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The Word


The concept that Jesus is the Word arises from the apostle John:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. (John 1:1-3).

John presents Jesus Christ as the One spoken of in God's word, in union with His Father the invisible God, and pre-existed before He came into being on earth.

John's view of Jesus, being a part of God's triune Being, was based on the very first name God used to describe Himself as "'Elōhîm" in Hebrew.

In the beginning God ('elōhîm) created the heavens and the earth. (Gen 1:1)

Common to all ancient Semitic languages, "'el" was a generic noun for god and sometimes the proper name for a god. It meant "strong one."

The plural form for "'el" is "'elōhîm;" the "-im" ending denotes the plural form. However, when used with a verb in the singular form, "'elōhîm" is taken in the singular sense, which is the case here.

To learn more, see:

Jesus' Pre-eminence and Position over all Creation

What does it mean "Jesus is the firstborn of all Creation?"

Series: The Doctrine on Jesus Christ

Series: The Doctrine on Jesus Christ
Why is Jesus Christ so Important?

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