The Hebrew phrase Besorat HaGeulah means "Tidings of Redemption" (Besorah means "tidings" and Ge'ulah means "redemption"). Click a book name below to see the Hebrew text of the selected Gospel (work in progress):
There are five books that compose the Besurat Hage'ulah portion of the B'rit Chadashah. The four gospels all begin with the phrase Habesorah 'al-pi, which means "The tidings according to," followed by the author's name:
Yeshua as Israel's Messiah and the Son of King David. The author of this gospel is anonymous, though it is traditionally thought to be the tax collector mentioned in Matthew 10:3. Mattai (also rendered as Mattityahu) means "gift of God."
The portrait of Yeshua as the powerful Servant of God. Mark may have been authored by John Mark (Acts 12:12) and is directed primarily to the Roman world.
Yeshua as the second Ben Adam, the Son of Man, exemplifying perfect manhood. The author is traditionally thought to be "Luke, the doctor" (Col 4:14, 2 Tim 4:11).
Yeshua as Ben Elohim, the mighty Son of God. This gospel is traditionally thought to be from John, the "beloved disciple."
The works of the Ruach Hakodesh in the early church as reported by Luke (Luke 1:3. Acts 1:1). This book bridges the period from the ascension of Yeshua to the formation of the early church and shows the spread of the message of redemption from "Jerusalem, to all Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8). Ma'asei Hashelichim means "deeds of the sent ones" (i.e., apostles) in Hebrew.