Re: "In the beginning was the word" (Jn 1:1a)

From: Steven Craig Miller (
Date: Tue Feb 22 2000 - 20:07:32 EST

<x-flowed>To: Brian Swedburg,

<< The ring of Gen 1:1, which it appears that the author intends his
readers to here ringing as a backdrop to this introduction to John's
gospel, suggests to me that the "Creative Word of God" of Genesis 1 is the
semantic referent for "LOGOS" in Jn 1. vs 2 and 3 may be considered to echo
and support such an approach. >>

IMO, it would be more correct to refer to the "Creative Utterance of God,"
since repeatedly in the first chapter of Genesis one finds "And God said ..."

-Steven Craig Miller
Alton, Illinois (USA)
FWIW: I'm neither a clergy-person, nor an academic (and I have no post-grad

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