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Of uncertain affinity; to herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel): - preach (-er), proclaim, publish.
Total KJV occurrences: 61
1) to be a herald, to officiate as a herald
1a) to proclaim after the manner of a herald
1b) always with the suggestion of formality, gravity and an authority which must be listened to and obeyed
2) to publish, proclaim openly: something which has been done
3) used of the public proclamation of the gospel and matters pertaining to it, made by John the Baptist, by Jesus, by the apostles and other Christian teachers
Part of Speech: verb
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: of uncertain affinity
Citing in TDNT: 3:697, 430
From G2784; a herald, that is, of divine truth (especially of the gospel): - preacher.
Total KJV occurrences: 3
1) a herald or messenger vested with public authority, who conveyed the official messages of kings, magistrates, princes, military commanders, or who gave a public summons or demand, and performed various other duties. In the NT God’s ambassador, and the herald or proclaimer of the divine word.
Part of Speech: noun masculine
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G2784
Citing in TDNT: 3:683, 430
G2784 is root word of G2783. They are closely related and have essentially meaning. Both have been translated as "preacher". All languages have wordss that have meaning like teacher and educator, bus driver and bus operator etc.
Which should remind Christians that the only thing God requires when handling the Gospel is its proclamation. Just like heralds in the old days. They simply made a proclamation. It was not their job to argue about the merits of what was proclaimed.
And what needs to be proclaimed as an integral part of the Gospel is this: "God now COMMANDS all med everywhere to repent" (Acts 17:30). If just this one proclamation was placed on billboards in every country it would be equivalent to what Jonah was sent to do in Nineveh.