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Angels from the realms of glory, wing your flight o’er all the earth…

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I think this is where word studies reveal their limitations. Words have meanings in contexts, not just the number of times they have been used across a wide range of literature in various contexts unrelated to each other. There are two important contexts on which we should be focusing: the wider scriptural context and the specific context of Daniel. What is striking is that within these contexts, which are the contexts of a particular body of literature which was set apart from others, and the context of one book within which the majority of the usages of the word appear, 7 of the 9 are directly connected with deities, and the 2 remaining we are having the discussion about. Let’s just say it’s not an open and shut case and agree to differ.