Since both the Logos and the Danielic son of man were thought to be pre-existent by first-century C.E. Jews (that is, to have been created before the rest of the world), Jesus was believed to be pre-existent, too. In the Gospel of John, the Logos is not said to have been created: It simply was in the beginning. Eventually, Christian doctrine would settle the claim that Jesus was “begotten, not made.”