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Gospel Genre
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Adapted from the Old English “godspel,” means “good news.” Found primarily in the New Testament to describe the message, preaching, or story of Jesus Christ. Indicates the four canonical Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. In contemporary scholarship, designates a literary genre.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gospel Genre
Gospel Genre Adapted from the Old English “godspel,” means “good news.” Found primarily in the New Testament to describe the message, preaching, or story of Jesus Christ. Indicates the four canonical Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. In contemporary scholarship, designates a literary genre.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gospel Genre
GOSPEL GENRE. “Gospel” as a designation for genre refers to a variety of early Christian writings both inside and outside the canon. The term is not used in this sense in the NT, and the present superscriptions of the four canonical gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John did not form part
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Gospel (Genre)
Gospel (genre)Discussion of the literary genre of the NT Gospels involves two basic issues: (1) the literary nature of the canonical Gospels as continuous prose narratives of Jesus’ ministry and their relationship to other early Christian writings; (2) the relationship of the Gospels to their Greco-Roman
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Gospel Genre
Gospel GenreAs literary documents, the Gospels are encyclopedic forms that bring together a range of different genres. These include biography, historical narrative, hero story, journal, parable, drama, dialogue, sermon or oration, saying or proverb, satire, poetry, tragedy and comedy. In addition we
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition
Gospel: Genre
GOSPEL: GENREThe issue of Gospel genre concerns not only the literary nature of the canonical Gospels (not to mention the other texts often called “gospels” in both ancient and modern times) and their relationship to the literary milieu of the first-century a.d. ancient Mediterranean as evidenced in