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.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10