Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. Heb. 13:2 Angel's appearances were very common in biblical history angels appeared to many people and for varied reasons, in most cases the Angel's came to deliver a message from the Lord. Abraham entertained Angels who gave him a message that Sarah would have his son in her old age: Sarah Abraham's wife was distressed because she could not have a child. The Lord appeared to Abraham and told him his wife Sarah would have a child. When Sarah heard this she laughed at the Angels prediction but indeed the prediction came to pass. Sarah and Abram had a son named Isaac and God established His covenant with Isaac. Read about this angel appearance in Genesis Chapter 18.
An angel appeared to Abraham to stop him from sacrificing his son to God. God tested Abraham's love for Him by asking him to sacrifice his only son Isaac. Abraham was sad but made preparations to sacrifice his son for God. An angel Gen. 22:11-18 Balaam and the talking donkey
An Angel appeared to Cornelius. Cornelius was a devout, God fearing man who was visited by an angel after nine hours of fasting. The Angel told Cornelius to give a message to Simon whose surname was Peter. Before Cornelius's servants arrived Peter was given a vision of unclean meats with God telling him to kill and eat but Peter refused because he had never eaten unclean meat. The dream or vision was not actually about clean and unclean meats but had another meaning. This vision was sent to him so that Simon Peter would accept Cornelius's invitation to come to his home. In those days, it was unlawful for Jews to keep company with another nation as they were considered unclean.
Daniel, in the lions' den, Dan. 6:22 Dan. 8:16 Dan. 9:21 Dan. 10:5-10 Dan. 10:16-18 Dan. 12:5-7; David, at the threshing floor 2 Sam. 24:16,17 1 Chr. 21:15,16 Elijah, under the juniper tree 1 Kin. 19:5-11 Gideon Judg. 6:11-22 1 Kin. 19:5-11 Hagar, in the wilderness Gen. 16:7 Israelites Ex. 14:19 Judg. 2:1-4; Jacob Gen. 28:12 Jesus Matt. 17:3 Luke 9:30,31 Jesus, after his temptation Matt. 4:11 Jesus in Gethsemane Luke 22:43 Jesus at the sepulcher Matt. 28:2-5 Mark 16:5-7 Luke 24:23 John 20:12 Jesus at the ascension Acts 1:10,11 John, in Patmos Rev. 1:1 Rev. 5:2 Rev. 7:11 Rev. 10:9 Rev. 11:1 Rev. 17:7 Rev. 19:10 Rev. 22:8 Joseph Angel as messenger
Matt. 2:13 Matt. 2:19 Joshua Josh. 5:15; Lot, in Sodom Gen. 19:1-17 Manoah Judges 13:6 Judges 13:15-20 Mary, concerning Jesus Luke 1:26-38 Moses Exodus 3:2 Paul (formerly Saul) on the way to Damascus Acts 27:23 Peter, in prison Acts 12:7-11 Peter and John, while in prison Acts 5:19 Philip Acts 8:26 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, in the fiery furnace Dan. 3:25,28 Shepherds Luke 2:9-14 Luke 1:11-20,26-38 Zachariah, in a vision An angel named Gabriel appeared to Zacharias the Priest before the conception of his son John the Baptist to tell him that he would have a son in his old age and told him what kind of man John would become. Gabriel is the same angel that appeared to Mary telling her of the birth of her son Jesus Christ (Yeshua, Yahweh).