Thursday, 8 June 2017

Gabriel's horn

Archangel Gabriel’s name means 'God is my strength'. One of the two archangels specifically named in the Bible in both the Old and New Testament, she is often portrayed holding a trumpet and is the only female archangel.
Gabriel's horn is also a geometric figure which has infinite surface area but finite volume.

Archangel Gabriel is the messenger angel, acting as a messenger of God.
The mathematical name refers to the tradition identifying the Archangel Gabriel as the angel who blows the horn to announce Judgment Day. Gabriel blowing a trumpet blast to indicate God's return to Earth is popular culture though the Bible never specifies Gabriel as the trumpeter.

Gabriel is one of only three angels mentioned by name in the Bible.