Why God speaks in the plural and says "Let us make man in our likeness"?
To our Christian understanding the answer is obvious, is the Trinity. But we know that from a literary and chronological approach, the author of Gen. Trinidad concept had not yet been coined. The main Jewish commentators of old had this concept.
And God said, Let us make man in our likeness. Gen. 1.26 RV 60
· God was talking to his heavenly court of angels. See Isaiah 6.1 - 6; Ps. 103.20; 1 R. 22.19; Job. 1.6 - 2.1 and 38.7.
The Revelation of John
John 1 (NKJV)
1 In the beginning was the Word *,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 Through him all things were made;
without him nothing was made that was made.