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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Gabriel (gâ'-bri-el), man of God. An angel specially charged with the message to Zacharias respecting the birth of John, and to Mary respecting the birth of Christ. Luke 1:19-26. At an earlier period he was sent to Daniel to unfold a vision. Daniel 8:16; Daniel 9:21. See Angel.
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Gabriel'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/g/gabriel.html. 1893.