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date: 24 March 2019

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This article considers the exegesis of the Scripture and the early Christian doctrine of the Trinity. It suggests that though the materials for the doctrine of the Trinity are scriptural, the doctrine is nowhere stated in the Scriptures. It explores how the exegesis of Scripture, against the Gnostics' rejection of the Old Testament and in the face of other heterodox currents, led to the language in which Trinitarian doctrine was formulated during the first centuries of the Church.

Keywords: exegesis, Scripture, Christian doctrine, Trinity, Gnostics, Old Testament

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