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Gospel

Gospel originally meant the Christian message, but in the 2nd century it came to be used also for the books in which the message was set out; in this sense a gospel can be defined as a loose-knit, episodic narrative of the words and deeds of Jesus of Nazareth, culminating in his trial and death and concluding with various reports of his post-resurrection appearances.The four canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John share the same basic outline: Jesus begins his public ministry in conjunction with that of John the Baptist, calls disciples, teaches and heals and confronts the Pharisees, dies on the cross, and is raised from the dead. Each has its own distinctive understanding of Jesus and his divine role: Mark never calls him "God", Luke expands on Mark while eliminating some passages entirely, but still follows his plot more faithfully than does Matthew, and John, the most overtly theological, is the first to make Christological judgements outside the context of the narrative of Jesus's life.

Bible

The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a collection of religious texts, writings, or scriptures sacred in Judaism, Samaritanism, Christianity, Islam, Rastafarianism, and many other faiths. It appears in the form of an anthology, a compilation of texts of a variety of forms that are all linked by the belief that they are collectively revelations of God.

Gospel

Often Gospel The proclamation of the redemption preached by Jesus and the Apostles, which is the central content of Christian revelation.

Bible

The sacred book of Christianity, a collection of ancient writings including the books of both the Old Testament and the New Testament.

Gospel

Gospel(Bible) One of the first four New Testament books, describing the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and recording his teaching.

Bible

The Hebrew Scriptures, the sacred book of Judaism.
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Gospel

A similar narrative.

Bible

A particular copy of a Bible
The old family Bible.

Gospel

Often Gospel A lection from any of the first four New Testament books included as part of a religious service.

Bible

A book or collection of writings constituting the sacred text of a religion.

Gospel

A teaching or doctrine of a religious teacher.

Bible

A book considered authoritative in its field
The bible of French cooking.
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Gospel

(Music) Gospel music.

Bible

A document containing in-depth details about a movie or television series that writers and production staff consult in order to avoid continuity errors.

Gospel

Something, such as an idea or principle, accepted as unquestionably true
My parents' rules were gospel.

Bible

(by extension) A comprehensive manual that describes something, or a publication with a loyal readership.
Handyman’s bible

Gospel

Often Gospel Of or in accordance with the Gospel; evangelical.

Bible

(nautical) holystone: a piece of sandstone used for scouring wooden decks on ships.

Gospel

Of or relating to gospel music.

Bible

(at certain US universities) A compilation of problems and solutions from previous years of a given course, used by some students to cheat on tests or assignments.

Gospel

The first section of the Christian New Testament scripture, comprising the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, concerned with the birth, ministry, passion, and resurrection of Jesus.

Bible

Omasum, the third compartment of the stomach of ruminants

Gospel

An account of those aspects of Jesus' life, generally written during the first several centuries of the Common Era.

Bible

(locksmithing) The upper part of a pin-tumbler lock, containing the driver pins and springs.

Gospel

(Protestantism) The teaching of Divine grace as distinguished from the Law or Divine commandments.

Bible

A book.

Gospel

A message expected to have positive reception or effect, one promoted as offering important (or even infallible) guiding principles.

Bible

The Book by way of eminence, - that is, the book which is made up of the writings accepted by Christians as of divine origin and authority, whether such writings be in the original language, or translated; the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments; - sometimes in a restricted sense, the Old Testament; as, King James's Bible; Douay Bible; Luther's Bible. Also, the book which is made up of writings similarly accepted by the Jews; as, a rabbinical Bible.

Gospel

(uncountable) That which is absolutely authoritative definitive.
Took her words for gospel

Bible

A book containing the sacred writings belonging to any religion; as, the Koran is often called the Mohammedan Bible.

Gospel

(uncountable) Gospel music.

Bible

A book with an authoritative exposition of some topic, respected by many who are experts in the field.

Gospel

(transitive) To instruct in, declare, or communicate the gospel; to evangelise.

Bible

The sacred writings of the Christian religions;
He went to carry the Word to the heathen

Gospel

Glad tidings; especially, the good news concerning Christ, the Kingdom of God, and salvation.
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom.
The steadfast belief of the promises of the gospel.
Thus the literal sense [of gospel] is the "narrative of God," i. e., the life of Christ.

Bible

A book regarded as authoritative in its field

Gospel

One of the four narratives of the life and death of Jesus Christ, written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

Gospel

A selection from one of the gospels, for use in a religious service; as, the gospel for the day.

Gospel

Any system of religious doctrine; sometimes, any system of political doctrine or social philosophy; as, this political gospel.

Gospel

Anything propounded or accepted as infallibly true; as, they took his words for gospel.
If any one thinks this expression hyperbolical, I shall only ask him to read Œdipus, instead of taking the traditional witticisms about Lee for gospel.

Gospel

Accordant with, or relating to, the gospel; evangelical; as, gospel righteousness.

Gospel

To instruct in the gospel.

Gospel

Four books in the New Testament that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings

Gospel

An unquestionable truth;
His word was gospel

Gospel

A genre of a capella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response; influential on the development of other genres of popular music (especially soul)

Gospel

The written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group

Gospel

A doctrine that is believed to be of great importance;
Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed

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