2023-04-23 Religion Today – The Meaning of the Phrase ‘Son of Man’ and Why Jesus Used it to Describe Himself
Jesus’ most used description of himself was “Son of Man”. Did this, as many say, mean Jesus was saying he was a mortal, a human? In this episode of Religion Today, host Martin Tanner explains how Jews, from Psalm 80:17 (God’s hero, redeemer, Messiah), Daniel 7:13-14 (Son of Man has everlasting dominion and his kingdom shall not be destroyed) understood “Son of Man” meant the Messiah sent by God. He also explains how Jesus’ self-reference as “Son of Man” was also a reference to himself as the Messiah, as in Matthew 25:31 (Son of Man shall come in glory, with angels and sit on the throne of his glory).
Published: Saturday April 22, 2023