How many angels are there?


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05a00e36 4298 4314 84c7 d5f047bb0a9a Rotimi EWEDEMI Very keen Bible Researcher
The simple straightforward answer to the question is: WE DO NOT KNOW HOW MANY ANGELS THERE ARE!

The Bible says that there are myriads upon myriads of angels. This means that there thousands upon thousands of them.

April 29 2015 1 response Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
“Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands” (Revelation 5:11).

The numbers of angels in this verse are clearly not meant to be taken literally, but rather they imply a numberless host. This verse is probably drawn from Dan. 7:10 which says, “A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. 

According to the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia 
I had, one volume refers to "The Angelic Host" thusly:

The phrase "the host of heaven" is applied to the stars, which were sometimes worshipped by idolatrous Jews (Jeremiah 33:22; 2 Kings 21:3; Zephaniah 1:5); the name is applied to the company of angels because of their countless numbers (compare Dan 7:10) and their glory.

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