protevangelium

noun
prot·​evan·​gel·​i·​um | \ ˌprōtˌēˌvanˈjelēəm \
plural -s

Definition of protevangelium

: 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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History and Etymology for protevangelium

New Latin, from prot- + Late Latin evangelium evangel

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“Protevangelium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protevangelium. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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