If Angels in the Bible are of neuter gender ? Then why are they always depicted as males by description and name ? And never a female ?

by smiddy3 34 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • smiddy3

    When God said let us make a man like us and created Adam, it seems He did not have any plans of creating a woman.

    Reason on that scripture Daniel ," God said let US make man in our image " that implys their were other Gods and not just Jehovah/Yahweh

    And it could also imply that these Gods were male ?

    Eve was created because Adam was seen as being lonely.

    All of the animals were created male and female before him otherwise they would all have died out the same as the human race so it was a natural thing to create a woman for Adam.

    Animals were not created asexual ,they needed a male and female counterpart.

    Its a completely different scenario with Angels from what we as humans understand they were never designed to procreate as male and females.

    So the desire of Angels to have sex with daughters of men was an abomination.

  • Still Totally ADD
    Still Totally ADD

    Or maybe it was because the bible was written by bronze age men. A time when the male is king and females the slave and property. Anything that they thought was supernatural it had to be male. Super girl and wonder women wasn't thought of yet. Still Totally ADD

  • LoveUniHateExams

    Angels are/were always depicted as male because they came from various patriarchies, whether these patriarchies are Jewish, Christian, Islamic or other.

    Simples ...

  • Phizzy

    It would seem that Angels and Demons were a fairly late addition to Jewish belief, and were imported from Greek thought, in the Centuries after 600 BCE, more probably in the 300's onward.

    Mental ideas of how they looked may well be influenced by how they are written about, Males, "Gabriel" etc being written about most. But certainly this was till a Misogynistic and Patriarchal Society.

    I must look in to this more.

  • stillin

    If females were never invented we wouldn't call men males. They would just be. If Adam never got lonely, moving God to create females, would he have had sperm, or was that an afterthought once females were created?

    I can understand why the Angels in heaven were more attracted to women. Looking at it all without bias, women are simply more attractive than men. Good point though, wasn't there even ONE angel that wanted to try out being a woman?

  • LoveUniHateExams

    Good point though, wasn't there even ONE angel that wanted to try out being a woman? - there are transgender angels protesting and harassing God for trans rights in heaven.

    God is as irritated with them as we all are ...

  • neat blue dog
    neat blue dog

    Female angels are mentioned in Zechariah, and there were pictures in last October's Watchtower:

  • Xanthippe

    We need pictures of badass female angels. The Greeks had godesses and female titans but the monotheistic religions are so patriarchal. I wonder why the difference?

  • OneGenTwoGroups

    The angels that became men with penises in order to get the freak on with chicks were the first transgenders.

  • neat blue dog
    neat blue dog

    Xanthippe: That's Pixar's Merida from Brave 😅

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