LOGOS

From: George Goolde (goolde@mtnempire.net)
Date: Wed Feb 23 2000 - 17:14:26 EST


<x-flowed>Jason suggested:

>«In the beginning was the LOGOS, and the LOGOS was with God, and the LOGOS
>was God.»
>
>You think? This would lead people to ask, „What is this őLOGOS‚?š Then it
>could be understood that the writer meant something deeper than „word.š

I hear the approaching hoofbeats of Wayne Leman riding up to declare that
this is not a good English translation because Logos is not a commonly
understood English word. I do understand, and agree, with that.

If it were decided, however, that LOGOS carries implicit information which
is philosophical as well as linguistic, the use of transliteration
**could** signal a technical term that bears intentional connotation which
lies outside the culture of American (or British) English.

Would such a "translation" then be justified?

Pardon the cross-posting. I deem this to be appropriate for the Bible
Translation, as well as the b-greek, list

George

George A. Goolde
Professor, Bible and Theology
Southern California Bible College & Seminary
El Cajon, California

goolde@mtnempire.net

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