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Angel Gabriel

Angel Gabriel first appeared in the book of Daniel. He deliberately explains about Prophet Daniel’s visions and dreams. Consequently, it was in Luke when he delivered his message to Zacharias and Virgin Mary about the birth of their children which are John the Baptist and Jesus Christ respectively.

His Works

In Islam, he was the angel believed to have relayed the message to Mohammed, giving him the thoughts the he needs to write down on the Qu’ran. He sent a message to most of the prophets, giving them direction on how to reveal God’s plan for the human beings. He is believed to be the chief of the four main angels. He is also the spirit of truth. He is the one who created the Holy Spirit as he spoke with Muhammad. This Holy Spirit, nonetheless, is different to the Holy Spirit of Christianity.

Appearance on the Bible

In most biblical scriptures he was referred as a man. Outside the bible, angel Gabriel is defended as androgynous. In new age, the angel was suggested as female.

In the book of Daniel, Angel Gabriel was described as a creature resembling a man. He was identified as the angel who provided Prophet Daniel the skill and understanding of his visions and dreams. In the same book, chapters 10:5 until 12:13 said that he was dressed in linen clothes. He tells Prophet Daniel that he was sent to him but was endured by the “prince of the kingdom of Persia”. This angel who acted as a messenger was not named but is predicted as angel Gabriel.

New Testament: Conversation with Zachary

In the New Testament, he appeared to John the Baptist’s father Zacharias whose wife is Elizabeth. The couple was already of old age that time; not hoping of a child to come along their married life. Here’s a part of the Bible which discussed the said event.

Luke 1:10-14 “And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.”

New Testament: Conversation with the Virgin Mary

He also appeared in the same book when he annunciated to the Virgin Mary about her conception of Jesus Christ with her still being a virgin. The scripture below tells us this part.

Luke 1:26,35,38 “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth. The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.”