The Word was made manifest

“Acting then in these [Prophets], the Word spoke of Himself. For already He became His own herald, and showed that the Word would be manifested among men. And for this reason He cried thus: ‘I am made manifest to them that sought me not; I am found of them that asked not for me.’<!– initNote("fnf_iii.iv.ii.iv-p74.1"); //– And who is He that is made manifest but the Word of the Father?—whom the Father sent, and in whom He showed to men the power proceeding from Him. Thus, then, was the Word made manifest, even as the blessed John says. For he sums up the things that were said by the prophets, and shows that this is the Word, by whom all things were made. For he speaks to this effect: ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made.’ And beneath He says, ‘The world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not; He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.’<!– initNote("fnf_iii.iv.ii.iv-p76.4"); //–' If, then, said he, the world was made by Him, according to the word of the Prophet, ‘By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made,’ then this is the Word that was also made manifest. We accordingly see the Word incarnate, and we know the Father by Him, and we believe in the Son, [and] we worship the Holy Spirit.” – St. Hippolytus of Rome, Against the Heresy of One Noetus, 12

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