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Are the “Holy Spirit” and the angel “Gabriel” one and the same?

Bible: No       Qur'an: Yes

Luke 1:11-35 – 11. there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord… 12. The angel said… Zacharias… thy wife Elisabeth, shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John… 15. he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb… 19. And the angel… said unto him, I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and am sent to speak unto thee, and to show these glad tidings.

John 4:24 – God is a Spirit.

Al-Baqarah 2:87 & 98 – 87. We gave Jesus son of Mary the clear miracles (to serve as proofs of Allah’s sovereignty) and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit (the angel Gabriel)... Say (O Muhammad, to them)... 98. Who is an enemy to Allah, and His Angels and His Messengers, and to Gabriel and Michael?

Note: Within Islam the Holy Spirit is generally depicted as being the angel Gabriel.

© Daniel Wickwire –