More Than One Archangel? – Who is “The Angel of the Lord”?

“Moses most clearly proclaims him…Lord…when he says: ‘The Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord’ [Genesis 19:24].   The divine Scripture also calls Him ‘God’ – when He appeared again to Jacob in the form of a man….   Therefore also Jacob called the name of that place ‘Vision of God’ – saying: ‘For I have seen God face to face’ [Genesis 32:28-30]….

“You will perceive also…that this was None Other than He Who talked with Moses…and said to him: ‘I am the God of your fathers!’ [Exodus 3:2-6]….   Also Joshua the successor of Moses calls Him, as Leader of the heavenly angels and…rule over all, ‘Captain of the host of the Lord’ – although he did not see Him otherwise than again in the form and appearance of a man [Joshua 5:13-15].” Also see, to the same effect, the A.D. 165 Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho (62).