Do angels have halos?

Here's the answer:

The Bible doesn’t mention halos when it describes angels.

Sometimes when we see pictures of angels, they have a ring around their head and the ring is lit up! We call the ring a halo. But this isn’t how the Bible describes angels.

When angels visited people in the Bible, sometimes the people didn’t know they were seeing angels. This tells us that angels can change themselves to look like normal people. Other people knew they were seeing angels because the angels looked amazing, surrounded by light.

Some of the angels we read about in the Bible have wings. Some have clothes that are pure white and shine like lightning. We won’t know for sure what angels look like until heaven.

Since the Bible doesn’t mention halos, we can be pretty sure that angels don’t have halos. In fact, halos were used in pagan worship a long time before Jesus came. People would wear a halo of feathers to worship the sun god. Over time, the halo began to represent a god or an angel.

Bible Truth

"Above him were seraphs. Each of them had six wings. With two wings they covered their faces. With two wings they covered their feet. And with two wings they were flying" (Isaiah 6:2).

"...An angel of the Lord came down from heaven. The angel went to the tomb. He rolled back the stone and sat on it. His body shone like lightning. His clothes were as white as snow" (Matthew 28:2-3).