G is for GABRIEL

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I always assumed that Gabriel has always meant messenger. The roots and meaning s are from the Hebrew name גַבְרִיאֵל (Gavri’el) meaning “God is my strong man”.

Gabriel was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition. He appears in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, where he serves as the announcer of the births of John to Zechariah and Jesus to Mary.

According to Islamic tradition he was the angel who dictated the Qur’an to Muhammad.

gabriel archangel

Do you believe in ANGELS? I would like to, especially guardian angels.

I like the idea of ARCHANGEL GABRIEL conveying messages.

10 thoughts on “G is for GABRIEL

  1. I do believe in angels. But I also believe that some claims about visitation of angels is hokum. I have to weigh the source with the outcome.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    A Faraway View


  2. yes I do and also that they come in all shapes and sizes – I am of the idea that it is wise to leave a door open on beliefs especially ones we havent got a clue about- do we think we could possibly know all there is about life – it is a Mystery and sometimes we get a peek at ‘something else’ . that is what I love… those possibilities …


  3. When iconographers begin to write icons, they make a progression that starts with angels. This beautiful icon is a perfect introduction to iconography. I’m delighted you picked Gabriel for your letter G. Love this about the #Challenge. Stopping by leads to surprises that make you smile. Thanks for all the hard work it takes to participate.


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