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TheJewishnessofthe"Trinity"

Althoughtheword"Trinity"(HashilushHakadosh)doesnotdirectlyappearintheScriptures,itisan entirelyJewishconcept,derivedfromboththeTanakhandtheB'ritChadashah.Scripturally,Godis revealedas"triune"insomeofthefollowingways: 1. PluralNames-Elohim(,) thethirdwordintheTanakh,isapluralform.ThisNameis oftenassociatedwithsingularverbs,thoughinterestinglysometimesappearswithpluralforms (asinGenesis35:7,Psalm58:11). 2. PluralPronouns-TheLORDGod,speakinginGenesis1:26,says"Letusmakemaninour

imageandinourlikeness"/ ( seealsoGenesis3:22,11:7,Isaiah 6:8).


3. "Creators"-InEcclesiastes12:1itiswritten,"RememberyourCreators( , amasc.pl. nounwith2msending)inthedaysofyouryouth,"andinPsalm149:2Israeliscommandedto

rejoiceinhisMakers(, amasc.pl.nounwith3msending).InGenesis1:1-3,God (Elohim),theSpiritofGod(RuachElohim),andtheWordofGod(andGodsaid...),areall involvedinthecreationoftheuniverse.


4. PluralitywithintheGodhead-KingDavidwrites:"TheLORD(YHVH)saystomyLord (Adonai):sitatmyrighthanduntilImakeYourenemiesafootstoolforYourfeet(Psalm110:1), andPsalm45:6-7says"Yourthrone,OGod(Elohim),isforeverandever....thereforeGod,Your God(Elohim),hasanointedYouwiththeoilofjoymorethanYourfellows." 5. Isaiah48:12-16-Inthispassage,the"FirstandtheLast,"declaresthat"theLordGodhassent MeandHisSpirit.TheCreatorwhoisspeakingclaimstohavebeensentbytheLordGod (YHVH)andHisSpirit(Ruach). 6. TheAngeloftheLORD-ThismysteriousAngelwastreatedasGodHimself,exercisingdivine prerogativesandreceivingworship(seeGenesis16:7,9,11;Exodus3:2-6;Judges13:21-22).

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7. Oneness(Achdut)-IntheShemaweread,"ShemaYisrael(Hear,0Israel):AdonaiEloheinu(the LordourGods),AdonaiEchad(theLordisone)."Interestingly,thewordechadinHebrewcan implyaunityindiversity(thewordforoneandonlyone,i.e.,unique,ismoreoftenrenderedas yachid).Forexample,inExodus26:6thepartsoftheTabernacle(mishkan)aretobeconstructed sothat"itshallbeone(echad)tabernacle,"andEzekielspokeoftwo"sticks"(representing fragmentedIsrael)asbeingreunitedintoone:"andtheyshallbeone(echad)stickinMyhand" (Ezekiel37:19).MosesalsousesechadinGenesis2:24whenhesays:"Andthey(husbandand wife)willbecomeoneflesh(basarechad)." 8. TheTevilah(Baptism)ofYeshua-AtthebaptismofYeshuaweseetheHolySpiritdescending asaDoveandtheFatherproclaim,"Youaremywell-belovedSon;inYouIamwellpleased" (Luke3:21). 9. YeshuaRevealedtheTrinity-YeshuatheMashiachplainlyspokeoftheTrinitybycommanding HisdisciplestobaptizeothersintheName(singular)oftheFather,theSon,andtheHolySpirit (Matt.28:19).HealsoequatedHimselfwiththeFather(John8:58;10:30;14:8-9). 10. TheFatherisGod-Isaiah64:8;Malachi2:10;John8:54;etc. 11. YeshuaisGod-1Tim.3:16;John1:1-14;9:38;Titus2:13;Heb.1:8,9,5:6;John5:18; Rom.9:5;Phil2:5-11;etc. 12. TheHolySpiritisGod-Acts5:3-4;John4:24;Luke12:10;2Cor.3:17; cp.1Cor.3:16and6:19;Acts13:2;Heb.3:7-11;etc. 13. Yeshua'sFollowersTaughttheTrinity-Yeshua'sfollowersascribedtoHimdivinestatusas co-equalwiththeFather.Many"triadic"formulasalsoappearintheB'ritChadashah,suchas1 Cor.12:4-6,2Cor.13:14,1Peter1:2,Eph4:4-6,andMatt.28:19. 14. PhilosophicalJustification-Thoughamystery,theTrinityisitselfacoherentconceptonce youconsiderthattherearevarious"tri-unities"inourownexperienceashumanbeings.For example,weexperiencetheworldaroundusasatriunityofspace,time,andmatter.Spaceis alsothreedimensional(width,height,anddepth);andtimeiscomposedofpast,present,and future.Matteritselfiscomposedofproton,electron,andneutron.Wealsoexperienceourselves asatriunityofbody,soul,andspirit. 15. TheMarriageUnionisapictureoftheTrinity-Whenamanandwomanarejoinedinthe bondsofholymarriage,theyaresaidtobebasarechad-oneflesh.Thisunionitself,however, constitutesthespiritofthelovethatitselfiscreativeandlife-giving. <<Return

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