Rhett asked: "When "God" said "I am who I am" in the book of Exodus, was this GtF who
said this, .... [snip] .... or do all three persons (GtF, GtS and GtHS) say this about
From the Exodus verse, it seems to me there simply is NOT enough information to say dogmatically anywhich way who is speaking.
If we *had* to choose, I would say it is and only can be the *Godhead* speaking, period. No single person of the Trinity is speaking of or for themselves OR as a representative of the Trinity, (where the "I AM that I AM" means the Godhead, the One Triune God), because it would not be to assert a truth.
Since every thought each person of the Trinity thinks IS true, that IMU eliminates any one of the Persons of Trinity as individual person speaking. It leaves only the Godhead as the person who is speaking; and teaching the ultimate truth there is just the One Living God, who is a person, because the Godhead is a mind i.e. thoughts, which is the connotative definition of what a "person" is.
It seems to me to be quite speculative to try and read the NEW LIGHT we have in the NT back into the OT, unless Jesus or NT explicitly explain when or if it was the Father or Jesus or Holy Spirit working or speaking in any one OT passage.
It seems to me that for many OT passages the NT gives that information, but for many OT verses, the NT does not give that information. Exodus seems to me to be one of those OT verses; and where it would follow the Godhead, as the Triune God, is in view.
Also, what I was highlighting is that the proposition "I AM the One Triune God, who exists in the Three Persons of the Trinity" is a truth, therefore a mind thinks it, and yet not one of the GtF, GtS and GtHS can think this truth to be true of themselves individually - it would be false if they did think it.
Of course, every person can in truth think of themselves "I am" where the "I" is indexical to each and every person; that is, the "I" is a variable, which refers to every center of self-consciousness, if I may put it that way; that is, each person says this of themselves, be it divine, angelic or human person.
It is only when we define the specific content of the "I", the exhaustive list of all the truths to which the "I" refers to as shorthand, i.e. to what the "I" refers to in sum total, that is how we individuate between each person or the "I"; that is, we know who the "I" is or refers to in each instance it is uttered or used to point to some person.
Hope this helps. Keep on asking, of course, if not.