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'''Gabriel''' one of two angels in the Bible mentioned by name, the other being [[Michael the Archangel|Michael]].  The name means "God is my hero" or "mighty man of God".  Gabriel is depicted as "one who is like a man", but also flies.
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'''Gabriel''' is one of two [[angel]]s in the [[Bible]] mentioned by name, the other being [[Michael (archangel)|Michael]].  The name means "God is my hero" or "mighty man of God".  Gabriel is depicted as "one who is like a man", but also flies.
  
Gabriel appears twice to [[Daniel]] in the [[Old Testament]] both times giving him meaning and understanding of his visions.
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Gabriel appears twice to [[Daniel]] in the [[Old Testament]] both times giving him meaning and understanding of his visions.<ref>Daniel 8:15-26, Daniel 9:21-27</ref>
  
Gabriel also appears to [[Zechariah]] in the [[New Testament]] (Luke 1:11-20) letting him know that his prayer has been heard and his wife will bear a son who is to be called John ([[John the Baptist]]) and many would rejoice because of his birth.  The angel also struck Zechariah dumb until the time of the birth when he was not readily believed.
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Gabriel also appears to [[Zechariah]] in the [[New Testament]]<ref>[[Gospel of Luke|Luke]] 1:11-20</ref> letting him know that his prayer has been heard and his wife will bear a son who is to be called John ([[John the Baptist]]) and many would rejoice because of his birth.  The angel also struck Zechariah dumb until the time of the birth when he was not readily believed.
  
Finally Gabriel comes to [[Virgin Mary|Mary]] to tell her that she will be with child through the [[Holy Spirit]] and her child was to be named Jesus (Luke 1:26-37) and He would be called "The Son of the Most High" (Luke 1:32)
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Finally Gabriel comes to [[Virgin Mary|Mary]] to tell her that she will be with child through the [[Holy Spirit]] and her child was to be named [[Jesus]]<ref>Luke 1:26-37</ref> and He would be called "The Son of the Most High"<ref>Luke 1:32</ref>
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[[Category:Biblical Persons]]

Latest revision as of 12:26, 8 February 2018

Gabriel is one of two angels in the Bible mentioned by name, the other being Michael. The name means "God is my hero" or "mighty man of God". Gabriel is depicted as "one who is like a man", but also flies.

Gabriel appears twice to Daniel in the Old Testament both times giving him meaning and understanding of his visions.[1]

Gabriel also appears to Zechariah in the New Testament[2] letting him know that his prayer has been heard and his wife will bear a son who is to be called John (John the Baptist) and many would rejoice because of his birth. The angel also struck Zechariah dumb until the time of the birth when he was not readily believed.

Finally Gabriel comes to Mary to tell her that she will be with child through the Holy Spirit and her child was to be named Jesus[3] and He would be called "The Son of the Most High"[4]

References

  1. Daniel 8:15-26, Daniel 9:21-27
  2. Luke 1:11-20
  3. Luke 1:26-37
  4. Luke 1:32