In the discussion of Rob Bowman’s closing statement in the Great Trinity Debate at Parchment and Pen, I was asked what I think of the application to Jesus in the New Testament of verses which, in the Jewish Scriptures, refer to Yahweh.
My answer is that Jews who believed God might bestow his name upon an exalted agent would probably have considered it appropriate to ask whether any of the texts mentioning Yahweh in the Scripures refer to the agent called by God’s name. Once the name has been shared, sharing Scriptures which use the divine name is not an unnatural next step. What do others think?
As this past Sunday was Trinity Sunday, there was quite a bit of blogging on this topic, including the 2010 Trinity Blogging Summit hosted by Nick Norelli, Weekend Fisher wrestling with the phrase “The Father is Greater Than I” and David Henson’s unorthodoxological thoughts on (un)belief in the Trinity.