and Messenger of Bel-Marduk; whose will to mortals he interpreted
Mercury - As the Messenger of the gods, Hermes was the god who brought good fortune to men
Death: Desired by Few - Burckhardt states, that although the Arabs are strict predestinarians, yet when the plague visited Medina, many of the townsmen fled to the desert, alleging as an excuse that although the distemper was a Messenger from heaven sent to call them to a better world, yet being conscious of their own unworthiness, and that they did not merit this special mark of grace, they thought it more advisable to decline it for the present, and make their escape from the town
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Maas, Anthony j - He was professor of Scripture (1891-1905) and prefect of studies (1897-1905) at Woodstock, assistant editor of "The Messenger," New York (1905-1907), rector of Woodstock College (1907-1912), and provincial of the New York-Maryland Province, resident in New York (1912-1927)
Campbell, Thomas - He was provincial of the Maryland-New York Province, 1888-1893, twice rector of Fordham University, 1885-1888,1896-1901, associate editor of "The Messenger of the Sacred Heart," 1901-1908, and editor of "America," 1910-1914
Anthony Maas - He was professor of Scripture (1891-1905) and prefect of studies (1897-1905) at Woodstock, assistant editor of "The Messenger," New York (1905-1907), rector of Woodstock College (1907-1912), and provincial of the New York-Maryland Province, resident in New York (1912-1927)
Thomas Campbell - He was provincial of the Maryland-New York Province, 1888-1893, twice rector of Fordham University, 1885-1888,1896-1901, associate editor of "The Messenger of the Sacred Heart," 1901-1908, and editor of "America," 1910-1914
Season - A fit or suitable time the convenient time the usual or appointed time as, the Messenger arrived in season in good season
Express - Intended or sent for a particular purpose, or on a particular errand as, to send a Messenger express. A Messenger sent on a particular errand or occasion usually, a courier sent to communicate information of an important event, or to deliver important dispatches
Malachi - A prophet was a Messenger from God, and the meaning of the Hebrew word ‘Malachi’ is ‘my Messenger’. Some regard the word ‘Malachi’ in the opening verse not as a person’s name but as a statement that the writer is a genuine Messenger from God. The people, refusing to admit their faults, rejected Malachi’s message and argued bitterly against the accusations that God brought to them through his Messenger (Malachi 1:2; Malachi 1:6-7; Malachi 2:17; Malachi 3:7; Malachi 3:13)
Shelemiah - Father of a Messenger of King Zedekiah about 590 B
Sceva - His answer to them was to this effect (19:15): "The Jesus whom you invoke is One whose authority I acknowledge; and the Paul whom you name I recognize to be a servant or Messenger of God; but what sort of men are ye who have been empowered to act as you do by neither?" (Lindsay on the Acts of the Apostles
Malachi - Malachi (măl'a-ki), Messenger of Jehovah
Mission - ) That with which a Messenger or agent is charged; an errand; business or duty on which one is sent; a commission
Herald - ) Any Messenger
Prophet - A prophet was God's servant (Zechariah 1:6) and Messenger (2 Chronicles 36:15)
Buffeting - The word also came to imply a meaning of general ill-usage or persecution, and, as such, occurs in 1 Corinthians 4:11, 2 Corinthians 12:7 (‘a thorn in the flesh, a Messenger of Satan to buffet me’), 1 Peter 2:20; cf
Gabbatha - The Gospel mention of Gabriel, then, is as a Messenger of the signal favour of God, at least in connexion with the Messiah and His forerunner. Daniel falls in a faint as the Messenger approaches, and Gabriel lifts him up and explains the mysterious vision. The details are identical or in harmony with the account in previous chapters, but the name of the Messenger is not given. When God had to them become universal and correspondingly great and glorious, but without parallel spiritualization of His attributes, He was thought to require agents whom He might send as Messengers, ‘angels’ to transmit His messages
Hagar - Genesis 16:8-16 detail the visit of the Messenger of Yahweh bringing the promise of a son to the mother in distress, encouraging Hagar to return to Sarah
Ambassador - This is also the rendering of Melits , Meaning "an interpreter," in 2 Chronicles 32:31 ; and of Malak , A "messenger," in 2 Chronicles 35:21 ; Isaiah 30:4 ; 33:7 ; Ezekiel 17:15
Theophany - The word "angel" means Messenger
Epaphroditus - He was the Messenger by whom the Philippians sent the offerings which fully supplied the necessities of St
Ambassador - Stands for two Hebrew words: malahch , "messenger," and tzeer , "ambassador
Arnon - Jeremiah called for a Messenger to announce Moab's defeat by the Arnon (Jeremiah 48:20 )
Henry Coleridge - He then went to London to become first Jesuit editor of "The Month," taking on the editorship of "The Messenger" also, after 1877
Rainbow - To the Greek it is a portent, or Iris, the Messenger of the gods; in the Icelandic Edda it is the bridge connecting heaven and earth (cf. Here evidently it is simply part of the picture, unless there is an allusion to the Greek conception of Iris as the Messenger of the gods
Apostleship of Prayer - The "Messenger of the Sacred Heart" is a magazine edited monthly by this association
Ambassador - There are three Hebrew words thus translated, signifying 'an interpreter,' 'a Messenger. David severely resented the insult offered to the Messengers sent by him in kindness to Hanun, king of the children of Ammon
Send - To cause to go or pass from place to place as, to send a Messenger from London to Madrid
Gehazi - His Messenger to the Shunammite woman (2 Kings 4); suggested the obtaining of a son from the Lord for her, as a meet reward for her kindness to the prophet. But reanimation was not effected until Elisha himself came: typifying that Moses the Messenger, with his rod and the law, could not quicken dead souls, that is reserved for Jesus with His gospel
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Daniel 10:5 (b) In this vision the heavenly Messenger had divine strength, power and ability that was pure as the gold, and beautiful in appearance. He was GOD's Messenger with GOD's message, for GOD's servant
Tell - ” This especially means that A (frequently a Messenger or some other person who has witnessed something) “tells” B (the one to whom the report is made) C (the report). ...
In another group of passages nâgad represents the reporting of a Messenger about a matter of life-or-death importance for the recipient. Although not a report from a Messenger from afar, Gabriel - He appears twice in the NT as God’s Messenger
His - I will deliver his papers to his Messenger
Uri'ah - Just as Joab had forewarned the Messenger, the king broke into a furious passion on hearing of the loss. The Messenger, as instructed by Joab, calmly continued, and ended the story with the words, "Thy servant also Uriah the Hittite, is dead
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The Messenger of the Lord . Three times in the New Testament John the Baptist is identified as the Messenger "who will prepare the way" before Jesus (Matthew 11:10 ; Mark 1:2 ; Luke 7:27 ; cf. Normally a prophet or a priest was called a Messenger. A second "messenger" is mentioned in 3:1, this time "the Messenger of the covenant, " who is also identified with "the Lord you are seeking. " Since "messenger" (malak [1]) can also be translated "angel, " the reference to "covenant" could be to the angel of the Lord and his involvement in the Mosaic covenant
Malachias - Septuagint reads: "My angel" and Targum Jonathan paraphrases: "My angel (messenger) whose name is Esdras
End Justifies the Means - The Supreme Court of Cologne, March 30, 1905, decided that in no one of the citations was the maxim employed in the sense attributed to the Jesuits ("The Messenger
Deacon - Anglicized form of the Greek word diaconos, meaning a "runner," "messenger," "servant
Inform - A Messenger arrived and informed the commander of the state of the troops
Receive - ) To give admittance to; to permit to enter, as into one's house, presence, company, and the like; as, to receive a lodger, visitor, ambassador, Messenger, etc
Angel - The Lord Jesus Christ himself is called the Angel or Messenger of the covenant. But then, it should always be remembered, that these names, to both the Lord and his people, are wholly meant as Messengers; for it is a sweet as well as an important truth, that Christ is no angel; "for verily he took not on him the nature of angels
Angel - 1: ἄγγελος (Strong's #32 — Noun Masculine — angelos — ang'-el-os ) "a Messenger" (from angello, "to deliver a message"), sent whether by God or by man or by Satan, "is also used of a guardian or representative in Revelation 1:20 , cp
Malachi - The last of the minor prophets, and of all the Old Testament writers; so little known, that it is doubted by some, though without sufficient reason, whether his name be a proper name, or only a generical one, signifying the angel of the Lord that is, a Messenger, a prophet, Haggai 1:13 ; Malachi 3:1
Apostle - A person sent by another; a Messenger; envoy. In 2 Corinthians 8:23 and Philippians 2:25 the word "messenger" is the rendering of the same Greek word, elsewhere rendered "apostle
Post - ) Haste or speed, like that of a Messenger or mail carrier. ) A Messenger who goes from station; an express; especially, one who is employed by the government to carry letters and parcels regularly from one place to another; a letter carrier; a postman
Post - ) Haste or speed, like that of a Messenger or mail carrier. ) A Messenger who goes from station; an express; especially, one who is employed by the government to carry letters and parcels regularly from one place to another; a letter carrier; a postman
Post - ) Haste or speed, like that of a Messenger or mail carrier. ) A Messenger who goes from station; an express; especially, one who is employed by the government to carry letters and parcels regularly from one place to another; a letter carrier; a postman
Advent: Looking For the - His Master did not come, but a Messenger did, to fetch the ready one home
Notice - Information intelligence by whatever means communicated knowledge given or received as, I received notice by a Messenger or by letter
Muteness - Daniel experienced muteness in response to the appearance of a heavenly Messenger (Daniel 10:15 )
Runner - ) A Messenger
Runner - ) A Messenger
Child Birth - The Messenger, who brought the news of the birth of a son, was received with joy, and rewarded with presents, Job 3:3 ; Jeremiah 20:15
Evangelists - The word is derived from the Greek, ευαγτελιον , formed of ευ , bene, "well," and αγτελος , angel, Messenger
Rubens, Peter Paul - Going to London as a diplomatic Messenger in 1629 he was knighted by Charles I, and painted the Peace and War now in the National Gallery
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The most frequent use of shâlach suggests the sending of someone or something as a Messenger to a particular place: “… He shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence” ( Messenger (fool); one may send a message ( Ramoth-Gilead, Ramoth in Gilead - It was in the administrative district of Solomon’s lieutenant Ben-geber ( 1 Kings 4:13 ); the scene of Ahab’s last fight with the Syrians ( 1 Kings 22:1-53 , 2 Chronicles 18:1-34 ) and of another battle with them fought by Ahab’s son Jehoram, where he was wounded ( 2 Kings 8:28-29 , 2 Chronicles 22:5 ); the place where Elisha’s Messenger anointed Jehu ( 2 Kings 9:1 ff
Faith: Godìs Trial of - The young prince being sharply charged, and in some danger, sent to his father for succor; and as the king delayed to send it, another Messenger was sent to crave immediate assistance
Epaphroditus - ...
So Paul "supposed it necessary to send Epaphroditus" to them, being "their Messenger" (apostle, i. one of the "apostles" or "messengers of the churches " as distinct from the twelve and Paul commissioned by Christ: Romans 16:7; 2 Corinthians 8:23)
Mercury - He was the accredited Messenger between gods and men
Mercy: Continual - ' In a few days' time, the good man received another letter by the post: and letters by the post were rarities in those days; this second Messenger contained another five pounds, with the same motto, 'And more to follow
Philippians, Epistle to - The Philippians had sent Epaphroditus, their Messenger, with contributions to meet the necessities of the apostle; and on his return Paul sent back with him this letter. To myriads of men and women in every age and nation the letter written in a dungeon at Rome, and carried along the Egnatian Way by an obscure Christian Messenger, has been a light divine and a cheerful guide along the most rugged paths of life" (Professor Beet)
Angel - is a heavenly Messenger who either delivers a message to humans, carries out God's will, praises God, or guards God's throne. ...
Bible Terms The term “angel” is derived from the Greek word angelos which means “messenger. ” Angelos and the Hebrew equivalent, malak (which also means “messenger”), are the two most common terms used to describe this class of beings in the Bible. Since the focus of the text is on the message, the Messenger is rarely described in detail. ...
The angel's function as Messenger or agent of God is acted out in terms of proclamation: revealing the will of God and/or announcing key events (Genesis 19:1-22 ; Exodus 3:2-6 ; Judges 2:1-5 ; Judges 13:2-23 ); protection: ensuring the well-being or survival of God's people (Exodus 14:19-20 ; Acts 17:34 ); and punishment: enforcing the wrath of God on the wicked among the Jews and the Gentiles (Genesis 19:12-13 ; 2 Samuel 24:17 ; 2 Kings 19:35 ). The reason for the absence is most likely that God is conceived as acting directly in relation to His people, and the Messengers of God in these books are the prophets themselves
Apostle - A Messenger or envoy
Montanists - In his frenzied ecstasies, he spoke not as God's Messenger, but as God, thus, "I am the Lord God Who dwell in man
Religious Life: Not Mere Imitation - ' ...
Thus, Galignarn's Messenger furnishes us with a warning against being mere copyists
Aaronic Priesthood - He was the Messenger of the Lord of hosts
Post - a Messenger or regulated courier appointed to carry with expedition the despatches of princes, or the letters of private persons in general, Job 9:25 ; Jeremiah 51:31 ; 2 Chronicles 30:6 ; Esther 3:13 , &c. Xerxes, in his famous expedition against Greece, planted posts from the AEgean Sea to Shushan, or Susa, to send notice thither of what might happen to his army; he placed these Messengers from station to station, to convey his packets, at such distances from each other, as a horse might easily travel
Abner - On his own authority he sent a Messenger to invite him back, to have some farther communication with the king; and when Abner was come into Joab's presence, the latter, partly from jealousy lest Abner might become his superior, and partly to revenge his brother Asahel's death, mortally stabbed him in the act of salutation
Epaphroditus - (= ‘favoured by Aphrodite [1],’ ‘comely’)...
Epaphroditus was a loading member and delegate or Messenger of the Philippian Church, mentioned only in Philippians 2:25; Philippians 4:18. In virtue of the designation ἀπόστολος (Philippians 2:25) the Greek Church places Epaphroditus in the same rank with Barnabas, Silas, and others; but the contest suggests the original meaning, ‘messenger
Miletus - But when the coaster in which he was sailing, and whose movements he naturally could not control, came to Miletus, he unexpectedly found that he would be detained there for some days, and it occurred to him that in the interval he might send a Messenger to Ephesus-30 miles distant in a straight line, and somewhat further by boat and road-and summon its elders to meet him. His Messenger probably did not make the great detour by Heracleia at the head of the gulf, but waited for the gentle south wind (called the Imbat), which blows after sunset, to take him across to Pyrrha or Priene. Mycale, and speeding along the coast road, the Messenger might reach Ephesus by midnight
Malachi - ("messenger of Jah"), or Jehovah; contracted for Malachijah, as Abi for Abijah (2 Kings 18:2; compare 2 Chronicles 29:1). The name is that of an office rather than of a person; it occurs in the sense "My (Jehovah's) Messenger" (Malachi 3:1, compare Haggai 1:13). Malachi was Jehovah's last inspired Messenger of Old Testament, announcing the advent of the great Messenger of New Testament; the transition link between the two dispensations, "the skirt and boundary of Christianity," to which is due his abrupt earnestness
Forerunner - The Old Testament used the common image of advance agents sent ahead of a king to make arrangements for his travel to picture the mission of a prophetic Messenger preparing the way for God's coming (Isaiah 40:3 ; Malachi 3:1 )
Raven - Genesis 8:7, Noah's first Messenger from the ark, which kept going forth and returning, resting on the ark but never entering, feeding on the floating carcasses; type of the carnal soul that having left God finds no rest (Isaiah 57:20-21); like Satan (Job 1:7; Job 2:2)
Minister - An angel a Messenger of God
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Are these three to be identified? It is possible that 2 and 3 are the same man, but on account of the nature of the office held by 1 it seems unlikely that he could have been a missionary companion and Messenger of the Apostle
Table - (See Isaiah 42:6) The sum and substance of it, the Messenger, the Surety, the Fulfiller, the Administrator, the All in all
Sennacherib - " (2 Kings 19:35) By the angel of the Lord we may suppose is meant the Messenger of the Lord, for so the word is. And the slaughter of such an army in one night carried with it the fullest and most decided testimony that it was indeed effected by the Messenger, the angel of the Lord. ...
I have introduced this observation of the Lord's judgment on Sennacherib's army by way of introducing another; namely, what safety are the people of the Lord brought into when all the creation of God waits as ministering servants to execute the divine judgments on their enemies! "Winds and storms fulfilling his word," sickness and the word, angels and Messengers, all wait to execute the Lord's commands
Apostle - Envoy, ambassador, or Messenger commissioned to carry out the instructions of the commissioning aget. ...
Etymology and Usage of the Term Pre-Christian use of apostolos [1] in the sense of Messenger is rare. 22) speaks of the ideal Cynic teacher as one "sent by Zeus" to be a Messenger of the gods and an "overseer" of human affairs. More than the act of sending, this word includes the idea of the authorization of a Messenger. At times he employs the term in the broader sense of Messenger or aget (2Col 8:23; Philippians 2:25 )
Frankincense - They do not pray to the angel; he is but the king's Messenger, and did not dare to appropriate what, is the king's alone (Malachi 1:11)
Angel - (Greek: angelos, Messenger) ...
A pure spirit, created by God, called angel because some are employed by God as Messengers to man
Censer - ...
If we send an offering to the King, the King's Messenger is not to appropriate what is due to the King alone
Nebuchadnezzar - However, he was a proud man, whose empire-building achievements led him to believe that he could ignore God and take no notice of the warnings given him by God’s Messenger Daniel
Forerunner - ’ The word is never applied to him in the NT, but he was the ‘messenger’ sent ‘before the face’ of the Lord ‘to prepare his way’ ( Matthew 11:10 , Mark 1:2 , Luke 7:27 ; cf
Ahimaaz - Zadok the priest's son; the Messenger in Absalom's rebellion, with Jonathan, Abiathar's son, to carry tidings from Hushai, David's friend and spy
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5: ἀπαγγέλλω (Strong's #518 — Verb — apangello — ap-ang-el'-lo ) "to announce, declare, report" (usually as a Messenger), is frequently rendered "to tell," e
Sail - As is a wing'd Messenger from heaven, when he bestrides the lazy pacing clouds, and sails upon the bosom of the air
Value - The king must take it so slightly valu'd in his Messenger
Theophany - Yet, though the angel is clearly identified with the Lord, he is distinguished from him (he is called "angel, " meaning "messenger" similar patterns of identification and distinction can be seen in Genesis 19:1,21 ; 31:11,13 ; Exodus 3:2,4 ; Judges 2:1-5 ; 6:11-12,14 ; 13:3,6 , 8-11,13 , 15-17,20-23 ; Zechariah 3:1-6 ; 12:8 ). In the ancient oriental world, a king's Messenger spoke in the name of the king
Angels - Angels are God’s servants and Messengers in the heavenly and spiritual realm, where they find true satisfaction in the unceasing worship and service of God. )...
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Angels have many functions in relation to humankind, but above all they are God’s Messengers (Genesis 19:1; Genesis 28:12; Exodus 3:2; Numbers 22:22; Judges 2:1-4; Judges 6:11; 2 Samuel 24:16; 1 Kings 13:18; 1 Kings 19:5; Matthew 1:20; Matthew 2:19; Matthew 13:41; Matthew 16:27; Luke 1:26-31; Acts 10:3-4; Galatians 3:19; e. In many of the earlier Old Testament references, the angel (or Messenger) of God appears to be almost the same as God himself. This is possibly because the angel is so closely identified with God as his Messenger that when he speaks God speaks. Yet to the ungodly, angels may be God’s Messengers of judgment (Matthew 13:39; Matthew 13:41; Matthew 25:31-32; Acts 12:23; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8). When God sends them as his Messengers to humans, he may give them a form similar to that of humans, though they are usually sufficiently different to create a feeling of great awe (Judges 13:15-20; 1618453815_50; Luke 2:9; Luke 24:4; John 20:12; Acts 1:10; Acts 6:15)
Angel - Superhuman or heavenly being who serves as God's Messenger. Collectively the divine Messengers were described as the "angelic host" that surrounded God (1 Kings 22:19 ) and praised his majesty constantly (Psalm 103:21 ). Thus the Messenger who instructed Joshua was a self-described "commander of the Lord's army" (Joshua 5:14-15 ), although this designation could also mean that it was God himself who was speaking to Joshua. When a heavenly Messenger appeared to Daniel beside the river Hiddekel (Tigris), he spoke of Michael as "one of the chief princes" (10:13,21). In the postexilic period the term "messenger" described the teaching functions of the priest (Malachi 2:7 ), but most particularly the individual who was to prepare the way for the Lord's Messiah (Malachi 3:1 ). On the last visit the heavenly Messenger was described simply as "an angel of the Lord
Eli - " The tidings of this great disaster were speedily conveyed to Shiloh, about 20 miles distant, by a Messenger, a Benjamite from the army
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The angel of the Lord is the Messenger of both good and evil
Marcionites - These two conflicting powers exercised oppressions upon rational and immortal souls; and therefore the supreme God, to deliver them from bondage, sent to the Jews a Being more like unto himself, even his Son Jesus Christ, clothed with a certain shadowy resemblance of a body: this celestial Messenger was attacked by the prince of darkness, and by the god of the Jews, but without effect
Ephesians, Letter to the - It seems that Paul’s special Messenger took a number of copies of the same letter and distributed them among the churches of the area. Tychicus was the Messenger who took the letters to the churches and who passed on to them news of Paul’s circumstances in Rome (Ephesians 6:21-22; Colossians 4:7; Colossians 4:16)
Francis of Assisi, Saint - He was received by the hierarchy as the Messenger of God, became the friend of Gregory IX, received the Portiuncula
Book - God's Messenger must first inwardly possess as his own and him
Thorns Thistles - Paul writes that he has been given a ‘stake for the flesh-the Messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure
Assisi, Francis of, Saint - He was received by the hierarchy as the Messenger of God, became the friend of Gregory IX, received the Portiuncula
Uncircumcised - He had rejected the power of Egypt, and he had no official promotion to be GOD's Messenger in the sight of Pharaoh, and therefore he spoke as he did about his own lips
Ishmaelites - " The heavenly Messenger who appeared to Hagar in the wilderness, and instructed her by what name to call her future son, predicted also that he and his posterity would prove fierce and warlike, engaged in repeated hostilities, and yet able to maintain their independence
Report - To bear or bring back an answer, or to relate what has been discovered by a person sent to examine, explore or investigate as, a Messenger reports to his employer what he has seen or ascertained
Philippians, Epistle to the, - Paul's aim in writing is plainly this: while acknowledging the alms of the Philippians and the personal services of their Messenger, to give them some information respecting his own condition, and some advice respecting theirs
Angel - A word signifying, both in the Hebrew and Greek, a "messenger," and hence employed to denote any agent God sends forth to execute his purposes. It is used of an ordinary Messenger (Job 1:14 : 1 Samuel 11:3 ; Luke 7:24 ; 9:52 ), of prophets (Isaiah 42:19 ; Haggai 1:13 ), of priests (Malachi 2:7 ), and ministers of the New Testament (Revelation 1:20 ). The name does not denote their nature but their office as Messengers
Interpret, Interpretation, Interpreter - Hermes, the Greek name of the pagan god Mercury, who was regarded as the Messenger of the gods), denotes "to explain, interpret" (Eng
Angel of the Lord (Jahweh) - When ultimately, under the Mosaic dispensation, the holy character and the real nature of Jahweh began to be apprehended, the belief that He personally appeared among men necessarily became more and more untenable; hence, while Jahweh Himself receded further from men, His Messenger, or angel, appeared in His stead, and became His representative in all His dealings with men
Silas - Silas was a suitable Messenger by whom to confirm Paul's doctrine of "the true grace of God" in the stone churches (2 Peter 3:16)
Apostle - The Greek word ἀπόστολοςsignifies 'a Messenger,' 'one sent,' and is used in this sense for any Messenger in 2 Corinthians 8:23 ; Philippians 2:25 ; and as 'one sent' in John 13:16
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C — 2: ἀπαγγέλλω (Strong's #518 — Verb — apangello — ap-ang-el'-lo ) "to report" (apo, "from," angello, "to give a message"), "announce, declare" (by a Messenger, speaker, or writer), is translated "reported" in Acts 4:23 ; 16:36 , RV (AV, "told"); 16:38 (some mss
Miracle - Semeion, sign, by which a divine power is made known and a divine Messenger attested
Zephaniah - This was the reason for the king's choosing him as Messenger to the prophet (Jeremiah 37:3)
Apostles - word which signified not merely a Messenger but a delegate , bearing a commission, and, so far as his commission extended, wielding his commissioner’s authority
Report - ) To bring back, as an answer; to announce in return; to relate, as what has been discovered by a person sent to examine, explore, or investigate; as, a Messenger reports to his employer what he has seen or ascertained; the committee reported progress
Elijah - He bears the appearance of a supernatural Messenger of heaven, who has but one work to do, and whose mind is engrossed in its performance
Angels of the Seven Churches - a Messenger, of God or of Christ (cf. (2) Others have supposed that the angels were congregational representatives , church Messengers or deputies (which would be in harmony with the proper meaning of the word ‘angel’), or even the person who acted as ‘Reader’ to the assembled church (notice ‘he that readeth’ in Revelation 1:3 )
Epistles - Afterward, there is more frequent mention of them; and sometimes an epistle is meant, when literally a Messenger is spoken of, as in Ezra 4:15-17
Iconium, - During the absence of Paul it had been visited by Judaizers, who pretended that Paul was a mere Messenger of the earlier Apostles, and contended that the Jewish ceremonial law was binding on the Christian converts
Lying - While Hermes, the so-called Messenger of the gods, was often admired for his dexterous lying, Christ is loved because He is the Truth (John 14:6), the faithful and true Witness (Revelation 3:14), through whom men are able, amid all earthly changes and illusions, to lay hold on eternal realities
Elijah - He first appears as a Messenger from God to Ahab, the wicked king of Israel, probably in the tenth year of his reign
Apostle - The official title, implying Messenger, of the twelve disciples whom our Lord chose, "that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach
Jehu - The commanders, being left in charge of the conduct of the war, met in council; and while engaged in their deliberations, a Messenger from Elisha appeared in the camp, and taking Jehu from the council, led him into a secret chamber, and there anointed him king over Israel, and immediately retired and disappeared (2 Kings 9:5,6 )
Evangelize, Evangelism - The Messenger, the message, and the audience all have a universal quality. ...
At God's initiative (41:27) a Messenger arrives from Babylon bringing good news of happiness (good, 52:7). The prophet emphasizes a Spirit-empowered Messenger divinely sent "to bring good news to the afflicted. It is possible to view the Messenger's message and mission as dealing only with the external, physical, socioeconomic condition of the exile and the emotional trauma it has caused. ...
That the Messenger's task is both to announce and to accomplish what is announced"to bring good news to the afflicted to bind up the brokenhearted"has led some to conclude that Scripture views the proclamation itself as accomplishing the salvation. ...
Although Isaiah 40:9 might be seen as another command to a Messenger to Jerusalem, it is better, given grammatical considerations, to take it as an exhortation to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. The Messengers may be apostles or evangelists (5:42; 8:12,25, 35,40; 15:7; 21:8), but not exclusively so. Taking the singular Messenger of Isaiah 52:7 as a collective, Paul declares that all who evangelize are fulfilling Isaiah's prophetic pattern ( Romans 10:14-15 ). ...
As modeled in the early church Paul teaches that the proper Messengers of the good news are not only apostles and evangelists (Romans 1:9 ; cf
Husbandman - Endless pains had been taken (Mark 12:1) with the vineyard of the Kingdom, yet when Messenger after Messenger came seeking fruit in the Divine name, they had been sent empty away, and contumeliously treated—one beaten, another wounded, a third killed (Mark 12:2-5)
Word - God’s word had such life and power that people often thought of it almost as if it was a person – the living agent or Messenger of God (Psalms 33:6; Psalms 107:20; Psalms 147:15; Psalms 147:18)
Steward - Paul was at the time of writing (the Erastus mentioned in Acts 19:22 as a Messenger of the Apostle from Asia to Macedonia can hardly be the same person; and even the one mentioned in 2 Timothy 4:20 as still at Corinth is perhaps more likely to be the same as the latter than the former)
Jehu - Jehu detained him, and likewise a second Messenger that was sent
Test - The coming of the Messenger of the covenant (Jesus Christ) is compared to the work of a smith: “But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire
Malachi - ...
Malachi 3 opens with the announcement of the Lord's Messenger, which was fulfilled in John the Baptist
Angel - The word for angel, both in the Greek and Hebrew languages, signifies a Messenger, and in this sense is often applied to men
Revelation, Book of - Upon receiving the revelation, John wrote it in a book, then sent it with a Messenger to the mainland to deliver to a group of seven churches in Asia Minor. The order in which the churches are listed probably represents the order in which they were visited by the Messenger who delivered the letters
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Job 29:15 (a) Job is using this illustration to describe his ministry as a Messenger to those who could not walk. ...
Nahum 1:15 (c) This indicates that the pathway of the Gospel Messenger was blessed of GOD to bring joy to many hearts
Elisha - Jehoram, king of Israel, imputing to Elisha these calamities, sent a Messenger to cut off his head. The Messenger was scarcely arrived, when the king himself followed, and made great complaints of the condition to which the town was reduced
Unrighteousness - Similarly, the claim that there is ‘no unrighteousness’ in God’s perfect Messenger (John 7:18) rests on the fact that He is sent by God in whom no unrighteousness dwells (cf
Malachi - (mal' uh ki) Personal name or common noun meaning, “my Messenger,” or “my angel” and name of the last book in the English Old Testament
Obadiah, Book of - ...
The Message The response begins with a prophetic Messenger formula which reinforces the thrust of the title, that God is behind the message
Evil Spirits - As the conception of God developed and was purified, the permitted action of some evil spirit is substituted for the Divine activity, whether direct or through the agency of Messengers, considered as themselves ethically good but capable of employment on any kind of service. ...
An evil spirit, therefore, wherever the phrase occurs in a personal sense in the earlier historical books of the OT, must be thought of simply as an angel or Messenger of God, sent for the punishment of evil (cf
Pride - 5, both stand together as signs of the presence within the heart of ‘the Messenger of wickedness
Miracle - The sacred writers appealed to them as proofs that they were Messengers of God. The man, therefore, who works a miracle affords thereby clear proof that he comes with the authority of God; they are his credentials that he is God's Messenger
Naphtali - "Naphtali (say the targums) is a swift Messenger, like a hind that runneth on the mountains, bringing good tidings
Ahaziah - Ahaziah sent to Baalzebub (lord of flies), god of Ekron, to inquire, should he recover? Elijah, by direction of the angel of the Lord, met the Messengers, and reproving their having repaired to the idol of Ekron as if there were no God in Israel, announced that Ahaziah should die. Elijah then in person announced to the king what he had already declared to his Messenger
Hardening, Hardness of Heart - God tells Isaiah that Israel, with its calloused heart, will reject him as God's Messenger when he goes to them (Isaiah 6:9-10 )
Reap - ...
John 4:38 (a) GOD had worked in the hearts of the people before the Messenger arrived with the closing word
Thessalonians - ...
It is generally believed that the Messenger who carried the former epistle into Macedonia, upon his return to Corinth, informed St
Pre-Existence of Jesus Christ - Christ is represented as his Father's Messenger, or angel, being distinct from his Father, sent by his Father, long before his incarnation, to perform actions which seem to be too low for the dignity of pure Godhead
Joannes Talaia, Bishop of Nola - When the magistrianus whom John employed as his Messenger to Constantinople arrived there, he found that Illus had gone to Antioch, whither he followed him with the synodic
Mission - As God’s trusted Messenger He felt that there was a decree (δεῖ) for Him to execute (Luke 2:49; Luke 4:43; Luke 9:22 etc. Instead of considering Himself as being merely one among a number of Divine Messengers, Jesus knew Himself to be the Messenger-Son (Mark 12:6-7). The message is the Messenger. Messengers came from the Machaerus prison, saying, ‘John the Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that cometh, or look we for another?’ In that hour Jesus wrought miracles which He adduced, together with His habit of announcing good tidings to the poor, as proofs of His Messiahship (Matthew 1:21,). The deeds were signs (σημεῖα) that the Divine Messenger could quicken body and soul (Mark 5:41-42, Luke 7:14-15, John 11:25; John 11:43-44); cure physical and spiritual diseases; render efficient withered powers (Mark 3:1-5, John 4:10,); add faculties, contrary to what might be expected, as in the case of the man born blind (John 9); redress evils caused by circumstances—for instance the fever due to the Capernaum district—(Luke 4:38-39); cleanse all the fountains of life, as in cures wrought for lepers (Mark 1:40-42, Luke 17:12-14); bestow abilities, receptive (Mark 8:22-25) and communicative (Matthew 9:32-33)
Synagogue - "The Messenger or legate of the synagogue," שליה צבור . The name, Messenger of the synagogue, was applied likewise to any person, who was commissioned by a synagogue, and sent forth to propagate religious knowledge. A person likewise was denominated the Messenger, or angel, αγγελλος , της αγγελλος εκκλησιας , &c, who was selected by the assembly to recite for them the prayers; the same that is called by the Jews of modern times the synagogue singer, or cantilator, Acts 20:7-117 ; Revelation 2:8 ; Revelation 2:12 ; Revelation 2:18 ; Revelation 3:1 ; Revelation 3:7 ; Revelation 3:14
Dove - As the raven Messenger "going forth to and fro," alighting on but never entering into the ark, symbolizes the unbelieving that have "no peace," "like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest" (Isaiah 57:20-21): so the dove, in its threefold embassy, represents respectively the first return of the soul to its rest, the loving hand of Jesus; its subsequent reception of the dovelike spirit, the earnest of the final inheritance (Ephesians 1:13-14); and its actual entrance finally on the new heaven and new earth (Revelation 21), where there will be no need of the arklike church to separate between the world and God's people, between the saved and unsaved, where all shall be safe and blessed forever and the church shall be co-extensive with the world
Chastisement - Paul so grievously that he called it ‘a Messenger of Satan’ (2 Corinthians 12:7 ff
Luciferus i, Bishop of Calaris - He sent his vehement invective by a special Messenger to Constantius himself
Covenant - Similarly in Malachi 3:1 ‘the Messenger of the covenant’ may be the attendant of God, His instrument in dealing with the nation (cf. ‘messenger of the covenant,’ Malachi 3:1 )
Pre-Existence of Jesus Christ - Christ is represented as his Father's Messenger, or angel, being distinct from his Father, sent by his Father long before his incarnation, to perform actions which seem to be too low for the dignity of pure Godhead. ...
The (messenger or) angel of the covenant, Isa 72: 1
Despise - To ignore the Messenger is to ignore the Son whose message he bears, and this is to ignore the Father who has sent the Son (John 12:48, Authorized Version and Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘reject’)
Go Out, Go Forth - ...
The Messenger of God also “goes forth” to accomplish specific tasks ( Anitipas - The Messenger of Agrippa arrived at Baiae, where the emperor was, at the very time when Herod received his first audience
Zephaniah, Book of - Identification of the Messenger of God's Word (Zephaniah 1:1 )...
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Michal - She proved a true hearted wife, and saved her husband from Saul's Messengers sent to slay him in the morning. Thus, time was allowed for his escape to Samuel; and when Saul, impatient of waiting until he should come forth in the morning, sent Messengers in the evening to take him, she first said he was sick; then on their return, with Saul's command to see and bring him in the bed, her trick was detected and Saul upbraided her; but she said she was constrained by David's threats. Thence she was brought to David by Abner, as the king made her restoration the one condition of a league and demanded her from Ishbosheth; so in spite of the tears of Phaltiel, who followed behind to Bahurim on the road up from the Jordan valley to Olivet, and was thence turned back by Abner, David's Messenger; and the 20 men with Abner, whose puppet Ishbosheth was, escorted her
Ark - , Deuteronomy 4:37 , and Isaiah 63:9 , where read ‘neither a Messenger nor an angel, but his presence delivered them’)
Eulalius, an Antipope - 8) that he has carried out the emperor's order, not without resistance on the part of Boniface, who had caused a Messenger sent to forbid a procession to be beaten by the people; had held the procession; and had forcibly entered the city, but had been expelled by an opposing mob; while Eulalius had celebrated service in the basilica of St
Isaiah - ...
The first part is made up of those prophecies and historical accounts which Isaiah wrote during the period of his active exertions, when he mingled in the public concerns of the rulers and the people, and acted as the Messenger of God to the nation in reference to their internal and external existing relations
Angel - a spiritual, intelligent substance, the first in rank and dignity among created beings The word angel, αγγελος , is not properly a denomination of nature but of office; denoting as much as nuncius, Messenger, a person employed to carry one's orders, or declare his will. Prideaux observes, that the minister of the synagogue, who officiated in offering the public prayers, being the mouth of the congregation, delegated by them, as their representative, Messenger, or angel, to address God in prayer for them, was in Hebrew called sheliack-zibbor, that is, the angel of the church; and that from hence the chief ministers of the seven churches of Asia are in the Revelation, by a name borrowed from the synagogue, called angels of those churches
Servant of the Lord, the - In Isaiah 42:19 He says, “Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my Messenger that I sent?” Israel had a responsibility to fulfill this ideal, but to do so was far beyond its power
Ezekiel - He would become a prophet, or Messenger of God, to the Jews in Babylon (Ezekiel 1:1-3; Ezekiel 2:3; Ezekiel 2:5; Ezekiel 2:7; Ezekiel 3:4)
Ephesians, Epistle to - Overjoyed with the account which their Messenger had brought him of their faith and holiness ( Ephesians 1:15 ), and transported with the consideration of the unsearchable wisdom of God displayed in the work of man's redemption, and of his astonishing love towards the Gentiles in making them partakers through faith of all the benefits of Christ's death, he soars high in his sentiments on those grand subjects, and gives his thoughts utterance in sublime and copious expression
Vision(s) - The vision was revealed by a heavenly Messenger, whose purpose was to point out "the things that must soon take place" (1:1; 22:6)
Providence - God directs the seasons (Nehemiah 9:6-3851 ); the clouds are His chariot, the winds His Messenger (Psalm 104:3 ); He stills the storms and girds the mountain ranges (Psalm 107:29 ; Psalm 65:6 ); everything that hath breath is exhorted to praise the Lord “for his mighty acts” (Psalm 150:2 ,Psalms 150:2,150:6 ). Often God works through secondary causes such as natural law or special Messengers, such as the angels
Zephaniah, Theology of - Zephaniah, whose name, translated "Yahweh has hidden/protected, " indicating his parents' personal faith, was himself a faithful Messenger to God's people
Angel - The word angel is Greek, and signifies a Messenger. Human Messengers, or agents for other, 2 Samuel 2:5 . "David sent Messengers (Heb. 1 Samuel 14:14 ; but I must confess, that, though I do not at all see the impropriety of considering the providences of God as his angels or Messengers for good or for evil, yet the passages generally adduced under this head do not prove to me that the providences of God are meant in distinction from created angels
Bethabara - LXX Septuagint in Exodus 35:24), Bethany being οἶκος ὑπακοῆς, adding a play upon the name as befitting the spot where the Messenger sent to prepare (κατασκευάζειν, Matthew 11:10) the way of the Lord should baptize
Angels - The words malac ἄγγελος, signify 'messenger. The intelligent spiritual beings who are constantly referred to in scripture as God's Messengers both as carrying good tidings and, as executors of God's judgements
Ananias - On hearing this command, Ananias, Knowing the reputation of Saul as a persecutor, expressed reluctance, but was assured that the persecutor was a chosen Messenger of Christ to bear His name to the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel
Ephesus - Overjoyed with the account which their Messenger brought him of the steadfastness of their faith, and the ardency of their love to all the saints, Ephesians 1:15 ; and, transported with the consideration of the unsearchable wisdom of God displayed in the work of man's redemption, and of his amazing love toward the Gentiles, in introducing them, as fellow-heirs with the Jews, into the kingdom of Christ, he soars into the most exalted contemplation of those sublime topics, and gives utterance to his thoughts in language at once rich and varied
Elisha - Originally a farmer, he gave up his former way of life for the unpopular task of being God’s Messenger to the hardened and idolatrous people of Israel (1 Kings 19:19-21)
Jacob - ...
God taught Jacob, through a conflict he had one night with a special Messenger from God, that his proud self-confidence had to be broken if he was really to receive God’s blessing
Mahometanism - ...
In the seventh year of the Hegira, Mahomet began to think of propagating his religion, beyond the bounds of Arabia, and sent Messengers to the neighbouring princes, with letters to invite them to Mahometanism. Nor was this project without some success; Khosru Parviz, then king of Persia, received his letter with great disdain, and tore it in a passion, sending away the Messenger very abruptly; which, when Mahomet heard, he said, God shall tear his kingdom. And soon after a Messenger came to Mahomet from Badhan, king of Yaman, who was a dependent on the Persians, to acquaint him that he had received orders to sent him to Khosru. Mahomet put off his answer till the next morning, and then told the Messenger it had been revealed to him that night that Khosru was slain by his son Shiruyeh; adding, that he was well assured his new religion and empire should rise to as great a height as that as Khosru; and therefore bid him advise his master to embrace Mahometanism. The Messenger being returned, Badhan...
in a few days received a letter from Shiruyeh, informing him of his father's death, and ordering him to give the prophet no further disturbance. ...
Mahhomet wrote to the same effect to the king of Ethiopia, though he had been converted before, according to the Arab writers; and to Molawkas, governor of Egypt, who gave the Messenger a very favourable reception, and sent several valuable presents to Mahomet, and among the rest two girls, one of which, named Mary, became a great favourite with him
Disciples - ...
Background of Apostle The English word “apostle” comes from the Greek term apostolos , which means a Messenger, envoy, or ambassador. ” The shaliach was established as a legal institution in rabbinic Judaism to insure that an appointed “messenger” was given due regard as the legal representative of his sender. ...
To be sure, Paul did speak of certain others as “apostles” who likely were not eyewitnesses of the risen Lord (2 Corinthians 8:23 NAS and RSV notes; Kings 2:4,2 ); but such passages are only apparent exceptions, for the helpers in question are called “apostles” (normally translated “representatives” or “messengers”) of the churches , clearly suggesting a status different from that of the “apostle of Jesus Christ
Mission - ...
When the prophets did speak of a hope for future deliverance "in the last days, " they refer to a mission for God's Messenger or Elijah whom God sends to prepare his way (Malachi 3:1 ); of the Servant-Messiah, anointed to preach good news to the oppressed, whom the Lord sends to bring deliverance (Isaiah 61:1 ); and of a remnant of survivors who are sent to evangelize the nations: "They will proclaim my glory among the nations" (Isaiah 66:19 ). So significant is the redemptive mission of the Messiah, the Son of God, that God sends an angel not only to announce his birth (Luke 1:26 ), but to announce the birth of John the Baptist, the Messenger who will be sent to prepare his way and introduce him (1:19; Matthew 11:10 ; cf. To reject divinely sent Messengers and their message will mean, even for the sons of Israel, receiving the retributive justice and forfeiting kingdom blessings at the last judgment (Matthew 22:1-14 ; Luke 14:17 ). ...
Jesus recognized his place in the midst of a long train of divinely sent, yet humanly rejected, Messengersboth past and future. ...
The work of all these Messengers comes to nothing if the word, the message of salvation, is not sent and heeded ( Loose - At the Master's call and command a Messenger came with a sweet message from that wonderful and precious Saviour which released them so that they could come to the Lord JESUS and have the great honor of carrying Him wherever He wanted to go
Micah, Book of - God judges through His Spirit-filled Messenger (Micah 3:8 )
Lazarus - If the Messenger started in the morning, he would reach Jesus the same evening
Silas or Silyanus - Of the theories advanced in this connexion perhaps the least probable is that which finds two Silases in Acts-one the Messenger of the Jerusalem Church to Antioch (Acts 15:22-32), the other the companion of Paul on his second journey (ACTS Acts 15:40 to Acts 18:5)-and identifies the latter with both Silvanus and Titus (Zimmer)
Galatians, the Epistle to the - ...
They even gave ear to the insinuation that Paul himself observed the law among the Jews though he persuaded the Gentiles to renounce it, and that he wished to keep his converts in a lower state of privileges, excluded from the high Christian standing enjoyed by the circumcised (Galatians 4:16; Galatians 5:11; compare Galatians 2:17), and that in "becoming all things to all men" he was but a men-pleaser, seeking to form a party for himself; moreover that he was not, as he represented, an apostle divinely commissioned by Christ, but a mere Messenger of the twelve and the Jerusalem church, and that his teaching now did not accord with that of Peter and James, the acknowledged "pillars" of the church, and ought therefore to be rejected
Angels of the Seven Churches - We are not, however, without examples of its being used to indicate ordinary ‘messengers’ (cf. Nor, again, can the contention be sustained that the expression had its origin in the office of the shelîaḥ zibbûr, the Messenger or plenipotentiary of the synagogue-for, as Schürer has pointed out, these ‘messengers’ were not permanent officials (see History of the Jewish People (Eng
New York, City of - Several Catholic periodicals are published in New York, among them: The Catholic News; Catholic Missions; The Catholic World; The Commonweal; Messenger of the Sacred Heart; The Official Catholic Directory; The Rosary Magazine; The Truth Magazine; La Voce dell' Emigrato, and many others
Bishop - ...
The superintending pastor of each of the seven churches is in Revelation called its "angel," (the abuse of the term "apostle" by pretenders led to its restriction to the twelve and Paul, Revelation 2:2) just as in Old Testament the prophet Haggai (Haggai 1:13) is termed "the Lord's Messenger (angel) in the Lord's message
Paul - ...
Linked with Paul’s conversion was the Lord’s revelation that he intended to use Paul as his Messenger to the Gentiles (Acts 9:15; Acts 26:15-18; Galatians 1:11-16)
Prayer - Ironically, Paul claimed that God gave the problem, and yet he called it a Messenger of Satan
Elisha - The prophet reads the heart of the Messenger, and predicts both the king’s recovery and his assassination by Hazael (2 Kings 8:7 ff
Beauty - Even so the life of the Christian has its condition of complete and continuous surrender, and in the service of the gospel it is found that men do not yield to the Messenger, but to what they see that he yields to
Judaizing Christians - They were indeed fully aware, that another communication from heaven was to be made to mankind, and that this was to be announced by a Messenger more distinguished than even the lawgiver whom they revered; but they had satisfied themselves, that the great design of the Messiah's mission would be to rescue them from the oppression of a foreign yoke, and to lay in Jerusalem the foundation of universal empire
Phoebe - The Imperial post was not available for private correspondence, and such a letter could be sent only by special Messenger or by a trusted friend who happened to be travelling
Angels - -ἄγγελος = ‘messenger,’ is found only once in the NT outside the Gospels: in James 2:25, it is used of Joshua’s spies (in Joshua 6:25 [2], which is referred to, we read τοὺς κατασκοπευσάντας οὓς ἀπέστειλεν Ἰησοῦς). In the Gospels ἄγγελος is used of John Baptist in Matthew 11:10, Mark 1:2, Luke 7:27 (from Malachi 3:1 but not from Septuagint , which, however, also has ἄγγελος), of John’s Messengers in Luke 7:24, and of Jesus’ Messengers to a Samaritan village in Luke 9:52. In Philippians 2:25, 2 Corinthians 8:23 ἀπόστολος is translated ‘messenger. ...
They are Messengers to man
Bride - The suitor himself, or his father, sent a Messenger to the father of the woman, to ask her in marriage. It was the custom among the ancient Greeks, and the nations around them, to conduct the new-married couple with torches and lamps to their dwellings; as appears from the Messenger in Euripides, who says he called to mind the time when he bore torches before Menelaus and Helena
Appear, Appearance - The future appearance of God or God's Messenger entails judgment (Malachi 3:1-5 ) but also the vindication of belief in him (Psalm 84:7 ; 102:16 )
Timothy - The joint testimony to his character of the brethren of Lystra and Iconium implies that already he was employed as "messenger of the churches," an office which constituted his subsequent life work (2 Corinthians 8:23)
Colossians, Epistle to the - Of this group three the Epistles to ‘the Ephesians,’ to the Colossians, and to Philemon were written at the same time and sent by the same Messenger, Tychicus
Faithfulness - Paul speaks in the Epistle to the Colossians of Tychicus his Messenger as ‘the beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow-servant in the Lord’ (Colossians 4:7), and of Onesimus as ‘the faithful and beloved brother’ (Colossians 4:9), he has before his mind chiefly the fidelity of these two brethren to himself the apostle and prisoner of the Lord, In 2 Tim
Petrus ii., Archbaptist of Alexandria - Damasus of Rome, hearing of this new persecution, sent a deacon with a letter of communion and consolation for Peter; the Messenger was arrested, treated as a criminal, savagely beaten, and sent to the mines of Phenne
Simplicius, Bishop of Rome - ...
Certain clergy and monks of Constantinople sent a Messenger with letters to represent this state of things to Simplicius at Rome
Christ, Christology - Often it was God Himself who was expected to visit the nation in deliverance; sometimes it was His angel or Messenger who would herald the onset of the new age (Malachi 3:1-2 ; Malachi 4:5-6 ). The crux is seen in Deuteronomy 21:23 which prescribed that anyone hanging on a tree died under God's curse (the verse is quoted in Galatians 3:13 ) A rationale was found in two ways: it came by asserting (1) that Jesus' rejection was already foreseen in the Old Testament, notably Psalm 118:22 ; Isaiah 53:1 , and that His implicit claims to be the Messenger and embodiment of God's kingdom revealed only human unbelief; and (2) that at the resurrection God had reversed this verdict, vindicated His Son, and installed Him in the place of honor and power
Joseph - ...
Jacob desiring to hear tidings of his sons, who had gone to Shechem with their flocks, some 60 miles from Hebron, sent Joseph as his Messenger to make inquiry regarding them
Devil - An angel or Messenger of God can serve as a satan (Numbers 22:22 ). Satan has Messengers to afflict God's servants (2 Corinthians 12:7 )
Nativity of Christ - Robertson, "there prevailed a general opinion that the Almighty would send forth some eminent Messenger to communicate a more perfect discovery of his will to mankind
Elisha - The king followed the Messenger and he said, "This evil is of the Lord; what should I wait for the Lord any longer?" Elisha had a message of deliverance: by the next day a measure of fine flour should be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for the same
Galatians, Epistle to the - This has caused some to suppose that Paul wrote the Epistle to them after his first visit; and that he gave them the directions as to the collection on his second visit; but they may have been given by another letter or by a private Messenger
Joseph - " How natural was it now for his brethren to think that the tie by which alone they could imagine Joseph to be held to them was dissolved, that any respect he might have felt or feigned for them must have been buried in the cave of Machpelah, and that he would now requite to them the evil they had done! "And they sent a Messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying, So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil
Mediator, Mediation - The angel of the Lord frequently appears in Scripture as God's Messenger and spokesperson, one who graciously extends God's help to those in need and delivers important instructions for the execution of God's saving purposes in history
Bread - When the farmer, carpenter, blacksmith or mason leaves the house for the day’s labour, or the Messenger or muleteer sets out on his journey, he wraps his other articles of food in the thin loaves of home-made bread
Synagogue - The officiating minister was delegate (sheliach , answering to the term apostle, "sent") of the congregation, the forerunner of "the angel (messenger sent) of the church" (Revelation 1:20; Revelation 2:1)
Judgment - ...
To him it is the Messenger of peace; its sting is plucked out; its dark valley is the road to perfect bliss and life immortal
Colossians - They mention many of the same people and were apparently carried by the same Messenger (Colossians 4:7-18 ; Philippians 1:1-2 ,Philemon 1:1-2,1:10 ,Philemon 1:10,1:23-24 )
Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch - The Christians of Asia Minor sent Messengers and money to him according to their usual custom when persons were imprisoned for their faith. Peregrinus wrote letters to all the more important cities, forwarding these by Messengers whom he appointed ( ἐχειροτόνησε ) and entitled νεκραγγέλους and νερτεροδρόμους . The ordinary way from Antioch to Ephesus was by land, and Ignatius calls the Messenger to be sent by the Smyrnaeans to Antioch θεοδρόμος ( Pol. The churches written to were not chosen at random, but were those which had shewn their love by sending Messengers to him. In Philadelphia he preaches, not in a church, but in a large assembly of Christians; in Smyrna he has intercourse with the Christians there and with Messengers of other churches. He does not deny that his request that Messengers should be sent to Antioch is an unusual one, but dwells upon the great benefit which will result ( Pol. But when Polycarp, a few weeks or months afterwards, writes to the Philippians, the Messenger had not yet been sent. The Philippians immediately after wrote to Polycarp, and forwarded a message to the Antiochenes, expecting to be in time to catch the Messenger for Antioch before his departure
Philippians Epistle to the - This Epaphroditus was a Messenger (ἀπόστολος) sent by the Philippian Church to St. Paul with a monetary gift (Philippians 4:18), and his experience is described in the letter: ‘I think it needful to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow-worker and fellow-soldier, your Messenger and minister of my need
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Summary The New Testament has taken a common Greek word from naval and commercial language and made it a technical term for a Messenger Jesus sent on a mission and more specifically for the twelve whom Jesus selected to follow Him from His baptism onward
Elijah - He was described as similar to the Messenger in Malachi 3:1 (which also may have been an allusion to Elijah, since both prepared the way for Yahweh)
Angels - ("messengers". Secondarily, God's created Messengers; as Israel (Isaiah 42:19), Haggai (Haggai 1:13), John (Malachi 3:1; Malachi 2:7), the priesthood, ministers (Ecclesiastes 5:6), the rulers or angels of the Christian churches (Revelation 12:8-9), as Εlohim , "gods" is applied to judges (Psalms 82:6); compare Jesus' application, John 10:34-37. )...
Rejoice over each recovered penitent (Luke 15:10); are present in Christian congregations (1 Corinthians 11:10); exercising some function in presenting the saints' prayers, incensed by Christ's merits, the one Mediator, before God (Revelation 8:3; Revelation 5:8); not to be prayed to, which is thrice forbidden (Revelation 19:10; Revelation 22:9; Colossians 2:18): when we send an offering to the King, the King's Messenger durst not appropriate the King's exclusive due
Hellenists - Without becoming entirely Jews, they had become acquainted with the Holy Scriptures of the Jews, they had heard of the promised Messenger from God, of the King armed with power from God, of whom a report had been spread, as Suetonius says in the life of Vespasian, over the whole of the east
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Although it hurt Jeremiah to have to announce judgments on his own people, he did it faithfully as God’s Messenger (20:8-10)
Prophecy, Prophet - He was therefore known as a man of God (1 Samuel 2:27; 1 Samuel 19:18-205; 1 Kings 13:1-2), a Messenger of God (Haggai 1:13), or a servant of God (2 Kings 17:23; 2 Kings 21:10; Jeremiah 7:25). They were not God’s Messengers, but spoke according to their own selfish desires (Jeremiah 14:14; Jeremiah 23:21-22; Ezekiel 13:1-3; Matthew 11:2-6). ...
If prophets were truly God’s Messengers, their chief concern was not with foretelling events, but with leading people to repentance and obedience (Micah 3:8; Micah 7:18; Zephaniah 2:1-3)
Elijah - Meeting with a serious accident, after his fall he sends a Messenger to Ekron to inquire of Baal-zebub, the fly-god, concerning his recovery
Elisha - Elisha, to teach him humility as the first step to any favor from God, sent a Messenger, instead of coming in person to the door: "Go, wash in Jordan seven times. of Ahab and Jezebel, 1 Kings 18:4; 1 Kings 18:21) hath sent to take away my head"; "hold the Messenger fast at the door," "his master's feet (are) behind him," namely, hastening to revoke his hasty order for Elisha's execution
Mahometanism - From this period his exaltation was very rapid; he was venerated as the favoured Messenger of Heaven, and his countrymen bowed down before a sovereign protected, as they believed, by the Omnipotent, and commissioned to reveal his will. Laying down the sublime and unquestionable doctrine of the unity of God, he professed to revere the patriarchs, whose memory the Arabs held in veneration; he admitted that Moses was a Messenger from God; he acknowledged Jesus as an exalted prophet; and he founded his own pretensions upon the intimation which our Saviour had given that the Paraclete, or Comforter, was to be sent to lead the world into all truth
Touch - —as though our Lord were saying, ‘Keep not on touching me, making sure of me in a selfish rapture, for the duty of the moment calls thee to be a witness to others; handle me not, but go to my brethren, and say unto them’? And if it be objected, as by Godet, that on that view the following words, ‘I am not yet ascended,’ present’ absolutely no sense,’ the answer is that the hour was coming later, when, after the gift of the Spirit, close and intimate communion with Christ could be given along with the work of witness and service,—when it would be possible for a soul to be both in contact with the living Lord and also a Messenger for Him,—when (in other words) the disciple could be in ‘touch’ with Christ by His Spirit and also ‘go’ on His errands
Messiah - Postexilic prophets spoke of the Messiah as the royal, redeeming, restoring One to come (Haggai 2:20-22 ; Zechariah 4:1-14 ; 6:9-15 ; 9:9-10 ), Malachi spoke of the Messiah as a cleansing agent who, as Messenger of the covenant, would bring healing in his wings (3:1-4; 4:1-3)
Heal, Health - Thereafter he accepted the experience, although "a Messenger of Satan" in some respects, as permitted for a purpose
Invitation - In the parable of the Marriage of the King’s Son, the first guests invited treat the offer with scorn (Matthew 22:3), and ‘make light’ of it, preferring to find their satisfaction in their own way, and even maltreating the king’s Messengers. Everywhere in His dealings with men we find Him acting as God’s Messenger of goodwill, and urging them to respond to heavenly grace with grateful hearts and willing service
God - 3:25, the word refers to a divine being or Messenger sent to protect the three Hebrews ( Nazarene - The message the angel brought to Manoah's wife, and to the Virgin Mary, were (as far as the similarity of circumstances would admit) so much alike, that one might be led to conclude that the Messenger was the same, and the one ministered but to the other
Banquet - The day when the entertainment is to be given is fixed some considerable time before; and in the evening of the day appointed, a Messenger comes to bid the guests to the feast
Daniel, Book of - The Messenger said, "I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days
mo'Ses - (2) In (Hebrews 3:1-19 ; 12:24-29 ; Acts 7:37 ) Christ is described, though more obscurely, as the Moses of the new dispensation --as the apostle or Messenger or mediator of God to the people --as the controller and leader of the flock or household of God
Josephus - ]'>[7] it is related that the owl had appeared to Agrippa at Rome] sitting on a rope over his head, and he perceived at once that it was a Messenger of misfortune, as it had formerly been a Messenger of good fortune, and he experienced an anguish that struck through his heart
Moses - If Moses was not a divinely inspired Messenger, he was an impostor in the strongest sense of the term. Where can we find more complete disinterestedness than in Moses? Is not his the character of an upright man, who has the general good, not his own interests, at heart; of a man who submissively acquiesces in the commands of God, without resistance and without demur? When we consider these several things; when we reflect on all the ministry of Moses, on his life, on his death, on his character, on his abilities, and his success; we are powerfully convinced that he was the Messenger of God
Polycarp - He requests them to send a Messenger to Antioch with a letter congratulating the Christians of Antioch on having restored concord in their church (xi. We must be careful not to think that the virtues which Ignatius recommends to Polycarp are so many virtues wanting in the latter! Ignatius insists that the Christians of Smyrna should send a Messenger to Antioch: ‘It becometh thee, most blessed Polycarp, to call together a godly council and to elect some one among you who is very dear to you and zealous also, who shall be fit to bear the name of God’s courier-to appoint him, I say, that he may go to Syria and glorify your zealous love unto the glory of God’ (vii
Luke, the Gospel According to - As being chosen of the churches of Macedonia to be their "messenger," traveling with Paul, the "brother" meant must have been one of those mentioned in Acts 20:4-6 as accompanying Paul into Asia with the alms
Joy (2) - In the case of the angel Messenger to Zacharias, the two words are combined in his greeting
Angel - ]'>[2] , the earlier document, represents Jahweh in a less exalted form, who Himself comes down to earth, and personally carries out His purposes; by degrees, however, more exalted conceptions of Him obtain, especially as the conception of His characteristic of holiness becomes realized, so that His presence among men comes to appear incongruous and unfitting, and His activity is delegated to His Messengers or angels (see Angel of the Lord). , see below), and it is by the guidance of an angel that Abraham’s servant goes in quest of a wife for Isaac ( Genesis 24:7 ; Genesis 24:40 ); in Job 33:23 an angel guides a man in what is right; † Divination - Paul (Acts 9:17; Acts 9:27; Acts 26:16) and to Stephen (Acts 7:56), and His Spirit prohibited action (Acts 16:7), where an itinerant preacher was received as a Messenger of God, or even as Christ Jesus re-incarnated (Galatians 4:14); where the Holy Spirit was a distinct living personality, where the assertion that a man was the Son of God made a Roman governor tremble (John 19:8), and the patience of His death caused a Roman centurion to exclaim: ‘This was a Son of God’ (Matthew 27:54). ...
These supernatural beings communicated with men by means of ἄγγελοι (‘angels’ or ‘messengers’) or prophets, by possession, by means of the hand, tongues, dreams, visions, trances, voices, sounds
Apostle - ἀπόστολος) is more definite than ‘messenger’ (Gr
Lazarus - And Martha had despatched a swift Messenger to Bethabara beyond Jordan to summon Him and to say, Lord, he whom Thou lovest is sick
Elijah - Elijah met the Messengers, and said to them, "Is it because there is no God in Israel, that ye go to inquire of Baalzebub, the god of Ekron? Now, therefore, saith the Lord, Thou shalt surely die. " The Messengers of Ahaziah returned, and informed the king, that a stranger had told them he should certainly die; and Ahaziah knew that this was the Prophet Elijah. He often wears the air of a supernatural Messenger suddenly issuing from another world, to declare the commands of heaven, and to awe the proudest mortals by the menace of fearful judgments
Mediator - Those who hold the Socinian principles understand a mediator to mean nothing more than a Messenger sent from God to give assurance of forgiveness to his offending creatures
Babylon - And "one post did run to meet another, and one Messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken at the end, and that the passages are shut. On passing, without obstruction or hinderance, into the city, the Persians, slaying some, putting others to flight, and joining with the revellers, as if slaughter had been merriment, hastened by the shortest way to the palace, and reached it ere yet a Messenger had told the king that his city was taken
Jesus Christ - The prophecy of Malachi adds another standard for measuring the time: "Behold, I send my Messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me; and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall come suddenly to his temple, even the Messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts," Malachi 3:1
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The last of the prophets had foretold the coming of Elijah before the great day of the coming of the Lord, the Sun of righteousness, the Messenger of the covenant
Paul as a Believing Man - At any rate, so long as Paul is in the flesh; so long as he is still carnal and sold under sin; so long as that Messenger of Satan is still buffeting him, the Cross of Christ with its sin-atoning blood is the glory that excels all else in Christ to Paul
Mark, Theology of - Jesus' ministry is introduced in the actions of John the Baptist who, as God's promised Messenger, is to "prepare the way for the Lord" (1:2-3)
Joab - And David said to Joab's Messenger, Let not this thing displease thee
Christ in Mohammedan Literature - ” He said: “I am only a Messenger of thy Lord, that I may bestow on thee a holy son. ...
It is said that the term hawari,* Inspiration - Just as Haggai was "the Lord's Messenger in the Lord's message" (2 Corinthians 1:13), i
Sin - The prophet Gad comes to the king as the revealer of God’s wrath and the Messenger of God’s pardon ( 2 Samuel 24:1-25 )
Exodus, Theology of - Moses participates as the Messenger because he has witnessed some miracles to affirm God's call (4:1-9)
Entry Into Jerusalem - ’ (3) The prophetic character of the Messiah as the ‘messenger of the covenant’ (Malachi 3:1), coming to His temple, J" Humanity of Christ - Mark 4:40), whose Messenger Christ was, and who would care for both Him and them
Minister, Ministration - 218), that the root of the word is an obsolete verb διακω = διώκω, it may have originally meant ‘a Messenger
Philip: Deacon And Evangelist - ' Agabus was an evil enough Messenger to Paul; but he was such a staggering blow to Philip and to his whole household that it took all Paul's insight, and skill in souls, and authority with Philip, and power with God, to guide and direct Philip so as that he should get all God's intended good to himself and to all his house out of it
Mephibosheth - And there came a Messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are gone after Absalom
Presence (2) - The ‘angel of Jehovah,’ so frequently mentioned in the OT, was simply ‘the Messenger’ (מַלִאָךְ), so did all intermediaries dwindle in the blaze of the only God
Matthew, the Gospel According to - of his own household" Micah 7:5-6 Matthew 11:5 "Blind receive sight" Isaiah 35:5 Matthew 11:10 "Behold, I send My Messenger" Malachi 3:1 Matthew 11:14 "Elias, which was for to come " Malachi 4:5 Matthew 12:3 "Have ye not read what David did?" 1 Samuel 21:1-6 Matthew 12:5 "Priests profane sabbath" Numbers 28:9 Matthew 12:7 "Mercy, not sacrifice" Hosea 6:6 Matthew 12:18-21 "Behold My Servant" Isaiah 42:1-4 Matthew 12:40 "Jonas three days in whale's belly"...
Jonah 1:17 Matthew 12:42 "Queen of the south came" 1 Kings 10:1 Matthew 13:14-15 "Hearing ye shall hear" 1618453815_84 Matthew 13:35 "I will open my mouth in parables" Psalms 78:2-3 Matthew 15:8 "This people draweth nigh
Faith - (from the root amen: in active and passive, to rely on , and to have reliance or be reliable ) occurs above 20 times with God, His character, word, or Messengers, for object. Faith was our Lord’s chief and incessant demand from men; He preaches, He works ‘powers,’ to elicit and direct it the ‘miracle-faith’ attracted by ‘signs and wonders’ being a stepping-stone to faith in the Person and doctrine of God’s Messenger
Priest - The priest as "messenger of Jehovah of hosts" taught Israel the law, and his "lips" were to "keep knowledge" (Malachi 2:7; Leviticus 10:10-11; Deuteronomy 24:8; Deuteronomy 33:10; Jeremiah 18:18; Haggai 2:11; 2 Chronicles 15:3; 2 Chronicles 17:7-9; Ezekiel 44:23-24)
Angels (2) - And inasmuch as the recognition of God as King is the earliest and most prevalent of Israel’s conceptions of God, we naturally expect the belief in angels, as God’s court, serving Him in His palace and discharging the function of Messengers, to be ancient and pervasive. ]'>[1] is silent as to angels, so the appearances of an angel as a manlike manifestation of God and not a mere Messenger, are confined to those portions of the OT which, on quite other grounds, are assigned to JE Paul - Ananias met Paul and told him that he had been chosen by God as a Messenger for the Gentiles (Acts 9:17 )
Thessalonians Epistles to the - Paul sent ft second Messenger on his own account
Gods, Pagan - The Messenger of the Greek gods was Hermes (Roman, Mercury)
Faith - In Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, and the gospel, the true message of God, people are called to say "yes" to God and to recognize the Messenger and the message as true (Mark 1:15 )
Forgiveness - He interpreted his death as vicarious and expiatory, as the means by which eschatological forgiveness and renewal would come to Israel and the nations in spite of Israel's rejection of the Messenger of the kingdom
Doctrines - in classical Greek means a teacher’s pay, as εὐαγγελιον means the reward given to a Messenger of good news, does not occur in the NT
John the Baptist - The same divine Messenger foretold that he should be great in the sight of the Lord: that he should be filled with the Holy Spirit from his mother's womb; that he should prepare the way of the Lord by turning many of the Jews to the knowledge of God; and that he should be the greatest of all the prophets, Luke 1:5-15
Jesus Christ, Name And Titles of - He is the special object of God's love and the perfect divine Messenger-redeemer
Sin (2) - The thorn in the flesh was a Messenger of Satan (2 Corinthians 12:7)
Covenant - In the Malachi-passage the coming of the ‘angel’ or ‘messenger of the covenant’ is predicted
Jesus Christ - But what has John the Baptist to do with all this description if Jesus Christ be only a Messenger of Jehovah, and not Jehovah himself? for Isaiah saith, Prepare ye the way of Jehovah
Missions - The words applied to John the Baptist in relation to Christ might be applied to the Jewish race, ‘Behold, I send my Messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee’ (Mark 1:2)
Caesarea Philippi - He desires to know now what men think of the Messenger
Paul - " Like Jonah, the outcast runaway, when penitent, was made the Messenger of repentance to guilty Nineveh
Liberius, Bishop of Rome - Liberius, on hearing the result, wrote to Hosius of Cordova much distressed by the weakness of his Messenger Vincentius, and to Caecilianus, bp
Resurrection - Acts 5:20 , where the angelic Messenger speaks of the Apostolic teaching as having reference to ‘this life’)
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Noah did not leave the ark until God gave the word; as Jesus waited in the tomb until with the third Messenger of day the Father raised Him (Ephesians 1:20)
Judges (1) - There follows then an enumeration of the districts which the Israelites were unable to conquer; the reason for this is revealed by the Messenger of Jahweh; it is because they had not obeyed the voice of Jahweh, but had made covenants with the people of the land, and had refrained from breaking down their altars. On their return they remain for a night in Gibeah, which belonged to the Benjamites; here the men of the city so maltreat the concubine that she is left dead on the threshold of the house in which her lord is staying; the Levite takes up the dead body, brings it home, and, after having cut it up, sends the pieces by the hands of Messengers throughout the borders of Israel, as a call to avenge the outrage
Samuel, First And Second, Theology of - Note, for example, when Saul's forces were closing in on David in their effort to capture him and "a Messenger came to Saul saying, Come quickly! The Philistines are raiding the land
Eschatology (2) - Under this view of things the prevailing conception of judgment in OT times is that of a manifestation of Jahweh’s righteousness (whether it be through His ‘messenger’ [16] or through the Messianic ‘Son of David’ Gospel (2) - A Messenger hastens to Jerusalem, as she sits in the dust of her ruins, bringing ‘good tidings
Work - Will Jesus use his power to make bread from stones in order to satisfy his own hunger? Will he push God to the test to be recognized as his unique Messenger? Will he seek power illegitimately to accomplish his mission? The answers are negative
Dream (2) - The interpretation of really God-sent dreams belonged solely to God Himself, the sender, and only His Messengers could read their purport. Thus, for example, we are told that, like the Magi of the East and the wife of Pilate, Joseph ‘was thought worthy of communion with the unseen world and of communications from God’s Messenger only when in an unconscious state,’ seeing that he was not ripe for the manifestation of the angel to him, as to Zacharias and Mary, when awake (Nebe, Kindheitsgeschichte, 212, cf
Annunciation, the - But she accepts, without reserve, God’s decree respecting her, as made known to her by His Messenger, and leaves the issue in His hands
Elijah - Sending to consult concerning his recovery the Philistine oracle of Baalzebub at Ekron, he learned from his Messengers that a man met them saying, "Is it not because there is not a God in Israel that thou sendest to inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down, . Elijah went down, under God's promised protection, and spoke the same message of death to the king in person as he had previously spoken to the king's Messenger
Prophet, Prophetess, Prophecy - Haggai is uniquely called the "Lord's Messenger" (1:13), while Ezekiel is called a "Shepherd" (chap
Forgiveness (2) - He put His own claims to an easily applied test, Whether is it easier to tell a sufferer that his sins are forgiven, or to heal him of an incurable malady? In other words, any prophet may speak words of comfort or absolution, but one who shows the power of healing in order to establish his claim to pronounce forgiveness is no ordinary Messenger, but proves Himself to be the Son of God with power
Paul - The sudden light from heaven; the voice of Jesus speaking with authority to his persecutor; Saul struck to the ground, blinded, overcome; the three-days suspense; the coming of Ananias as a Messenger of the Lord and Saul's baptism, --these were the leading features at the great event, and in these we must look for the chief significance of the conversion. The three former of these were written at one time, and sent by the same Messengers
Possession - _ At other times Jahweh employed a subsidiary spirit like the Satan (Job 2:7) or some other of his Messengers,_ Saul’s case is instructive. _ These latter types of disease, differing from the other by suddenness of attack or other abnormal feature, were still, owing to ignorance of their real nature, attributed to the action of superhuman beings such as Jahweh,_ one of His Messengers. _ the Satan,_ one of his Messengers,_ or a demon who was sometimes named from the disease with which he infected the sufferer, as a deaf and dumb spirit,_ an unclean spirit,_ a spirit of infirmity,_ etc. Further, it explains how these wonders, while attracting the crowd, did not impress the majority of the people with the fact that He was a Divine Being, any more than the miracles of Moses led the Egyptians to think of him as a Messenger from Jahweh
Neology - Bretschneider, "admit universally in Christianity, a divine, benevolent, and positive appointment for the good of mankind, and Jesus as a Messenger of Divine Providence, believing that the true and everlasting word of God is contained in the Holy Scripture, and that by the same the welfare of mankind will be obtained and extended
Perfection (of Jesus) - Jesus came with the consciousness of being ‘God’s final Messenger, after whom none higher can come’ (Wernle, Beginnings of Christianity, English translation i