Read Previous Parts for Important Information
What are Angels? – Pt. 2
These numinous spirits or angels in Biblical sources and non biblical sources are what some would call shapeshifters. By that I mean they appear in a form that is acceptable to the cultural archetypes that they are doing service for.
Two examples are the cases of The Wise Men who came to the young child Jesus.
And Samuel who was manifested for King Saul.
The angels took a form that would be culturally and personally received by the intended beneficiaries of their work. [I cover this in detail in my book on Guardian Angels.]
First it is to be noted that angels and archangels do not deal strictly with those in the Judeo-Christian tradition. E.g., Balaam was not of the Jewish tradition, and the wise men were vedic astrologers from India.
Second, there was divine revelation outside the Judeo-Christian tradition. The divine message was given through angels to the wise men who came from India to visit Jesus. Moses during the wilderness wandering to the promised land sought counsel of Jethro, his father-in-law, who was a priest of the Midianites.
Abraham gave an offering to Melchizedek. Jesus is said to be a priest after the order of Melchizedek. That is He was not a priest of Judaism; he was not of the Aaronic line. But he, while being a man in the Jewish tradition, was a priest outside the Jewish tradition.
In Jesus day He exemplified there was truth outside the Jewish tradition, the Melchizedek tradition. That Jewish tradition was true, but there was other truth too. Jesus in part came to point to the combining of Jewish and extra Jewish truth. That was what Christianity was supposed to be.
To be continued