In Genesis 1:26, God refers to Himself in the plural. He says, “Let us make man in our image.” Why does He do that? Why does Moses write it that way? Is this the first verse in the Bible that proves the Trinity?
No, I don’t think so. This podcast on Genesis 1:26-27 explains what I do think.
The Text of Genesis 1:26-27
Genesis 1:26-27. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
In this discussion of Genesis 1:26-27 we look at:
- The pinnacle of the creation week
- The creation of mankind in Genesis 1 contrasted with other creation accounts
- The eight views of why God speaks in the plural in Genesis 1:26
- My preferred view for why Genesis 1:26 speaks of God in the plural
- How to be like God by living in relationships
- Become a Patron of the One Verse Podcast
- Hamilton, Genesis 1–17 – Amazon or CBD
- Hasel Article on Genesis 1
- Johnston Article on Genesis 1
- One Proof for the Trinity
Downloadable Podcast Resources
Those who are part of my online discipleship group may download the MP3 audio file for this podcast and view the podcast transcript below.You must join a discipleship group or login to download the MP3 and view the transcript.
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