Sunday, September 30, 2012
The Same Which Was from the Beginning
We're at a disadvantage here because we only have the English text, but 'beginning' translates very interesting words. In the Hebrew of Genesis it's bereishit, 'with / in the principal one,' which one of the Targums translates as 'with Wisdom.' In the Greek of John 1 and Genesis 1 it's 'arche,' which also means 'dominion' or 'power.' I wish we had the underlying Hebrew of these verses, because they could imply either that Jesus and Satan (the "accuser") are sons of the same mother, Wisdom, or that they are both priests.