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'''Gabriel''' is one of two [[angel]]s 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 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>
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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.
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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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==References==
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[[Category:Biblical Persons]]
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Revision as of 18:39, 15 June 2009

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