"This verse—'the Word became flesh'—is the Great Divide. In all other religions it is Word became word—a 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.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The Word became word, or The Word became flesh?