The Divine Exegesis

By R. J. Rushdoony
February 12, 1980

In John 1:18 we are told: “No man hath seen God at any time, but the only begotten Son which is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him.” The word ‘declared’ in the Greek is related to our word ‘exegesis,’ the root of the word is ‘to lead out’ it means to make known, to declare by setting forth openly, to bring out or to bring forth. Jesus Christ, John says, is the exegesis of God. He declares, He reveals, He sets forth the meaning of the Covenant God in the fullness of His meaning.