New PDF release: The Apocalyptic Son of Man in the Gospel of John

By Benjamin E. Reynolds

The name 'Son of guy' within the Gospel of John is an apocalyptic reference that highlights, between a few issues, that Jesus is a heavenly determine. Benjamin E. Reynolds analyzes the historical past of 'Son of guy' from the 'one like a son of guy' in Daniel 7 and the interpretations of this determine in Jewish apocalyptic and early Christian literature. even supposing there isn't any confirmed 'Son of guy concept', the Danielic son of guy is interpreted with universal features that recommend there has been not less than a few normal knowing of this determine within the moment Temple period.
the writer indicates that those universal features are visible in the course of the Son of guy sayings in John's Gospel. The context and the translation of those sayings element to an knowing of the Johannine Son of guy just like these within the interpretations of the Danielic determine. although, although those similarities exist, the Johannine determine is targeted from the former interpretations, simply as they're designated from each other. One noticeable distinction is the current truth of the Son of Man's position in judgment and salvation.
The Johannine Son of guy is an apocalyptic determine, and therefore 'Son of guy' doesn't functionality to attract recognition to Jesus' humanity within the Gospel of John. neither is the identify synonymous with 'Son of God'. 'Son of guy' could overlap in that means with different titles, relatively 'Son of God' and 'Messiah', yet 'Son of guy' issues to facets of Jesus' id that aren't indicated via the other identify. besides the opposite titles, it is helping to offer a richer Christological portrait of the Johannine Jesus.

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