- SON OF MAN
- a term found in the HEBREW BIBLE, especially in the Book of Daniel, meaning "the man" which is clearly linked to the idea of the MESSIAH and the KINGDOM OF GOD. CHRISTIANS have taken it as the counterpart of the title SON OF GOD and seen it as indicating CHRIST'S humanity.
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SON OF MAN — (Heb. בֶּן אָדָם; pl. בְּנֵי אָדָם, Aram. בַּר אֱנָשׁ). In the Bible In the Bible the phrase son of man, or sons of man (adam), is used as a synonym for a member of the human race, i.e., descendants of Adam. It occurs frequently in Psalms in the… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Son of Man — • Several instances of its use are detailed Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Son of Man Son of Man † … Catholic encyclopedia
Son of Man — ► Son of Man Jesus Christ. Main Entry: ↑son … English terms dictionary
Son of Man — Son′ of Man′ n. rel Jesus Christ, esp. at the Last Judgment • Etymology: bef. 900 … From formal English to slang
Son of man — The phrase son of man is a primarily Semitic idiom that originated in Ancient Mesopotamia, used to denote humanity or self. The phrase is also used in Judaism and Christianity. Ancient languagesIn Sumerian, child of (a) man is: *DUMU.LU.A (?)In… … Wikipedia
Son of Man — A common phrase used on the lips of Jesus frequently in all the gospels, but not elsewhere in the NT (except Acts 7:56 and Rev. 1:13); in Greek, a curious translation of the Aramaic bar nasha (= in Hebrew ben adam). In the OT it is the form of… … Dictionary of the Bible
son of man — Etymology: Middle English sone of man 1. : a human being : mortal 2. often capitalized S & sometimes capitalized M : God s Messiah; especially : God s divine representative destined to preside over the final judgment of the world the coming of… … Useful english dictionary
son of man — Son of God, the Saviour, Jesus Christ, Immanuel, the Holy One, the Anointed, the Mediator, Shiloh, the Lamb of God, the Messiah, the Redeemer, the Intercessor, the Advocate, the Judge, the Word, the Prince of Peace, the Good Shepherd, the Way,… … New dictionary of synonyms
Son of man — 1) Denotes mankind generally, with special reference to their weakness and frailty (Job 25:6; Ps. 8:4; 144:3; 146:3; Isa. 51:12, etc.). 2) It is a title frequently given to the prophet Ezekiel, probably to remind him of his human weakness.… … Easton's Bible Dictionary
son of man — Date: 14th century 1. a human being 2. often capitalized S God s messiah destined to preside over the final judgment of mankind … New Collegiate Dictionary