While reading Louw-Nida's Greek-English Lexicon tonight, I came across
something I had never read in this tool before.
On page 793 (volume I) under semantic domain 89.120, this source makes this
observation about XWRIS in John 1:3:
"It would be wrong to restructure Jn 1:3 to read 'he made everything in all
creation,' for in the Scriptures God is spoken of as the Creator, but the
creation was done 'through the Word.' If one must restructure Jn 1:3, it may
be possible to say 'he was involved in everything that was created' or 'he
took part in creating everything.'
I thought this comment was interesting. It buttresses what others have already pointed about the use of the passive voice in Col 1:15-17 vis-à-vis the Firstborn of all creation.
Friday, May 26, 2017
John 1:3 and Christ as Creator - From Louw-Nida
Something I discovered in 2001.