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AngelsAround our pillows golden ladders riseAngelos AYN jul are both words that mean angel This goes to show that angels are widespread though out the world Beliefs and ideas on angels are common among a variety of people in many places and within many religions As to what a true angel is in definition is undecided Whether there really are angels is the supreme questionThe idea of an angel dates back to the 5th century to the religion of Zoroastrianism Angels were mere agents of a supreme deity It was believed that there were six archangels who guarded Ahura Mazda the wise Lord Americana 837 The Jews believed that the origin of a devil is from the fallen angels Judaism accepted the idea that the end of the world would be when the angels of God would defeat Satan and his fallen angels once and for all The Christians then adopted the beliefs on angels In fact at one point church councils worried that Christians devotion to angels was challenging their devotion to God Lewis 220 221 Angels were actually mentioned in the Christian Bible There are over 300 references within the New and Old Testament In the Bible the biblical God sent angels out to carry messages protect destroy and offer praise However in the Hebrew scriptures or the Old Testament angels play a much larger role They constitute the court of heaven and they surround the throne of God Lewis xiii 7273Just as the Christians adopted ideas about angels from Judaism Islam adopted their ideas from Christianity In Islamic theology angels are
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