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12. In the beginning was the Word.734734    John i. 1. [For ῥημα, see vol. ii. p. 15, this series.] But that was not the Word which produced the Word.735735    Ex Athan., Ep. de decret. Nic. Syn., 4. 25. [P. 94, notes 1, 2, infra.] For “the Word was with God.”736736    John i. 1. [For ῥημα, see vol. ii. p. 15, this series.] The Lord is Wisdom; it was not therefore Wisdom that produced Wisdom; for “I was that” says He, “wherein He delighted.”737737    Prov. viii. 30. Christ is truth; but “blessed,” says He, “is the God of truth.”


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