Question:

Hello Mr. Rabbi,

Sorry to disturb you, so my question is, what is the Jewish View of the “Word”? For example in the Targum it is written…

“And they heard the voice of the WORD of the Lord God walking in the garden in the evening of the day;(22) and Adam and his wife hid themselves from before the Lord God among the trees of the garden.”

Some people points out that the “Word” is Jesus by quoting John 1:1…

“John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

So can you please tell me what exactly is the Jewish View of the “Word”?

Answer:

The Targum says, “kol memra” which means the sound of the voice of H-shem. It has absolutely nothing to do with J… Judaism does not recognize any terminologies written in John or any other part of the New Testament. According to Judaism,  J himself  was a person that made false prophesies, because the torah ( Deuteronomy 3, 2-6) tells us that if a person claims to be a prophet tells you to worship G-d’s other that H-shem Himself, it is clear proof that he is not a true prophet. In the ten Commandment G-d Himself told us that we are to worship Him and no other power, and worship of any other power is consider idol worship. Therefore Judaism totally rejects the New Testament and everything that it says there.

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