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What Do Biblically Accurate Angels Look Like? (Secrets Revealed)

What Do Biblically Accurate Angels Look Like? (Secrets Revealed)

Apostle Quinson Thomas Apostle Quinson Thomas
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What do biblically accurate angels look like?

Biblically accurate angels are not easy to find online. But we'll share some pictures of angels in the bible below. Sometimes angels take on human form and other times they have a mixed appearance. 

It is my hope to present correct-to-scripture, biblically accurate angels so you won't be falsely led to think that they appear like the chubby angels with tiny wings and halos on the Valentine's Day card that you got 12 years ago! Let's take a biblically accurate look at angels in the Bible.

Reddit biblically correct angel depiction

A Reddit Image of Angels (not entirely biblically accurate - as most images are)

Descriptions of angels can be found in Ezekiel 1, Ezekiel 10 and Daniel 10 and Isaiah 6:2

So, what do angels look like?

  • Some say, that humans would find angels terrifying because we would not be able to comprehend their form. Yes, some angels can be terrifying, hence their popular "Do not fear" line when they appear.
  • Angels at times look like human beings but it entirely depends on what form they take.

It's not every day that you see an angel, and in Bible times, seeing God's holy angels, particularly Archangels and Seraphs, was also rare.

Today, we're going to look at the wings, eyes, and faces of scripturally correct angel depictions. We'll also share more on angels in the Bible along with their appearances so you can see the scriptural accuracy of the images. These heavenly beings are mysterious, but we'll do our best to show you representative art of biblically accurate angels. Let's look at these divine messengers that help to fulfill God's plan.

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What are The Types of Angels In The Bible That We'll Look At Below?

Angel Group Names:

  • Seraphim

  • Cherubim

  • Thrones

  • Dominions

  • Virtues

  • Powers

  • Principalities

  • Archangels

  • Angels

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Are There Angel Appearances in Church Art With Multiple Wings?

Please note that the holy angels in the bible are not shown with their precise skin color and their exact clothing.

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Are There More Attempts At Making Biblically Accurate Angels In Art? 

Let's look further in our study of depictions of biblically accurate angels. Please note that the bible doesn't show conclusively the skin color and the exact clothing of holy angels. 

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So that was the artistry of man. What does God's Word say about how angels appear? Ready to look at angels in the bible?

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How does the Bible Describe Angels and what do Scripturally Accurate Angels look like?

We know from Daniel that the bible describes angels as having the appearance of men.

But the living creatures, the cherubim, a class of angel, is described as having the faces of animals as well as that of a man.

Let's read about this below as we look at Ezekiel's vision and the world of the angelic. 

Biblically Accurate Cherubim - Guarded Eden and the tree of life in Genesis and are around God's Throne

biblically accurate cherubim


Cherubim Angel Appearance in Ezekiel 10:14

Each of the cherubim had four faces: One face was that of a cherub, the second the face of a human being, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.  Ezekiel 10:14

Other Scriptural Appearances of Cherubim from Ezekiel's Vision in Ezekiel 1

Ezekiel1:5-14 Also from within it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man. Each one had four faces, and each one had four wings. Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the soles of calves’ feet. They sparkled like the color of burnished bronze. The hands of a man were under their wings on their four sides; and each of the four had faces and wings. Their wings touched one another. The creatures did not turn when they went, but each one went straight forward. As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man; each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, each of the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and each of the four had the face of an eagle. Thus were their faces. Their wings stretched upward; two wings of each one touched one another, and two covered their bodies. And each one went straight forward; they went wherever the spirit wanted to go, and they did not turn when they went. As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches going back and forth among the living creatures. The fire was bright, and out of the fire went lightning. And the living creatures ran back and forth, in appearance like a flash of lightning.

 Accurate Appearance of Angels Ezekiel 1 & 10 Animation

And the same creatures (Cherubim) are described in Scripture in the book of Revelation. See here:

Revelation 4:6-8 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

Biblically Accurate Seraphim - These Angels are burning ones

Seraphim Angel Picture


Seraphim Angel Appearance in Scripture in Isaiah 6:1-7

In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: and he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

The Strongest Angel, Archangel Michael Video

Are There Quick Facts About Angels In The Bible?

  • Angels in the bible were created by God - Genesis 2:1
  • Angels in the Bible were created to live for eternity - Luke 20:36
  • Angels in Scripture do not get married - Matthew 22:30
  • Angels in the Bible are intelligent spiritual beings. 
  • Angels are never to be worshipped - Revelation 19:10
  • Angels in the Bible are very numerous - Hebrews 12:22

Was That Alot Of Bible on The Topic of Angels?

More Angels In The Bible With Bible Passages from The Old Testament and New Testament.

Remember that some key angelic passages are found in Ezekiel 1, Ezekiel 10 and Daniel 10 and Isaiah 6:2

Genesis 21:17 

God heard the lad crying; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter with you, Hagar? Do not fear, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is.

Luke 22:43 

Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him.

2 Thessalonians 1:7-8 

and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

Here's a parallel text (below) to God giving His angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways as detailed in Psalm 91

Give His Angels Charge Parralel Text

Hebrews 1:6 

And when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says, “And let all the angels of God worship Him.”

1 Peter 3:22 

who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.

Revelation 18:1 

After these things, I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory.

Revelation 20:1 

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand.

Matthew 25:31 

“But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.

Matthew 26:53 

Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels? 

Matthew 24:31 

And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

Mighty Ones Angels Do His Bidding

Hebrews 1:14 

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?

Acts 27:23-24 

For this very night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood before me, saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar; and behold, God has granted you all those who are sailing with you.’

Exodus 14:19 

The angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them.

Luke 4:10 

for it is written, ‘He will command His angels concerning You to guard You,’

1 Kings 19:5-8 

He lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and behold, there was an angel touching him, and he said to him, “Arise, eat.” Then he looked and behold, there was at his head a bread cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank and lay down again. The angel of the Lord came again a second time and touched him and said, “Arise, eat, because the journey is too great for you.”read more.

2 Kings 6:15-17 

Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” And the Lord opened the servant’s eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Do You Want Our Conclusion on The Appearances of Biblically Accurate Angels?

Different types or classes of angelic beings look or appear differently. They are not the angels that you see with tiny wings and halos depicted in movies and greeting cards. Very often, biblical angels look nothing like how angels are depicted in art and culture.

It would follow that their form is the result of God's intended purpose for them.

While the images of the angels come very close to being biblically correct, we'd more than likely have to wait for heaven to see the precise way God actually created them. 

Angels are spirit beings, not divine beings.

Angels are most noteworthily shown in Scripture as divine messengers that help to fulfill God's plan. These heavenly beings, with their different forms and functions show forth to some degree the wisdom and power of God. They are at times shown to have human form and at times they have a mixed appearance, as is the case with the Cherubim. Again, many times angels look very different from what you'd expect. The images that we've shared here are among the most correct depictions online today.

Key Takeaways:

Angels are not to be worshipped for they are not God. We worship the Creator, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, The Almighty- God, our Father and The Lord Jesus Christ.

We hope that you've enjoyed our article on the descriptions and depictions of biblically accurate angels. God bless you in Jesus' Name.

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