Everything about angel Gabriel in The Bible
In Christianity the archangel Gabriel serves as messenger of God. Biblical verses which specifically refer to Gabriel often depict this spiritual being as either mortal male or as being neither masculine nor feminine in physical characteristics.
Gabriel first appears in the Book of Daniel and later (and most notably) in the Gospel. The angel is renowned for two specific visitations where Gabriel foretells the births of two prophets, namely: John the Baptist, and his second cousin, Jesus of Nazareth. Regarding John the Baptist, it is written that an angel appeared to Zechariah foretelling the future;
"Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John”. (Luke 1: 13)
The spirit identifies itself by announcing "I am Gabriel. I stand in the Presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news”. (Luke 1: 19)
Shortly afterwards, Gabriel was sent by God to a small city of Galilee named Nazareth, where the archangel makes the most celebrated visitation. On this occasion Gabriel appears before a young virgin bride named Mary. “…Hail, you that are highly favoured, the Lord is with you: blessed are you among women”. (Luke 1: 28)
The New Testament speaks frequently of low- and high-ranking angels. The Bible contains not only visitations by archangels but also angels delivering holy messages, ministering to Jesus after his temptation in the wilderness, appearing to Christ in his agony, and again appearing at the site of his tomb after the resurrection.
Angels also liberated the apostles Peter and Paul, from incarceration. In the biblical verses of the New Testament, sightings and events attended by angels are several; references to archangels however are much fewer in number, with only two references using the term ‘archangel’ (Jude 1: 9, 1 Thessalonians 4: 16).
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