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The Greek word order and The Word of God

Users of Elpenor’s Greek lessons should have noticed what a great importance I place in the Greek word order, even in the order of syllables. Word order can be a valuable teacher. Here is such a case, in John 1.1 (God was the Word). Daniel Wallace writes: “why was Theos [God] thrown forward? and why does it lack the article? In brief, its emphatic position stresses its essence or quality. Its lack of a definite article keeps us from identifying the person of the Word (Jesus Christ) with the person of God (the Father).

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  1. Stephen Todd

    Thank you so much for this little post. I am going to use this quotation in my sermon Sunday morning.