How the Hebrew language reveals the trinity

Every so often, I see some Christians in some unconventional movements who want to deny the trinity.   This seems to happen more often recently.

I hear this same argument from Atheists, Muslims and traditional Jews.   The idea of the Trinity is hard to fathom, with God being three in one.   “The word ‘trinity’ isn’t in the bible!” they say.  They are right the Trinity isn’t in the bible but the concept is there if you dig deep enough.

In my bible study we were studying Mark and I came across this passage.

Mark 12:36 (New International Version)
David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, declared: “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.”‘

This is a copy of Psalm 110:1 
Of David. A psalm. The LORD says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”

The Lord speaks to the Lord!   These are vitally important scriptures to give to someone with this question.

If you look at the Hebrew here:- (you can check yourself on

לְדָוִ֗ד  מִ֫זְמ֥וֹר  נְאֻ֤ם  יְהוָ֨ה ׀  לַֽאדֹנִ֗י  שֵׁ֥ב  לִֽימִינִ֑י  עַד־  אָשִׁ֥ית  אֹ֝יְבֶ֗יךָ  הֲדֹ֣ם  לְרַגְלֶֽיךָ׃

The letters in blue is Yahweh or Jahovah, the word for the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jaacob.

The letters in purple is Adonai, the actual word for ‘Lord’ in Hebrew.

So we know the doctrine of the Trinity is correct and exists in the Old and New Testaments. Another example of Jesus discretely mentioned before he arrives!

Here’s part 2 I wrote in September 2017

5 comments on “How the Hebrew language reveals the trinity

  1. Nowhere in the Hebrew nor in the Aramaic nor in the Greek writings is there a concept of a three-heade god for the God of Israel, though enough mention is made to other pagan plural gods. The divine creator of the universe is very clear about His position, Him being the eternal Spirit being, no man can see and live, Who is God above all gods, and should be the only One God to be worshipped.

    A big problem with contemporary bible translations (from the 1960ies onward) is that they started leaving out the Name of God and everywhere put in Lord making the reader not able to see the difference between the Most High Lord of lords and the Lord Jesus as well as with any other lord.

    God is an all-knowing eternal Spirit Being, whilst Jesus had a beginning (his birth) and an end (his death, whilst God cannot die and man can do God nothing). Jesus also was tempted more than once whilst God cannot be tempted. Jesus had to learn everything and at the end of his life still did not know a lot. He even did not know when he would be coming back nor who would be seated next to him. In case Jesus would be God he would have lied many times, though we do know he was with out sin and are told that The God is a god of clarity and no lies.

  2. Hello sir, did you look up the passages I mentioned in the article in your own choice of translation?

    Also do you consider Jesus to be divine? and also how his death, resurrection changed everything for you me and everyone else?

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  4. Yes I did look them up and compared them in different translations.

    I also notice in your article you seem to forget that the Elohim is Speaking in the Pluralis Majestatis and that you did not notice that Moshe gives the words spoken in the Royal We and afterwards always say “said He” (singular) or “did He” instead of “did they”.

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