15 And he blessed Joseph and said, “The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has been my shepherd all my life long to this day, 16 [the angel] who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the boys; and in them let my name be carried on, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.” –
1) Do angels have the authority to redeem all from evil? to bless humans? Are angels allowed to REDEEM others from ALL evil?
2) Grammar-"may he bless"-The form in Hebrew is grammatically singular. If the verses are talking about two different beings, the phrase "may he bless" would be changed to "may they bless". God and the angel are the singular grammatical subject of the request to bless the boys. ("Angels"-Heiser pg 63)
I would think that ONLY Jehovah or Jesus through Jehovah has the power to redeem others from ALL evil.
Powers and Privileges-pg 107-Insight Volume 1
1) Superhuman in power-strength & speed
4) Their messages contributed toward the writing of the Bible.
I do not see such an authority on their list of powers and privileges in the Insight Book.
Where in the Bible does it state that angels are given the authority to redeem others from all evil?