In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race;
the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. – NAB
I’m embarrassed to say that I haven’t done any bible study stuff and have only read the parts I’ve read just as narrative stories without much analysis, so bear with me.
The main point of this prologue seems to be that Jesus is, as the intro to the NAB notes, “the preexistent and incarnate Word of God who has revealed the Father to us.”
Now come the dumb questions … Is Jesus the same as the Word? If he has always existed, why was he manifested only at that one particular place, time? What is the darkness? What is the significance of “light” to Quakers? Thanks 🙂