The Word

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Morrish Bible Dictionary [1]

A designation of the Lord Jesus, employed by John in the opening of his gospel, and mentioned in  Luke 1:2 . The word is λόγος, which occurs constantly in the N.T. and is translated 'word, saying, speech,' etc. In  John 1 it is ' the Word who is in view,' and what is stated asserts clearly three things concerning the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ.

1. His eternal existence: "in the beginning was the Word;" "all things were made by him."

2. His true deity: "the Word was God."

3. His distinct personality: "the Word was with God."

As the Word, the Lord Jesus is the substance and expression of the mind of God in regard of man; and the term covers what He was on earth for man — life, light, and love. See also  Revelation 19:13 .

It has been said that λόγος presents "the intelligent and the intelligible." The same Greek (translated 'the word') is used to express the scriptures and the truth preached.  Acts 16:6;  Acts 17:11;  Galatians 6:6;  Philippians 1:14;  1 Thessalonians 1:6;  1 Peter 2:2,8;  1 Peter 3:1;  2 Peter 3:7;  1 John 2:7;  Revelation 3:8 .

Fausset's Bible Dictionary [2]

(See John ; Jesus Christ's title, as the personal Revealer in Himself of the Godhead, even before His incarnation, involving personality (not merely the Intelligence of God) and Divinity. In the introduction of John's Gospel and that of his Epistle, and in his  Revelation 19:13, at once with God and Himself God, by whom God made all things. Philo's Logos ("word") on the contrary excludes personality, and is identical at times with God, at other times with the world. By word man, who is in God's image, makes known his mind; so the Word is the outcome of God's essence ( Hebrews 4:12-13;  1 Peter 1:25;  Genesis 1:3); by the Word He made the universe ( Psalms 33:6). The Medium of every external act of God ( Hebrews 1:1-3) in the physical and spiritual creations.

Easton's Bible Dictionary [3]

 John 1:1-14 1 John 1:1 Revelation 19:13 John 1:18 Isaiah 40:8

The Nuttall Encyclopedia [4]


he name given by St. John to God as existing from the beginning as in the fulness of time He manifested Himself in Christ, or as at first what He revealed Himself at last.