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

It was only with and after ‘Pope’(?) Gregory the Great (who died in 604), that later Scholastics such as Thomas Aquinas systematized an alternative view.   Thus it became the view of the mediaeval Deformed Church that ‘The Angel of the Lord’ was merely a created archangel called Michael – and not the divine Michael-Christ as the one and only Archangel and uncreated Leader of all created angels (as in Daniel 12:1, First Thessalonians 4:16, Jude 9 and Revelation 12:7f).

So the dominant Pre-Mediaeval view was that the Second Person of the Triune God Himself is “The Angel of the Lord” mentioned in infallible Holy Scripture.   This mainline traditional view of the Early Church was rediscovered by the Protestant Reformation and stressed also by Calvin (and later by Matthew Henry, Haevernick, Keil, Delitzsch, and Hengstenberg, etc.).