Theophoric names for angels

Todd Young tbbyoung at flash.net
Sun Dec 19 07:25:44 EST 1999




Ian Hutchesson wrote:

> (Wandering further:)
>
> Does anyone have any idea why all the angels seem to have Elohistic
> theophoric names?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Ian
>

The angels, as servants and messengers of God are representative of his power and
might and control, as well as God's status as creator and ruler of the universe. That
is the context often found where the name elohim is used. Yahweh is more indicative of
a peronal relationship between Yahweh and another person. That is why you find that
when Yahweh has a personal message for someone , it is delivered by the "angel of
Yahweh."

Todd Young

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