Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Word became word, or The Word became flesh?

"This verse'the Word became flesh'is the Great Divide.  In all other religions it is Word became worda philosophy, a moralism, a system, a technique, but for all time and all men everywhere, 'the Word became flesh'the Idea became Fact."  E. Stanley Jones, Introduction to The Word became flesh (New York:  Abingdon Press, 1963), 5.
Nothing earlier comes up in Google Books (at least) when searched in English, Latin ("Verbum verbum factum est"), or Greek ("λόγος λόγος ἐγένετο").  But I haven't yet tried any of the European languages.

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