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