So I’ve heard from many that archangels doesn’t serve Yahweh and that they’re so much older than these abrahamic religions. I can understand that and it makes sense but what I wonder is that how are they the angels in christianity and even mentioned in the bible when they aren’t really serving Yahweh or has anything to do in christianity?
Beings similar to angels have been mentioned iin pre- Christian texts, so it’s not too difficult to conclude that they were shoehorned into the Christian mythology, considering that a lot of that particular mythology is actually stolen from other, earlier cultures.
Well, for starters, separate the actual Canaanite god, Yahweh, from the Christian egregore version. Many religions, um, borrow, from ones that came before them, and sometimes change things up, such as, turning one god into the one and only God. Yahweh himself existed long before his image was adopted into any of these religions, so it stands to reason that they did too.
Many archangels serve Yahweh most just are only aware of the well known ones and even they serve Yahweh. They simply also serve their own ideals too, angels have free will. Yahweh has always lead the heavenly host even before he was made monotheistic and Christian.
Archangel is a rank, if an Angel does not serve Yahweh they are no longer archangels. There seraphim archangels, cherubim archangels, ophanim archangels. The rank archangel is part of Yahweh’s host military ranking.