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

Even the angelodoulic Roman Catholic website http://ic.net/~erasmus/RAZ16.HTMT/ (Angels and Demons) says that the ancient view that God the Son is ‘The Angel of the Lord’ – while “not common in Catholic circles” – certainly “is not heretical.”   The Catholic Bible Encyclopedia too states: “It will be seen that this ‘Angel of the Lord’ often speaks and acts as Yahweh Himself.”

Also Pre-Christian Judaism agrees.   This is reflected in its Targum on Genesis 32:25; its Midrash on Exodus 18:5; its Book of Jubilees 1:27 & 2:1; and its Apocalypse of Moses 1f.