Are Evangelion Angels Biblical?

Why are Angels attacking in Evangelion?


Angels are a variant form of humanity that originate from Adam, as opposed to humans, the Lilin, who originate from Lilith. Despite being segregated into separate "Angels" (Third, Fourth, etc.), Adam's children essentially comprise a single race of humanity – one possible variation upon a theme.

However, a slightly deeper dive into the angels of Evangelion reveals that names like Sachiel, Ramiel, Israfel, and others (all ending with the suffix -El meaning “Of God”) are actually angels' names in Kabbalistic and Christian angelology.Nov 26, 2019

There aren't any official explanations on what the Angels were after, and the closest thing is from the Classified Information's Angel section which says: "Some of them were trying to access Lilith and reset all life, some of them had nothing in mind, and some were trying to recover their progenitor Adam."Feb 10, 2013

Lilith, according to the video game Neon Genesis Evangelion 2, arrived by chance on Earth in a celestial object called Black Moon, which along with a White Moon of Adam was sent by an alien "First Ancestral Race". The Angels are thus the legitimate successors of Adam and the original inhabitants of Earth.

Sandalphon (サンダルフォン) (Hebrew: סנדלפון) was the 8th Angel. It was discovered when still in its embryo stage, inside an active volcano.

Zeruel (ゼルエル) (Hebrew: זרועאל) is the 14th Angel. It is among the three to penetrate NERV Headquarters, and the only one to do so through a direct assault. Zeruel bears the unique distinction of providing (however unwillingly) the S² Engine that elevates Unit-01 to "god" status.

Rei is Not a Human

When Kaworu finally meets Rei, he confirms that Rei is the "same as he is." Kaworu is the 17th Angel, and exists as an vessel for the soul of the first Angel, Adam. This would indicate that Rei's soul, likewise, is connected to that of the second Angel: Lilith.
May 21, 2020

It is ultimately revealed that Asuka retains the ability to manifest as the Ninth Angel in Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0.Sep 17, 2021

In the Rebuild movie series, twelve Angels are clearly prophetised by the Dead Sea Scrolls which shows them, as explained by Gendo Ikari in Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon A Time, Angels received the Fruit of Life and are the children of the Gods.

Kaworu is "born from Adam", and describes Adam as being the "Mother of us all". As Kaworu is the vessel for Adam's soul, that paradoxically makes him his own mother as well as of all Angels.

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