“The Angel is revealed as a merciful ‘accommodation’ or ‘condescension’ of God, whereby the Lord can be present among a sinful people when, were he to go with them himself, his presence would consume them.… He is that mode of deity whereby the holy God can keep company with sinners. There is only one other in the Bible who is both identical with and yet distinct from the Lord. One who, without abandoning the full essence and prerogatives of deity … is able to accommodate himself to the company of sinners … Jesus Christ.”
Keller, T. (2013). Walking with God through Pain and Suffering (p. 233). New York: Dutton.