A-Z: General definitions: Gabriel


An angelic messenger from God, one of the three named archangels. He is mentioned four times in the Bible. He appears in human form in Daniel (Daniel 8:16; Daniel 9:21). Each of his appearances in both the New Testament and the Old Testament were in connection with the coming Messiah. (Luke 1:19; Luke 1:26-38).


Hebrew: 'God is powerful'.

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