Our culture has turned the idea of angels into feminised images of niceness and beauty… but when a Jew thought about angels they envisaged a powerful warrior-like creature who exercised significant power. Angels were the source of assurance for the Jews as they verified the messages that God sent them. With Jewish Christians being tempted to slide back into Judaism the Preacher of Hebrews wants to put their understanding of angels in perspective so they don’t miss the real message they were sent to deliver.