The Word become flesh, is it a distinctly Jewish concept?


The Word become flesh, is it a distinctly Jewish concept?
Looking at the concept of God in human form and the deity of Yeshua the Messiah

Back in June of 2009 I run into an “anti-missionary” from the orthodox community and had a conversation about Yeshua the Messiah. While speaking with the man the topic of the deity of Yeshua came up and it was claimed that Yeshua being the Word of God was not a Jewish concept. As a result, I put together a short paper to examine this topic. In this study we examine the Hebrew scriptures, the Torah, and the Targum Onkelos (Aramaic) to answer whether the text in the gospel of John 1:1-14 is an accurate rendition of first century Jewish thought. Specifically, the man stated that the passages in John 1:1-14 that say “in the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God … the Word became flesh and dwelled among men” is not a Jewish concept and was of pagan origins. I wrote the article titled “The Word become flesh, is it a distinctly Jewish concept?” as a rebuttal to this classic orthodox argument against the deity of Yeshua. Looking at the concept of God in human form and the deity of Yeshua the Messiah, we examine the Hebrew and Aramaic scriptures in order to demonstrate that John1:1-14 is thoroughly a Jewish concept. The Word become Flesh

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Duane D. Miller received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron Ohio. He is currently a Chemical Engineering Researcher. Duane’s research expertise has focused upon functional materials development for the control, conversion, and release of process gases in Energy production technologies. His R&D interests include computational chemistry, developing novel technologies for converting biomass to fuels and studying their fundamental interactions during the chemical conversion process. His past experience includes sorbent development for pre- and post-combustion CO2 and SO2 capture, selective absorption of H2S from methane streams, O2 capture for oxy-fuel combustion, photocatalytic reduction of alcohols, NOx reduction catalysis, the development of oxygen carriers to combust fossil fuels (CH4 and coal) for the chemical looping combustion processes, and the extraction of rare earth elements using patent pending sorbents. His research expertise has focused on operando-characterization using Infrared, Raman, and UV-Vis spectroscopy to observe the nature of the catalytic active sites and reaction intermediates under realistic reaction conditions, allowing direct correlation of molecular/electronic structures with catalyst performance during Gas-Solid / Liquid-Solid Adsorption and Photocatalytic Processes with real time online analysis of reaction products using ICP-MS and mass spectrometry. His current work involves a multi-disciplinary approach to developing, understanding, and improving the catalytic gasification of coal and methane, high temperature chemical looping combustion, and the catalytic decomposition and gasification of biomass and coal using novel microwave reactor.​ He has been studying the Hebrew Scriptures and the Torah for 20+ years and sharing what he has learned. The studies developed for MATSATI.COM are freely to be used by everyone, to God be the Glory!