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Read these groupings of Bible pas sages and answer the accompanying questions .
When [Jacob] reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set.…He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. There above it stood the LORD, and he said: “I am the
LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the
God of Isaac.” (Genesis 28:11-13)
[The LORD] came with myriads of holy ones from the south, from his mountain slopes. (Deuteronomy
One day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them.
The LORD said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the LORD, “From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it.”
Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
…On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone—
while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy? (Job 38:4, 6-7)
Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts.…Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he commanded and they were created. He set them in place for ever and ever; he gave a decree that will never pass away. (Psalm 148:2, 5-6)
[Jesus speaking] “Do you think I cannot call on my
Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions* of angels?” (Matthew 26:53)
[Jesus] then added, “I tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” (John 1:51)
2. Where do angels come from, and how long have they existed?
3. How many angels are there, and where do they reside?
4. In whose presence are angels generally seen, and why do you think this is significant?