Featured Design - Archangel Gabriel

Archangel Gabriel is the Archangel of 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). In the rabbinic traditions of Judaism and 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 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 prophecies of Daniel in the Old Testament. The angel announced to Daniel the sign 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 told that Jesus Christ was to be taken 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, also considered an 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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