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1. The Christian gospel.
2. An evangelist.
[Middle English evaungel, from Late Latin ēvangelium, from Greek euangelion, good news, from euangelos, bringing good news : eu-, eu- + angelos, messenger.]
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1. (Bible) archaic the gospel of Christianity
2. (Bible) (often capital) any of the four Gospels of the New Testament
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) any body of teachings regarded as central or basic
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) US an evangelist
[C14: from Church Latin ēvangelium, from Greek evangelion good news, from eu- + angelos messenger; see angel]
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2. (usu. cap.) any of the four Gospels.
3. a doctrine taken as a guide or regarded as of prime importance.
4. good news or tidings.
[1300–50; Middle English evangile (< Middle French) < Late Latin evangelium < Greek euangélion good news (see eu-, angel)]
[1585–95; < Late Latin evangelus < Greek euángelos bringing good news. See evangel1]
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|Noun||1.||evangel - the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings|
religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
Synoptic Gospels, Synoptics - the first three Gospels which describe events in Christ's life from a similar point of view
Word of God - the message of the Gospel of Christ
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