Welcome to the first Greek Word Tuesday!
Each Tuesday will bring another Koine Greek term found in the Greek New Testament. This is a great opportunity to brush up on Greek and/or to supplement learning.
Today we will get things started with logos.
In the Greek: λογος
Pronunciation (Erasmian): log – ahs
Definition/approximate English equivalent: Many have seen this translated to mean “word” but that’s not the only term in English it can be equivalent to. Others: statement, message, or Logos. As with anything in language translation, context is key!
Example of its use:
- John 1:1 (Ιωαννην 1:1)
- Εν αρχη ην ο λογος, και ο λογος ην προς τον θεον, και θεος ην ο λογος.
Note: accents have been left out in the above example.