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WORD - 20 Amazing Bible Words To Know: (logos - Part A)

WORD - 20 Amazing Bible Words To Know: (logos - Part A)

What could be more fun than than looking at these amazing Greek words of the Bible? Well, what if we actually examined the word, “word?”

The Bible is made up of two language groups, not just Greek. The Old Testament is represented by Hebrew and Aramaic while the New Testament was written in Greek. Let’s take a look at what “word” means in Hebrew. Then we can launch into the Greek version.

The word “dabar” is really a very simple Hebrew word that refers to speech and communication. When you talk, you say a word. That seems simple, right? Well, somehow , the simple concept of speaking becomes one of the deepest and most complex elements of Bible study. How? Well, it works like this:

What do you know about God? I mean, how do you know anything at all about Him? You can only know about God what He chooses to reveal to you about Himself. So, how does He do that?

He speaks. This is the Hebrew word, dabar. All that we know of God comes to us by way of His Word. God has revealed Himself to us. How did He do that? In a large book containing words. That’s dabar.

God also reveals Himself to us through the Prophets. They speak on His behalf. Whenever they do that, they identify their message as the Word of the Lord. That’s dabar.

But wait, God also reveals Himself to us through His creation. How did God create the worlds?

Genesis 1:3
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.”

He spoke and worlds came into existence. The words, “Then God said” occur 9 times in the first chapter of the Bible. It was the dabar of God that created everything.

Without dabar, we would know nothing about God. His Word is the active power of God in revealing Himself to mankind. So, that leads us into tomorrow’s message about the Greek word for word. It was the coming together of the Hebrew “dabar” and the Greek “logos” that gave us the most beautiful and complete definition of who Jesus actually was.

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