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Archangel Gabriel
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Archangel Gabriel

Archangel Gabriel is the Archangel Communication, Teaching, and Genius. Gabriel’s shields of protection help to protect against the negativity of others.

An Archangel is a supernatural being of Zoroastrian Persian, Judaic, Christian, and Islamic theology, counted among the angels. According to the Christian tradition, there are three Archangels: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael (sometimes Uriel is included among them). In the rabbinic traditions of Judaism, and in the Kabbalah, the usual number given is seven: Michael, Raphael, Gabriel, Uriel, Sariel, Raguel, and Remiel.

In Islam, the archangels are Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Azrael. According to Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Gabriel is an archangel who is serves as a messenger from God. The name Gabriel can mean "man of God", "God has shown himself mighty", or "Hero of God." In Roman Catholic belief he is St. Gabriel the Archangel. He is sometimes associated with the color Blue, the direction East, or the element Water.

Gabriel appears first in the prophesies of Daniel in the Old Testament. The angel announced to Daniel the prophecy of the seventy weeks. In the New Testament, Gabriel is often believed to be the angel who revealed that John the Baptist was to be born to Elizabeth and the angel who revealed that Jesus Christ was to be born to Mary. He is most noted in the Book of Revelation (formerly known as the Apocalypse of John) as the angel who will blow the horn announcing Judgment Day. To Catholics, he is St. Gabriel the Archangel, the patron saint of communications workers. His feast day is September 29th. Jibreel (sometimes written Jabril) is Arabic for Gabriel, who is also considered archangel in much Jewish and Christian angelology. According to Islam, Jabril is the angel who revealed the Qur'an to Mohammed.

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