Sense: Jesus ⇔ Word of God
n. — a title of Jesus understood as God’s ultimate communication of truth about Himself.
And the Word [λόγος] became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14 (NRSV)
The Bible Sense Lexicon hierarchy underneath “Jesus of Nazareth” contains three metaphors for Jesus: “The Word,” “The Lamb,” and “The Amen.” Two of these metaphors are related to speech, namely “word” and “amen.” “Word” is more generic, whereas “amen” is a specific word. As an opportunity for theological reflection, consider these questions. What is gained by using the more specific metaphor “amen” in Revelation 3:14—“The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the origin of God’s creation” (NRSV)? And why the more generic metaphor in John 1:1, 14 and Revelation 19:13? Sometimes examining the other things an author could have said provides a means for contrast and a way to reflect further on the author’s meaning.
What is the Bible Sense Lexicon?
Sense of the Day is based on content from Logos’ Bible Sense Lexicon, which organizes biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words by meaning based on a variety of semantic relationships. Sense of the Day provides examples of senses in context, along with insight into their application for theology and interpretation.
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