What does logos and memra mean?


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Stringio Phillip Ramirez Actor-Musician-Bible Student
At their most basic...

memra=word (Syrian Aramaic)

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Great question, Maria Ramos! In the context of Logos appearing in the Targums (Aramaic translation of the Hebrew Bible dating to the first centuries AD), the term "memra" (Aramaic for "word") is often used instead of 'the Lord', especially when referring to a manifestation of God that could be construed as anthropomorphic.

In Christianity, the Logos (Greek: Λόγος, lit. 'word, discourse, or reason') is a name or title of Jesus Christ, seen as the pre-existent second person of the Trinity. In the Douay–Rheims, King James, New International, and other versions of the Bible, the first verse of the Gospel of John reads:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

In these translations, Word is used for Λόγος. --Wikipedia

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