APPENDIX 4

Angels in the Old Testament

The Hebrew word for Angel is mala'ak; it occurs in the sense of God's messengers in the following passages:

Genesis: 16:7-11; 19:1-15; 21:17; 22:11-15; 24:7, 40; 28:12; 31:11; 32:1; 48:16

Exodus: 3:2; 14:19; 23:20-23; 32:34; 33:2

Numbers: 20:16; 22:22-35

Judges: 2:1-4; 5:23; 6:11-22; 13:3-21

1 Sam: 29:9

2 Sam: 14:17-20; 19:27; 24:16-17

1 Kings: 13:18; 19:5-7

2 Kings: 1:3, 15; 19:35

1 Chron: 21:12-30

2 Chron: 32:21

Job: 4:18; 33:23

Psa: 34:7; 35:5-6; 78:25, 49; 91:11; 103:20; 148:2

Isa: 37:36; 63:9

Dan: 3:28; 6:22

Hos: 12:4

Zech: 1:9-19; 2:3; 3:1-6; 4:1-11; 5:5-10; 6:4-5; 12:8

Cherubs

Another very common term for angel in the Old Testament is the Hebrew word kherub, commonly transliterated into English as "Cherub", which results in a pronunciation considerably different from the original Hebrew. It occurs in the following places:

Gen: 3:24

Ex: 25:18-22; 26:1, 31; 36:8, 35; 37:7-9

Num: 7:89

1 Sam: 4:4

2 Sam: 6:2; 22:11

1 Kings: 6:23-35; 7:29, 36; 8:6-7

2 Kings: 19:15

1 Chron: 13:6; 28:18

2 Chron: 3:7-14; 5:7-8

Psa: 18:10; 80:1; 99:1

Isa: 37:16

Ezek: 9:3; 10:1-20; 11:22; 28:14, 16; 41:18-25