Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online

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Logos Λόγος
(3,688 words)

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Logos (usually translated ‘Word’, sometimes also ‘Reason’) plays a central role in Greek thought, and is frequently associated with divinity. In the LXX the phrase the ‘logos of God’ or the ‘logos of the Lord’ occurs frequently, mainly in the prophetic books. In Hellenistic-Jewish thought there is much theological speculation on the nature of God’s Logos, whereby it is often associated with Wisdom. In the NT the Logos makes a dramatic appearance in the Prologue to John’s Gosp…

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D. T. Runia, “Logos Λόγος”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 25 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Logos>



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