Jesus Christ as the Son of Man in his authority and dominion
The vision of the son of manDa 7:13-14This passage provides the main OT background to Jesus Christ’s understanding of himself as the “Son of Man”. His main uses of the title emphasise his dominion and authority, and also paradoxically that this glory will be attained through the humiliation of the cross.
Son of man meaning “son of Adam”Ge 1:26Jesus Christ as Son of Man (in the Hebrew “son of Adam”) inherits the promise originally given to Adam of dominion over creation, which Adam forfeited because of his fall into sin. See alsoRo 5:14; 1Co 15:45; Heb 2:6-9; Ps 8:4-6
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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