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

Even the angelodoulic Roman Catholic website (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.