The topic came up on another post, so I thought I'd move it over here.
The topic of angelic origins or angels themselves is a very mysterious subject in the Bible. For such leading characters, it's very odd that no real close up is ever mentioned. Considering god is pretty detailed oriented when it comes to cotton blends, facial grooming and field growing, one could almost assume that certain texts have been all together removed.
Further complicating matters is the Greek word 'angelos' derived from the Hebrew translation 'mala'ak.' This is used interchangeably to describe human messengers, as is the word Host or even Heavenly Host which is also used to describe holy anointed (but very human) kings or rules supposedly picked by god's hand. That aside there are two very clear terms for angels found in the Bible, but NEVER used in any passage linked to a creation from god. These words are seraphim (singular seraph) or cherub. As you can see by the passages that accredit god with creating angels, the description of stars, constellations or a human praise of gods accomplishment can be confused, too. Nowhere in the Bible does it state that god created seraphim or cherub. In fact, there are many schools of thought that follow the idea that the 'we' in Genesis is indeed referring to the angels and god, not the holy trinity as mainstream theory implies (but doesn't prove.)
Take a look:
You alone are Yahweh. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You gave life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
(Reading this, it actually seems like it has to separate the fact that the multitudes of heaven worship him from the act of his creation. The starry host could indeed be constellations.)
6And he swore by him who lives for ever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it, and said, "There will be no more delay!
(It isn't even god proclaiming to have created angels here, it's Daniel swearing by god's name. Again, the creation of the heavens and all that is in them is easily read as the sky and stars. )
Colossians 1:16 (New International Version)
16For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.
(Again, still not god claiming this, and again it seems more like a general, sweeping statement. Why isn't there ever a specific naming of something as important as angels?)
Ephesians 3:9-10 (New International Version)
9and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. 10His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms. (One more time, it seems a little flimsy to say that with all the translation, all the editing, all the lost books, angels must have been created by god just because he created 'everything.')
Now.. why go about arguing the details of fairy tales? Eh.. mostly because I'm pretty fascinated angels and demonology...but also because it's one more piece of the puzzle that unravels the supposed divinity of Christ and the self claimed monotheistic nature of Abrahamic religions.