In the fine textbook Exploring the NT (Wenham and Walton), particularly the volume on Gospels and Acts, an analogy is made of how Jesus is the Word of God in John – think about a cartoon in print where a character has a word-bubble coming from his or her mouth. That word-bubble is an act of communication, yet visible. It carries a message, but it is clearly distinguishable from the person – and yet it cannot be understood apart from the person and (in terms of the one frame of the cartoon) vice versa. Hmm… I like this.It is visual and verbal. A Johannine match in many ways! Thank you David and Steve!
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