The ‘angel of the LORD’ – There Is No ‘Trinity’

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This explanation aims to show that ‘the angel of the LORD’, is not necessarily the same angel in every instance. Such would inturn mean that the incorrect man made doctrine known as the ‘trinity’ – which typically counts every instance of ‘the angel of the LORD’ (especially in the Old Testament) as being a reference for it meaning it is Christ appearing – as incorrect.

This is intended to be done very briefly, by sharing the account of when Christ (Messiah) was born on the earth – and at the same time, the angel of the LORD appeared before some people with the glory of the LORD surrounding them all in another place.

This angel of the LORD let those people know that Christ had just been born (Luke 2:11);

Luke 2:9 reads as follows:

And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.
Luke 2:9 ESV

Let’s look at the Greek interlinear text (link here);

One will see that the word ‘the’ appears in [brackets] and was inserted twice. The word [with] was inserted once, perhaps amongst other words such as ‘an’ etc.

This is an example of where a contextual English insertion in Holy Scripture has been made for easier reading of the hard, ancient, holy texts – be it Hebrew or Greek etc..

Thus the following is very humbly submitted here;

Here is what the verse (Luke 2:9) might perhaps look like if no insertion was made by an English translator, who had decided not to try and convey the contextual sense and meaning of it, in an easily absorbed way;

And, lo, the angel…Lord came upon them, and the glory…Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
Luke 2:9 (based off KJV translation)

If I were a first time reader, or even an 80 year old ‘veterin’ in the Scriptures – I would certainly have some questions based off this hard to understand, and therefore incomplete English translation;

1) Who is the angel Lord?
2) Who is the glory Lord?

The explanation here is that the English insertions in this instance are highly positive and condusive of getting the sense of the verse – for the most part (the writer holds it should read ‘…the angel of the LORD…’.

Inserted English words are at times arrived at from linguistic standpoint, however, in places where the ancient text is very brief, contextual insertions/renderings (e.g. ‘a’/’the’, ‘God’/’god’, ‘worship’/’honor’, ‘in’/’on’ etc.) – play an almost essential role in assisting us better understand the Holy Scriptures today.

Hoping that this peaceable explanation is encouraging, and perhaps if you have time – please feel free to read some explanations of Holy Scripture at http://www.FewWhoFindit.com etc.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach).

http://www.theGodofIsrael.com
http://www.FewWhoFindit.com
http://www.Christianity-in-Context.com
http://www.OrthodoxMessianicJudaism.com

Relevant Reading

‘Then the angel of God said…I am…God…’ (Gen 31:11‭, ‬31:13 ESV) – There Is No Trinity.

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/30/then-the-angel-of-god-said-i-am-god-gen-3111%e2%80%ad-%e2%80%ac3113-esv-there-is-no-trinity/

Copyright disclaimers:

“Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.”

“Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

“Scripture quotations taken from the New American Standard Bible® (NASB), Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission. http://www.Lockman.org

“Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. http://www.zondervan.com The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™ “

The Orthodox Jewish Bible Copyright Artists for Israel Intl Used by permission © The Orthodox Jewish Bible fourth edition, OJB. Copyright 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011 by Artists for Israel International, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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