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Easton's Bible Dictionary

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Additional Resources
• Nave's Topical Bible
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Doctrines of the Gospel, The
Gospel, The
• Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
John, Gospel of
Luke, Gospel according to
Mark, Gospel according to
Matthew, Gospel according to
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
John, The Gospel According to
Luke, The Gospel According to
Mark, The Gospel According to
Matthew, The Gospel According to
• King James Dictionary
• Smith's Bible Dictionary
John, Gospel of
Luke, Gospel of
Mark, Gospel of
Matthew, Gospel of
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Apostles, Gospel of the Twelve
Arabic Gospel of the Infancy
Barnabas, Gospel of
Bartholomew, Gospel of
Ebionites, Gospel of the
Egyptians, Gospel According To the
Eve, Gospel of
Gospel According To the Hebrews
Hebrews, Gospel According To the
Infancy, Gospel of the
John, Gospel of
Joseph, the Carpenter, Gospel of
Judas Iscariot, Gospel of
Luke, the Gospel of
Marcion, Gospel of
Mark, the Gospel According To, 1
Mark, the Gospel According To, 2
Matthew, the Gospel of
Nativity, of Mary, Gospel of the
Nicodemus, Gospel of
Passion, Gospel of the
Peter, Gospel According To
Philip, the Gospel of
Pseudo-Matthew, Gospel of
Resurrection, Gospel of the
Thomas, Gospel of
Greek - preach the Gospel, gospel, gospel preached, preach the gospel, preached the gospel, preaching the gospel
Greek - gospel, gospel of Christ, gospel of God, gospel of the Kingdom, gospel's
Greek - preach before the gospel, gospel beforehand, preached the gospel beforehand
Gospel -

A word of Anglo-Saxon origin, and meaning "God's spell", i.e., word of God, or rather, according to others, "good spell", i.e., good news. It is the rendering of the Greek Evangelion , I.e., "good message." It denotes (1) "the welcome intelligence of salvation to man as preached by our Lord and his followers.

  • It was afterwards transitively applied to each of the four histories of our Lord's life, published by those who are therefore called 'Evangelists', writers of the history of the gospel (the evangelion).
  • The term is often used to express collectively the gospel doctrines; and 'preaching the gospel' is often used to include not only the proclaiming of the good tidings, but the teaching men how to avail themselves of the offer of salvation, the declaring of all the truths, precepts, promises, and threatenings of Christianity." It is termed "the gospel of the grace of God" (Acts 20:24), "the gospel of the kingdom" (Matthew 4:23), "the gospel of Christ" (Romans 1:16), "the gospel of peace (Ephesians 6:15), "the glorious gospel," "the everlasting gospel," "the gospel of salvation" (Ephesians 1:13).

  • Copyright Statement
    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for 'Gospel'". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".
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