- I am a new member to this group. I have spent sometime trying to
located older posts that addressed my forthcoming question, but have
My question centers around the JEWISH concept of an indefinite QEOS
in a context that John 1:1 presents. That is, my question is meant to
understand "a god" as a possible translation within KAI QEOS HN hO
LOGOS (John 1:1c).
It would seem that John presents a temporal reference here that
precedes the creation of PANTA (this I consider THE TEMPORAL CONTEXT
of this verse).
And if one concedes a JEWISH concept of "a god," would not this
lesser being be part of creation? That is, John presents this LOGOS
as preexisting the creation of PANTA.
I am trying to understand how a first century JEW would not consider
it blasphemy to describe "a god" in a context that presents the state
of affairs before the creation of PANTA, when presumably only YHWH
Concerning "a god," when would a JEW have placed
the creation of this lesser being than YHWH?
Assuming "a god" would be part of creation and therefore not in
existence prior to the creation of PANTA, in what sense could "a god"
be understood in the context of John 1:1 (which describes a temporal
situation prior to the creation of "indefinite QEOI")?
I hope I have not overly repeated myself here.
Sugar Land, Texas