Wednesday, October 09, 2019

William Tyndale's Prologue "Upon the Gospel of John" (Screenshot)


Duncan said...

Duncan said...

Something interesting has come to light from the Targums for me:-

Ex. 19:17 Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet the word of God.

Ex. 31:13 is a sign between My word and you throughout your generations.

Deut. 9:3 The word of God is a consuming fire.

Deut. 33:27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and by his word the world was created.

Isa. 48:13 By My word I have founded the earth; and by my strength I have hung up the heavens.

In these cases I think word is talking about his teaching - that which God spoke. In Jonathan Targum, the phrase "the word of god" occurs over 300 times.

These verses of OT are significant:-

>>>My son, if you will receive my words and treasure my commandments within [with] you (Prov. 2:1 )<<<

But if they are prophets, and if the word of the LORD is with them, let them now entreat the LORD of hosts (Jer. 27:18)
But the word is very near you, in your mouth, and in your heart, that you may observe it (Deut. 30:14)
Yet these things You have concealed in Your heart; I know that this is within [with] You (Job 10:13)
For He performs what is appointed for me, and many such decrees are with Him (Job 23:14).
What is with the Almighty I will not conceal (Job 27:11).
Jehoshaphat said, "The word of the LORD is with him." (2 Ki. 3:12)


And wisdom was with thee; which knoweth thy works (Wisd. 9:9)
All wisdom cometh from the Lord, and is with him for ever. (Sirach 1:1)