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Gabriel

Meaning: champion of God

This word was used as a proper name to designate the angel who was sent to Daniel (8:16) to explain the vision of the ram and the he-goat, and to communicate the prediction of the seventy weeks (Dan. 9:21-27).

He also announced the birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:11), and of the Messiah (26).

He describes himself in the words, “I am Gabriel, who stand in the presence of God” (1:19).

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