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The Living Word

The gospel of  John  identifies Jesus as the  Logos , the “ word ” by which God made all things, a key theme that is explicated in the body of the book. In doing so, John does not engage in metaphysical speculation but builds on traditional ideas from the Hebrew Bible about how Yahweh created the universe and gave life through His spoken word.

The Incommunicable Name

The Incommunicable Name of God, its meaning and significance, according to Joseph Bryant Rotherham .  The following article is from the Introduction to the 1902 edition of the Emphasized Bible by Joseph Bryant Rotherham ( Public Domain ). It explains the background and meaning of the Hebrew name of God, Yahweh, and the key reasons why it has been lost to a great many Christians over the centuries - [ Photo by Will van Wingerden on Unsplash ]. In what follows, I have preserved as much of the original formatting as possible. ( The Emphasised Bible, A New Translation , by Joseph Bryant Rotherham, Published originally in 1902 { Public Domain }).

Fulfillment In Jesus

The Word of God finds its fulfillment in Jesus Christ. “ IN HIM ,” all His promises are “ yea ” and “ amen .” The things that were “ hidden ” in the past are revealed in the life, words, death, resurrection, and exaltation of the Son, the one in whom all the shadows and types prefigured in the Hebrew Bible have become real. All His mysteries are laid bare in the Nazarene.

Salvation of Yahweh

An angel appeared to Joseph informing him that Mary was with child “ begotten of the Holy Spirit ,” and he instructed him to name the child ‘Jesus.’ As the angel declared, “ he will save his people from their sins .” His name links him to the saving act accomplished by God for His people as promised in the Hebrew Bible.