Monday, January 06, 2003

Transfiguration and Trinity
It just occurred to me that the Transfiguration has a Trinitarian form. If the Law is associated especially with the Father and the Prophets especially with the Holy Spirit, then what we have in the Transfiguration is a signification of the Trinity, no? Those of you familiar with Eastern Christianity, Patristic and medieval exegesis are probably saying "duh" at this point, since it is probably a commonplace, but I've never heard or thought of it before. It makes an already rich gospel pericope that much richer.

Now, does anyone know the significance of the 6 (8 in Luke) days between the prediction of the passion and the Transfiguration. The footnote in Mark version of the story in the RNAB is not helpful.

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