[b-hebrew] Gabriel

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Fri Jul 25 11:54:31 EDT 2003

At 04:50 PM 7/25/03 +0100, you wrote:
>A friend has asked me if I can throw any light on the Hebrew roots of 
>the name Gabriel (Dan 8:15, 9:21).

"warrior of God" or "strong one of God" or more precisely, "warrior of El".

>I'm aware that there are various alternatives suggested, but wondered 
>if people here had any views which might contribute to a fuller 

well, gibbor means warrior and el is the name of the canaanite god.



Jim West
Quartz Hill School of Theology
Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies

Biblical Studies Resources

More information about the b-hebrew mailing list