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Reference: Evangelist


The word occurs 3 times in NT (Ac 21:8; Eph 4:11; 2Ti 4:5), and in each case with reference to the proclamation of the Christian gospel.

Ac 21:8 gives what appears to be the primary Christian use of the word. Philip, one of the Seven (cf. Ac 6:1-6), is there called 'the evangelist.' And how he obtained this title is suggested when we find that immediately after Stephen's martyrdom he went forth from Jerusalem and 'preached the gospel' (literally evangelized) in Samaria, in the desert, and in all the cities of the coast-land between Azotus and C

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