24th August 2020
And Wiktionary.org says the word comes
‘From Middle English angel, aungel, ængel, engel, from Anglo-Norman angele, angle and Old English ænġel, enġel, enċġel (“angel, messenger”),… ‘
‘The religious sense of the Greek word first appeared in the Septuagint as a translation of the Hebrew word מַלְאָךְ (malʾāḵ, “messenger”) or יהוה מַלְאָךְ (malʾāḵ YHWH, “messenger of YHWH”).’
I have said before that the English are Angels, as they stem from the Angles who came from what is now Northern Germany. But have you considered that there is a correlation between mathematical angles and angels? No? Well try this.
There are, in essence, 6 types of angles. If you take a circle and divide it thus.
You have two halves and what can be considered a line of reflection. The top will contain the following.
Acute angles; under 90°. Right angles; 90°. Obtuse angles; over 90°.
The bottom half contains the reflex or reflection angles thus.
Reflex acute; under 270°. Reflex right; 90°. Over 270°; Reflex obtuse.
The same applies to angels.
In the heavenly realms there are Acute angels. Wiktionary gives extensive etymology to acute, but includes quick, shrill, sensitive and sharp. These are female angels. They will prod you into action.
Cute is shortened from acute, and can mean “keenly perceptive or discerning, shrewd”. Nowadays it also means attractive.
Then there are Right angels. These are upright, neither going to left or right. These are essentially strong angels, and will fight for right, for what is right.
They are straight, not bent. They will put matters straight. They are sane, and competent. And they sort out tangles. These are male angels.
The last group are the Obtuse angels. These are narrow-minded, boring, dull, and lifeless. They batter, beat and bruise you. They are blunt but not in a good sense. More like a blunt instrument or blunt tool. These are both male and female, but confused about their gender. Or just confused.
These are again all in the heavenly realms, which is why I have coloured the lines blue to represent the sky, or heavens.
The Reflex angels are those on earth. Human beings, made by God and the angels as described. I have coloured these green to represent the earth as covered by green things (although much is missing now with deserts etc).
It should be obvious which is which. It is not to say that there is overlap, but then that is the result of sin. Sin is disobedience, really just not following the guidance given by the Lord God.
Not following His guidance leads to chaos. As Oliver Hardy might say to Stan Laurel ‘Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into.’
As opposed to ‘Well, here’s another mess NICE have gotten me into’. NICE is National Institute for Clinical Excellence. I think their guidance has been confusing. However, I can’t find much online to say that people struggle with it. Perhaps they are just being nice to NICE.
But back to angels. There is other information online which may be useful, but the essence is as I have described.
The Bible only seems to specifically name two good angels. We have Gabriel who delivers messages, such as to Daniel and Mary.
Gabriel is in fact God’s smiling angel, and has the gift of the gab. Gab- means to talk, -ri- is smile, and -el is angel. A talking, smiling angel.
Then there is Michael. He is called an archangel in the letter of Jude. The chief angel over all other angels. Michael is Mi-cha-el. Cha is tea in Chinese, so it is my tea angel. A ‘T’ like the T that Jesus hung upon as I describe in J is for…..Jesus.
Michael is known as a strong angel, one who is right, a Right angel. And there is great strength in the ‘T’ of Jesus Christ.
In the phonetics Michael is ‘mikh-ah-ale’. So looks like not just tea, but ale for Michael. The English, or angles, or angels, drink tea and ale, the latter a type of beer. Perhaps that is why they do so well in life on the whole.
There are also the evil angels, most notably Lucifer, or Loopy Lucy, as I have mentioned elsewhere. The book of Revelation talks about a third of the stars falling to earth as a result of the action of a red, or fiery dragon. This is equated to the angels (stars) and the Devil and Satan. I will deal with them elsewhere.
So which type of angel do you want to be? Personally, I would not wish on anybody an Obtuse angel. That leaves Right angels and Acute angels to choose from.
As I am a MAN, and male, I go for Right angel. If you are female I would suggest Acute angel. I believe life goes well when Right angels and Acute angels come together as Husband and Wife. Complimentary roles.
People talk about angels, such as ‘Do be an angel and go and get me a cup of tea’ or ‘Oh you are an angel.’ when someone does something good for you.
So why not try it yourself? Go on, be an angel.