The name that is transliterated as “Gabriel” in English is translated in Spanish Sign Language as “angel announce” (according to Luke 1:19) (Source: John Elwode in The Bible Translator 2008, p. 78ff. )

“Gabriel” in Spanish Sign Language, source: Sociedad Bíblica de España

Following is a Greek Orthodox icon of the archangel Gabriel from the 13th century (found in Sinai Monastery).

Orthodox Icons are not drawings or creations of imagination. They are in fact writings of things not of this world. Icons can represent our Lord Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, and the Saints. They can also represent the Holy Trinity, Angels, the Heavenly hosts, and even events. Orthodox icons, unlike Western pictures, change the perspective and form of the image so that it is not naturalistic. This is done so that we can look beyond appearances of the world, and instead look to the spiritual truth of the holy person or event. (Source )

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