Here's the question of the thread? "According to Trinitarians, when the term Yahweh (Lord) is used in the OT, who exactly is being referred to?
My understanding of the question is which person of the Trinity is being referred to in the OT and what does "Yahweh" stand for in the OT?
God's Name Is Almost Always Translated Lord In The English Bible. But the Hebrew would be pronounced something like “Yahweh,” and is built on the word for “I am.”
The following statement was made by One God the Father referring to Unitarian Christians, "According to unitarian Christians, the identity of Yahweh is straightforward. Yahweh = the Father = God."
Another poster in the comments section said this: "God" in the OT is usually the Father. God in the OT is Yahweh. Therefore, the notion that only the Son is Yahweh seems silly."
The Holy Spirit is a person in relation to the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is God in relation to us. If you are in a relationship with the Father/Son/Holy Spirit, then you must be in a relationship with them all, for there is only one God. If you deny one, you deny all three persons.
For example at Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." No distinction of persons. Genesis 1:2, "And the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God, was moving over the surface of the waters." Notice the distinction of persons where the Holy Spirit is now introduced.
From Genesis 1:3-25 there is no distinction of persons, it just says God.
Here is another example at Genesis 17:1-3, "Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless, Vs2, And I WILL establish My covenant between Me and you, And I will multiply you exceedingly. Vs3, And Abram fell on his face and God talked with him saying etc." Here again no distinction of persons.
So where is there a distinction of persons in the Old Testament? One excellent example is at Malachi 3:1. "Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before ME/God. And the LORD whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple, (Who is the Lord that will come to HIS temple?)
"and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, HE is coming. (Who is the messenger of the covenant that is coming?) says The LORD of hosts. (Who is the LORD of hosts?) Which persons of the Trinity are referred to in this verse?
The bottom line is the fact that the context determines which persons of the Trinity are referred, and where there is no distinction made, it is obviously unnecessary to make a distinction. If God says to us His glory He will not give to another, that is because there is only One God.