One who carries and announces messages on behalf of another. In (Isa 40:9 and Isa 41:27) the herald is to bring “good tidings” to Zion and Jerusalem as commanded. In (Dan 3:4) a herald announces the demands for allegiance to the golden statue on behalf of Babylon’s King Nebuchadnezzar. In (2Pet 2:5) Noah is characterized as a “herald of righteousness.”

Isa 40:9

9Get you up to a high mountain,
O Zion, herald of good tidings;
lift up your voice with strength,
O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings,
lift it up, do not fear;
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Isa 41:27

27I first have declared it to Zion,
and I give to Jerusalem a herald of good tidings.

Dan 3:4

4the herald proclaimed aloud, “You are commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages,

2Pet 2:5

5and if he did not spare the ancient world, even though he saved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood on a world of the u ... View more

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