Who is Gabriel according to the Bible?

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The Birth of Jesus Foretold
Luke 1:26-38

26) In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee,

27) to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.

28) The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

29) Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.

30) But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.

31) You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.

32) He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David.

33) and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

34) “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”

35) The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[a] the Son of God.

36) Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month.

37) For no word from God will ever fail.”

38) “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

What is part of Gabriel Angel in the Bible?

Gabriel is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments. He’s known for bearing good news of Jesus’ coming birth, but his first biblical appearance is in Daniel 8:16, when he is told to explain a vision to the prophet.

Gabriel stands in the presence of God. This is how he describes himself to Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist (Luke 1:19). The Greek word for “stands” is paristánō, which means to wait before a superior. The Septuagint uses this word to describe how Joshua served Moses and how David assisted King Saul.

Gabriel is one of only two angels explicitly named in the Protestant Bible. The other is Michael, a warrior archangel.

The Bible doesn’t call Gabriel the “archangel.” The Book of Tobit (of Catholic and Orthodox canon) identifies the angels who stand in the presence of God as archangels, and so Gabriel has been called an archangel by tradition.

Gabriel looks like a man. The name Gabriel means “man of God” or “strength of God.” The second time Daniel encounters Gabriel (Daniel 9:21), he describes Gabriel as a “man seen in the vision previously.” We don’t get any more details on Gabriel’s looks. Perhaps that’s because his messages are always so important.

Gabriel scares people. When Daniel meets Gabriel, he is frightened and falls on his face. When Gabriel greets Zacharias, his first words are, “Do not be afraid.” Mary’s greeting is more celebratory, but Gabriel still follows up by telling her not to fear.

Gabriel anticipates Jesus. Gabriel relays a prophecy concerning “Messiah the Prince” to Daniel. He tells Zacharias that John the Baptist will be a forerunner before the Lord. And most famously, he tells Mary that her son will be called “the Son of the Most High.”


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