Are There Female Angels In The Bible?

Q. Thru out the Bible the angels have been seen as males. Is there any scripture that portraits angels as females?

A. Both the Hebrew and Greek words for angel literally mean “messenger” and always appear in the masculine gender. Therefore there is no Scripture that specifically portrays angels as females.

There are some who believe the two women with wings like a stork in Zechariah 5:9 are angels, but they are not identified as such. And since storks are unclean birds most scholars doubt they could be angels. They were part of a series of night visions Zechariah had, so they were most likely symbolic. If so, they were like Daniel’s visions of a lion with an eagle’s wings (Daniel 7:4) and a leopard with four wings (Daniel 7:6) and not meant to be descriptive of any actual being.

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