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> > I note that he interprets John 1:1 ("In the beginning was the Word,
> > and the Word was with God, and the Word was God") as describing
> God's
> > inherently linguistic nature, but this is IMHO a bad example of
> exegesis.
>
> >>Now THAT is really weird... He might have never read Targums that
> mention
> >>"memra" ('saying' in Aramaic) to denote God's personal acts in
> >>relation to the physical world...

 well, in Ancient Egyptian, depending upon how you interpret the Neteru, one
could see that Creation myth as eitehr -

 * Amun is the Word, and, in thinking, brings the universe into being.

 * Amun thinks, and in thinking, brings the universe into being.