Message - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G31, angelia ]
akin to angello, to bring a message, proclaim," denotes a "message, proclamation, news," 1 John 1:5 [some mss. have epangelia: See Note
(1)]; 1 John 3:11, where the word is more precisely defined (by being followed by the conjunction "that," expressing the purpose that we should love one another) as being virtually equivalent to an order.


(1) Epangelia (epi, "upon," and No. 1), "a promise," is found in some mss. in 1 John 1:5, "message" (See No. 1). See PROMISE.

(2) In Luke 19:14, AV, presbeia, is translated "a message;" RV, "an ambassage," as in Luke 14:32. See AMBASSAGE.

[ 2,,G189, akoe ]
"hearing," also denotes "the thing heard, a message;" in 1 Thessalonians 2:13, it is associated with logos, "a word," lit., "the word of hearing" (RV marg.), RV, "the word of the message," AV, "the word ... which ye heard;" so in Hebrews 4:2, RV, "the word of hearing" (AV, "the word preached"). See HEARING.

[ 3,,G2782, kerugma ]
"that which is proclaimed by a herald, a proclamation, preaching," is translated "the message" in Titus 1:3, RV (AV, "preaching"). See PREACHING.

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