Daniel referred to himself as Archangel Gabriel’s servant December 7, 2009Posted by mercedescoleen in Archangel Gabriel.
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I wrote in the previous post that Prophet Daniel addressed Chief Prince Gabriel as “Lord”, using the Hebrew word ‘adown. When used in reference to heavenly inhabitants, this noun addressed members of the God family. The Lord also drew to my attention that Daniel referred to himself as a servant:
O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength
For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? (Dan 10: 16, 17)
“Ebed (H 5650) is the word that Daniel used. It is found seven times in the Hebrew and interestingly, Daniel is the only person who apparently used that word (blueletterbible.org). He used ‘ebed twice when asking the chief eunuch in Babylon to allow himself and his three companions to eat vegetables instead of the king’s meat. The other references to ‘ebed (apart from Daniel 10) are found four other times in Daniel 9 where the Prophet referred in his intercessions to the ancient Prophets and Moses as servants of the Lord.
Now, it is clear that Daniel deliberately used the same word ‘ebed because he was acknowledging Chief Prince Gabriel’s status. Twin this with the usage of ‘adown and you will discover the secret.
Blessings and have a great day!