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Footnotes   [ + ]

1, 2, 3, 4. “Good News that came down from” is literal. The common “Gospel according to” is somewhat paraphrased. The Greek word translated “gospel” literally means “good news”. It often refers to the saving gospel, but not always. It can simply refer to any type of good news. The phrase “came down from” is a Greek preposition that is often left untranslated. See Joseph’s dreams in Matthew chapters 1 and 2 for examples and footnotes.