1. 1 John 1:2 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What does “appeared” mean?

1 John 1:2 (ESV)

2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us

The verb “made manifest” (ephanerothe) means “to make clear,” or “to reveal openly.” The eternal Son of God entered into time and space. He who has life in himself became flesh and blood and dwelt among men.