Jesus, God’s Self-interpreting Word

There was some confusion on what my last post was attempting to get at for a former commenter here. So for the benefit of others let me summarize the basic gist of what that post, and in particular, Todd Billings and John Webster were saying about the Word being Self-interpreting. It is essentially saying exactly what John 1.18 says very succinctly:

θεὸν οὐδεὶς ἑώρακεν πώποτε: μονογενὴς θεὸς ὢν εἰς τὸν κόλπον τοῦ πατρὸςἐκεῖνος ἐξηγήσατο. 

“No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.”

Do you see this word ἐξηγήσατο at the end of the Greek John 1.18? It is where we get our word ‘exegete’ from; it means to ‘read out of’ or as the NASB translates it “explained.”

So Jesus, the eternal Logos, the eternal Word of God interprets God for us. That’s pretty easy to get I would think.

 

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