However, while talking with a friend earlier about Wisdom (from Proverbs), I mentioned that Wisdom could almost be considered a fourth Person. This suddenly made me wonder why there are exactly three Persons.
However, while talking with a friend earlier about the Trinity, I began to wonder why there are exactly three Persons.
The revision history notes:
Edited out the point about Wisdom, since it is not an issue for this question and is causing a small bit of confusion. (see comment)
- I can't actually see the comment. (Was it deleted?)
- I don't really see any evidence that there was confusion on this point. (I recall some comments linking to "Who is Wisdom in Proverbs?", but I can't find them anymore. Were they deleted too?)
- The paragraph is really superfluous now and the question has lost some of its charm. Worse, in my opinion, it amounts to a change in the author's intended meaning. According to the earlier revisions, the conversation with the friend was about Proverbs with the Trinity being a side point, but the current revision says it was about the Trinity.
- The question is now a duplicate of "Do we know there are only three persons in the “Trinity”?" Even before the edit, the questions were borderline duplicates. The thing that distinguished them was the suggestion of an actual candidate for another Person. I would have prefered an edit that made more suggestions, if anything.
The edit was followed up with an edit to an answer that removed the following paragraph:
Wisdom is Son. This is how it is understood by Holy Fathers. Also this is how it is used in e.g. Liturgy of Saint John the Chrysostome.
Again, the revision history indicated confusion, but the only evidence that remains is a comment:
<Obsolete comments removed.>– El'endia Starman♦
Perhaps I'm biased, but I object to this change because it reduces the relevance of my answer to the question. I spent a good deal of time researching and thinking about my answer and it's frustrating to have the question changed out from under it. I have a separate answer to the (now) duplicate question, but I'm not interested in working on it if the other question is going to be altered as well.
Did the question require an edit?