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Messenger

Messenger [EBD]

(Heb. mal'ak, Gr. angelos), an angel, a messenger who runs on foot, the bearer of despatches (Job 1:14; 1 Sam. 11:7; 2 Chr. 36:22); swift of foot (2 Kings 9:18).

Messenger [NAVE]

MESSENGER,
Figurative
Hag. 1:13; Mal. 2:7; 3:1; 4:5, 6; Matt. 11:10; Mark 1:2; Luke 7:27.
Of Satan, 2 Cor. 12:7.

MESSENGER [ISBE]

MESSENGER - mes'-en-jer: The regular Hebrew word for "messenger" is mal'akh, the Greek aggelos. This may be a human messenger or a messenger of God, an angel. The context must decide the right translation. In Hag 1:13 the prophet is called God's messenger; Job 33:23 changes the King James Version to "angel" (margin "messenger"); and Mal 3:1 margin, suggests "angel" instead of "messenger." Mal 2:7 and Mal 3:1 (twice) have caused a great deal of comment. See MALACHI. The Greek apostolos, "apostle," is rendered "messenger" in 2 Cor 8:23; Phil 2:25; 1 Sam 4:17 translations literally, from Hebrew basar, "to tell good news," "he that brought the tidings." Gen 50:16 reads "message" instead of "messenger."

A. L. Breslich


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