Logos

The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   3056  
Original WordWord Origin
logoßfrom (3004)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Logos4:69,505
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
log'-os   Noun Masculine
 Definition
  1. of speech
    1. a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea
    2. what someone has said
      1. a word
      2. the sayings of God
      3. decree, mandate or order
      4. of the moral precepts given by God
      5. Old Testament prophecy given by the prophets
      6. what is declared, a thought, declaration, aphorism, a weighty saying, a dictum, a maxim
    3. discourse
      1. the act of speaking, speech
      2. the faculty of speech, skill and practice in speaking
      3. a kind or style of speaking
      4. a continuous speaking discourse - instruction
    4. doctrine, teaching
    5. anything reported in speech; a narration, narrative
    6. matter under discussion, thing spoken of, affair, a matter in dispute, case, suit at law
    7. the thing spoken of or talked about; event, deed
  2. its use as respect to the MIND alone
    1. reason, the mental faculty of thinking, meditating, reasoning, calculating
    2. account, i.e. regard, consideration
    3. account, i.e. reckoning, score
    4. account, i.e. answer or explanation in reference to judgment
    5. relation, i.e. with whom as judge we stand in relation
      1. reason would
    6. reason, cause, ground
  3. In John, denotes the essential Word of God, Jesus Christ, the personal wisdom and power in union with God, his minister in creation and government of the universe, the cause of all the world's life both physical and ethical, which for the procurement of man's salvation put on human nature in the person of Jesus the Messiah, the second person in the Godhead, and shone forth conspicuously from His words and deeds.
A Greek philosopher named Heraclitus first used the term Logos around600 B.C. to designate the divine reason or plan which coordinates achanging universe. This word was well suited to John's purpose inJohn 1.
 
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 332
account 7, account* 1, accounting 2, accounts 2, answer 1, appearance 1, complaint 1, exhortation* 1, have to do 1, instruction 1, length* 1, matter 4, matters 1, message 10, news 3, preaching 1, question 2, reason 2, reasonable 1, remark 1, report 1, said 1, say 1, saying 4, sayings 1, speaker 1, speech 10, statement 18, story 1, talk 1, teaching 2, thing 2, things 1, utterance 2, what he says 1, what* 1, word 179, words 61
 
NAS Verse Count
Matthew31
Mark23
Luke33
John36
Acts65
Romans7
1 Corinthians14
2 Corinthians9
Galatians2
Ephesians4
Philippians4
Colossians7
1 Thessalonians7
2 Thessalonians5
1 Timothy8
2 Timothy7
Titus5
Hebrews12
James5
1 Peter5
2 Peter4
1 John6
3 John1
Revelation18


Total318
Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Logos". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.