The fire doesn’t consume the bush, and when the supernatural being speaks, its voice is likened to that of God’s.
Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight-why the bush does not burn up.” When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am” (Exodus 3:1-4 NIV)
Another reference to the burning bush is made in Deuteronomy 33:16 where God is described as “him who dwelt in the burning bush” (NIV).
Just what happened here is a matter of much theological debate. Does God as the Holy Spirit speak to Moses? Or was it some other angel (i.e. messenger) of God?
Moreover, some take this story literally, others see it as myth and a third interpretation sees it as a combination of fact and fiction. » Angels, Fallen Angels
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