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GABAEL găb’ ĭ əl (Γαβαήλ). 1. A member of the tribe of Naphtali and an ancestor of Tobit (Tobit 1:1).

2. A brother or son of Gabrias who lived at Rages in Media with whom Tobit left ten talents of silver for safekeeping (1:14; 4:20). Having been prevented by political conditions from recovering the money himself, Tobit sent his son Tobias to get it.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(Gabael; Vulgate (Jerome’s Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) "Gabelus"):

(1) An ancestor of Tobit ( Tobit 1:1).

(2) A poor Jew of Rages, a city of Media, to whom Tobit lent ten talents of silver ( TOBIT 1:14). The money was restored to Tobit in the time of his distress through his son Tobias, whom the angel Raphael led to Gabael at Rages ( TOBIT 1:14; 4:1,20; 5:6; 6:9; 10:2).