Gabriel: Champion of God, used as a proper name to designate the angel who was
sent to Daniel
(Daniel 8:16) to explain the vision of the ram and the
he-goat, and to communicate the prediction of the seventy weeks
(Daniel 9:21-27) He announced also the birth of John the Baptist
and of the Messiah
(Luke 1:26). He describes himself in the words, "I
am Gabriel, who stand in the presence of God"