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jossujb2 days ago
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Another angel compilation for you guys who like this sort of thing.
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tentacion19992 days ago
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Biblically correct angels
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misterdarkness2 days ago
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Hey it鈥檚 Mr. Darkness 馃槝I鈥檓 a demon from Hell.
So, you may not know this, but I have schizophrenia. I found out from a friend that in countries where schizophrenia isn鈥檛 stigmatized, they have聽鈥減leasant鈥 hallucinations. Meanwhile, here in America, where all of the demons live and die, we see things of Hell. But that鈥檚 the point.聽
I never get a moments peace. I could be waking up and smoking my morning cigarette, they鈥檇 have something to say. I could be, laying in bed watching videos on Facebook, they鈥檇 have something to say. I could be taking a shit, and I shit you not, they鈥檇 have something to say.聽
It鈥檚 like, can I help you? Like, I know I have schizophrenia, but this is a bit ridiculous.聽
Signed,聽
Mister Darkness
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tuqte9 hours ago
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uuuglyangela day ago
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鈽︼笌锔巗ometimes it seems that this is not happening to me鈽︼笌锔
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euesworld2 days ago
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"Heaven couldn't hold your smile, or you for that matter.. that's why you are here, now at this time with me. You are the only angel that heaven couldn't hold.."
What are nights when we don't hold each other? Bleak - eU毛
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agblend13a day ago
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Life size rendering of a sweet celestial being, easy to be held in cupped hands while pink tipped flames tickle and numb your fingertips 馃尫
Anka 2021. Acrylics on paper (sold)
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ddddaikon6 hours ago
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Some pixels I鈥檝e done lately
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russianicons2 days ago
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Guardian angels are the spirits believed to protect and guide particular individuals, groups of people, or even entire nations. In Orthodox Christianity, as well as other Christian denominations, the image of a guardian angel is fairly important. It plays a vital role in Russian iconography in particular. The icon you see in the picture was painted and signed by V. Meshkov in 1904. It depicts an angel holding a sword that has always been an essential attribute of guarding angels.聽
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detailedart5 months ago
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There are all sorts of angels. Which one are you? Details of painted wings. (The first one is digital art.)
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hermywolf5 months ago
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every time spn uses the set to show angels with like. wings and halos or other representations of them being other and not human and much bigger than they seem i鈥檓 like wow. wow. absolute banger. that shit gets me every single time
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bleachjob5 months ago
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long time nuclear waste warnings + angels
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sorekbekarmi2 months ago
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Can we talk about how funny it is that the popular social media trope of "Biblically Accurate Angels" are almost never Biblically accurate?
I absolutely love them. This isn't a diss at any artist, I really do love almost all of the illustrations people have done across many platforms. But there's definitely a distinct aesthetic style that's employed in the "Biblically Accurate Angels" trope, and it isn't.... wholly accurate.
The trend seems to be about rejecting popular images of angels in western art (winged women, chubby babies, white men with swords, etc), and instead basing images of angels on descriptions found in the prophetic books like Ezekiel and Isaiah.
What I want to say though, is that... often, those descriptions are VERY detailed, but people's artistic expressions rarely "accurately" convey the specific details and features described in these passages.
Which is interesting. And not necessarily "inaccurate," since many Biblical accounts of angels and composite heavenly creatures conflict in details. So you could argue that variation is expected within the genre.
However, I would love to see more illustrations where instead of just reading the Biblical account and gleaning a few details, people really dug in and committed to depicting those scenes and entities in a way that's faithful to the WHOLE of the description. Not just a few features like "has lots of eyes" or "has many wings over the body."
I also want to point out that the Biblical account doesn't exist in a vacuum. You can get a much more "accurate" picture of Biblical angels by.
Studying angelic texts in the context of Hebrew - the etymology of these beings is often linked to their shapes
Studying the Jewish commentary on these Jewish books
Studying other Jewish, but non-canonical, writings from the Post-Exilic period
Comparing the descriptions in the Bible to the archeological, artistic, and literary record in the ancient Levant and surrounding areas
The emergence of the "inaccurate" angel tropes we have in our cultural milieu today come from centuries of... interpreting only a few details about angels from translations of Hebrew texts.
If your reaction to that is that you want a MORE accurate picture of angels, you should dig deeper than just the surface levels of detail in the texts, because those details have a context and that context will help your concept/imagery get closer and closer to accuracy.
Because the Bible itself was also written over hundreds of years in a variety of cultural contexts and even languages (the Tanakh is written in various stages of Hebrew and some Aramaic) As a brief example:
If you only look at Isaiah, a Saraf is a heavenly being with 6 wings and a body that burns like amber/fire/lighting. But if you study the etymology, commentary, body of literature, and artistic depictions of serafim in the archeological record... You'd know they are snakes. Winged snakes. And if you studied Enoch, you would know that even later conceptions of them as humanoid often retain snake-like attributes, and that probably forms part of the implicit context for Isaiah.
Similarly. If you only read Ezekiel, a Cherub is a four headed being (man, ox, lion, eagle/vulture) with four wings, four arms, and one single leg with a large hoof, associated with being God's chariot bearers, their spirits linked to Ophanim, the turning many eyed wheels. However, again, if you study the etymology, the commentary, the contemporary literature, and the archeological record... cherubim are sphinxes, and don't always appear in the same configuration. Sometimes they have male heads, sometimes female. Sometimes they have animal heads - ram, eagle, lion, bull, even snake. They almost always have wings. But instead of humanoid bodies, they are usually quadropedal. And they're not ONLY associated with being divine chariot bearers, but also with thrones, gates/doors, tombs, and generally as guardians of civil, royal, and sacred spaces. Ezekiel himself even later describes cherubim as winged lions with both a lion and human head, so we KNOW that his concept of cherubim was centered in a time and culture when cherub meant sphinx.
So. What I'm saying is.
If you want to accurately depict the literal beings described in prophetic visions, you have a LOT more at your disposal than just "these are a few of the details in the text translation I read."
This is no one's fault - not everyone has time to research angels in bronze age art, not everyone reads Hebrew and Aramaic or even realizes we have millenia of commentary. Ultimately, we are all working from our current cultural context. But, I'm saying, the more you immerse yourself in the context of the TEXT, the more "accurate" your angel depictions will become TO the text.
Repeat - I LOVE the biblically accurate angels trope! I love to see them. They are factually more accurate than the fat winged babies. What I'm saying is, I would love to see MORE of this trend, I would love to see it deepen and instead of being about using Biblical details of angels as inspiration for new images of angels, using the whole context to get a clearer idea of what angels were to the original authors.
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