the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Morrish Bible Dictionary
A designation of the Lord Jesus, employed by John in the opening of his gospel, and mentioned in Luke 1:2 . The word is λόγος, which occurs constantly in the N.T. and is translated 'word, saying, speech,' etc. In John 1 it is ' the Word who is in view,' and what is stated asserts clearly three things concerning the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ.
1. His eternal existence: "in the beginning was the Word;" "all things were made by him."
2. His true deity: "the Word was God."
3. His distinct personality: "the Word was with God."
As the Word, the Lord Jesus is the substance and expression of the mind of God in regard of man; and the term covers what He was on earth for man life, light, and love. See also Revelation 19:13 .
It has been said that λόγος presents "the intelligent and the intelligible." The same Greek (translated 'the word') is used to express the scriptures and the truth preached. Acts 16:6; Acts 17:11; Galatians 6:6; Philippians 1:14; 1 Thessalonians 1:6; 1 Peter 2:2,8; 1 Peter 3:1; 2 Peter 3:7; 1 John 2:7; Revelation 3:8 .
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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Word, the'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​mbd/​w/word-the.html. 1897.