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Word

Word (Greek dābhār, Greek [[logos]]). The Bible contains much that is literally the word of, and from, the Lord—and so it is called “the [[Word of the Lord]].” That expression occurs hundreds of times in the Old Testament and usually denotes the prophetic word (word from God through the mouth of the prophet); however, it also can refer to the law of God (Ps.147.19ff.) and to the creative activity of God, who speaks and causes to be (Gen.1.1-Gen.1.31; Ps.33.6-Ps.33.9). In the case of the [[prophet]] it is never that the prophet chooses to speak a word, but rather that the word from God takes the prophet into its service so that he becomes a mouthpiece for God (Isa.6.1-Isa.6.13; Jer.1.4-Jer.1.10; Ezek.1.1-Ezek.1.28). And, once uttered, God’s word does not return to him empty but accomplishes what he purposes (Isa.55.11). Thus the word of God is the fundamental aspect of God’s self-revelation, for by his word he makes known who he is, what he is like, and what his will is for the