kerygma (ki-RIG-muh): A Greek word meaning “proclamation,” “kerygma” as used in modern New Testament scholarship generally refers to the content of the early Christian message, that is, to the saving significance of Jesus.

koine (koy-NAY): a fusion of Greek dialects, primarily Attic and Ionic. Koine replaced the classical Greek dialects during the Hellenistic period (332–37 B.C.) and flourished during the Roman period (37 B.C.–324 A.D.); it is the language of the New Testament.