Father, Son and Holy Spirit in Isaiah 63.

The Old Testament uses several words and names for God and many of them have connections to Jesus (YHWH) and to the idea of a trinity or multi-unity(Elohim/Adonai). But Isaiah 63 goes a step further unpacking  three distinct qualities of God. The chapter starts by asking a question. “Who is this who comes from Edom“, Read More …

Jesus the Holy One of Israel in the midst of Isaiah 12

I have to confess I keep putting off writing posts based on the big books, Psalms, Isaiah and Jeremiah… mostly because they contain so much Christological content I think I would start an article and never finish. But I’ve made a start on Psalms with Psalm 2, and so thought I could make a start Read More …

Jesus life in his ancestors: God to Kenan

It was way back when I first noticed that if you translated the names of Jesus’ ancestors you got descriptions that sounded very much like his earthly life. I first spotted it in the names from Shem to Abram, for instance my concordance listed the name “Arpachsad” as meaning “healer” or “releaser” and “Reu” as Read More …

Jesus First and Last

In Revelation, Jesus appears to John calling himself “the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last”, Rev 22:13 (see also 1:8, 2:8b and 21:6). John is reporting in Greek to Greek churches, but Jesus was John’s cousin, his mother Salome was Mary’s sister, he grew up with Jesus speaking Aramaic, so as with Read More …