Are There Female Angels In The Bible???

@gtargirl (5385)
United States
April 16, 2008 3:41pm CST
I posted this question in another forum and got 72 responses. Very interesting comments were left. To begin with I totally understand that Angels, more than likely, have no gender (such as we know it) but that's not the question. Here's the verse we are discussing at the Y place lol. "Then I looked up--and there before me were two women, with the wind in their wings! They had wings like that of a stork, and they lifted the basket between heaven and earth" (Zechariah 5:9). What's your thoughts. Interesting don't you think.
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@carmelanirel (21113)
• United States
17 Apr 08
I don't believe angels are male or female even though the angels do have male names, I don't think it means they are actually male..
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
17 Apr 08
It does seem that most (if not all) angels have male names. But speaking of names, in the book of Judges an angel appears to Manoah (Samson's father to be). Manoah asks the angel "What is your name?" The angel answers, "Why do you ask my name? It is beyond understanding."
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• United States
17 Apr 08
Well I guess this is something that is not to be known at this time.. Have a good day..
• Kenya
17 Apr 08
ithink angels dont have their gender but are generally depicted as being lovely beings to behold,so the prophet could assume them to be women ,also the bible talks of the church as women so i can say that in this particular verse the prohet is talking about the church.thanks.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
23 Apr 08
That is an interesting take on things. But the female beings had a basket, which apparently was filled with the sins of the people and they brought it to Babylon. Mmmm. It's been a while since I started this discussion. I should probably read it again.
• Kenya
23 Apr 08
thats correct for u know how the early church was and the cleansing that had to take place theirin ,u got mi thinking soo hard thanks again.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
17 Apr 08
this is how mine reads: And I said: What is it? And he said: This is a vessel going forth. And he said: This is their eye in all the earth. And behold a talent of lead was carried, and behold a woman sitting in the midst of the vessel. And he said: This is wickedness. And he cast her into the midst of the vessel, and cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. And I lifted up my eyes and looked: and behold there came out two women, and wind was in their wings, and they had wings like the wings of a kite: and they lifted up the vessel between the earth and the heaven. And I said to the angel that spoke in me: Whither do these carry the vessel? 6 "This is their eye"... This is what they fix their eye upon: or this is a resemblance and figure of them, viz., of sinners. [b] I really do not know what to make of it. I do not know if the two are figures of angels of God or not. then consider the verse that follows[/b] And he said to me: That a house may be built for it in the land of Sennaar, and that it may be established, and set there upon its own basis. "The land of Sennaar"... Where Babel or Babylon was built, Gen. 11., where note, that Babylon in holy writ is often taken for the city of the devil: that is, for the whole congregation of the wicked: as Jerusalem is taken for the city and people of God.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
17 Apr 08
True, the women carried the basket to Babylon (modern day Iraq I believe). The basket carried the sins of the people and that's where they brought it to. Okay, wait, this goes soooo much deeper. Such a simple question, such a vision. It's a great study don't you think? Thanks for your input, Modestah. Now you've got me thinking even more.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
17 Apr 08
kind of giving me the shivers now.
• United States
23 Apr 08
What I've noticed, after reading vss 5-11, is that these women AREN'T called angels. Even though they have wings. But where in the bible are angels depicted as having wings? Or is it just in the minds of humans that angels should look that way? According to the bible, angels "are spirits". And every time an angel has appeared to man, they've had the appearance "of a man". And names of men! There are other "WINGED" beings mentioned in the bible (Rev 4:8-9)that aren't angels. And there could be countless others that are "winged" and yet not even mentioned. In my opinion, I feel these women aren't angels- but "other" heavenly beings- and perhaps they weren't anything more than just symbolic images in a "vision" full of imagery shown to him by this REAL angel- see Zech 4:1.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Another awesome answer!! Did you and KCook get together. This is awesome info. Exactly what I was looking for. I agree with you even though I was hoping for female angels. Well, not really. I was just wondering. It is interesting how they appear as males to us even though we know they are created beings without gender. Also, I did forget the fact that there are other created beings with wings and are not angels. Heaven must be soooo amazing, nothing like we could ever imagine. Anyway, I thank you for your input. You are wise indeed.
@clrumfelt (5309)
• United States
17 Apr 08
There are not many angels mentioned by name in the Bible. There are Michael and Gabriel, and then there is Lucifer, who rebelled against God and became Satan. In Revelation there is an angel of the bottomless pit metioned whose name is Abaddon(Hebrew name) or Apollyon(Greek name) which means destrution. We know from the scriptures that there are legions of angels, but besides those four I don't know any of their names. I think angels are pictured in art works as females because we think of them as nurturing and protective beings. Angels are our helpers and can appear in whatever form would be most helpful at the time, is my thought on the matter.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
17 Apr 08
I totally agree, my friend. Angels appear in whatever form would be most helpful at the time. I would imagine that is why a lot of us probably aren't aware that we have come across one. And "poor" Abaddon is still chained at the bottom of the Euphrates waiting to be released to destroy again. Now there's another study.
• United States
19 Sep 09
“NO!” Nowhere in Scripture will one find a female angel. Angels are referred to in the Bible (Hebrew language) as Bene elohim, or "sons of God." Notice it does not say, “Daughters of God”.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
19 Sep 09
That's a firm NO, WhiteHeather. I hear ya and I agree. It was the vision of the two winged women I was just trying to get opinions/theories on. Thanks for your input, my friend.
• Canada
14 Aug 10
The human race was also described as the sons of God and also as man. But I think we are trying to be to gender specific because our existence is very gender based. Even names for instance before the creation of man wouldn"t be have anything to do with gender. We have defined names as gender specific because it is the gender that specifies it not the name. Who says that the name Gabriel is gender specific when the angel Gabriel has no Gender. I also think that we are putting God in a box to say that there are no angels that appear as angels. I think there are some amazing and crazy looking beings in heaven and I don't believe that the bible has mentioned every kind of creature on the other side of heaven. Now I no the concern is about being tricked or decieved. The bible says to test the spirits and I think that is how we can determine whether what the messenger is saying if we encounter a heavenly messenger is infact trueth. Don't let our seemingly religious attitudes narrow God'S methods of how he wants to reach us. But seek the scriptures diligently in order to understand all thatGod has in store for us. Which he says we can't even begin to imagine. Blessings
@060157 (1060)
• Pakistan
23 Apr 08
this is just a verse which tells us the quotation of somebody so it is just telling somebody's perspective i.e. how they saw the things to be... i dont know who is saying this and i have not read the bible. but this is just a straight forward observation that this is someone's quote and not how God is describing things... either the person who quotes this perceived the angels as women or the angels might have changed their look when they come infront of that person... and as far as the real image of the angels is concerned, i dont have knowledge of what what the bible tells about this but Islam says that angels are a creation of God made from light and they are genderless.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Yes, the Bible teaches that angels are created beings and are created without gender. The passage in Zechariah is not a quote. It is a vision shown to Zechariah and discussed with the Angel Zechariah is conversing with. It is true they are not presented as angels but they do have wings. That was the question. Are there female angels or what was it Zechariah was shown.
@060157 (1060)
• Pakistan
23 Apr 08
maybe zachria saw them in a form of women... angels can change forms... i am not sure if all of them can... but angel Gabriel can... and yes they have wings as well according to Islam.
@chiyosan (29396)
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
i believe angels dont have gender. they are not males and not females. I have not read the bible though as to prove this. besides the bible, too is written by a man.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
22 Apr 08
That's very true. Angels have no gender as far as we understand it. We apparently don't even understand names. As one angel said to Samson's father, "Why do you ask my name? You would not understand it." or something like that. I was just asking about the scripture in Zechariah, where he saw the two female beings with wings. It was a thought. And the Bible, I believe, was written by a bunch of men all inspired by one God, of course. Anyhow, thanks my friend for your input. Hope you have a wonderful week.
@winterose (39919)
• Canada
19 Apr 08
quite an interesting discussion. I did not know of any female angels in the bible, only men came to mind but this is great stuff to know that women are represented somewhere.
• Philippines
17 Apr 08
I am not sure, i have this little knowledge about this. I think the angels have no gender. They will be called in any names like if you used names of a woman or a man but they have no gender . Maybe Zechariah seen female angel because it is reflected as female so it is, but i think they have no gender.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
16 Apr 08
hm very and I dont know why but I always think of angels as female but we have to have male ones to for both genders go to heaven
@stephcjh (32388)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I'm sure there are all kinds of angels in the Bible. i have never read the whole Bible so I could not tell you for sure. I think there are all kinds of angels among us though. I really don't think they have a specific gender either.