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In Abrahamic religions, Gabriel (Hebrew: גַּבְרִיאֵל, Modern Gavriʼel Tiberian Gaḇrʼēl; Latin: Gabrielus; Greek: Γαβριήλ, Gabriēl; Arabic: جبريل, Jibrīl or جبرائيل Jibrail; Aramaic: Gabri-el, "strong man of God") is an angel who serves as a messenger from God. He first appears in the Book of Daniel in the Hebrew Bible. In some traditions he is regarded as one of the archangels, or as the angel of death. He is also known as Saint Gabriel to some Christian denominations.

Based on two passages in the Gospel of Luke, many Christians and Muslims believe Gabriel to have foretold the births of both John the Baptist and Jesus.

Islam further believes he was the medium through whom God revealed the Qur'an to Muhammad, and that he sent a message to most prophets, if not all, revealing their obligations. He is called the chief of the four favoured angels and the spirit of truth, and in some views is a personification of the Holy Spirit. Gabriel is also mentioned in Bah' Faith texts, specifically in Bah'u'llh's mystical work Seven Valleys.

PSCS/Bamboo/7 hours/Music: Magnificent - U2 (love that lyric!!)

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MiXoX Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Saint Gabriel, The SPOILERS Angel?
asari13 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Chaoswolfstone Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
simply amazing
Angeltrod519644 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Artist
I`m impressed but does he really used a sword from the past. I mean I never recalled him fighting, or having a sword when he holds a staff through the ancient paintings but then again, this is your art and I should respect that. So sorry about that. Still it`s very good art. 
xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
His horn, is it there
Kn1ghtGr3y Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
awesome work
alpine1000 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
ApusDeSoare Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
your work is perfect:)
Arielslr Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Let me marry your art plz...
SundayComicBooks Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Ramman05 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Cool! :D
Geminice Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
finalknight0x3 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Love your angels
ThePhoenixKing32 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't Gabriel supposed to have a trumpet?
Crossroadsghost Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love this, because Gabriel is also the Patron Saint of Communications, Postal Workers, Broadcasters Etc. & again I Love this.
lady-annamarie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He is stunning and very we rendered. :)
zorkalorp Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow Dude!!
This is one of my FAVORITES! I think you got exactly the right style
gudruna Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
zorkalorp Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So angelically awesome!
ApAtHeTIcBuNnY Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Aaaand now I'll watch you.
Limi16Eve Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
17freak Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
de estos este es mi favorito :D me encantan tus trabajos te sigo desde mitos y leyendas :love:
beachelf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
:iconamazedcatplz: Awesome!
CarbonWOLF7 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gabriel huh... looks awesome :D

I think form fitting cloth with shining gold and saphire colors is more his style though ;)

FedoraNova Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
This is amazing, love your work man.
LittleWindy7 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012

I love how you draw him there!
Baldur30 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
CraftyFlareon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
490DarkPrince Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Jibrail or Gabriel as you say it, is one of the high archangels, along with Izrael, Israfel and Mikael. And yes he is male if you're wondering. He is the messenger of God to the all the prophets in Islam.
MrToroTheGreat Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Long, white hair makes any male character hyper-manly
FallenAngelCosplays Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student General Artist
wow we may share the same name here but i wish i had that body haha
Draaky Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DrSonus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Oh Also, There is a description of the Angel Jibreel (Gabriel) by the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), saying,

"He had six hundred wings, each of which covered the horizon. There fell from his wings jewels, pearls and rubies, only Allah knows about them"
DrSonus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012

The ArchAngel Gabriel in Islam, has a very high post, and is seen to represent Intelligence. Yes, he was the messenger between Allah and all of the Prophets. Selam!
mechanut721 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist
WOW. Such a fantastic picture of my namesake. Totally KA. I can honestly say I enjoy viewing your artwork. Kinda inspiring.
StarlitPaint Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Things I luv about it...
A. Its not a girl
B. It looks like it could kick demon butt
C. I just love it!

Added to faves!
Mae760 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Nice art man xD haha reffered to a messenger eh ?? good good
Conuiron Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hot, I just really like this version of Gabriel, really great.
V0LK3R9 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Amazing piece, but I wonder what smith would leave the entire chest and abdominal plates out of a set of armor...
Ghunter666 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Right now im proud my name is gabriel.
Lunien Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mine too!
baldrel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student General Artist
hermano, me encantan tus trabajos, me encantaria ver como haces una catrina
cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! Ever thought of doing one of Jesus?
kkshi99 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
i like it,but gabriel isnt that buff
JmarthandGike Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
omg, this is the cover of my notebook! and now i found it by chance on DA, this is so beautiful, i love it!
Deadpool25mm Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist
Amazing :)!!
Gabe991 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
As the megalomaniac I am I couldn't not love this piece. Every time I look at it I feel a sense of... magnificence. The theme song you chose for this work suits it perfectly.

A little info on Gabriel: Gabriel is ALWAYS depicted as a man in the Bible. His name even mans "Man of God" (or even Strength or Hero). The female Gabriel is something made up in the recent times, it has no foundation in the historical source of the Bible, therefore the gender you chose to depict him in the piece is the appropriate one.
Gabriel IS a warrior. Every angel is a messenger, that's the meaning of the word "ggelos", and every angel can fight. Proof is, Gabriel withstood a 21 days long battle against the Prince of Persia (a demon, not the video game lol). I repeat it 21 days! Again, you "made no mistake" in depicting him with a sword and a shield.

Everything about the "Judgement Horn", the lily and so on is MADE UP. The only things the Bible says are what I wrote. Just saying.
talentualEmbrace Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Just to let you know, keep in mind that the KJV (which is the original english translation) was made by misogynistic men that were part of a widespread belief propagated by the Catholic Church that female deities were "wrong", were whorish women or paganistic. It's quite likely that they altered the original text to please the mindset of the time--I mean, one of the early popes thought it was a good idea to get rid of some archangels and venerate others.

Either way, angels are spirits that take the shape of humans, so they technically have no gender.
Gabe991 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Just to let you know, I don't think you understood my post. What you say has nothing to do with the topic I brought.

First of all, and never forget this, The bible itself is a misogynistic text.

Second, the meaning of the name Gabriel is unequivocal, yet you bring up such preposterous assumptions to try to excuse your own preferences.

Third, the fact that Gabriel is a female is completely made up, like his association with the Moon. And that's exactly because of the latter that some... "scholar" thought that, since the Angel the moon, he has to be the cause of the women's menstrual cycle and therefore be a female.

I said angel, that's right. You made another mistake. The only archangel mentioned in the Bible is Michael. As cool as Uriel and all of the others may be, they're completely made up as the names of the angels are rare thing in the "Holy Book".
What the Church does is always change shit to its own accord.
Did you know that the Purgatory came from Dante's "Divine Comedy". Yep, that's how serious the Church is.

"It's quite likely they altered the original [and so on]". Okay. Prove it. Show evidence. Come on, I beg you.

One has to take in account only the "original" text (the Bible and its translations), not all shit wrote by someone else (other digressions, like prayers wrote by the Church. Indeed, the only real prayer is "Lord's Prayer", written in the Bible itself)

Obvious point is obvious.

Not hating on you, I hate posts in which facts are answered with assumptions.
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