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The Word became Flesh

The Eternal Word incarnate in BEN ELOHIM

1:1 בְּרֵאשִׁית הָיָה הַדָּבָר וְהַדָּבָר הָיָה אֵת הָאֱלֹהִים וֵאלֹהִים הָיָה הַדָּבָר׃

Bereshit hayah hadavar vehadavar hayah et ha'Elohim vElohim hayah hadavar.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim (אלהים), and the Word was Elohim (אֱלֹהִים; θεός ).

1:2Kiv-Int-link.gif הוּא הָיָה בְרֵאשִׁית אֵת הָאֱלֹהִים׃

Hu hayah vereshit et ha'Elohim.

The same was in the beginning with Elohim (אלהים).

The Preincarnate work

(Kolosae 1:16-17; Hebrews 1:2)

1:3 הַכֹּל נִהְיָה עַל־יָדוֹ וּמִבַּלְעָדָיו לֹא נִהְיָה כָּל־אֲשֶׁר נִהְיָה׃

Hakkol nihyah al-yado umibbal'adav lo nihyah kol-'asher nihyah.

Every thing was by His hand; and without Him, was not any thing whatever that existed.

1:4 בּוֹ הָיוּ חַיִּים וְהַחַיִּים הָיוּ אוֹר לִבְנֵי הָאָדָם׃

Bo hayu chayim vehachayim hayu or livnei ha'adam.

In Him was life ; and the life was the light of man.

1:5 וְהָאוֹר הֵאִיר בַּחשֶׁךְ וְהַחשֶׁךְ לֹא הִשִּׂיגוֹ׃

Veha'or he'ir bachoshech vehachoshech lo hissigo.

And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness did not comprehended it.

1:6 וַיְהִי אִישׁ שָׁלוּחַ מֵאֵת הָאֱלֹהִים וּשְׁמוֹ יוֹחָנָן׃

Vayhi ish shaluach me'et ha'Elohim ushemo Yochanan.

There was a man sent from Elohim (אלהים), whose name was Yochanan (יוֹחָנָן).

1:7  הוּא בָא לְעֵדוּת לְהָעִיד עַל־הָאוֹר לְמַעַן יַאֲמִינוּ כֻלָּם עַל־יָדוֹ׃

Hu va le'edut leha'id al-ha'or lema'an ya'aminu chullam al-yado

This one came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all might believe through him.

1:8 הוּא לֹא־הָיָה הָאוֹר כִּי אִם־לְהָעִיד עַל־הָאוֹר׃

Hu lo-hayah ha'or ki im-leha'id al-ha'or.

He was not himself the light, but came to bear witness concerning the light.

1:9  הָאוֹר הָאֲמִתִּי הַמֵּאִיר לְכָל־אָדָם אֲשֶׁר בָא אֶל־הָעוֹלָם׃

Ha'or ha'amitti hame'ir lechol-'adam asher va el-ha'olam.

He was the true Light, which enlightens every man, coming into the world.

1:10 בָּעוֹלָם הָיָה וְעַל־יָדוֹ נִהְיָה הָעוֹלָם וְהָעוֹלָם לֹא יְדָעוֹ׃

Ba'olam hayah ve'al-yado nihyah ha'olam veha'olam lo yeda'o.

He was in the world; and the world was by His hand; and the world did not know Him.

1:11 הוּא בָא בְּשֶׁלּוֹ וַאֲשֶׁר־הֵמָּה לוֹ לֹא קִבְּלֻהוּ׃

Hu va beshello va'asher-hemah lo lo kibbeluhu.

He came to His own, and His own did not received Him.

1:12  וְהַמְקַבְּלִים אֹתוֹ הַמַּאֲמִינִים בִּשְׁמוֹ נָתַן־עֹז לָמוֹ לִהְיוֹת בָּנִים לֵאלֹהִים׃

Vehamkabelim oto hama'aminim bishmo natan-'oz lamo lihyot banim lElohim.

But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become sons of Elohim,

1:13  אֲשֶׁר לֹא מִדָּם וְלֹא מֵחֵפֶץ הַבָּשָׂר אַף לֹא־מֵחֵפֶץ גֶּבֶר נוֹלָדוּ כִּי אִם־מֵאֱלֹהִים׃

Asher lo middam velo mechefetz habbasar af lo-mechefetz gever noladu ki im-me'elohim.

Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of Elohim (אלהים).

1:14 וְהַדָּבָר נִהְיָה בָשָׂר וַיִּשְׁכֹּן בְּתוֹכֵנוּ וַנֶּחֱזֶה כְבוֹדוֹ כִּכְבוֹד בֵּן יָחִיד לְאָבִיו רַב־חֶסֶד וֶאֱמֶת׃

Vehadavar nihyah vasar vayishkon betochenu vanechezeh chevodo kichvod Ben yachid le'Aviv rav-chesed ve'emet

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only begotten Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

1:15 Yochanan testified concerning Him and has cried out saying:

1:16 And of His fullness we have all received, and Chesed (grace) upon Chesed.

1:17 כִּי הַתּוֹרָה נִתְּנָה בְּיַד־משֶׁה וְהַחֶסֶד וְהָאֱמֶת בָּאוּ עַל־יְדֵי יֵשׁוּעַ הַמָּשִׁיחַ׃

Ki haTorah nitenah beyad-Mosheh vehachesed veha'emet ba'u al-yedei Yeshua haMashiach.

For the Torah was given by Mosheh, but grace and truth came by Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע) Mashiach.

1:18 אֵת הָאֱלֹהִים לֹא־רָאָה אִישׁ מֵעוֹלָם הַבֵּן הַיָּחִיד אֲשֶׁר בְּחֵיק הָאָב הוּא הוֹדִיעַ׃

Et ha'elohim lo-ra'ah ish me'olam habben hayachid asher becheik ha'av hu hodia 

No one has seen Elohim at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

The Eidut Yochanan the Immerser:

Matt 3:1- 12; Mark 1:7, 8; Luke 3:15-17

1:19 Now this is the testimony of Yochanan, when the Yehudim sent Kohenim and Leviim from Yerushalayim to ask him "Who are you?"

1:20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Mashiach.

1:21And they asked him: What then? Are you Eliyahu?"

And he said: I am not.

Are you ha Navi?

And he answered: No.


Then said they to him:

1:23 He said:

I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Make straight the way of the YHVH (יהוה), just as YeshaYahu haNavi said."

1:24 Now those who had been sent were from the Perushim.

1:25 And they asked him, saying:


Yochanan answered them, saying:


1:28 These things were done in *Beit AnYah on other side of the Yarden, where Yochanan was immersing.

1:29 The next day Yochanan sees Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע) coming to him, and said:

Hinnei  Seh Elohim (אלהים), which takes away the sin of the Olam Hazeh.

1:30 This is HE of whom I said, After me comes a Man which is preferred before me: for He was before Me.

1:31 And I knew Him not: but that He should be made manifest to Yisrael, therefore am I come immersing with Mayim.

1:32 And Yochanan testified, saying:

1:33 I myself did not know Him, but He who sent me to immerse with water said to me, 'He on whom you see the Ruach descend and remain on HIM, this is HE who immerses with the Ruach HaKodesh.'

1:34 And I have seen, and testified that this is BEN Elohim (אלהים).

In Search of Talmidim

1:35 Again the next day after Yochanan stood, and two of his Talmidim;

1:36 And looking upon Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע) as He walked,

He said:

Hinnei seh Elohim (אלהים)!

1:37 And the two Talmidim heard Him speak, and they followed Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע).

1:38 Then Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע) turned, and saw them following, and said to them, What do you seek?

They said to him:

Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Teacher,) where are You staying?


He said to them:

"Come and see!"

They came and saw where He was staying and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour)

1:40 One of the two which heard Yochanan [speak], and followed Him, was Andreas, Shimon Kefa's brother.

1:41 He first finds his own brother Shimon, and said to him, We have found the Mashiach, which is, being interpreted, the Mashiach.

1:42 And he brought him to Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע). And when Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע) looked at him,

He said:

Yeshua (יהושע) calls Philip and Natan'el

1:43 The day following Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע) would go forth into Galil, and finds Philippos, and said to him, Follow Me.

1:44 Now Philippos was of Beit Zata, the city of Andreas and Kefa.


Philippos finds Natan'el, and said to him:


And Natan'el said to him:

Can there any good thing come out of Natzeret?

Philippos said to him:

Come and see.

1:47 Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע) saw Natan'el coming to him, and said of him, Hinnei an Yisraelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

1:48 Natan'el said to Him:

How do You know me?

Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע) answered and said to him:


Natan'el answered and said to Him:


Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע) answered and said to him,


And Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע) said to him:

Amen, amen, I say to you,

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"This world" and "the world to come" are two contrasting domains. Dr. Diana Dye of Bible Interact explores the Hebrew roots of this concept that is central to Scripture. The world to come is related to the "end times," but an understanding of this world is essential to our messianic walk.

Olam ha-zeh (Hebrew: עולם הזה‎, "this world") is a concept of the real world in Judaism and classical Jewish theology. "Olam hazeh" means the everyday world of that we live in. The world that has ups and downs, sickness and health, and a myriad of imperfections.

Can there any good thing come out of Natzeret?

28:12 Yaakov ladder

It is likely that Natan'el had been meditating on this story of Yaakov's ladder (Gen_28:12). That ladder, with its ascending and descending angels, is a picture of the Master Yeshua HaMashiach Himself, the only access to heaven. The angels of HaShem הי will ascend and descend upon the Ben HaAdam (Son of Man). Angels are servants of HaShem הי, traveling like flames of fire on His errands. When Yeshua reigns as King, these angels will travel back and forth between heaven and earth, fulfilling His will.

Yeshua was saying to Nathanael that he had seen only very minor demonstrations of His Messiahship. In the future Reign of Mashiach, he would see the Master Yeshua fully revealed as HaShem הי 's anointed Son. Then all mankind would know that Someone good did come out of Nazaret.

Mashiach Yeshua (יֵשׁוּע) the Seven "I AM" "ANI HU" Statements found in the sefer Yochanan

Title of Yeshua (יהושע)

Scripture Reference - CJB

 see the 99 Names

Event in the scripture


ANI HU ha Lechem Chayim - I AM the bread of life

Yochanan 6:35, 41, 48,51

AR-RAZZÂQ ~ provider (51:58); AL-MUGHÎTH ~ The Sustainer

AL-GHANIYY ~ The All-Sufficient ~ (2:263) (3:97) (39:7) (47:38) (57:24)

After Yeshua (יֵשׁוּעַ) had fed the five thousand and the people wanted more free food

As bread sustains physical life, so Mashiach Yeshua (יֵשׁוּעַ) offers and sustains spiritual life. The Nourishment and satisfaction. He offers are permanent and everlasting.

ANI Ohr ha olam hazeh - I AM the light of the world.

Yochanan 8:12

AN-NÛR~ the Light~ (24:35)

During the Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). At the feast a huge Menorah was lighted up in the ha Mikdash. It reminder the Yisraelites of the pillar of fire which their forefathers during the wandering in the Midbar

To a ha olam hazeh (world) stumbling about in the darkness of sin, Mashiach offers Himself as a constant guide. Light is a also a symbolic of set apartness.

ANI HU ha derek  shaar of the Tzon (sheep, flock) - I AM the door (gate) of the sheep"

Yochanan 10:7,9

AL-HÂDÎ the guide

During a discourse with Yisrael's religious leaders in which Yeshua (יהושע) in essence declared them to be unfit shepherds of the flock of the Yisraelites

Shepherds (roiim) guided their flocks into stone enclosures each night to shield them. These structures had no doors or gates. The  Shepherds would sit or lie in the opening to prevent predators from attacking . Thus Yeshua (יֵשׁוּעַ) was describing His care and constant devotion to those who are His. We are therefore to look to Yeshua (יהושע) (יהושע) for guidance and direction.

ANI HU ha  Roeh Tov - I AM the good Shepherd

Yochanan 10:11,14

AR-RASHÎD ~ the guide

continuation of event  as above,

Mashiach Yeshua (יֵשׁוּעַ) is committed to caring for and keeping watch over His people. the theme on shepherding is also compare to Tehillim 23

ANI HU ha Techiyas Mesim ve ha Chayim. - I AM the resurrection and the life

Yochanan 11:25


Yeshua (יֵשׁוּעַ) came after El' azar had died for four days when the corruption of the dead take place with purpose to important truth.

Yeshua (יֵשׁוּעַ) is the MASTER over all life and possesses the power to raise the dead. Death is not the final word, for all who are in Mashiach will live forever.

ANI HU ha DEREKH, ha EMET, ha Chayim - I AM the WAY, the TRUTH, the LIFE

Yochanan 14:6

AL-HAQQ ~ the Truth, (6:62)(22:6)(23:116)(31:30); AL-MU'ÎD ~ The Restorer to life~ (10:4)(10:34)(27:64)(29:19)(85:13)

AL-MUHYÎ~ The Giver of life ~ (3:156) (7:158) (15:23)(30:50)(57:2)

The incident when the Talmidim or taught ones were confused about Yeshua (יֵשׁוּעַ)'s statement about ha heaven

Yeshua (יֵשׁוּעַ) taught his Talmidim that He is the one and only way to ha AVI (YHWH Elohim (אלהים)).  Mashiach Yeshua (יֵשׁוּעַ) is the source of all Emet (Truth) and the source all Daat (knowledge) about YHWH Elohim (אלהים). He offers to spiritually dead people the very life of Elohim (אלהים).

AN HU  ha Gefen - I AM  the True Vine

Yochanan 15:1,5


In the upper room discource on the night of Yeshua (יֵשׁוּעַ)'s arrest

On every Shabbat or Pesach we recited the blessing of fruit of vine (BRIT ha Gefen) reminding ourselves  that Yeshua (יֵשׁוּעַ) is our Joy our connection Kesher. In the Tenakh contains many scripture reference to Yisrael as YHWH Elohim (אלהים)'s vine (Tehillim 80:8; Yeshayahu 5:1-7; Yechezkyal 15; Hoshea 10:1). Yeshua (יֵשׁוּעַ) came to fulfill Elohim (אלהים)'s plan. By attaching or plugin ourselves to Mashiach, we enable His life flows in us and through us. When we have Yeshua (יֵשׁוּעַ) we have joy and satisfaction in life. Then only we have life and bear much fruit. This pleases ha AVI. Without Yeshua (יֵשׁוּעַ) we cannot accomplish anything. Just like any computer stuff without a correct driver and proper configuration it won't function as you wish it would.

Revelation 22:13 I AM Alef and Tav, ha Reshit (the beginning) and haTachlit (the end), ha Rishon (the First) and ha Acharon (the last). Alef - The First  Ha Rishon al'-fah AL-AWWAL with reference in Quran (57:3) Tav The Last~ Omega AL-ÂKHIR with reference in Quran  (57:3) see the 99 Names

Revelation 22:16 "I am the root and the offspring of David, [and] the bright and morning star."

Yochanan 3:16  For HaShem הי so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. - AL-BÂQÎ ~ The Everlasting (55:27)

Yochanan 3:36  He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of Elohim abides on him." AL-BÂQÎ ~ The Everlasting (55:27)

Yochanan 4:14  but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life." AL-BÂQÎ ~ The Everlasting (55:27)

Yochanan 6:40  And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day." AL-BÂQÎ ~ The Everlasting (55:27) and AL-BÂ'ITH (AL BAETH)~ THE RESURRECTOR.(22:7) page 35

Rev 1:18  I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. ~ AL-MUMÎT ~ The Causer of death ~(3:156) (7:158) (15:23) (57:2)


Yeshua is referred to as a “Word” from HaShem הי in threepassages in the Quran.  No other prophet has been described with such a title.

“…O Mary!  Behold, HaShem הי gives you good news of a word from Him,who shall become known as the Messiah, Yeshua, son of Mary...” (Quran 3:45)

“…The Messiah, Yeshua son of Mary, was only a messenger of HaShem הי,and His word which He conveyed unto Mary...” (Quran 4:171)

“…HaShem הי gives you good news of (a son whose name is) John, (whocomes) to confirm a word from HaShem הי…” (Quran 3:39)

Jewish Festivals Mentioned in Yochanan

Jewish Passover 2:13, 23; 6:4; 11:55; 12:1
Unnamed (possibly Tabernacles) 5:1
Feast of Tabernacles (or Booths) 7:2
Feast of Dedication (or Hanukkah) 10:22