[b-hebrew] Gabriel

Kevin W. Woodruff cierpke at prodigy.net
Fri Jul 25 13:18:40 EDT 2003


Debbie:

I've always understood it to be the word "gibbor" with
the theophoric "el" added meaning "hero of God" or
"mighty one of God"

Keivn


--- Debbie <debbie at cybertheology.net> 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).
> 
> I'm aware that there are various alternatives
> suggested, but wondered 
> if people here had any views which might contribute
> to a fuller 
> understanding?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Debbie
> -- 
> PhD student
> Urban Theology Unit/Sheffield University-- 
> Debbie Herring
> http://www.cybertheology.org.uk
> 
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