[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 
>understanding?

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


Jim

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