Greetings again oatmeal and Lon,
This is one of the popular explanations, but when God wants to be emphatic he says, "I, I...". Perhaps you have not properly considered Psalm 8, and Psalm 8:5 which is a summary and David's commentary on Genesis 1:26-27 where the Elohim of Genesis 1:26-27 is split into the component entities Yahweh Psalm 8:1 and Angels (Elohim) Psalm 8:5, and thus the "our" includes the Angels. Man and Jesus were made lower (in the image and after the likeness) than the One God, Yahweh, God the Father and also a little lower than the Angels. Faithful man is destined to be equal to the Angels, while Jesus has been exalted above the Angels. Psalm 8 is a New Creation Psalm showing how God the Father who is the Lord of heaven and earth transfers the role, initially given to Adam, to our Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God, who is a human, the Son of Adam, mortal, but he was specially strengthened by God Psalm 80:17 to open the way of salvation as captain of salvation, and then exalted to the right hand of the One God, Yahweh, God the Father.Use of the plural in Genesis this is a figure of speech referred to as the plural of majesty or the plural of intensity or as the trinitarian ew Bollinger calls it the heterosis of number used to magnify the greatness of the ACT being done.
I appreciate your time. I notice that you have a major long running "sticky" thread January 13th, 2016 on the Trinity, 363 replies, 50k views, but I have not read this yet. I am not sure if you have been appointed as the Master of the subject of the Trinity, but in my estimation you have failed here. Perhaps I should consider some of the material on that thread, rather than turning this thread into a wide-ranging Trinitarian thread.You are indoctrinated, sold your soul to the company store (American West reference) and are stuck.