Did The Angels Sing When Jesus Was Born

Hark! The Herald Angels Said?

WAS THERE ANYTHING ELSE IN THE SAND THAT JESUS WRITE? 1,000 words –written by Mary A. LaClair 2 Early in the morning, he returned to the temple, where he was greeted by a throng of people who gathered around him as he taught them. 3) The Pharisees and the scribes brought in a woman who had been caught in adultery, and they seated her in the middle of the congregation He was confronted by them and told, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 Moses commanded us to stone such women.” “Can you tell me what you think of her?

In one instance, Jesus bowed down and wrote on the ground with his finger.

” He knelt down and drew with his finger on the ground once more, then stood up.

10 “Woman, where are they?” Jesus inquired as he looked up at her.

After that, Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin against anyone else.” Revised Standard Version of John 8:2–12 To be precise, none of the versions I checked mention “sand”; instead, they refer to “ground.” It is rare that structures such as the Temple, where this event took place, are constructed entirely of sand.

  1. Men who had sinned alongside her are thought to have given her the names of the men present.
  2. As for the former, I’ve heard many people agree; however, as far as the latter goes, I believe there is a method of determining from Scripture what Jesus wrote on the ground.
  3. There are more than 24 instances in the Bible where Jesus is recorded as saying, “It is written” or something to the effect of “you should know the Scriptures.” Many of Jesus’ references to the Holy Scriptures are listed in the documentation available at the end of this piece.
  4. As teachers of the Law, the Scribes and Pharisees were eager to put Jesus through his paces.
  5. This group of male accusers, like Adam, the stronger sex, attempted to shift all responsibility to the weaker sex, the female accusers.
  6. These men were guilty of what is now known as’slut slamming;’ Jesus condemned the men for their actions, but he exonerated the women.
  7. As the Lawgiver, Jesus assures us in Matthew 5:18 and Luke 16:17 that “not one jot or tittle of the law shall be removed from under the sun.” Dotting the I and crossing the (t) is known as jotting or tickling.

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ESCAPE GOD.

in the ninth verse After all, they left “one by one,” thus I assume He may have put their names on the board the second time, starting with the eldest and working his way down to the newest.

Make no mistake, he was not acquitting the guys by doing this deed.

The Pharisees wanted Jesus to believe that they were so knowledgeable about the Law that I believe Jesus spoke to them directly from the Law, just as He did on a daily basis while teaching or being questioned on the earthly plane of existence.

Do we, as a society, continue to disregard this same law?

4:14 (RSV) – Hosea 4:14 He informs them that they would come to destruction since they were unable to comprehend.

In the MESSAGE Bible, which is a most up-to-date edition for today’s world, it is stated very clearly: “My folks are in a state of oblivion after drinking wine or alcohol.” They pose an inquiry to a dead tree, and they expect responses from a robust walking cane.

The gods of the world have been supplanted by their genitals.

They stretch out and take it easy in the shade of the oaks and elms that line the slopes.

The spouses of your sons are also taking advantage of you and your family.

Guys who pick up women for prostitution are what I’m after, as are the men who go to the holy whorehouses to worship—a foolish people who have been wrecked by prostitutes!

Clearly, Jesus was not absolving prideful folks of the same sin that they had committed.

It is the responsibility of males to safeguard women.

‘If you, as professors of the law, believe that you are obeying the law, think again.you are just as culpable, if not more so, than those who do not.’ he said.

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ESCAPE GOD.

Aside from the fact that they had become false witnesses by accusing only half of the guilty persons, these guys would have fled because they wished to exonerate themselves from the same wrongdoing while simultaneously condemning someone whom God would not condemn due to Hosea 4:14.

), and that they themselves may be subjected to the punishment they intended to inflict on another.

THE PROPHETS AND THE SCRIPTURE ARE APPROVED BY JESUS I believe Jesus quoted or wrote out Hosea 4:14 on the ground for the first time, following which he recorded the names of the persons there to whom the Law pertained in the next section of Scripture.

The fact that Jesus penned the law the SECOND time He wrote it was applied in the comment area by Malinda, who said so herself.) The passage Deuteronomy 19:16-21 may have been referenced instead of recording the names.

The only person who can keep Jesus on track is Mary.

Please accept my appreciation for seeing this.) Was there a lesson to be learned from this experience today?

To conclude this post, I occurred to turn on Joseph Prince’s television show, which I subsequently finished before finishing this piece.

At the moment, that happened to be exactly what I was writing about.

The additional insights provided by Joseph Prince are very remarkable.

Not unlike Jesus, isn’t that right?

My tingling sensation is heightened by this passage.

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Do angels sing?

WHAT DID JESUS WRITE IN THE SANDS ABOUT HIMSELF? –written by Mary A. LaClair1,300 words 2 At first light in the morning, he returned to the temple; all of the people flocked to him, and he sat down and began to teach them. 3 The scribes and Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and they seated her in the midst of the group of people. 4 They approached him and said, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 According to the law of Moses, we are required to stone such women.” “What are your thoughts on her?” 6 They claimed that they were doing this to put him to the test so that they could come up with a charge against him.

  1. Upon hearing their questions, he rose to his feet and told them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 And once more he knelt on the ground and wrote with his finger on the surface of the ground.
  2. 10 Jesus looked up at her and said, “Woman, where have they gone?
  3. “Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again,” Jesus said.
  4. Actually, all of the versions I checked do not refer to “sand”; instead, they refer to “ground.” Buildings, such as the Temple where this event took place, are rarely constructed entirely of sand.
  5. Some believe it was the names of the men who had been present, men who had sinned alongside her.
  6. Many people believe the former; however, I believe there is a way to infer from Scripture what Jesus wrote on the ground in regards to the latter.
  7. More than 24 times in the Bible, Jesus is recorded as saying “It is written” and/or something to the effect of “you should know the Scriptures.” Many of Jesus’ references to the Holy Scriptures are documented in the link at the end of this piece.
  8. The Scribes and Pharisees were proud of their status as teachers of the Law, and they had come to put Jesus to the test on the Law.
  9. These male accusers, like Adam, the stronger sex, attempted to shift the entire blame to the weaker sex, the woman.
  10. These men were guilty of what is now known as’slut slamming;’ Jesus condemned the male for his actions, but exonerated the female.
  11. In Matthew 5:18 and Luke 16:17, Jesus, the Lawgiver, assures us that “not one jot or tittle of the law shall pass away.” In this case, dotting the I and crossing the (t) is equivalent to jotting down.

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As a result, He was demonstrating the men’s culpability.

He would be informing them that they were also guilty.

It would be typical of Him to point them to something they should have known but chose to ignore.

The section that reads:14 When your daughters play the harlot, nor when your wives commit adultery, I will not punish them because the men themselves go off with harlots and sacrifice with cult prostitutes, and the people who do not comprehend will come to disaster.” Hosea 4:14RSV (Reading Bible) These folks lacked comprehension, and He warns them that they would perish in the process.

  1. The MESSAGE Bible, a most up-to-date edition for today, expresses it succinctly: “Wine and alcohol put my folks into a coma.
  2. They are unable to find their way back home since they are high on sex.
  3. They pray on the summits of mountains, and they turn religion into a picnic.
  4. Soon enough, your girls will be whores.
  5. But I’m not going after your whoring daughters or the unfaithful marriages of your sons.
  6. (Hosea 4:11-14, The Message of the Bible) (emphasis mine) It is extremely apparent in this passage that God holds men accountable if women become prostitutes or adulteresses or otherwise engage in sexual crimes, and I believe that this is what brought the discussion to a close.
  7. And God does not flinch when it comes to sexual immorality today.

He most likely did write down the names of the individuals who were guilty of the same sin, but I believe He wrote the Law first so that they would have no bargaining chips left to use against one another.

YOU CANNOT GET AWAY FROM GOD.

They were also aware of the provisions of the law dealing with false witnesses (did they believe Jesus didn’t?

The following article concludes with a reference to Deuteronomy 19:16-21 concerning false witnesses.

I believe Jesus mentioned or wrote out Hosea 4:14 on the ground for the first time, following which he recorded the names of the persons present to whom the Law applied.

The fact that Jesus penned the law the even SECOND time He wrote was applied in the comment area by Malinda, who expressed gratitude.

Melinda suggests that Jesus reminded them of it, something I had left to the assumption that they were aware of.

That’s a good idea.

God is incapable of being outwitted or deceived.

Just as I was finishing up this piece, I occurred to turn on Joseph Prince’s television show.

The subject matter was exactly what I was writing about at the time.

Due to the fact that the temple was constructed on large cobblestone squares rather than sand, according to him, Jesus could very well have written on stone with his finger – just as He wrote the Ten Commandments – and the Pharisees would have recognized that they had come into contact with the Law Maker Himself.

teaching a lesson that is more profound than the human ear can comprehend?

It gives me a tingly sensation. The Scriptures where Jesus said:”It is written” and “You should know the Scriptures” are provided in the following article titled:JESUS VALIDATES PROPHETS AND SCRIPTURES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT – end-required link for use of ChristArt clip art_g=1 start=3

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WHAT DID JESUS WRITE IN THE SAND? –by Mary A. LaClair1,300 words 2 Early in the morning, he returned to the temple; all of the people flocked to him, and he sat down and taught them. 3 The scribes and Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and they placed her in the midst of the crowd. 4 They approached him and said, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 According to the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women.” “How do you feel about her?” 6 They claimed that they were doing this to put him through his paces so that they could come up with some sort of charge against him.

  1. 7 And as they continued to question him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 And once more he knelt on the ground and drew with his finger on the ground.
  2. 10 Jesus raised his eyes to her and said, “Woman, where are they?
  3. What did Jesus write on the ground?
  4. Others believe that there is no way to know what was written.
  5. Take note that he wrote twice in the same place.
  6. Once we have established in our minds that Jesus responded to questions and frequently spoke in the language of Scripture, it is simple to conclude that Jesus most likely answered here with a verse from the Bible as well.
  7. These male accusers, like Adam, the stronger sex, attempted to shift the entire burden of responsibility onto the weaker sex, the woman.
  8. These men were guilty of what is now known as’slut slamming;’ Jesus condemned the male for his actions, but he exonerated the female.
  9. In Matthew 5:18 and Luke 16:17, Jesus, who is also the Law Giver, assures us that “not one jot or tittle of the law shall pass away.” (jot or tittle = dotting the I and crossing the (t)).

ChristArt.com ” data-medium-file=” data-large-file=” src=” alt=”YOU CAN’T HIDE FROM GOD ChristArt.com”>YOU CAN’T HIDE FROM GOD ChristArt.com ChristArt.com It is recorded that Jesus wrote in the ground a second time, and it is during this time that “they went away, one by one, beginning with the eldest.” (Verse 9) Due to the fact that they left “one by one,” I believe He may have written the names of the equally guilty male parties, one by one, beginning with the eldest, on the second occasion.

As a result, He was demonstrating to the men their guilt.

He would be informing them that they, too, were guilty.

It would be like Him to point them to something they should have known but chose to ignore.

The part that says:14 “I will not punish your daughters when they play the harlot, nor your brides when they commit adultery; for the men themselves go aside with harlots, and sacrifice with cult prostitutes, and a people without understanding will come to ruin.” Hosea 4:14 (RSV) These men lacked comprehension, and he warns them that they will perish.

  • The MESSAGE Bible, a most up-to-date version for today’s world, states it succinctly: “Wine and whiskey leave my people in a state of stupor.
  • They can’t find their way home because they’re high on sex.
  • They worship on the summits of mountains, and they treat religion as a picnic.
  • Before you know it, your daughters are whores.
  • But I’m not after your whoring daughters or the adulterous wives of your sons.
  • He made it clear that he was not absolving proud men of the same sin that he was absolving them of.
  • Men are to be the primary protectors of women.
  • He sent the following message: “If you, as teachers of the law, believe that you are following the Law.think again.you are just as guilty, if not more so.” His message also included the fact that He sees what is unseen by man, as well as things that we would rather not acknowledge exist.
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  • They were also aware of the provisions of the law that deal with false witnesses (did they believe Jesus didn’t?
  • (See Deuteronomy 19:16-21 addressing false witnesses at the end of the next article for further information.) JESUS CERTIFIES THE PROPHETS AND THE SCRIPTURE.
  • He is also letting them know that He is aware of their private crimes.
  • It is conceivable that he used Deuteronomy 19:16-21 instead of recording the names this time.
  • She ensures that Jesus maintains consistency.
  • Thank you, Malinda, for detecting that.) Is there a lesson for us today?
  • P.S.I ‘just happened’ to turn on Joseph Prince’s television show before finishing this post.
  • It was just what I was working on at the time.

Because the temple, according to him, was built on large cobblestone squares rather than sand, Jesus could very well have written on stone with his finger – just as He wrote the Ten Commandments – on stone with His finger – and the Pharisees would have recognized that they had come into contact with the Law Maker Himself.

imparting a lesson that goes deeper than the human ear can hear?

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Luke 2:8-14 – The Songs of Advent – The Angels’ Song « Covenant Life Church

WAS THERE ANYTHING ELSE JESUS WRITE IN THE SAND? –written by Mary A. LaClair1,300 word summary 2 Early in the morning, he returned to the temple; the entire congregation gathered around him, and he sat down and taught them. 3) The Pharisees and the scribes brought in a woman who had been caught in adultery, and they seated her in the middle of the courtroom. 4 They approached him and said, “Teacher, this lady has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 According to the law of Moses, we are to stone such women.” “Can you tell me what you think of her?” 6 They said that they were doing this to put him through his paces so that they could come up with a charge against him.

Seventeenth, as they continued to question him, he rose to his feet and said to them, “Let anyone who among you is without sin be the first to cast a stone at her.” 8 And once again he knelt on the ground and wrote with his finger on the surface of the earth.

10 Jesus raised his eyes to her and asked, “Woman, where have they gone?

And Jesus responded, “Neither do I condemn you; leave, and do not sin against me any longer.” RSV translation of John 8:2 Actually, none of the versions I studied refer to “sand”; instead, they refer to “ground.” Buildings, such as the Temple where this occurred, are rarely constructed entirely of sand.

Some believe it was the names of the guys who were present at the time, men who had sinned with her.

A lot of people believe the former; nevertheless, when it comes to the latter, I believe there is a method to infer from Scripture what Jesus wrote on the ground.

There are more than 24 occasions in the Bible when Jesus is reported as saying, “It is written” and/or something to the effect of “you should know the Scriptures.” In the documentation provided at the conclusion of this essay, you will find a list of several allusions to the Holy Scriptures made by Jesus.

  1. The Scribes and Pharisees were proud of their status as professors of the Law, and they had come to Jesus to put him to the test on the Law.
  2. These male accusers, like Adam, the stronger sex, attempted to shift the full burden of responsibility to the weaker sex, the woman.
  3. These guys were guilty of what is now known as’slut slamming,’ and Jesus punished the male for his actions while acquitting the female.
  4. We are told in Matthew 5:18 and Luke 16:17 that “not one jot or tittle of the law shall pass away” because Jesus Himself is the Law Giver.
  5. However, these individuals attempted to direct Jesus’ attention to only a portion of the Law – the portion that they picked – in order to “manage the moment” or “fool Him.” YOU CAN’T GET AWAY FROM GOD.
  6. (Chapter 9) I suppose that this second time He may have recorded the names of the equally culpable male participants, one by one, beginning with the eldest, on a piece of paper, because they departed “one by one.” As a result, He was demonstrating to the guys their own guilt.
  7. He would be informing them that they, too, were responsible.
  8. It would be commendable of Him to direct their attention to something they should have known but chose to disregard.

The section that reads: 14 When your daughters play the harlot, nor when your wives commit adultery, I will not punish them since the males themselves go off with harlots and sacrifice with cult prostitutes, and the people who do not comprehend this will come to disaster.” Hosea 4:14RSV (Revised Standard Version) These folks lacked comprehension, and he warns them that they would perish in the process.

  • His message to the guys, I suppose, was to let them know he had not yet absolved them of the same crime or of their own fault in believing they did not require forgiveness themselves.
  • They address a dead tree with questions, and they expect responses from a robust walking stick.
  • They’ve substituted God with their own genitals as a kind of worship.
  • They stretch out and enjoy themselves in the shade of the oaks and elms on the hills.
  • In addition, the spouses of your sons are having affairs.
  • Guys who pick up women for prostitution are what I’m after, as are the men who go to the holy whorehouses to worship.
  • (Hosea 4:11-14, The Message of the Prophet) (emphasis mine) It is extremely evident in this passage that God holds men accountable if women become prostitutes or adulteresses or otherwise engage in sexual crimes, and I believe this is what brought the discussion to a close.

Furthermore, God does not look the other way when it comes to sexual immorality today.

He most likely did write down the names of the individuals who were guilty of the same sin, but I believe He wrote the Law first so that they would have no bargaining chips left to use against one another afterwards.

YOU CAN’T GET AWAY FROM GOD.

They were also aware of the provisions of the law that deal with false witnesses (did they believe Jesus didn’t?

The following article concludes with a reference to Deuteronomy 19:16-21, which deals with false witnesses.

It is my understanding that Jesus mentioned or wrote out Hosea 4:14 on the ground for the first time, following which he wrote down the names of those who were there to whom the Law was applicable.

The fact that Jesus penned the rule the SECOND time He wrote it was applied in the remark part by Malinda, who said so herself in the comments section.

I had assumed that the guys were aware of it, but Melinda suggests that Jesus reminded them of it.

That’s really cool.

Is there a lesson here for today?

P.S.

When he mentioned the story with the woman who was caught in adultery, the audience’s attention was drawn to him.

This is where I learned that Jesus did not write in the sand as is often believed, but rather “on the ground” as the Bible says.

Due to the fact that the temple was built on large cobblestone squares rather than sand, according to him, Jesus could very well have written on stone with his finger – just as He wrote the Ten Commandments – and the Pharisees would have recognized that they had come into contact with the Law Maker Himself.

teaching a lesson that is more profound than the human ear can perceive?

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Angels praised God for the birth of Jesus

It was at this point that a large number of angels began singing songs of praise to God in celebration of the birth of Jesus. The shepherds were addressed by one of the angels. God frequently employed angels to notify major events, and he also used them to protect Israel on several occasions. The shepherds came upon Jesus while he was a newborn infant, or brephos in Greek. This is not the case with the Magi, who discovered apaidion. Paidion is the Greek term for a youngster who is older than a newborn infant but is yet under the age of two years.

Background Reading: – The Angels praise God

This is when a large number of angels began singing songs of praise to God in celebration of Jesus’ birthday. Shepherds heard a voice from one of the angels. God frequently employed angels to herald major events, and he also used them to defend Israel on a number of different occasions. Using the Greek word brephos, the shepherds discovered Jesus as an infant. Apaidion was not located by the Magi, though. (paidion) is the Greek term for a kid who is older than a newborn infant but is yet under the age of two.

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Angels are God’s messengers or representatives on earth.

Other modules in this unit:

After seeing the angel of the Lord, who Christians believe to be Gabriel, the shepherds were comforted by the words of the angel: “Fear not; for, see, I bring you good news of great joy, which shall be to all mankind.” It is because of this that a Savior has been born to you on this day in the city of David, and his name is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:10-11). There was a “sudden” appearance of a large number of angels praising God and exclaiming, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward mankind” with the angel (Luke 2:13-14).

  • This issue is based on the fact that the Bible does not explicitly state that their message was sung by them.
  • When it comes to natural abilities, musical ability is one of the most valuable assets one may possess and carry through into the future.
  • As the choir sang to the poor shepherds of Judea, it’s possible that they had engagements all over the world to proclaim the Savior’s birth among the dispersed remains of Israel’s population.
  • This song takes its inspiration from a passage from the Wisdom of Solomon, which is included in the Old Testament’s Apocrypha.

As a result of this, some Christian writers have interpreted it as a reference to the period of the birth of Jesus Christ (see Wisdom of Solomon 18:14-15).

Did the Angels Really Sing at Christ’s Birth?

Morris Proctor is a licensed and approved trainer for Logos Bible Software, and he contributed to this piece. In addition to his two-dayCamp Logosseminars, Morris provides a plethora of training resources. He has educated thousands of Logos users. Due to the fact that the Advent season has begun, I’m going to devote the next several entries to Christmas-related topics. To get things started, let’s speak about what angels are and what they do. The Christmas hymn “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!” is one of my favorites, therefore I decided a long time ago to look up all of the sections in the Bible that mention angels singing.

  • To search for something, click the Searchicon in the top left corner of the software. Make use ofBible as the search type (A). Using the drop-down list (B), select a major English Bible such as the ESV, NASB, NKJV, KJV, or HCSB for your search
  • And All Passages should be selected from the verse-range drop-down list (C). Fill in the Findbox with the following text: angel (sing,sang)(D)
  • Select the panel menu (E) from the drop-down list. Match all word forms(F)
  • SelectMatch all word forms(F)
  • To create search results, press the Enter key on your keyboard.

It is the goal of this specific search query to locate all of the verses that contain any form ofangel AND any form ofsingORsangin the same verse. Were you able to achieve some results? Logos are most likely returning 0 hits! (G) Please don’t take this the wrong way. To be clear, I am not claiming that angels do not sing; rather, I am stating that the English wordsangelandsing and don’t appear in the same verse in our major English Bibles. I’ll step back and let you to proceed down that path on your own.

For that answer, consider the following:

  • To search for something, click the Searchicon in the top left corner of the software. SelectClausesas the search type (H) and click on it. Using the verse range drop-down list (I), choose All Passages. Make a selection from the resource to search drop-down list (J) for The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition. Fill in the Findbox with the following text: An Angel is the subject of this sentence. The verb-lemma is ANY(K). In order to produce a search that is identifying the phrases in the New Testament in which the Biblical Person Angelis the subject and any Greek lemmais the verb, press theEnterkey on your keyboard.
  • SelectAnalysisas the view for the findings (L) and click on it. Make a right-click selection on one of the column headers in the spreadsheet (for example, M)
  • N
  • SelectVerbfrom the drop-down menu (you have the option of selecting as many extra alternatives as you like from the menu) (N)
  • If you are a Mac user, hold down the Option key while dragging the column headerVerb to the white space above the column headings to group results according to theVerbin the clause (Mac users, please hold down the Option key while dragging the column headerVerb) (O)
  • To alphabetize the results, select the column headerVerb from the drop-down menu. Right-click on one of the verbs in the results section (Q) and select “Save target as.” SelectCollapse all(R)
  • SelectCollapse all(R)
  • To see all of the activities related with angels in the New Testament, scroll down the list of verbs in the results box and click on each one. (S)
  • Repeat the same search for the Old Testament, but this time change the Bible to the Lexham Hebrew Bible from the drop-down list of resources to search in.
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As you go through the findings in both the Old and New Testaments, take note of the verbs that aren’t there: sing, sang, and sung. Once again, I’ll defer to you for additional investigation and analysis of the data! You should be able to see, however, that theClause Searchis an excellent tool for swiftly discovering acts linked with aBiblical Person. ***For additional information on searching with Logos, see theLogos 6 Training Manual Volumes 1 and 2 Bundle (available separately).

The shepherds and the angels (Luke 2:8-20) – The identity of Jesus – CCEA – GCSE Religious Studies Revision – CCEA

Shepherds were out tending to their flocks in the middle of the night. When they looked up, an angel appeared to them and encouraged them not to be terrified because he was bringing good news: “On this very day, in the town of David, your Savior was born – Christ the Lord!” They would discover the baby, who would be wrapped in cloth and sleeping in a manger. An army of angels suddenly came, singing praising songs to God. “Glory to God in the highest sky, and peace on earth to those whom he pleases!” they exclaimed.

They came upon Mary and Joseph, as well as the infant laying in the manger, and approached them.

In the Shepherds’ Fields Church in Bethlehem, there is a fresco representing angels appearing to the shepherds.

Understanding the text

Shepherds are the first people to hear the news of Jesus’ birth, according to Luke’s Gospel. In first-century Palestine, being a shepherd was not thought to be a particularly exalted position in the community. Shepherds were frequently criticized by Jewish officials because of the nature of their employment, which made it impossible for them to consistently adhere to religious regulations (eg strict Sabbath observance.) This demonstrates that the message of Jesus was intended for everyone, including those who were thought insignificant or marginalized.

The term ‘Christ’ is a Greek word that is the counterpart of the Hebrew word ‘Messiah.’ Both terms refer to a person who has been anointed.

The baby will be a saviour, but not in the traditional political or military sense; rather, he will save his people from sin and death, as described in the Bible. A swarm of angels arrived, all of them were chanting praises to God. The Gloria in Excelcis is the name given to this structure nowadays.

The Jackson Sun

  • My piece from last week was devoted to the interesting subject of angels. According to what I said, there are many misconceptions regarding who they are and how they work within God’s overall plan. In keeping with the topic of angels this week, I’ll be focusing on one aspect of their purported melodic sensibility and singing abilities: their alleged singing abilities. For the record, I recognize that some people will be “ruffled feathers” over what I’m going to say in this column, and I apologize for that. My purpose is not to upset anyone, but rather to lay forth a logical case for why I believe angels do not — and cannot — sing in the traditional sense. Please allow me to offer a couple of disclaimers. The first is that I have never spoken to an angel (at least not to my knowledge), therefore there is a chance that I am completely wrong. That being the case, I will undoubtedly discover the contrary one day. Second, if angels were to sing, it would surely not be offensive to me
  • Nevertheless, the Bible does not state that they do so, and I believe there are some valid reasons for this. Okay, some of you are already yelling, “Just hold it for a second, Ryan! ” “According to my Bible, they do sing.” Job 38:7, which declares that during the creation of the cosmos, “the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God screamed for delight,” is most likely among your proof-texts. As a response, I point out that the text refers to “morning lights” rather than “angels.” Rather than evocative noises emerging from stars, may the passage not be alluding to a technology known as stellar seismology, which has allowed scientists to capture these sounds? Scientists believe that these resonances provide them with clues as to what is going on inside the stars’ innards. This is just mind-blowing! At the birth of Jesus, the shepherds minding their sheep in the pastures are treated to the appearance of the heavenly host, according to Luke 2:13-14, another biblical reference. According to the Bible, “And immediately there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and shouting, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!'” (Revelations 3:16). However, take note that the text specifies that they were “speaking,” not “singing.” It was a statement of praise, not a cantata performed by an angelic choir. It is undeniably true that the angels were worshipping and praising God, but that does not imply that they were singing – they were just exalting or expressing God’s glory. In the Book of Revelation, people are shown as singing on a few of times, and then heavenly entities are represented as speaking soon thereafter. The Lamb of God was “sung a new song” by the twenty-four elders who stood around the throne of God, each bearing a harp (Rev. 5:8-10). Afterwards, “a great voice” is heard from the living creatures, elders, and a slew of angels proclaiming, “‘Worthy is the lamb who was killed, to receive power, riches, knowledge, might, honor, glory, and blessing!'” (See also Revelation 5:11-12.) They “sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb” as they stand alongside the sea of glass in Revelation 15, having defeated the beast (which is assumed to be a metaphor for the wicked Roman emperors) in the previous chapter (verse 3). These individuals appear to be martyrs who have paid the ultimate price for their religion and are now residing in the presence of God. Because of their virginity, purity, and special status as “firstfruits for God and the Lamb,” Revelation 14:1-3 describes 144,000 redeemed people who are singing a new song, the words of which no one else can learn, because of their virginity, purity, and special status as “firstfruits for God and the Lamb” (verse 4). The Bible therefore implies that only humans, and particularly those who have been redeemed, are granted the privilege and possibility of singing praises to God. It is “things into which angels want to see” that are revealed by the Holy Spirit as part of the beautiful mystery of the prophets fulfilled in Christ as revealed by the Holy Spirit (1 Pet. 1:12). Angels, on the other hand, are unable to truly comprehend what it feels like, or even what it means, to be saved. Only those who have been redeemed may sing the wonderful melody of redemption. Amazing grace can only be sung about by those who have been saved. Angels’ intimate encounter with this wonderful gift is beyond their comprehension. So I feel that singing is a gift destined for the human kind only. Believers are endowed with the ability to glorify God via singing and, as a result, get spiritual encouragement from others. Human beings have been blessed by God with an intrinsic, natural love for music and singing, which is especially evident in religious settings (Eph. 5:19-20). This is one manner in which we are separate from the angels and distinguish ourselves from the rest of God’s created order. Dr. Ryan Fraser is an assistant professor of counseling at Freed-Hardeman University, as well as a pastoral therapist and the preacher of the Bethel Springs Church of Christ in Bethel Springs, Tennessee. His official webpage is as follows:

Christ Is Born! The Angels Sing!

St. Nikolai Velimirovich wrote the words to this Serbian Christmas carol. Andjeli Pevaju (Andjeli Pevaju) There is no prekrasna and there is no tija, nad peinom zvezda sija, u peini mati spi, and there is no Isusom andjel bdi. Andjeli pevaju,pastiri sviraju,andjeli pevajumudraci javljaju:to narodi ekae,to proroci rekoe,evo sad se u svet javi,u svet javi I objavi:Rodi nam se Hristos Spasza spasenje sviju nas. Andjeli peva Gospodi pomiluj! Aliluja, aliluja,Gospodi pomiluj! (in hushed tones) Whatever you’re doing, be sure you’re spinning threads for paradise!

  • It is proclaimed and brought forth: Christ, our Redeemer has been born!
  • for the sake of the salvation of all of us Take pity, Lord, have mercy on me, I beg you!
  • Christ has been born!
  • … Let us refresh ourselves, let us raise the cornerstones of our society!

Advent Devotional: The Angels’ Song: Gloria in Excelsis (Luke 2:13-14; cf. 2:1-12, 15-20) • EFCA

Jesus (1:31), the God-man, was conceived miraculously by the might of the Most High, and Mary became pregnant as a result of this conception (1:35). Elizabeth, a relative (1:39-40), who was in her sixth month of pregnancy at the time, was the first person she saw after getting this news and realizing her confidence and dependence on the Lord (1:36). After they had arrived and exchanged greetings, Elizabeth observes that John jumped for delight in her womb at the sound of Mary’s voice, which was really in the presence of the Messiah, Jesus (1:41-45).

  1. During her three-month stay with Elizabeth (1:56), during which time Elizabeth and Zechariah gave birth to John, Mary became pregnant (1:57-66).
  2. When they approached Zechariah, he agreed in writing that John would be his given name (1:59-63).
  3. Zechariah was anointed with the Holy Spirit and prophesied for the first time (1:64, 67).
  4. Following the revelation of her miraculous conception, Mary sang her song (1:46-55).
  5. The time had come for Mary to give birth six months after that.
  6. The registration of provincial citizens is mandated by this order for the purpose of assessing taxes on their income.
  7. Caesar Augustus, Octavian’s great nephew Julius Caesar, issued the edict, which was signed by the Roman commander, Octavian.

As portrayed by Luke, Augusts is a God-sent agent who makes an uninformed decision that ultimately results in the fulfillment of a promise given by God long ago, that a particular ruler will be born at Bethlehem (Micah 5:1-2).

Luke placed Jesus’ birth in the framework of history, namely the history of the world.

Despite the fact that the exact date of the census is unknown, the reality of the birth is unquestionable!

Due to the fact that Joseph was descended from the house and line of David, they proceeded to Bethlehem, the town of David.

On a human level, all of this appeared to be pointless and pointless, nothing more than a source of frustration for a guy who was already married to a pregnant lady who was not yet his wife.

Mary gave birth to Jesus in Bethlehem at the appropriate moment and in the fullness of time, and he was wrapped in cloths and placed in a manger because there was no room in all of Bethlehem for him (2:6-7).

It occurred at just the appropriate moment: “when the time had finally arrived” (Gal.

When things happen, God is in control of the timing, and the timing is always flawless.

The shepherds were informed of Jesus’ birth by an angel of the Lord who came to them shortly after his birth (2:8-9).

1:38, 52; 4:16-18), whose testimony was not always considered trustworthy in a court of law.

This event is documented as historical fact as a result of the providence of God and the fact that it is a true historical narrative (Lk.

‘The glory of the Lord shone around them,’ according to 2:9, illuminating the darkness of the night sky, an allusion to the Shekinah brightness, and it was in this environment that the Angel of the Lord appeared (Ex.

The Response on Theological and Doxological Grounds ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people,’ the angel said to them.” The announcement of Christ’s birth was brought by an angel.

Also, a sign for you will be the discovery of a newborn infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” (2:10-12).

Their concerns are allayed by the angel.

He transmits the magnificent occurrence of Jesus’ (“Christ the Lord”) birth, which is excellent news for all people and results in a great deal of happiness for them all (2:10).

Among the six primary realities about Jesus’ birth contained in the angel’s message are the following: First and foremost, the statement contains “excellent news.” The term “gospel” refers to good news.

Second, “great delight” is experienced as a result of this happy news of a birth.

When God sends his Son to save the world, he does it with great joy (Jn.

4:14).

Third, this truth has implications for “everyone on the planet.” This good news of the gospel is not only for the shepherds, but it is also excellent news that brings great delight to all people everywhere.

Fourth, the message is excellent news and a source of great pleasure since “this day” the birth of “a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” has taken place, and this is a cause for great celebration.

This confirmation will be the birth of Jesus Christ in a manger.

Take note of the following three word pairs: glory-peace, heaven (the highest)-earth, and God-men.

Instead, it appears that the two-part divide mirrored in the ESV (as well as the NASB, NIV, and NLT) is the more appropriate division: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace among those whom he loves.” There was no reference to “good will” being displayed on earth by human beings toward one another in this stanza, which was part of the angels’ hymn (KJV).

In neither case does it refer to “good will” as the disposition required of human beings in order to be recipients of the peace, nor does it refer to “peace among men of good will,” as if we earn God’s peace by being good natured; nor does it refer to “good will” or esteem that some people may enjoy among their peers.

  • Mary in 1:28, 30).
  • God is the one who offers and grants peace, and those who are the receivers of God’s peace do so as a result of God’s graciousness toward them.
  • First and foremost, God is exalted for who he is and what he has accomplished.
  • Second, peace is provided to people who have received God’s favor, or grace, as a result of their actions.
  • 5:1), as well as horizontal implications, in that we are now at peace with one another (Rom.
  • (Eph.
  • This is wonderful news that will bring immense delight to everyone.

Following the departure of the angels, the shepherds traveled to Bethlehem, where they discovered Mary, Joseph, and the baby (2:16), just as they had been told (2:20).

They began spreading the word about the good news almost immediately.

People were taken aback by what they had heard (2:17-18).

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She worshipped God in the privacy of her own home and in the stillness of her heart (2:19; cf.

95:6-7).

They worshipped as a group, in public, and with a lot of confidence (2:20; cf. Ps. 95:1-2). Here are some questions to consider and pray about as we consider and pray about the realities represented in the angels’ song:

  1. So, what is the historical setting in which all of this takes place? In what ways may we draw conclusions about our own historical setting and God’s sovereign control over it
  2. Who was it that the angel (singular) appeared to and what was the significance of his appearance? What was it that made the shepherds so afraid? What did they do to alleviate their fears? What anxieties are you having during this time of year
  3. What was the angel’s message to the shepherds, and what did he say? What exactly is the importance of this? What promises of God do you need to be reminded of during this season of preparation? When the angels (plural) came, they performed a song for the people. What song did they perform? Describe what you’ve learned about our current situation and need, as well as God’s offer of love, mercy, and peace, as well as our message and hope for everyone. What do you observe about all of the people who were involved in the birth of Jesus? What impact will the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ have on you this season, and will your response be one of adoration or penitence?

Where does all of this take place in relation to the historical context? In what ways may we draw conclusions about our own historical setting and God’s sovereign control over it? What is the meaning of the angel (single) appearing to whom and when? What was it that made the shepherds so fearful of something? Is there anything that helped them to feel more comfortable? Describe any anxieties you’re facing this season. Is it possible to guess what the angel said to the shepherds? The importance of this is not clear.

Angels (plural) arrived and began singing a tune as soon as they were seen.

Describe what you’ve learned about our current state and need, as well as God’s offer of love, mercy, and peace, as well as our message and hope for everyone.

This season, how will you be affected by the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ, and will your reaction be one of worship?

Annunciation to the shepherds – Wikipedia

The annunciation to the shepherds is shown in this late 15th-century Flemish miniature. When angels announce the birth of Jesus to a group of shepherds, it is known as the annunciation to the shepherds. It is portrayed in the Bible in Luke 2 as an occurrence in the Nativity of Jesus. It is a popular theme in Christian art as well as in Christmas carols and hymns.

Biblical narrative

Rembrandt The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds (The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds, 1634). Shepherds were tending their flocks in the countryside near Bethlehem when they were startled by the appearance of an angel, as reported in lines 8–20 of the second chapter of the Gospel of Luke. The shepherds were scared. The angel adds that he has a message of good news for everyone, and that this message is that God has forgiven everyone “A Savior has been born to you today in the town of David; he is the Messiah, the Lord, and he has come to save you.

This will serve as a sign for you.” “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests,” sings a slew of angels as they praise God with the lyrics, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” The shepherds decide to follow the angel’s instructions and journey to Bethlehem, where they discover Mary and Joseph, as well as the child Jesus, sleeping in a manger, exactly as they had been informed.

Following then, the shepherds’ admiration is shown.

Translational issues

The words of the angels are translated differently in the King James Version of the Bible than in current editions, with the lines “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward mankind” being used instead of “Glory to God in the highest.” It is this earlier translation that is reflected in most Christmas carols, with “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear,” for example, utilizing the phrases “Peace on the world, good will to mankind,” from Heaven’s all gracious King, as an example.

The discrepancy can be traced to a disagreement about the Greek text of the New Testament concerning a single letter.

The last word of the text is in thegenitivecase, which means “on earth peace to men of good will,” and it is in thegenitivecase because it is in thegenitivecase because it is in thegenitivecase because it is in thegenitivecase because it is in thegenitivecase because it is in thegenitivecase because it is in thegenitive (apparently reflecting a Semitic idiom that reads strangely in Greek).

Although this is the reading found in the original version of the ancientCodex Sinaiticus(denoted * by scholars), it has been altered by the erasure of the last lettertoepi gs eirna en anthrpois eudokia( ), which literally translates as “on earth (first subject: peace) to men (second subject: good will),” with two subjects in thenominative case.

The editedCodex Sinaiticus is consistent with the reading of some other ancient Greek manuscripts (and many medieval manuscripts), but most modern scholars and Bible translators accept the reading of most ancient manuscripts, which is “on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests” (NIV) or “on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased” (NIV) (ESV).

Theological interpretation

The words of the angels are translated differently in the King James Version of the Bible than in current editions, with the lines “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward mankind” being used instead of “Glory to God in the highest”. Traditionally, most Christmas songs use the phrases “Peace on Earth, good will to men,” as in “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear,” which uses the lyrics “Peace on Earth, good will to mankind, / From Heaven’s all gracious King.” Because of a disagreement over a single letter in the Greek text of the New Testament, the discrepancy can be explained as follows: On earth peace to men of good will,” says the Greek text, which is accepted by the majority of modern scholars today.

The last word of the text is in thegenitivecase, which means “on earth peace to men of good will,” and it is in thegenitivecase because it is in thegenitivecase because it is in thegenitivecase because it is in thegenitivecase because it is in thegenitivecase because it is in thegenitive case because it is in thegenitive (apparently reflecting a Semitic idiom that reads strangely in Greek).

The original version of the ancientCodex Sinaiticus(denoted * by scholars) has this reading, but it has been changed by the erasure of the last lettertoepi gs eirna en anthrpois eudokia( ), literally “on earth (first subject: peace) to men (second subject: good will),” with two subjects in thenominative case.

Because it is based on the same Greek text as the originalCodex Sinaiticus, theDouay-Rheims Bible, which was translated from the LatinVulgate and reflects the same translation, is known as the “on Earth peace to men of good will.” “On earth peace to those upon whom his favor falls,” according to the New American Bible, has been changed.

Depiction in art

Initially shown exclusively as a component of a larger Nativity scene, the annunciation to the shepherds became an independent topic for art in the 9th century, but has remained a relatively unusual subject for art, with the exception of long cycles with several scenes, until the present day. As a standardByzantinedepiction, which is still used inEastern Orthodoxicons today, the scene is shown in the backdrop of aNativity, normally on the right, with the Three Magiapproaching on the left. This is also quite frequent in the Western world, albeit the Magi are very rarely included in the story.

  • A similar scene is depicted in theNativity at NightofGeertgen tot Sint Jans, when the shepherds are seen the annunciation from a hillside via a gap in the stable wall.
  • These scenes are properly called as the Adoration of the Shepherds.
  • This is also consistent with the biblical interpretation of this episode, in which these two groups represented the peoples of the world between them.
  • It is fairly uncommon for sceneries in the backdrop of a Nativity scene to portray the shepherds on a steep hill, which helps to visually explain their placement above the main Nativity scene.
  • Despite the fact that the annunciation to the shepherds became less prevalent as a standalone topic in the late Middle Ages, portrayals of it lasted until the twentieth century.

Aside with theAgony in the Garden and the Arrest of Christ, this scene is considered to be one of the most important for the evolution of the representation of night scenes, particularly in early Netherlandish painting and manuscript illustration in the 15th century (see illustrations here and theGeertgen tot Sint Janslinked above).

The shepherds are sometimes represented with musical instruments in Renaissance art, which draws inspiration from ancient myths of Orpheus. While a joyful Virgin Mary stands to one side, a lovely but unusual miniature in theLa Flora HoursinNaplesshows the shepherds playing with theInfant Jesus.

Music

The Annunciation is a subject that appears frequently in Christmas cantatas. Part II of Bach’sChristmas Oratorio, and Part I of Handel’s Messiah both include passages from Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend (And there were Hirten in the Same Place), which is one of Bach’s most famous works.

Christmas carols

The annunciation to the shepherds is mentioned in a number of Christmas songs, with the Gloria in Excelsis Deo being the most ancient. “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” a poem by Phillips Brooks written in 1867, has the lines “O morning stars together, announce the holy birth, / And praises sing to God the King, and peace to mankind on earth! ” “Shepherds quiver at the sight; / Glories pour from heaven afar, / Heavenly hosts cry Alleluia!” proclaims the original German song ” Silent Night.” The event plays a significantly larger part in Charles Wesley’s ” Hark!

The Herald Angels Sing ” The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King;Peace on earth, and mild mercy;God and sinners reconciled!” “Glory to the newborn King; Peace on earth, and mild mercy; God and sinners reconciled!” All ye nations rise in joy; join in the victory of the sky; and with the celestial host declare, “Christ has been born in Bethlehem!” The annunciation to the shepherds is the subject of Nahum Tate’s well-known carol ” While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks ” (1700), and the episode is also mentioned in ” The First Nowell “, ” Angels from the Realms of Glory “, and the originally French carol ” Angels We Have Heard on High “, among many other works of literature.

Similarly, the hymn ” It Came Upon the Midnight Clear “, written byHenry Wadsworth Longfellow during the American Civil War, focuses on the words “Peace on earth, good will to mankind” in a pacifist context, as does the carol ” I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day “.

In popular culture

Throughout history, the phrase “peace on earth, good will toward mankind” has been employed in a number of circumstances. To give an example, Samuel Morse’s parting telegram in 1871 stated: “All throughout the world, greetings and gratitude are sent to the telegraph fraternity. S. F. B. Morse said, “Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, and good will toward men.”” After reciting the scenario verbatim at the conclusion of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Linus van Peltre explains to Charlie Brown how this is “the essence of Christmas,Charlie Brown.” It is used as a juxtaposition in the novelty song “I Yust Go Nuts for Christmas,” in which Gabriel Heatterpreaches the annunciation of peace and good will, and “(exactly) at that time, someone smacks Uncle Ben,” to contrast the purpose of the holiday with the typically chaotic character of the festivities.

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  1. AbLuke 2:11–12, NIV (BibleGateway)
  2. AbLuke 2:14, NIV (BibleGateway)
  3. AbLuke 2:14, KJV (BibleGateway)
  4. AbAland, Kurt
  5. Barbara Aland (BibleGateway)
  6. Barbara Aland (BibleGateway) (1995). Textual criticism of the New Testament: an introduction to the critical editions of the Bible, as well as the philosophy and practice of modern textual criticism A commentary on the Greek text of the Gospel of Luke by I. Howard Marshall (Eerdmans, 1978)
  7. AbcdGreen, Joel B.,The Gospel of Luke (Eerdmans), 1997
  8. AbcdAland, Kurt
  9. Black, Matthew
  10. Martini, Carlo M
  11. Metzger, Bruce M
  12. Wikgren, Allen (Eerdmans, 1997)
  13. AbcdGreen, Joel B.,The Gospel of Luke (Eerdman (1983). This is the third edition of the Greek New Testament. United Bible Societies, Stuttgart, pp. xv, xxvii, and 207. Stuttgart: United Bible Societies. The ISBN for this book is 3-438-05113-3
  14. Aland & Aland, p. 233
  15. The erasure may be seen in the onlineCodex Sinaiticusat the top left of the relevant page, at the end of the sixth line of the first column, which is the last line of the first column. Archived from the original on July 25, 2011, via theWayback Machine. In addition, see here for a manuscript comparison tool
  16. Luke 2:14, ESV (BibleGateway)
  17. Douay-Rheims Bible online (Luke 2), from the Latin ” in terra pax in hominibus bonae voluntatis.”
  18. New American Bible online (Luke 2)
  19. See alsohere for a comparison of many other translations
  20. Green, p. 130
  21. Paoletti,

11. The Song of the Angels to the Shepherds near Bethlehem

8In the same region there weresomeshepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night.9And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.10But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;11for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.12“Thiswill bea sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”13And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,14“Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”15When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherdsbegansaying to one another, “Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us.”16So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger.17When they had seen this, they made known the statement which had been told them about this Child.18And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds.19But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.20The shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.

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