Another interpretation is possible, though it does not fit in the interpretation that favors the Triune God and therefore the mainstream churches have completely abandoned it. That’s not how it used to be. Until 1582, it said in the English version of the Bible: In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the Word was God. All things came into being through it, and without it nothing was made that was made.
From the 17th century on, especially due to the influence of the King James Version, the impression was strengthened that the Word was a Person, Jesus the Son of God, which is the second person of the Triune God. An old Bible from 1776 translates Jhn1:2 as follows: 2 This was not in the beginning with God.
If Jesus is not God – as I inferred on the basis of the Bible verses, The Word cannot be God either.
In the third and fourth centuries in Alexandria, Christianity was shaped by the great Christian scholars Clement, Origen, and Athanasius. After them, Biblical interpretation got the shape that in these verses of the Gospel of John, the Word meant Jesus. In the above verses, e.g. Tyndale used the word “IT” in 1525; e.g. verse 3: “All things were made by it”. As late as the turn of the centuries 1500/1600 the Trinitarian Catholic Bible and following it, the KJV replaced it with Him. He was, of course, Jesus Christ, even though numerous Bible items testify that it was the Father who alone created the world. See. e.g. Isaiah 44:24. The Bible says that ‘God created, or ‘God said’, or by the word of Jehovah, but nowhere is said that ‘the Word created’.
Jhn 20:31: but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.