Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Gabriel (Hebrew, man of God) is generally represented as one of the four archangels, and is especially considered as the messenger of God - e.g. to Daniel and to the Virgin Mary. The later Jewish tradition considered him to preside over the forces and processes of nature, and looked on him as the destroyer of the host of Sennacherib.

“But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9