Son of God

Son of God is a phrase found in the Hebrew Bible, various other Jewish texts and the New Testament. In the holy Hebrew scriptures, according to Jewish religious tradition, it is related to many diverse subjects, as to angels, humans and even all mankind. According to most Christian traditions, it refers to the relationship between Jesus and the God Yahweh (see God the Son) as well as a relationship achievable by believing Christians: "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God." [, , , ), "his own son" (, ; " (theou huios), [ [http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3D%23106567 Liddell and Scott Greek Lexicon] ] which, since it does not include the Greek article, in a polytheistic context referred to sonship of "a" god among many, to Julius Caesar in the case of the "divi filius" Augustus. In the monotheistic context of the New Testament, the same phrase [Used of Jesus in Mk 15:39; Lk 1:35; Rm 1:4] can refer only to sonship of the one God. [In that context there are no other gods to which it could refer!] Indeed, in the New Testament, Jesus is most frequently referred to as "), putting it in the mouth of a pagan centurion. In the first verse of this gospel, some manuscripts have (in the genitive case) ", and " three times (, which quotes . Since New Testament books present Jesus as without sin, [, , ,
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Humans, including the New Testament writers, calling Jesus Son of God
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Unclear whether attributed to Jesus himself or only a comment of the evangelist
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*bibleverse|1|John|4:14
*bibleverse|2|John|1:9
*etc. [Only verses that contain a reference also to "the Father" are listed here.]

References

ee also

*God the Father
*Son of Heaven
*Son of Man
*Sons of God
*Sons of Man

External links

* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14142b.htm Catholic Encyclopedia: Son of God]
* [http://jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=964&letter=S&search=Son%20of%20God Jewish Encyclopedia: Son of God]
* [http://epologetics.org/sonsofgod.php Who Are the "Sons of God"? | epologetics]


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