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This Is What The Bible Says Angels Really Looked Like

If you've ever been told "You look like an angel!", you probably took that as a compliment. But a closer look at the Bible reveals that you probably should have felt insulted. Today, there's a stereotypical look that most angels have when shown in works of art or popular culture. Generally, angels are depicted as beautiful, pale-skinned humans with wings, wearing white robes, carrying a harp, and sporting a halo. But this look is far from the actual version of angels described in the Bible...

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    This Is What Angels Really Looked Like In The Bible

    This Is What Angels Really Looked Like In The Bible

    If you've ever been told "You look like an angel!", you probably took that as a compliment. But a closer look at the Bible reveals that you probably should have felt insulted. Today, there's a stereotypical look that most angels have when shown in works of art or popular culture. Generally, angels are depicted as beautiful, pale-skinned humans with wings, wearing white robes, carrying a harp, and sporting a halo. But this look is far from the actual version of angels described in the Bible. Biblical angels were generally strange, frightening creatures, ranging from human-lion-ox-eagle hybrids to floating wheels with eyes. Biblical angels struck fear into the hearts of anyone who witnessed them...

    The Craziest Creatures Described In The Bible

    The Craziest Creatures Described In The Bible

    No matter what you're looking for, you can probably find it in the Bible. A story about a guy making a couple of bears kill 42 children because they called him bald? That's in the Bible. Need a reason to kick people with weird feet out of church? Look no further than the Bible. It's a remarkably long book written and rewritten by dozens of different people over several centuries. It's almost impossible to keep track of everything contained inside the Good Book.

    The Most Controversial Books That Were Included In The Bible

    The Most Controversial Books That Were Included In The Bible

    The Holy Bible is probably the most discussed, debated, and argued book in the history of humankind, by both people who believe what it says and those who decidedly do not. But even if you believe wholeheartedly the Bible is 100 percent the inspired word of God, the fact is the books were not all written at the same time and human beings–divinely inspired or not–had to decide which of the innumerable works claiming to be scripture actually carried divine authority and would make the final cut. Some books made it more easily than others, and even today churches can't agree on which books are the real deal.

    Bible Mysteries That Remain Unsolved

    Bible Mysteries That Remain Unsolved

    Considering the Bible is based around some pretty mystical ideas, it's surprisingly grounded in reality in other ways. It says, for example, exactly how big Noah's ark was, what the Ark of the Covenant looked like, and has endless lists of who begat whom. Jesus gets four whole books that cover his relatively short ministry, and they include details about locations, family relationships, even clothing. But despite all the specific information, there is still room for plenty of mystery.

    The Craziest Stories That Didn't Make It Into The Bible

    The Craziest Stories That Didn't Make It Into The Bible

    The process of finalizing the biblical canon was a long and arduous one that took hundreds of years of arguing before a tradition more or less fell into place, but even then, a lot of disagreement remains over which books are scripture, and not every church has the same list of Bible books. In fact, during the first several centuries of the Christian era, lots of different books popped up claiming to be true stories of the Apostles or to contain secret knowledge of Jesus's true intentions or whatever.

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