Messiah

Word of the Week!

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As promised, I’m trying to switch it up the languages in my Sunday “Word of the Week”

Today’s word:

lo/goß Logos

 


Language: Greek

Translation: word

This “word” in Greek has a plethora of meanings. Of course, its basic meaning can refer to an actual “word” or “element of speech.” However, in John 1:1-14, the term Logos has a much deeper meaning. John uses it to refer to what Strong’s accordance refers to as “The Divine Expression” or otherwise known as Christ. (Strong’e 3056-Electronic version)


Mostly recently, I read a book about Jewish expectations of the Messiah, and the importance of the word Logos in that context. A Rabbi indicated that “The Word” is a known concept in Judaism, referring to several Jewish texts and scriptures that connect the Hebrew equivalent devar to Logos represents Christ, the Messiah who is God. (return of the kosher pig , see my book reviews for book info.

Altogether, the term logos is filled with theological meaning as well as standardized meaning, giving it a unique character and value in any vocabulary.  Plus, its a fun word to use if you need a unique name for a Christian group 😉