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[gthomas] Re: #13

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  • Robert Tessman
    ... But it seems rather redundant for an angel to be described as righteous as if an angel could be wicked or something not so heavenly. But
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 17, 1999
      Mike Worte:
      >(me:)
      >>... in #13 - GP's presentation of Jesus as a "righteous angel"
      >>versus logion-Matt's implication of a "man of wise philosophy".
      >
      >(Steve:)
      >>Why "angel" and not "messenger" here?
      >
      >Well, the word is 'AGGELOS', which is normally translated 'angel'. By this,
      >I take it that an "AGGELOS" is pure spirit. If 'messenger' is a better
      >translation, I'll buy it, but ISTM that all messengers aren't angels (in
      >our sense of the word).

      But it seems rather redundant for an 'angel' to be described as 'righteous'
      as if an 'angel' could be 'wicked' or something not so heavenly. But
      'righteous messenger' is not so redundant in my oppinion.

      Robert Tessman
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