[b-hebrew] Gabriel

Jack Kilmon jkilmon at historian.net
Fri Jul 25 16:52:55 EDT 2003


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From: "Debbie" <debbie at cybertheology.net>
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Sent: Friday, July 25, 2003 10:50 AM
Subject: [b-hebrew] Gabriel


> 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?


Gabriel has been around.  It is a Sumerian root GBR (powerful, hero,
governor). Akkadian Gapru (strong), Hebrew GBR Warrior, Hero. The only
female angel in the upper echelons, ruler of the Cherubim. Arabic Jibril,
dictated the Koran to Mohammed.

JK




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