It is interesting to note that some of the earliest Christians considered Christ to be an angel (angelos christos) and the commander-in-chief of all angels. Bogdan Gabriel Bucur in his monograph, Angelomorphic Pneumatology: Clement of Alexandria and Other Early Christian Witnesses (BRILL, 2009, p.147), writes:

Indeed, for Justin [the Martyr], the Son is ‘the angel of God’ (e.g. Dial. 34.2; 61.1; 127.4; 128.1) and the commander-in-chief (ἀρχιστράτηγος archistratēgos) of all angels (Dial. 34.2; 61.1; 62.5; 56.22).

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