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Logos
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Logos
Logos (λόγος, logos). A concept-word in the Bible symbolic of the nature and function of Jesus Christ. Also used to refer to the revelation of God in the world.
Logos, Greek Background
Logos, Greek Background (λόγος, logos) that acquired special significance for ancient Greek philosophical concepts of language and the faculty of human thinking.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Logos
LOGOS. The ancient Greek word “logos,” usually translated “word,” has a wide variety of meanings and is common to all periods of Greek literature, both prose and verse, with the exception of Epic literature where it is rarely used.logos is a verbal noun from the Greek verb legō. The two basic meanings
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Logos
Logos. English transliteration of a Greek term for “word.” The term is significant because in John’s writings it refers to Jesus. The prologue of John’s Gospel (1:1, 14) and the beginning of 1 John (1:1) use logos to show how Jesus can be God and yet be an expression of God in the world. The divine Word
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Logos
LOGOS* English transliteration of a Greek term for “word.” The term is significant because in John’s writings it refers to Jesus. The prologue of John’s Gospel (Jn 1:1, 14) and the beginning of 1 John (1 Jn 1:1) use logos to show how Jesus can be God and yet be an expression of God in the world. The
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Logos
logos (loh´gohs), the Greek term usually translated “word” when it occurs in the nt (especially in reference to the “word of God”). Logos has a wide range of meaning, e.g., reckoning or accounting, explanation or reason, statement or discourse. In English, it frequently appears in the names of scientific
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Logos
LOGOSHistorical BackgroundIn order to understand the controversy surrounding the Logos doctrine, it is necessary to note briefly the early history of the concept. Probably the germ of the concept comes from the teachings and writings of the Gr. philosopher Heraclitus (c. 490 b.c.), who pictured the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Logos
LOGOS. A common Gk. word used in a quasi-technical sense as a title of Christ in the Johannine writings. It carries a large number of different meanings: its basic translation is ‘word’, i.e. meaningful utterance, whence develop its many senses ‘statement, declaration, discourse, subject-matter, doctrine,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Logos
Logos (Gk. lógos)A prominent concept in the NT, particularly the Fourth Gospel, where it is specifically identified with Jesus of Nazareth as the preexistent Christ and the incarnate savior (John 1:1–14). The word, however, has had a variety of usages from ancient times conveyed by such English terms
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Logos
LOGOS ΛόγοςI. Logos (usually translated ‘Word’, sometimes also ‘Reason’) plays a central role in Greek thought, and is frequently associated with divinity. In the LXX the phrase the ‘logos of →God’ or the ‘logos of the Lord’ occurs frequently, mainly in the prophetic books. In Hellenistic-Jewish thought
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Logos
Logoslogos is the transliteration of a common Greek word that generally means “word,” “speech,” “account,” “story” or “message.” Around 500 B.C. Greek philosophers began to adopt the word and use it to signify that which gives shape, form or life to the material universe. In the NT era this
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Logos
Logos (Gk. Λόγος, ‘Word’ or ‘Reason’), used esp. in Christian theology with reference to the Second Person of the Trinity. The term was known both in pagan and in Jewish antiquity. Heraclitus (c. 500 bc) conceived of the Logos in a pantheistic way as the universal reason governing and permeating the
Key passages
Ge 1:3

And God said, “Let there be light!” And there was light.

Jn 1:1–18

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. This one was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and apart from him not one thing came into being that has come into being. In him was life, and the life …

Re 19:13

And he was dressed in an outer garment dipped in blood, and his name is called the Word of God.