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Gabriel
(320 words)

[German version]

[1] (Archangel) Archangel

In the Jewish tradition, the angel G. (‘man of God’) is one of the six archangels, together with Uriel, Rafael, Raguel, Michael, and Sariel (1 Enoch, 20:1-7; for seven archangels cf. Tob 12:12-15; for four archangels: 1 Enoch 9-10; 40:9f.). In the biblical tradition, G. appears already together with Michael in the role of angelus interpres, who interprets the seer's visions (Dan 8:16; 9:21), and who announces the births of John the Baptist and Jesus…

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Ego, Beate (Osnabrück) and Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna), “Gabriel”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e417370>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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