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(Γαβαήλ v.r. Γαμαήλ ; Vulg. Gabelus), the name of two persons in the Apocrypha.

1. An ancestor of Tobit (Tobit 1:1). 2. A poor Jew (Tobit 1:17, Vulg.) of "Rages in Media," to whom Tobias lent (Vulg. sub chirographo dedit) ten talents of silver, which Gabael afterwards faithfully restored to Tobias in the time of Tobit's distress (Tobit 1:14; Tobit 4:1; Tobit 4:20; Tobit 5:6; Tobit 5:9; Tobit 10:2). Smith, s.v. (See GABRIAS).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Gabael'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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