1. Religion & Spirituality
Send to a Friend via Email

Angels in Religious Texts

How do the texts of various world religions describe angels? Find out here.
  1. Bible Angels (31)
  2. Famous Archangels (72)
  3. Guardian Angels in Religious Texts (12)
  4. Kabbalah Angels (17)

Angels of the Qur'an
How does the Qur'an describe angels? Find out here!

Angels of the Bhagavad Gita
How does the Bhagavad Gita describe angels? Find out here!

Seraphim Angels: Burning With Passion for God
The seraphim angels are the angelic order that's closest to God. Learn about these fiery angels here!

How Do People Become Like Angels on Yom Kippur?
People metaphorically become angels on Yom Kippur, Jewish people believe. Here's how people become like angels on this holiest day in the Jewish year...

How Did the Angel Moroni Tell Joseph Smith About the Book of Mormon?
The Book of Mormon came from a translation that the prophet Joseph Smith completed under the direction of an angel named Moroni, whom Smith said appeared to him over the course of four years. Here's the story of how Moroni visited Smith to tell him about the Book of Mormon, an important text for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

A Seraphim Angel Gives Saint Francis of Assisi Stigmata Wounds
The most famous historical account of an angel from the highest-ranking order -- the seraphim -- visiting a human being happened when a seraph visited Saint Francis of Assisi and gave him miraculous stigmata wounds. Here's the story...

What Did the Angel of the Lord Tell Moses From the Burning Bush?
The famous Torah and Bible story about the Angel of the Lord appearing to Moses in a burning bush reveals a lot about what God is like. Here's what happened...

What Are Some Famous Angel Stories About the Three Nephites?
The most famous of all angel stories told by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (popularly known as the Mormon Church) are stories about the translated beings (former humans who are now angels) known as the three Nephites. Mormons believe that Jesus Christ commissioned these three beings to roam around the Earth helping...

The Three Nephites: Famous Book of Mormon Angels
Do three of Jesus Christ's apostles now roam the Earth in the form of angels who help people in need? The Book of Mormon says so. Learn here about these famous Latter-day Saint angels known as the Three Nephites...

An Angel Pierces Saint Teresa of Avila's Heart with Fire of Love From God
St. Teresa of Avila, the famous mystic saint, regularly communicated with angels -- but her most memorable angelic encounter happened when a high-ranking angel (either a seraph or a cherub) pierced her heart during prayer with a sword that was on fire. Here's the story of how that caused both pain and ecstasy...

Who is the Angel of Death?
Many people are afraid of death. But what if there’s really nothing to fear, because the dying have angelic help when they pass away?

Sikh Recording Angels: Chitar and Gupat
In Sikhism, Chitar and Gupat (also sometimes known as Chitra and Gupta) are two angels who work together to record what every human being thinks and does. Here's a look at this team of angelic recordkeepers...

Do Angels Sing?
Do angels sing? The answer most major religions give is a resounding "Yes!"

Hindu Diety Chitragupta: Angelic Record Keeper
In Hinduism, an angelic being called Chitragupta keeps records of what people do during their lifetimes. Those records then help determine people's destinies after they die. Here's a look at this deity's work...

Can People Become Angels After Death?
Is it really possible to have people turning into angels after they die? Some faiths say that people can’t become angels, while other faiths say that it is indeed possible for people to turn into angels.

Kiraman Katibin: Muslim Recording Angels
In Islam, the Kiraman Katibin are two angels who work as a team to record people's good and bad deeds throughout their lifetimes. Then Allah uses the information from their records to decide on Judgment Day whether people will go to heaven or hell. Here's a look at what these Muslim angels do...

Angels of the Book of Mormon
How does the Book of Mormon describe angels? Find out here!

Metatron: Jewish and New Age Recording Angel
Metatron is known as the angel who records the details of all human beings' lives in what Jewish believers call the Book of Life, and what New Age believers call the Akashic Records. Here's a look at this archangel's work keeping heavenly records...

Angels: Beings of Light
Why are angels often called "beings of light?" Find out here!

Angels and Animals
When angels and animals meet, the result is usually something adventurous! Check out what different religious texts say about angels and animals together...

What are Angel Types in Judaism?
What are the different types of angels in Judaism? Here’s a look at who’s who among Jewish angels:

What are Angel Types in Christianity?
What are the different types of angels in Christianity? Here’s a look at who’s who among Christian angels:

What are Angel Types in Islam?
What are the different types of angels in Islam? Here’s a look at who’s who among Muslim angels:

What Are Angel Emotions?: Do Angels Feel Joy and Peace?
What are angel emotions like? Do they experience real joy and peace? Find out here!

What Are Angel Emotions?: Do Angels Feel Sorrow and Anger?
What are angel emotions like? Do they experience real sorrow and anger? Find out here!

Angels: Wings and Things
When people think about angels, they often picture them with wings. But do angels really have wings? If so, what does the Bible and other religious texts have to say about angel wings?

What Are Angel Languages?: How Do Angels Speak?
Angels work as God's messengers to people, communicating in a variety of ways. One of those ways is through speaking. Learn here about how angels speak to people!

What Are Angel Languages?: How do Angels Write?
Angels work as God's messengers to people, communicating in a variety of ways. One of those ways is through writing. Learn here about how angels write to people!

What Are Angel Languages?: How Do Angels Use Prayer and Telepathy?
Angels work as God's messengers to people, communicating in a variety of ways, including prayer and telepathy. Learn here about how angels pray and use telepathy to communicate with people!

What Are Angel Languages?: How Do Angels Communicate Through Music?
Angels work as God's messengers to people, communicating in a variety of ways. One of those ways is through music. Learn here about how angels use music to communicate!

How Can I Protect Myself from Fallen Angels (Demons)?
Although faithful angels want to help you, fallen angels want to hurt you. Here's what you can to do protect yourself from fallen angels, who are commonly known as demons.

Who Are Fallen Angels? (Demons)
Not all angels are holy, some believers say. Some are faithful, but others are fallen angels (popularly known as demons) who work for evil rather than good. Learn about them here...

What is the Black Stone of Kaaba?
Millions of Muslim pilgrims on hajj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia perform a sacred ritual around a black stone housed in a chamber called the Kaaba. Why is this stone (which they believe archangel Gabriel gave a prophet) so important? Learn about it here!

What is the Passover Miracle?
What is Passover? It's a Jewish holiday that commemorates how God miraculously helped the Hebrew people escape slavery in Egypt. On Passover, God sent an angel of death to point people to spiritual life.

What is the Easter Miracle of the Resurrection?
What is Easter? It's a Christian holiday that commemorates how God miraculously showed people the way to eternal life with him. On Easter, Jesus Christ's resurrection happened three days after he had died a sacrificial death on the cross to connect sinful people with a holy God.

How Does Archangel Gabriel Quiz Muhammad in the Hadith?
Here's the story of the Hadith of Gabriel, which describes archangel Gabriel quizzing the prophet Muhammad about what Islam means...

Secrets of the Universe: The Sefer Raziel
Archangel Raziel is said to have written the first book ever created: the Sefer Raziel, which claims to present the secrets of the universe (that angels know) to human beings. Here's the story of this famous angelic book...

Bible Angels: Dogs Lick a Beggar’s Sores and Angels Carry Him to Heaven
In the Bible, Jesus Christ tells a story about a poor beggar named Lazarus who goes to heaven and a rich man who goes to hell. Lazarus, whom the rich man refused to help on Earth, finds compassion only from dogs while still alive, but after he dies angels carry him to his eternal rewards for living a faithful life. Here's the story from the...

The Watchers in 1 Enoch: God Assigns Angel Raphael to Heal the Earth
When demons called the Watchers corrupted human beings on Earth, angels looked on from heaven with concern, says the book of 1 Enoch from the Apocrypha. Then God assigned four archangels to help solve the problem. Here's how God told Raphael to punish one of the Watchers, Azazel, and heal the Earth...

Which Angels in Islam Carry God's Throne?
Who are the Hamalat al-Arsh, the angels who carry God's throne in Islam? Learn here about what Muslim tradition and the Qur'an (the Koran) says about them...

What’s the Bible's Christmas Story of an Angel Visiting Joseph Before His...
Soon after archangel Gabriel tells Mary that she'll be Jesus Christ's mother on Earth, the Bible's Christmas story continues with an angel visiting her fiance Joseph in a dream. Here's the story from the Gospel books of Matthew and Mark, with commentary...

What’s the Christmas Story of Archangel Gabriel Visiting Mary?
The Christmas story begins with archangel Gabriel delivering an incredible message to the Virgin Mary: God has chosen her to serve as Jesus Christ's mother on Earth...

What's the Bible Christmas Story of An Angel Warning Joseph to Go to Egypt?
The Bible's Christmas story, which is full of angelic appearances, records in Matthew 2 that an angel visits Joseph in a dream and warns him to leave Israel with Mary and baby Jesus Christ and travel to Egypt, to protect Jesus from King Herod's soldiers who have been ordered to find and kill the child. Here's the story, with commentary...

What's the Bible Christmas Story of an Angel Telling Joseph to Return to Israel?
The Bible describes an angel visiting Joseph in a dream to tell him that it's safe for him to move his family (Mary and young Jesus Christ) from Egypt to Israel, after the death of King Herod (who had tried to kill Jesus after his birth on the first Christmas). Here's the story, with commentary...

Bible Angels: Archangel Gabriel Visits Zechariah
Archangel Gabriel visited a Jewish priest named Zechariah to tell him that he would become the father of John the Baptist (the person God chose to prepare the way for the Messiah, Jesus Christ, to come to Earth), the Bible says. But Zechariah didn't believe Gabriel's message at first, so Gabriel took away Zechariah's ability to speak until his...

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.