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Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
One of two angels named in the Bible (the other being Michael). Gabriel interpreted Daniel’s vision (Dan 8:16), gave Daniel the prophecy of 70 weeks (Dan 9:21), and announced the births of John the Baptist (Luke 1:19) and Jesus (Luke 1:26). Identified as an archangel with specific duties in Second Temple Jewish literature and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gabriel the Archangel
Gabriel the Archangel (גַּבְרִיאֵל‎, gavri'el). One of two angels named in the Bible (the other being Michael). Gabriel interpreted Daniel’s vision (Dan 8:16), gave Daniel the prophecy of 70 weeks (Dan 9:21), and announced the births of John the Baptist (Luke 1:19) and Jesus (Luke 1:26). Identified as
Zechariah in the New Testament
Zechariah, Father of John the Baptist (Ζαχαρίας, Zacharias). A priest in the first century ad. The husband of Elizabeth and father of John the Baptist (Luke 1:12–13, 18, 21, 40, 59, 67; 3:2). Zechariah was a priest in the division of Abijah (Luke 1:5), which was the eighth priestly division according
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gabriel (Angel)
GABRIEL (ANGEL) [Heb gabrı̂ʾēl (גַּבְרִיאֵל)]. Gabriel (whose name means “God is my warrior”) is one of two angels named in the Hebrew Bible (Dan 8:16; 9:21), the other being Michael (Dan 10:13, 21; 12:1). Along with Michael, Gabriel regularly figures as one of the 4 archangels (see 1 En. 9:1; 40:9;
Zechariah (Person)
ZECHARIAH (PERSON) [Heb zĕkaryâ (זְכַרְיָה‎), zĕkaryāhû (זְכַרְיָהוּ)]. Var. ZECHER. Zechariah appears in the biblical writings first as an Israelite name in the mid-8th century b.c.e. (see nos. 1–2). Its etymology, “Yahweh remembers,” may explain the rise of the name at this time. In light of the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gabriel
Gabriel. One of the two angels mentioned by name in the Bible (the other is Michael). Gabriel appeared in human form to Daniel to reveal to him the meaning of a vision, to show what would transpire on the day of judgment, and to give Daniel wisdom and understanding (Dn 8:16; 9:21, 22). In the NT Gabriel
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gabriel
Gabriel gāʹbrē-əl [Heb gaḇrîʾēl—‘God is powerful,’ ‘man of God’ (?); Gk. Gabriēl].A celestial being or personage who is mentioned by name only four times in Scripture. In Dnl. 8:16 he is described as “one having the appearance of a man,” who was directed by “a man’s voice” to make clear to Daniel
Zechariah (NT)
1. The father of John the Baptist. Zechariah appears exclusively in Luke’s nativity account as the first person to witness the dawn of the messianic age (Lk. 1:5, 12f, 18, 21, 40, 59, 67). His image recalls that of the elderly Elkanah and Hannah, who gave birth to the prophet Samuel at an advanced age
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gabriel
GABRIEL One of the two angels mentioned by name in the Bible (the other is Michael). Gabriel appeared in human form to Daniel to reveal to him the meaning of a vision, to show what would transpire on the Day of Judgment, and to give Daniel wisdom and understanding (Dn 8:16; 9:21–22). In the NT Gabriel
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gabriel
Gabriel (gay´bree-uhl), an archangel. In the Hebrew Bible, Gabriel appears only in Dan. 8:15–26; 9:21–27, and in the nt only in Luke 1:11–20, 26–38. In these passages, Gabriel appears as a messenger (“angel”) from God and an interpreter for the people to whom he is sent. In Daniel, he interprets dreams
Zechariah
Zechariah (zek´uh-ri´uh; Heb., “the Lord remembers”).1 A Benjaminite from Gibeon whose brother Ner was the father of Kish, the father of King Saul (1 Chron. 9:36–39; Zecher, 1 Chron. 8:31).2 The son Meshelemiah; a Levite who was a gatekeeper for the tent of meeting during the reign of David (1 Chron.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gabriel
GABRIEL. An angel sent to Daniel in Babylon to explain to the prophet the vision of the ram and the he-goat and to announce the prophecy of the 70 weeks (Dan 8:16–27; 9:21–27). After an interval of several centuries, Gabriel was sent to Jerusalem as the herald to Zacharias of the birth of John the Baptist
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Gabriel
GABRIEL (Heb. Gaḇrî’el, ‘man of God’ or ‘strength of God’). One of the two angels whom the Bible names: the other is *Michael. He is sent to interpret Daniel’s vision (Dn. 8:16) and to give him the prophecy of the 70 weeks (Dn. 9:21). Some commentators identify the angel of Dn. 10:5ff. as Gabriel.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gabriel
Gabriel (Heb. gaḇrɩ̂ʾēl; Gk. Gabriḗl)A prominent angel. Gabriel reveals eschatological mysteries in Dan. 8:15–26; 9:21–27 and announces the births of John the Baptist and Jesus in Luke 1:11–20, 26–38. The etymology of the name is disputed, meaning “God is my Warrior” or perhaps “Man of God.” Gabriel
Zechariah
Zechariah (Heb. zĕḵaryâ, zĕḵaryāhû; Gk. Zacharɩ́as) (also ZECHER)The name means “Yahweh remembers,” evidently a plea for God to remember his covenant with Israel and extend divine aid, which probably explains its popularity during the exilic and postexilic periods.1. A king of the northern kingdom
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gabriel
Gabriel [gāˊbrĭ əl] (Heb. gaḇrî˒ēl “man of God” or “God is powerful”; Gk. Gabriēl).† A prominent angel; he and Michael are the only two such celestial beings named in the Bible. He appears first as a human messenger, offering an eschatological interpretation of Daniel’s vision (Dan. 8:16ff.)
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Gabriel
GABRIEL גבריאלI. Gabriel appears in the Book of Daniel as the →angel who explains the vision of the he-goat and the ram (8:16) and the prophecy of the seventy (weeks of) years (9:21). He is usually assumed to be also the revealing angel of Daniel 10. In the New Testament, he is the angel of the Annunciation
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Gabriel
GABRIEL (Hebrew, “God is my warrior,” or “God is strong”) One of three angels, with Michael and Raphael, named in the Old Testament; he is also called the “Angel of the Annunciation” for his appearance in the New Testament. Gabriel appeared as a man to the prophet Daniel (Dan 8:16; 9:21), having been