G2784 – kerusso – κηρύσσω to proclaim, preach

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of uncertain affinity
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Find “kerusso” in the Bible (New Testament)

Equip God’s People Greek Lexicon

1) to proclaim
2) to preach

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The Greek word “kerusso” serves as a herald. It is not merely an announcement but a formal, authoritative declaration. “Kerusso” evolved to mean “to proclaim” or “preach,” and is often associated with the proclamation of the Gospel from the authority of God.

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Strong’s Greek Lexicon

of uncertain affinity; to herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel):—preacher(-er), proclaim, publish. Hebrew .

Owing to changes in the enumeration while in progress, there were no words left for numbers 2717 and 3203–3302, which were therefore silently dropped out of the vocabulary and references as redundant.

Thayer’s Greek Definitions

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

Thayer’s Definitions are as edited by the Online Bible of Winterbourne, Ontario. They removed the etymology, cross-references, and Greek phrases and changed some of Thayer’s Unitarian doctrinal positions concerning the work and person of Christ.