v. — to announce or convey a message of positive information about recent and important events.
And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news [εὐαγγελίζομαι]!”
Romans 10:15 (NRSV)
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news [בשׂר], who announces salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”
Isaiah 52:7 (NRSV)
The Bible Sense Lexicon entry for “to bring good news” is perhaps one of the best demonstrations of how this tool helps make connections across the testaments. The verses above give an example of a citation of the Hebrew Bible by the New Testament. The Bible Sense Lexicon has both of these texts in one concordance entry. However, another famous citation of Isaiah 61:1 in Luke 4:18 also revolves around the concept of “bringing good news”: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, . . .” (NRSV). These two usages are also in the same Bible Sense Lexicon entry. In addition, we might find another connection between Ephesians 2:17 and Isaiah 52:7 with the bringing of good news of peace. Add the Bible Sense Lexicon to your tools for making theological connections across the testaments.
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