The Definition of the word Gabriel
Champion of God, used as a proper name to designate the angel who was sent to Daniel (8:16) to explain the vision of the ram "and the he-goat, and to communicate the prediction of the" seventy weeks (Dan. 9:21-27). "He announced also the birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:11), and "of the Messiah (26). He describes himself in the words, "I am" "Gabriel, who stand in the presence of God" (1:19)."