Shepherds were watching the... Read more
Shepherds were watching their flocks in the same field David worked and played.
The latin for "stood before them" is literally translated as "appeared beside them" or "standing next to them"
This term with angels also appears in the 12 chapter of Acts when Peter is set loose from jail by such angels.
This term is also used by Paul when he refers to his standing by Steven as his blood shed - holding the coats of his torturers - in Acts 20.
They speak of a Savior. This term was previously saved and used only for the Emperor.
Host ("stratia" in greek). A military term for a band of soldiers common in the ancient Greek. Can literally mean: "Here the army announces peace."
WHAT IT MEANS:
Eudoika (in greek) means "those whom he favors" or "peace among men of goodwill". Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth is impossible. Prior to the incarnation, God was up, elsewhere, above, the the sacred places that humanity is not. That is what makes God, God. The incarnation is the moment in which God's glory and peace is among men. Men of goodwill are such because they know God's glory, they have the divine peace. The incarnation makes all the difference Read less