Historic Jesus

Character Profile


First mention: Daniel 8:16

Final mention: Luke 1:26

Meaning of his name: "God is my strength"

Frequency of his name: Mentioned four times

Occupation: Angel/Messenger

Biblical books mentioning him: Two books (Daniel and Luke)

Important fact about his life: Sent by God to announce the birth of Christ to Mary.

Copyright 1999, used by permission from Dr. H.L. Willmington.

In Hebrew, Gabriel means 'man of God' or 'strength of God'. Gabriel is one of the two angels whom the Bible names (the other is Michael). He is also mentioned in the book of Daniel (Daniel 8:16; 9:21). (The New Bible Dictionary, Tyndale House Publishers: Wheaton 1962, from Logos Bible Software.)