From: Will Wagers (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Mar 02 2001 - 15:45:29 EST
I would appreciate some help with my personal translation problem.
My *personal* translation of Jn 1 (at the moment) is:
From the beginning, Logos was,
and (from the beginning) Logos was toward God,
and (from the beginning) Logos was a god.
Is "*From* the beginning" justifiable?
I view "was toward" as indicating a perpetual state of attraction, i.e.
one thing is forever moving toward another, but never reaching it.
It means something like "eros" in an ancient philosophical sense.
Has anyone run across a usage with this meaning elsewhere? And,
what is a better way to translate it (than "toward") ? To say that
"Logos was (and is) *in love with* God" has some of what I'm after,
but, in English, the philosophical sense would be completely lost.
Thanks for your comments.
Will Wagers "Reality is the best metaphor."
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