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THE 3RD CENTURY TRINITY COPIED THE 60 BCE TRIUMVIRATE 

The Civil Writer Magazine

In ancient Rome a group of three men holding power, in particular ( the First Triumvirate ) the unofficial coalition of Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus in 60 BC and ( the Second Triumvirate ) a coalition formed by Antony, Lepidus, and Octavian in 43 BC. A triumvirate (Latin: triumvirātus) is a political regime ruled or dominated by three powerful individuals known as triumvirs (Latin: triumviri). The arrangement can be formal or informal. Though the three are notionally equal, this is rarely the case in reality. In the Bible triumvirates occurred at some notable events in both the Old Testament and New Testament. In the Book of Exodus Moses, his brother Aaron and, according to some views their nephew or brother-in-law, Hur acted this way during Battle of Rephidim against the Amalekites.

The purpose of the triumvirate was a simple one: for someone to gain as much power as possible. The first known use of the doctrine of the Trinity was in the early 3rd century used by the early church father Tertullian. He explicitly defined the Trinity as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit not an original concept because it copied the triumvirate. It was not until the 4th century that the three were recognised as being the three parts of one whole God. This was decided by the Council of Nicaea in 325. By the end of the century many Christians had been swayed to believe in God as a Trinity.

The christian Trinity mirrored the Triumvirate, with each member having different duties.