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John Mury wrote at 2009-05-24 07:48:15
The reference to "gospel" and Augustus likely comes from the Priene Inscription, roughly translated:



"The birthday of the god was the beginning of the good news to the world on his account."



Located in what is modern day Turkey, it was written in Greek rather than Latin.


Maria wrote at 2009-05-28 18:24:55
TO John Mury who wrote:

"The reference to "gospel" and Augustus likely comes from the Priene Inscription, roughly translated:



"The birthday of the god was the beginning of the good news to the world on his account."



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Please go to http://craigaevans.com/Priene%20art.pdf  where you can read the Greek text of the Priene Inscription and then the  Greek term åõáããÝëéïí  (Latin transliteration “euangelium” or “evangelium”) which is used to mean  “good news” in its strictly literal sense, but not in a religious sense, of course!





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Maria


Daniel wrote at 2012-08-19 15:41:44
This link shows various usages of the word gospel from the fourth century BC to the 1st AD. In particular the reference to Caesar Augustus and the "good news" of his reign and divinity is interesting. The link is... http://glenandpaula.com/wordpress/archives/2010/02/25/pre-christian-uses-of-gosp


erasing wrote at 2012-08-23 22:40:20
http://resurrectingraleigh.com/2012/08/01/what-is-the-gospel-sola-fide-kyrios-ch



Gospel is a military term that would have been common in early church.  


Matthew wrote at 2013-05-29 17:08:05
Not Latin, but Greek: Research the Priene inscription dated 9BC referring to the gospel of Caesar Augustus in Greek. Belief that the gospel is the Kingship of Jesus does not necessarily entail dominion theology since King Jesus told Pilate, "My kingdom is not of this world."


Ulzii wrote at 2013-07-03 23:40:45
Vocabulary of the Greek Testament By Moulton shows historical, secular resources of the Biblical terms. This might be helpful  


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