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Son of Man

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Son of Man. Matthew 8:20. This title is given to our Saviour 80 times in the New Testament. See also Daniel 7:13. The Jews perfectly understood it to denote the Messiah. He calls himself not a son of man (among other children of men), but the Son of man (above all others)—the ideal, the universal, the perfect Man. So, on the other hand, he calls himself not a, but the Son of God—the only-begotten and eternal Son of the Father. Comp. such passages as John 1:51; John 3:13; John 6:53; Matthew 9:6; Matthew 12:8; Mark 2:10; Mark 2:28. See Jesus Christ. The term son of man is applied to Ezekiel and Daniel, meaning merely "man," as it does in Numbers 23:19; Job 25:6; Psalms 8:4, etc.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Son of Man'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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