Are there Female Angels?
Question: Zechariah 5:9 makes it sound like there are angels that are women?
Are there female angels?
Response: Probably so. Although Zechariah 5:9 is the only place
in scripture where we have specific
evidence of [possible] female angels, it certainly makes a certain
logical sense that where there is the male (and all the other angelic
references are to males) there ought to be the female (given what is
obvious and well-known from God's construction of this world in which we
live). But, of course, that is not the same things as specific
scriptural proof. On the other hand, the Bible only has to say something
once to guarantee that it is true. Here is what I have to say about this
verse in part 4 of the
Satanic Rebellion series:
"The question as to whether there are female angels is not
specifically addressed in scripture. However, in Zech.5:9, two
winged woman take the woman "wickedness" away to Babylonia in a
basket. While it is true that "wickedness" is a personification
rather than a true person in that context, the two creatures who
transport her seem to be angels, functioning in a typically
angelic way, and they are clearly described as female. Jesus
assures us that in the resurrection, we will not marry
(Lk.20:36), but this does not mean that we shall no longer
possess gender. Finally, angels cannot produce angelic progeny,
but this does not mean that they do not possess gender; they are
commonly described as "the sons of God" (e.g., Job 38:7),
referring no doubt to the military assembly described below, in
the same way that "sons of Israel" does not imply that there are
no Jewish women. In Genesis chapter six, verses 1-4 , we have an
occasion where some of the fallen angels do produce half-human,
half-angelic progeny (a violation of God's order of things for
which they are subsequently cast into the abyss, a subject we
shall discuss in detail in the following installment to this
series)." [= footnote #28]
that the fallen angels are able engage in reproductive
activity (albeit completely illegitimate and subjecting them to severe
divine response) thus also argues for there
being another gender. And the fact that there are no other instances of
female angels being described in scripture outside of the passage in
Zechariah is also understandable when one takes into
account that most angelic activity on earth is of a military nature,
with the forces of the Lord engaged in an cold war (destined to become "hot" in
the Tribulation: see
Coming Tribulation" series at the link) –
in God's nation of Israel and in heaven (no doubt),
this is the province of males.
You might have a look at the following links:
More on Female
Issues III: Demons, Satan, Elders, Female Angels and Guardians.
Study of Angels
Satanic Rebellion: Background to the Tribulation
The Nature of
Angels: Are there Female Angels?
Problems with Female Angels?
This is about all I can say on the subject at present
hope you find it
Yours in Christ,