Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
One who publishes glad tidings; a messenger, or preacher of good news. The persons denominated evangelists were next in order to the apostles, and were sent by them not to settle in an particular place, but to travel among the infant churches, and travel among the infant churches, and ordain ordinary officers, and finish what the apostles had begun. Of this kind were Philip the deacon, Mark, Silas, &c. Acts 21:8 . The title of evangelist is more particularly given to the four inspired writers of our Saviour's life.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Evangelist'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/e/evangelist.html. 1802.