If no one has seen the Father according to Jesus Himself
“No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.” John 1:18
“not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father.” John 6:46
How then can the OT texts be reconciled where God was seen by multiple men over many ages and Jesus’ words remain true?
“So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.”” Genesis 32:30
“I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you;” Job 42:5
“In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord (Adonai) sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple.” Isaiah 6:1
“And Micaiah said, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord יהוה sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing beside him on his right hand and on his left;” 1 Kings 22:19
Would it not stand to reason that Jesus is not lying? (Obviously)
That whoever the OT men saw was God?
That whoever the OT men saw and was God was therefore not the Father IF Jesus’ statements are to be true?
That the God the OT men saw was not the Father and was therefore the Son?
“The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.” Revelation 3:21
Jesus has sat in the Father’s throne whilst having His own. Daniel confirms there are thrones (plural) for God (Echad)
““As I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire.” Daniel 7:9
Is this not also Jesus that Daniel saw and not the Father?
“and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.” Revelation 1:13-15