The Gospel According to John
John 1:4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
Since v. 3 refers to the creation in Gen. 1, Life here should refer to the life signified by the tree of life in Gen. 2. This is confirmed by the fact that in Rev. 22 John mentions the tree of life. Since life is in Him, He is life (11:25; 14:6). and He came that man might have life (10:10b), The introduction to this Gospel is composed of this entire chapter; it begins with life (v.4) and ends with building (vv. 42, 51), that is, with the house of God, (see notes 42:1, 51:3 Hence, it is an introduction to life and building.
Footnote 1:4.2 The light for the old creation was physical light (Gen.1:3-5, 14-18). The light for the new creation is the Light of Life mentioned here.
John 1:5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
No footnotes verse 5.
I hope you enjoy these verses and consider picking up this bible. The footnotes alone are so enlightening and enjoyable. Nancy
Verse and Footnotes taken from:
Recovery Version Bible
Living Stream Ministry