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The King said that the fourth person looked like "a son of the Gods." This is translated as "the son of God" in the King James Version, which has led some people to conflate the fourth figure with Christ, but it's important to remember that the concept of "the son of God (singular)" makes no sense to the King, who was a polytheist. He calls out to ...


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It is uncertain whether the person in question was an angel or was Christ. It is my understanding that it is fairly widely held among Theologians that this passage is an example of a Christophany, but I cannot quickly cite any references for that view. That the 4th person was a heavenly being seems quite clear from the context.


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Looking at the opening verse you've quoted "The LORD appeared...", where the proper name of God, YHWH, is used, seems to set the context as being a Christophany. That it then goes on to say Abraham "saw three men", is not discounting that - it's quite common for angelic apparitions and Christophanies to be described in human terms, since they often ...


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It is not explicitly stated whether or not this was a Christophany. Nebuchadnezzar's description that the Fourth was like "a son of the gods" without any commentary by the writer himself is circumstantial evidence that this was a legitimate conclusion. God does promise to be with us in the fires as He said through the prophet Isaiah: But now thus says ...


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Yes, before Jesus was born there was references to the Angel of the Lord. Take a look at Exodus 23:20 "See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared." You could say that Jesus protected the true Christians both spiritually and physically. It also refers to this angel bringing them to a ...



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