An official messenger. The herald of
Daniel 3:4 was responsible for publicizing the king's law and the penalty of disobedience. Noah is described as a herald of righteousness (2 Peter 2:5), that is, one who announced God's requirements. Paul was appointed as a herald or preacher of the gospel.
1 Timothy 2:5-7 outlines Paul's message as the uniqueness of God, Christ's unique role as mediator between God and humanity, and Christ's death as ransom.
2 Timothy 1:9-11 outlines Paul's gospel as the good news that God has given grace by sending Christ who abolished death and brought life.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'HERALD'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".