protevangelium

noun prot·evan·gel·i·um \ˌprōtˌēˌvanˈjelēəm\

Definition of protevangelium

plural

-s

  1. :  a messianic interpretation of a text (as Gen 3:15 RSV) presaging man's ultimate triumph over sin through a coming Savior —used as the first anticipation of the gospel

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Origin and Etymology of protevangelium

New Latin, from prot- + Late Latin evangelium evangel — more at evangel


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