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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/mbd/w/word-the.html. 1897.

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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