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).
- Bogdan Gabriel Bucur, The Angelic Spirit in Early Christianity: Justin, the Martyr and Philosopher (Retrieved 2017-10-02)
- Günther Juncker, Christ As Angel: The Reclamation Of A Primitive Title (Retrieved 2017-10-02)