Contrary to Jewish believe that God is one, there are ample scriptural evidence in the Old Testament that God manifests himself as three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Following are four scriptures to prove that.
2. Scripture 1 – Genesis 1:1
King James Bible: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” The Word used in the original Hebrew script for this verse for God is Elohim and the definition clearly states the plurality of the word. In the Strong’s Concordance(1) it is listed as number 430 and is given as the plural of the word eloah, with a root meaning of strength and power. In the Brown-Driver-Briggs Concordance(2) it is defined in number 2570 as plural in number and plural intensive, the true God.
Commentaries about the verse…show more content… In the Brown-Driver-Briggs Concordance(2) it is defined as number 214 and means messenger of God.
The phrase ‘of the Lord’ is in the Hebrew written as Yahweh and is listed in the Strong’s Concordance(1) as number 3068 with a root meaning of God.
According to the commentary of Ellicott (3) it is very clear that ‘the angel of the Lord’ referenced here is the Second Member of the Godhead. In Exodus 3:4 this angel is named both Jehovah and Elohim, proving the Trinity very early on in the Old Testament.
In the commentary of Benson (4) he states very clearly that the Angel referenced here is Christ himself, the covenant Angel. In this text He is the messenger from God to man, Moses in particular in this instance. Christ appeared many times as God’s messenger to man. It is a very clear and distinctive prove of the existence of the Trinity of God in the Old Testament.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown (6) writes in their commentary that under this symbol of fire God Himself was present, in the Person of Christ – Angel of the