[b-hebrew] 'there is one God but God'

George Athas George.Athas at moore.edu.au
Sun Mar 18 05:52:51 EDT 2012

The Islamic phrase is actually, "There is no God but Allah" (la ilaha illa allah).

Comparable, but not exact, phrases include:

Deut 6.4; 32.39; Isa 44.6; 45.5.

Paul also seems to have a loose quote of Deut 6.4 in 1 Cor 8.4.

None of these are Trinitarian, though the Christian doctrine of the Trinity properly understood is a monotheistic belief. But since Trinitarian theology is beyond the scope of the forum, I won't go into it.

Director of Postgraduate Studies,
Moore Theological College (moore.edu.au)
Sydney, Australia

From: Oun Kwon <kwonbbl at gmail.com<mailto:kwonbbl at gmail.com>>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2012 20:14:42 -0400
To: B-Hebrew <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org<mailto:b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>>
Subject: [b-hebrew] 'there is one God but God'

Is there any OT Scripture passage which reads or suggests the
expression 'there is one God but God'?

(often heard in Islam. Is this also in the Trinitarian statement?)

Thank you,

Oun Kwon,

I'm not asking about theological matter; only looking for the
scripture on which this expression may be based on.

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