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Defending the Trinity in the Reformed Palatinate: The Elohistae

Benjamin R. Merkle


This study provides an examination of Girolamo Zanchi’s De Tribus Elohim (1572), setting this important defence of the doctrine of the Trinity in the immediate context of the recent rise of anti-Trinitarianism within the Reformed Palatinate. De Tribus Elohim focused on the grammatical peculiarity of the Hebrew word Elohim (God) in order to refute the biblicism of its contemporary anti-Trinitarians. In doing so, Zanchi’s argument followed an exegetical thread common within the late medieval case for the doctrine of the Trinity, but which ran contrary to the exegetical sensibilities of many of Z ... More

Keywords: anti-Trinitarianism, Trinity, Reformed exegesis, Reformed Hebraism, Elohim, Girolamo Zanchi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198749622
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749622.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin R. Merkle, author
Fellow of Theology and Classical Languages, New Saint Andrews College, in Moscow, Idaho