plural -s
: a messianic interpretation of a text (as Genesis 3:15 Revised Standard Version) presaging man's ultimate triumph over sin through a coming Savior
used as the first anticipation of the gospel

Word History


New Latin, from prot- + Late Latin evangelium evangel

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“Protevangelium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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