Are angels male or female?
Angels are referred to in the
Hebrew language as bene elohim, or
"sons of God."
scholar Dr. Henry Morris says this
The only obvious and natural
meaning [of the designation, "sons
of God"]... is that these beings
were sons of God, rather than of
men, because they had been created,
not born. Such a description, of
course, would apply only to Adam
(Luke 3:38) and to the angels, whom
God had directly created (Psalm
148:2, 5; 104:4; Colossians 1:16)."
Dr. Morris explains further:
Whenever angels have appeared
visibly to men, as recorded in the
Bible, they have appeared in the
physical bodies of men. Those who
met with Abraham, for example,
actually ate with him (Genesis 18:8)
and, later, appeared to the
inhabitants of Sodom in such
perfectly manlike shape that the
Sodomites were attempting to take
these "men" for homosexual purposes.
The writer of Hebrews suggests that,
on various occasions, some "have
entertained angels unawares"
It is true that the Lord Jesus
said that...in the resurrection they
"neither marry, nor are given in
marriage, but are as the angels of
God in heaven" (Matthew 22:30).
However, this is not equivalent to
saying that angels are "sexless,"
since people who share in the
resurrection will surely retain
their own personal identity, whether
male or female.
Furthermore, angels are always
described, when they appear, as
"men," and the pronoun "he" is
always used in reference to them.
Somehow they have been given by God
the capacity of materializing
themselves in masculine human form
when occasion warrants, even though
their bodies are not under the
control of the gravitational and
electromagnetic forces which limit
our own bodies in this present
above excerpts were taken The
Giants of Old (Part 2), and
The Genesis Record by the late,