John 1:2

New Testament

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. 2 The Word was with God in the beginning. 3 All things were created by him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. 5 And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it. Source

Date: 90-110 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

4 Ezra 6:38

Pseudepigrapha (2 Esdras)

35 Upon that, I wept and fasted again for seven days in the same way as before, thus completing the three weeks enjoined on me. 36 On the eighth night I was again disturbed at heart, and spoke to the Most High. 37 With spirit aflame and in great agony of mind I said: 38O Lord, at the beginning of creation you spoke the word. On the first day you said, “Let heaven and earth be made!”, and your word carried out its work. 39 At that time the hovering spirit was there, and darkness circled round; there was silence, no sound as yet of human voice. 40 Then you commanded a ray of light to be brought out of your store-chambers, to make your works visible from that time onwards. Source

Date: 70-100 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)
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