We've all heard of the Gospel of John and "In the beginning was the logos and the logos was with God." Many commentators and scholars have etymologically traced the term back to the notion of Word or revelation, whether in the sense of creation itself or scripture. Others have suggested this actually means the "gathering" or the divine act manifesting God's personality. A fascinating account of personality is given by one of the greatest thinkers of our age, Henri Bergson. For Bergson, personality as "inaction" boils down to the storing of energy that needs to be let out or released and acted upon. Its mark or articulation lies in the hesitation and gesture which precedes any action.
Given the several hermeneutical claims it is puzzling as to what the phrase is meant to capture and express: was it God's word, or act, or even hesitation in the beginning?