Does the Bible say the fallen angels were called "The Watchers"?


Clarify Share Report Asked April 03 2014 Image Louis Wells

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Stringio Gary Patton People Development Coach to Christians
It's interesting for me, Luis, that you would ask about the derivation of the term "The Watchers" and whether or not it describes "fallen angels" in the Bible.

Until yesterday, I had not heard the term in that context. Coincidentely, yesterday I started to read an eBook by Bart Ehrman called "How Jesus Became God. 

Mr. Ehrman is a very knowledgeable historian of the Bible, but self-testifies that he is not a Follower of Jesus. 

He says that the ancient Jews did use the term The Watchers to describe "devine beings" called fallen angels.

In Chapter 2 of the book, you'll discover an interesting discussion of the general subject of "divine beings", beside God, in ancient Judaism despite it being a montheistic religion. 

You'll probably also enjoy the author's discussion of the derevation of the term "Son of Man" and other devine beings which he discusses, besides The Watchers", used in both the Old and New Covenants. 

Hopefully the above helps. God bless you and all those you love!

April 04 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Stringio Vincent Mercado Supporter Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3
The Bible, at times, calls angels "watchers". (Daniel 4:13)

English Standard Version
“I saw in the visions of my head as I lay in bed, and behold, a watcher, a holy one, came down from heaven.

New American Standard Bible 
I was looking in the visions in my mind as I lay on my bed, and behold, an angelic watcher, a holy one, descended from heaven.

King James Bible
I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven;

June 30 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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