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This explanation of Holy Scripture is submitted civilly and out of love.

With regard to John 1:1, we could perhaps touch upon linguistic word rules and the like – however, here for sake of simplicity; we will rely upon the context of the fuller scope of Holy Scripture.

Let’s quickly see two different translations for this verse – the first being the KJV which we will see to be an inaccurate English translation in this instance, and then we will read a clearer translation.

Two Interpretations;

KJV
The KJV is one of the most known translations of John 1:1 – it reads as follows;

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:1 KJV [incorrect in this instance]

Clearer Translation
The clearer translation can be comparable in this particular instance to the published NWT translation, and it reads as follows;

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god.
John 1:1 Clearer Translation (also see NWT)

Here when the verse speaks of the ‘Word’ being ‘a god’, the little letter lowercase ‘g’ represents a created spirit-type being, and not the uncreated Creator of all things, the Father (God).

This correct monotheistic-modelled interpretation can be arrived at by reconciling the fuller scope of Holy Scripture.

Verses such as;

‘…God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man…’
(Numbers 23:19 ESV)

‘…I am God and not a man…’
(Hosea 11:9 ESV)

and even 1 Samuel 15:29;

‘…the Glory of Israel… he is not a man…’
(1 Samuel 15:29 ESV)

all read along the lines of;

G-d is ‘not a man’, ‘human’, or a ‘son of man’, and assists us in learning more about G-d, and how to think when referring to Him, blessed is He.

With this, we have been given other key verses which then describe Christ (Messiah) as actually being; a ‘man’, and the ‘son of man’ – such as;

‘…the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.’
(John 3:14-15 ESV)

and,

‘The times of ignorance God overlooked… he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed… raising him from the dead.”’
(Acts 17:30-31 ESV)

and the like.

‘…the scripture cannot be broken…’
(John 10:35 KJV).

There other verses which could be visited to explore this matter. However, for sake of brevity such other Scriptures can perhaps be addressed in other explanations of Holy Scripture, God willing.

May the holy G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen (Omayn).

Biblical Translation Disclaimers;

“Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.”

“Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

“Scripture quotations taken from the New American Standard Bible® (NASB), Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission. www.Lockman.org

“Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™ “

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