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In John 1:1 why is “The Word” used instead of saying Jesus? [duplicate]

Is there extra meaning or significance in saying “The Word” instead of saying Jesus?
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In John 1:1c, should the Greek word θεὸς be translated into English as “a god” or “God”?

The New World Translation, the official Bible version of the Watchtower/Jehovah’s Witnesses, translates John 1:1 into English as follows: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, ...
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When is “this day” that Jesus was “begotten”? And how is this related to Jesus being called God's “son”?

In Psalm 2:7 the psalm refers to the day that Messiah was begotten: Psa_2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. And twice ...
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In James 1:17, what does “father of lights” mean?

What is meant by the phrase "father of lights"? James 1:13-18 (KJV) 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: ...
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What is the difference between the μορφῇ of God and the εἶδος of God?

who, though he was in the form [morphe] of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped (Philippians 2:6 ESV). And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His ...
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What is the meaning of the Greek word λόγος in John 1:1?

ΕΝ ΑΡΧΗ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν, καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος. John 1:1 (Westcott and Hort 1881) The Greek word λόγος has more than one meaning. It means 'word','speech','divine ...
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Is the life referred to in John 1:4 the breath of life?

Moses describes the making of Adam as consisting of fashioning a body from dirt and then animating the dirt by breathing into his nostrils: NIV Genesis 2:7 Then the Lord God formed a man from the ...
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In John 1:9 is it “the true light was coming into the world” or “lights every man coming into the world”?

Are both readings plausible or is it clear from the grammar (not just the context) which is correct? New American Standard Bible There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens ...
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The relationship between wisdom and light

I am trying to understand the relationship between wisdom and light better (as well as logos and "the way"). I am mostly focused around exegesis of the Gospel of John. Jesus is the logos, ...
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Who is the only God that Jesus said we should love in Mark 12:29-30? Was this creed revised or replaced by a different teaching?

Mark 12:29-30 says: Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy ...