Video: The Trinity in the OT, the Faith of OT Believers, the Angel of the Lord

Today’s question:

A number of years ago there was a lot of debate in certain circles in the UK revolving around these topics: the degree to which Christ/the Trinity is explicitly present in the OT; the nature of the Angel of the Lord; relatedly the object of believers’ faith in the OT (did OT saints trust consciously and explicitly in the Son?); the degree to which revelation is progressive from the OT to the NT. A lot of these threads were explored in the Blackham-Goldsworthy debate:
What are your views on these topics? Some more specific questions might be:
– Does the OT, read on its own terms, clearly present a unipersonal God or a binitatian/Trinitarian God? Or does it murkily present the latter?
– How were OT believers saved? Through explicit faith in the Son, or through other means?
– Who is the Angel of the Lord?

Within my discussion, I reference Meredith Kline’s Images of the Spirit, which I’ve also recently summarized here. I also mention Echoes of Exodus.

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About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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4 Responses to Video: The Trinity in the OT, the Faith of OT Believers, the Angel of the Lord

  1. CW says:

    Any chance we can get your podcast on Google Play Music?

  2. It’s not just the Angel of the Lord, but also the Word of the Lord. Genesis 15 and 1 Sam 3 are clear examples where the Word appears visibly and is identified with Yahweh (cf. John 1:1).

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