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'Who is this son of man?': The Latest Scholarship on a Puzzling Expression of the Historical Jesus

'Who is this son of man?': The Latest Scholarship on a Puzzling Expression of the Historical Jesus (Paperback)

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This book is the first ever collection of scholarly essays in English devoted specifically to the theme of the expression 'son of man'. It describes the major competing theories which have addressed questions such as: What is the original Aramaic expression which lies behind the Greek phrase, and what was its original connotation? How do the gospel writers use the expression 'son of man'? Is it a Christological title, pregnant with meaning, much like the titles son of God, Christ/Messiah, and son of David? Is it used as a way of designating Jesus as a human being of unique redemptive significance? Or does it rather originate in a nuanced use (obscured in Greek translation) of an Aramaic expression used in place of the first person pronoun, as an indefinite pronoun, or for generic statements about human beings? Larry Hurtado and Paul Owen have brought together contributing scholars on the basis of their expertise in Aramaic, historical Jesus research, the son of man debate itself, and related fields of research.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianity Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 25/10/2012 ISBN-13: 9780567323316  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Larry W. Hurtado is Professor of New Testament Language, Literature and Theology at University of Edinburgh, UK. Paul L. Owen is Chair and Associate Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Montreat College, USA.

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