One of the archangels in Jewish and early Christian thought. In the OT, Gabriel appears only in (Dan 8:15-26) and (Dan 9:21-27), and, in the NT, only in (Luke 1:11-20, Luke 1:26-38). In these passages, Gabriel appears as a messenger (“angel”) from God and an interpreter for the people to whom he is sent. Tradition has associated Gabriel with the archangel whose trumpet blast will announce the return of Christ (1Thess 4:16; Matt 24:31).
Gabriel Interprets the Vision
15When I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I tried to understand it. Then someone appeared standing before me, having the appearance o ... View more
21while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen before in a vision, came to me in swift flight at the time of the evening sacrifice.22He came ... View more
11Then there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing at the right side of the altar of incense.12When Zechariah saw him, he was terrified; and fear overw ... View more
The Birth of Jesus Foretold
26In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth,27to a virgin engaged to a man whose nam ... View more
16For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel's call and with the sound of God's trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ w ... View more
31And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.