John 1:1 and Genesis 1


I've seen lots of people connect the begining of John's gospel with the beginning of Genesis. It's pretty obvious, since they both begin "in the beginning". What hadn't occurred to me is that this might somewhat undermine modern scholars' attempts to fit John's use of 'logos' into some Greek mold, because there's something in Genesis 1 that we should expect it to remind us of, and this was probably most immediate in John's mind in using that term. God speaks. For more, see this excellent discussion by Jollyblogger that also connects it with the wisdom of God in Proverbs 8, which I have seen connected with Colossians 2 but not John 1.


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