What does gospel mean?

Definitions for gospel
ˈgɒs pəlgospel

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gospel.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gospel, Gospels, evangelnoun

    the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings

  2. gospel, gospel truthnoun

    an unquestionable truth

    "his word was gospel"

  3. gospel, gospel singingnoun

    folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella 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)

  4. religious doctrine, church doctrine, gospel, creednoun

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

  5. gospelnoun

    a doctrine that is believed to be of great importance

    "Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed"

Wiktionary

  1. gospelnoun

    The first section of the Christian New Testament scripture, comprising the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, concerned with the life, death, resurrection, and teachings of Jesus.

  2. gospelnoun

    An account of the life, death, resurrection, and teachings of Jesus, generally written during the first several centuries of the Common Era.

  3. gospelnoun

    A message expected to have positive reception or effect.

  4. gospelnoun

    the teaching of Divine grace as distinguished from the Law or Divine commandments

  5. gospelnoun

    gospel music

  6. gospelnoun

    That which is absolutely authoritative .

  7. Gospelnoun

    One of the first four books of the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke or John.

  8. Etymology: From godspel (corresponding to, i.e. "good tidings"), used to translate ecclesiastical Latin bona annuntiatio, itself a translation of evangelium / Ancient Greek, literally "good news". Compare Old Norse and Icelandic guðspjall.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gospel

    glad tidings; especially, the good news concerning Christ, the Kingdom of God, and salvation

  2. Gospel

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

  3. Gospel

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

  4. Gospel

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

  5. Gospel

    anything propounded or accepted as infallibly true; as, they took his words for gospel

  6. Gospeladjective

    accordant with, or relating to, the gospel; evangelical; as, gospel righteousness

  7. Gospelverb

    to instruct in the gospel

  8. Etymology: [OE. gospel, godspel, AS. godspell; god God + spell story, tale. See God, and Spell, v.]

Freebase

  1. Gospel

    A gospel is an account that describes the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The most widely known examples are the four canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, but the term is also used to refer to the apocryphal gospels, the non-canonical gospels, the Jewish-Christian gospels and the gnostic gospels. Christianity traditionally places a high value on the four canonical gospels, which it considers to be a revelation from God and central to its belief system. Christians teach that the four canonical gospels are an accurate and authoritative representation of the life of Jesus, but many scholars agree that not everything contained in the gospels is historically reliable. In Islam the Injil is the Arabic term for a book given to Jesus. Injil is sometimes translated as 'gospel'. This is one of the four Islamic holy books that the Qur'an reports as having been revealed by God. Islam holds that over time the Injil became altered, and God sent the prophet Muhammad to reveal the last book.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gospel

    gos′pel, n. the Christian revelation: the narrative of the life of Christ, as related by Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John: the stated portion of these read at service: the teaching of Christ: a system of religious truth: absolute truth.—v.t. (Shak.) to instruct in the gospel.—n. Gos′peller, a preacher: an evangelist.—v.t. Gos′pellise, to square with the gospel. [A.S. godspell; commonly derived from A.S. gód, good, and spell, story, and so a translation of Gr. eu-anggelion, good news; but more prob. from god, God, and spell, a narrative, God-story; so also the Ice. is guðspjall, God-story, and not góðspjall, good-story; and the Old High Ger. was gotspell, got (God) -spel, not guot (good) -spel.]

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Gospel

    From the Anglo-Saxon God-spell, “good news.”

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gospel' in Nouns Frequency: #2489

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gospel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gospel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of gospel in a Sentence

  1. Jakeem Tyler:

    When I came in that day, it was just for me, a day to work and share the gospel and just to spread love around, i just don’t know what to really say right now because I ’m just in awe still. Jakeem Tyler, who claims to be a devout Christian, says Jakeem Tyler is incredibly grateful for Nelson's gesture.

  2. Walter Dale Langtry:

    The primary task of the Church is not to mend the manners of the community, but to proclaim the matchless Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. When men hear that Gospel and believe it, their lives will give evidence of their faith.

  3. Christian Cooper:

    I was all in, i love spreading the gospel of birding.

  4. Vance Havner:

    If they had a social gospel in the days of the prodigal son, somebody would have given him a bed and a sandwich and he never would have gone home.

  5. Harriet Beecher Stowe:

    Nobody had ever instructed him that a slave-ship, with a procession of expectant sharks in its wake, is a missionary institution, by which closely-packed heathen are brought over to enjoy the light of the Gospel.

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