RE: Translation for O LOGOS (John 1)?

From: Jim West (
Date: Sat Oct 11 1997 - 15:31:47 EDT

At 02:08 PM 10/11/97 -0500, you wrote:
>I actually thought about this quite a lot before composing this simple post,
>but I'll spare you my thought processes. My recommendation for a general
>purpose translation of the "Logos" of Jn 1 is "Soul".

This translation is absolutely impossible on philological, etymological,
theological, and socio-liguistic grounds. A more inappropraite term could
not be found.

>Will Wagers "Reality is the best metaphor."


Jim West

Adjunct Professor of Bible,
Quartz Hill School of Theology

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