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Son of Man

If Jesus was/is God or the Son of God or both, why is her refered to in the Bible as "the Son of Man"
What does that mean?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:07 PM on Nov. 21, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Im not sure for sure, but my "guess" is that man was made in God's image (likeness) and Jesus came from the womb.

    Answer by tsjpop at 4:10 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • It means son of human, that is Mary.

    Answer by Gailll at 4:10 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • "Son of man" is often a generic term for humans, so some believe it is reference to his humanity rather than his divinity & some believe that in the Bible it simply means that Jesus was here for the sake of mankind.

    Answer by nysa00 at 4:12 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • The linage He comes from on Mary's side is the lineage of David. The House of Judah...He is still the Son of man from that side.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 4:50 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Because when he came to earth he was born of mary who was human The Bible refers to him as alot of things he is called the Word He there alot of verses that support Him being God the son in the Godhead

    Answer by ilovemyboys21 at 4:51 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Its suppose to mean that Jesus was also human, and still offspring of God.

     but man is God...


    Answer by sugahmamma at 4:57 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Yes, it is a reference to Christ's humanity. It's a Messianic title (Daniel 7:13-14)

    Answer by Lexylex at 6:12 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • The Quran tells us that every man and woman come from Adam. Meaning Adam was the first man Therefore it calls us Bani Adam which means sons of adam.

    It also tells us that Jesus was born to Mary without a father... But by the word of allah being Be. And Angel Gabriel was sent to give Mary the Glad tiding of a son without a father. So in essence the Quran refutes what the people say that God is the father of jesus. Allah himself says this is not true. He says that he has no Wife therefore how can he have sons.. And he says that the people are the ones who attribute sons to him.

    So in essence when i see that saying... Jesus is the son of man.. i think of adam, not of God.


    Answer by Aasiyah at 6:58 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • I understand that it points to his humanity. Which to me its pretty obvious that he was human. It just seems to me they would have wanted to point out his divinity, that he was the son of God, not point out he was human, which is a no brainer. It just doesn't make sense.

    I will look at the verses.

    Thanks everyone.


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:52 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

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