Jesus claimed to be divine, yet distinct from God the Father - while affirming Jewish belief in the one God of Israel. How is this possible? The plurality of God in the OT and in Jewish sources. The "Word of God" and "angel of the Lord." The angel Metatron, a "Son of God"? The divinity of the Messiah in the OT. God's Spirit. The Trinity in the NT: one God, three persons. The second person: God's knowledge, idea, word, Son. The third person: God's spirit, God's love. Introduction to the work of the Trinity, which will be expanded upon for the rest of the course.