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date: 30 March 2020

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This article examines the concept of Trinity in the Book of Hebrews and Pauline epistles in the New Testament. Rather than seeking “proof-texts” or studying the implications of particular words as applied to Jesus, this article suggests that the narrative fabric of the books sets forth an idiom, a grammar, or logic, that can only be rightly interpreted through Trinitarian conceptions. It suggests that attending carefully to the linguistic pattern of the texts' speech about God requires us to look behind the actual arguments of the texts to the theological judgements that make such language possible and that the sense that the New Testament language makes depends upon a larger pattern of theological judgements.

Keywords: Trinity, Book of Hebrews, Pauline epistles, New Testament, Jesus, narrative fabric, linguistic pattern, God, theological judgements

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