This something I posted recently on my Tuesday Bible bites site.
He was the source of life – John 1:4,5
It’s really all in the translation, isn’t it. My title is derived from the ‘God’s Word’ translation. Whether it is true of the context or not, it is a true statement. But, how do you, the casual reader know that? Sadly, most do not.
John 1:4-5 NASB In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5) The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
” In Him was life.” – Life is the Greek word zōē/ dzo-ay’. From G2198; life (literally or figuratively): – life (-time). Strong’s number G2198 is zaō / dzah’-o and means to live.
Vines NT words – 1. zoe (G2222) (Eng., “zoo,” “zoology”) is used in the NT “of life as a principle, life in the absolute sense, life as God has it,
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