Encyclopedia > Gabriel

  Article Content


According to Christianity, Gabriel is an angel (or archangel) who visited Zacharias and Mary, the mother of Jesus, to announce the imminent birth of their children, one of which would be Jesus, according to the letter of Luke in the first century. Also plays a prominent role in the the book of Revelation.

According to Islam, Gabriel is the angel who visited Mohammed and gave him the Qur'an. (see Jabril)

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Battle Creek, Michigan

... 18 living with them, 41.9% are married couples living together, 16.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% are non-families. 31.6% of a ...

This page was created in 36.3 ms