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In the Beginning


(1) John 1:1-18



(1) John 1:1-18

/1:1/ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. /2/ He was in the beginning with God. /3/ All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being /4/ in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. /5/ The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. /6/ There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. /7/ He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. /8/ He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. /9/ The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. /10/ He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. /11/ He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. /12/ But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, /13/ who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God. /14/ And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and truth. /15/ (John testified to him and cried out, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.'") /16/ From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. /17/ The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. /18/ No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father's heart, who has made him known.





RCL: Year B, Advent 3
ECUSA: & RC: Year B, Advent 3

advanceWORD: Advent 3B, Christmas 1 (ECUSA)

John Dominic Crossan

Item: 488
Stratum: IV (120-150 CE)
Attestation: Single
Historicity: -


Jesus Seminar

The Seminar did not include the prologue to John's Gospel in its inventory of historical Jesus materials.


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