What are Angels like

Description in the Holy Bible

Angels look like females as seen in most of art representations. They may be portrayed by little girls dressed up as in role playing. Or, in the Bible, angels may be described as tall young men with shining faces and bodies. However, angels do not have gender.

     Matthew 28: 2-4 And suddenly there was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled away the stone and sat on it. His face was like lightning, his robe white as snow. The guards were so shaken by fear of him that they were like dead men.

     Luke 24:4 As they stood there puzzled about this, two men in brilliant clothes suddenly appeared at their side.

     John 20 :11-13 But Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping. And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb and saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had been. And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken my Lord, and I don’t know where they laid him.”


Some angels have been said as with wings since they were described as flying or floating. Examples of writings in the Holy Scripture include:

     Zechariah 5:9 I raised my eyes, and there were two women appearing. The wind caught their wings — they had wings like a stork’s; they raised the barrel midway between earth and heaven.  

     Revelation 14: 6 Then I saw another angel, flying high overhead, sent to announce the gospel of eternity to all who live on the earth, every nation, race, language and tribe.

     2 Samuel 22:11 riding one of the winged creatures, he flew, soaring on the wings of the wind.


Angels having halos on their head were not written in the Bible. The halos which symbolized the nimbus or light were part of the Hellenistic traditions and have been used in many art forms.




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