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Justin Martyr is probably the strongest early advocate for the view that the "Angel of the Lord" in the OT often refers to Christ. In his Dialogue with Trypho, he argues that many supernatural appearances in the OT are manifestations of the second member of the Trinity. One such example is that of the burning bush in Exodus 3:2-4, where reference to the ...


The evidence is that the Angel of the Lord in the Old Testament is not Jesus. Jesus is the incarnation of God as man, and while the person of Jesus existed "in the beginning" (John 1:1, KJV), he did not attain human form until being born of Mary. Angels are messengers of God whose purpose for existence is to speak what God wants spoken to those to whom ...

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