Gabriel Blow Your Horn! - A Short History of Gabriel within Jewish LiteratureAn interesting discussion of early references to Gabriel. I'm not clear why the book of Daniel is segregated from "Second Temple Literature," especially inasmuch as most scholars think the Book of the Watchers (1 Enoch 1-36) is earlier than Daniel. Gabriel is also mentioned in the Qumran War Scroll and also, of course, in the recently published Vision of Gabriel inscription (see here and here and follow the links). The latter really ought to have been noted.
From the ancient to the modern world, angels have been the subject of fascination and wonder. Perhaps only second to Michael in fame, the angel Gabriel has enjoyed a long and celebrated history among Jews and Christians alike.
By David L. Everson
Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Essay on the Archangel Gabriel
THE ARCHANGEL GABRIEL is the subject of an essay at Bible and Interpretation: