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Angel (from the Greek, meaning messenger), in the Bible, a being of a different nature from that of men (being superior in power), and one whom God employs as His messenger to man. According to Scripture, many angels, originally pure, fell from their allegiance to God, and were so transformed that they used all their power for evil instead of for good. Anyels are usually represented in the form of human beings, though usually with some distinguishing sign, such as a halo of brightness or wings.