Exodus 15:3, "The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name." KJV, ESV, ASV.
Exodus 15:3, "Jehovah is a powerful warrior. Jehovah is his name." NWT as well as many others including NIV.
Exodus 15:3, "The LORD is a man of war, the LORD [is] his name." Interlinear.
I found that, the literal translation is indeed, "man of war" as the word used for "man" here is "’îš" which literally means, "man/male/human" not only according to online resources but as well as a Jewish brother who speaks Hebrew as his native tongue.
So, this being said, the literal translation is indeed "man of war" and not "warrior" - this is a fact. Although a "man of war" is indeed a "warrior", translating this phrase to "warrior" would be an interpretation because of what the original text says which could be considered altering scripture or being untrue to the original Hebrew. It cannot be argued that this is not an interpretation, it is clearly one.
If YHWH/Jehovah is called a "man of war", this could either be literal or a dangerous metaphor which could be taken as literal if the doctrine of the Trinity is false, which poses a problem if Christ is not seen as a Third Part. If Christ is seen as a Deity, then this verse harmonizes in favor of the Trinity in saying that "YHWH is a *man* of war", which the majority (that I am not favoring as neither true or untrue) argue that Jesus was fully human and fully God.
Is it fair to interpret "man of war" as "warrior" or is that being untrue to the original Hebrew? Because many arguments for the Trinity lie fully in interpretation and speculation, for whether it is has legitimate scriptural basis or not.
If some translations of the Bible are relying on interpretation (not just the NWT), does that pose a problem for other places of the Bible that have been translated in favor of interpretation? I am not attempting to favor NKJV or KJV but am favoring the literal, interlinear scripts - the original Hebrew.
**I am not arguing one way or the other, in favor of either but simply looking for different viewpoints**