Who is Archangel Gabriel? – Wikipedia

Wikipedia; “In the Hebrew Bible, Gabriel appears to the prophet Daniel to explain his visions (Daniel 8:15–26, 9:21–27). Gabriel is also translated as “strength of God” in some languages.[6]

The Gospel of Luke relates the stories of the Annunciation, in which the angel Gabriel appears to Zechariah and the Virgin Mary, foretelling the births of John the Baptist and Jesus, respectively (Luke 1:11–38). Many Christian traditions—including AnglicanismEastern Orthodoxy, and Roman Catholicism—revere Gabriel as a saint.[1][7]

Islam regards Gabriel as an archangel sent by God to various prophets, including Muhammad.[8] The first five verses of the Al-Alaq, the 96th chapter of the Quran, is believed by Muslims to have been the first verses revealed by Gabriel to Muhammad.[8] The Latter-day Saints hold that the angel Gabriel is the same individual as the prophet Noah in his mortal ministry.[9][10]

The archangel also appears in the Book of Enoch and other ancient Jewish writings. In Kabbalah, Gabriel is identified with the sephirah of Yesod. Gabriel also has a prominent role as one of God’s archangels in the Kabbalah literature. There, Gabriel is portrayed as working in concert with Michael as part of God’s court. Gabriel is not to be prayed to because only God can answer prayers and sends Gabriel as his agent.[13]

In 1 Enoch 9:1–3, Gabriel, along with MichaelUriel and Suriel, “saw much blood being shed upon the earth” (9:1) and heard the souls of men cry, “Bring our cause before the Most High” (9:3). In 1 Enoch 10:1, the reply came from “the Most High, the Holy and Great One” who sent forth agents, including Gabriel—

Angels are described as pure spirits.[68][69] The lack of a defined form allows artists wide latitude in depicting them.[70] 

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