How many times are angels mentioned in the Bible?

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The answer most often given is 300 times, but this is based only on the number of times the word angel appears in our English translations of the Bible. The actual count in the King James Version is 292 and the Revised Standard Version is 294. From Genesis to Revelation the Bible is filled with references to angels.The Holy Scriptures use many other words, in addition to angel, to refer to these special creations of God. In the New International Version, words for God’s holy angels include cherubim, seraphs, ministering spirits, watchers, sons of God, chariots of God, holy ones, morning stars, thrones, powers, rulers, authorities, heavenly bodies, and miracles. A favorite name for God in the Bible is The Lord of Hosts, referring to the heavenly hosts of the angels. God is commander-in-chief of the armies of heaven, which is quite an awesome thought. There are also fallen angels. The Bible uses the terms such as Satan’s angels, evil spirits, and unclean spirits to refer to evil angels. ... more
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