John 1:1

From: Lex Kuhta (
Date: Sun Feb 01 1998 - 18:16:08 EST

Steven Cox offered a good answer to the question of who the LOGOS is.

One other thing to remember is that the "prolog" of John was probably
written after the "historical" sections as an introduction to the gospel
as it was on its way to publication, so to speak. Just because something
is presented first in the gospel doesn't mean it has no context. And the
gospel is probably addressed to believers who have probably already
heard John preach, so it wasn't like it was a big surprise to them to
hear the concept of LOGOS in the prolog.

There was no doubt as to who the LOGOS was in the mind of the writer.
1 John 1 is a good reminder of that.

The original audience had plenty of context. We are the ones in serach
of context and it's a big job to enter the biblical world from several
thousand years away.

What we need is a good time machine.

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