- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Aventine Press (6 Oct. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1593301006
- ISBN-13: 978-1593301002
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.4 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,020,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Jewish Trinity Hardcover – 6 Oct 2003
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__Despite conventional wisdom that the Old Testament only hints at distinct persons of Yahweh, the premise of this book holds that it is, in fact, as explicit about the Trinity and the deity of the Messiah as is the New Testament. Moses and the other writers of the Old Testament wrote strikingly and often about the Trinity and the deity of the Messiah.
__Trinity in the Old Testament. He includes many more passages than those traditionally cited in connection with this topic. Among the lines of evidence considered are the plural references to the Trinity, collective nouns, and special names such as the Angel of the Lord, Spirit, Panim, etc. Evidence is also arranged as presented by individual authors or sections of the Old Testament. Natan refutes those who deny that the Trinity is found in the Old Testament and deals with the issue of whether the Masoretes may have minimized some of the evidence pointing to the Trinity in the Old Testament. The New Testament usage of the Old Testament Trinitarian passages is also summarized.
__Natan presents a massive amount of evidence for his case. I did not find all of it to be persuasive, for example, his belief that Panim is a true plural "Presences" and refers to both the Son and the Spirit. It seems more likely that Panim in its various forms refers to the Spirit, even in passages in which they stand in relationship of poetic parallelism with each other. But even if one questions a number of his arguments, a huge amount of evidence for his case remains.Read more ›
Glossary and Abbreviations
Synopsis of The Jewish Trinity
Chapter 01: The Syntax War Between Trinitarians and Unitarians
Chapter 02: Proto-Sinaitic Trinitarianism
Chapter 03: The Presences of Elyon
Chapter 04: The Shema
Chapter 05: The Trinity in Daniel 01-05
Chapter 06: The Prophet Behind the Prophets
Chapter 07: Various OT Presentations of the Trinity
Chapter 08: The NT Use of OT Yahveh Texts
Chapter 09: The “I AM” Statements
Chapter 10: The Song of Moses (Deu 32)
Appendix A: MT Plurals Referring to Yahveh
Appendix B: OT Texts That Suggest or Speak of the Deity of the Messiah
Appendix C: Trinitarian Proofs
Appendix D: A Sampling of the NT Use of OT Yahveh Texts
His book shows that the references to Christ in the Old Testament are legion. He points out that it is no surprise that the apostles in Jesus' day were so willing to accept Jesus as the Son of God. They were used to thinking about plural persons from reading their Scriptures. Yoel Natan shows that the Greek and Hebrew words used in the Old Testament Scriptures at Jesus' time clearly testify about the Father, Son and Spirit--three persons, one God.
Be sure to visit Yoel Natan's website. It gives more information on his books: The Jewish Trinity, The Jewish Trinity Sourcebook, and Moon-o-theism.
Here we have the truth clearly stated: denial of the Trinity crept into the translations and transcriptions of the texts. The words which professed the Trinity in the Old Testament were "simplified" because the belief in the Trinity was not there.
I find I need to use "The Jewish Trinity" and the "Sourcebook" together. If I start reading "Isaiah" from the "Sourcebook," I want to turn back to "The Jewish Trinity" to fully understand the implications.
I predict that in years to come, every seminary worth the name Christian will have a course exploring these books.
Yoel Natan's Web site lists Yoel's other books: "The Jewish Trinity Sourcebook: Trinitarian Readings from the Old Testament," and "Moon-o-theism" book on Mideast Moon god religions. There is also a link to an EZBoard.com discussion group.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's basically one of its kind. It's style seems to be targeting academic theologians. It is eye-opening though, and assures Christians that the Old Testament is not just... Read morePublished 21 months ago by nowayout001
Natan has unlocked boldly the pages of the hebrew Old testamant. The mini industry of anti trinitarian book and website production has now to contend with a new defender of this... Read morePublished on 14 Dec. 2009 by John K. Tancock
"The Jewish Trinity" and “The Jewish Trinity Sourcebook” are not just books. They are epoch-making works of genius. Read morePublished on 9 Nov. 2003