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Son of God
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Son of God, Critical Issues
Son of God (υἱός τοῦ θεοῦ, huios tou theou). A title often used of Jesus in the New Testament that has a background in Old Testament, Second Temple Jewish, and Graeco-Roman contexts.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Son of God
SON OF GOD. An honorific whose history began ca. 3000 b.c.e. In the biblical period, the title suggested a variety of ideas according to its different adaptations.A. “Son of God” in the OT1. The King2. The People of God3. The Heavenly HostsB. “Son of God” in Non-Christian Jewish Literature1. The
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Son of God
Son of God. Term used to express the deity of Jesus of Nazareth as the one, only begotten Son of God.Jesus’ unique sonship is antithetical to concepts of sonship popular in the ancient world. In Hellenism, people believed a man could be a “son of the gods” in many ways: in mythology, by cohabitation
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Son of God
SON OF GOD Term used to express the deity of Jesus of Nazareth as the unique divine Son.Jesus’ unique sonship is antithetical to concepts of sonship popular in the ancient world. In Hellenism, people believed a man could be a “son of the gods” in many ways: in mythology, by cohabitation of a god with
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Son of God, Son of God
son of God, Son of God, a person with a special relationship to God, often with a special role in salvation history. When used in the plural, the term carries a very different sense. See sons of God, children of God.In the Hebrew Bible: In pre-Christian Judaism there are three notable uses of the term
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Sonship of Christ
SONSHIP OF CHRIST. Three main views have been presented of the sonship of Christ.1. Creation in time past. This was the view of Arius as he argued that Jesus Christ was created in time past in the likeness of God the Father and is homoiousios with Him. It was rejected at the Council of Nicea because
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Son of God
Son of GodA person or people having a close relationship with God; in the NT a designation of Jesus. The Lord promised through Nathan that David’s ancestor would be “a son to me” (2 Sam. 7:14; 1 Chr. 17:13; 22:10; 28:6), and other texts call the king the Lord’s son (Ps. 2:7; cf. Isa. 9:6–7 [MT 5–6])
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Son of God
Son of God (Gk. huiós toú theoú). One who shares a close relationship with God; in the New Testament a designation of Jesus.“Son of God” was a royal title that made its way from Egypt and the East into the Hellenistic kingdoms and the Roman Empire (e.g., Alexander the Great was called “son of Ammon”
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Son of God
SON OF GODI. The title ‘Son of God’, ascribed to Jesus in the NT, reflects a common ancient Near Eastern notion according to which the king could claim divine descent. The idea is also found in the OT. In relation to Jesus, the title eventually became associated with such concepts as divinity and preexistence.
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Son of God
Son of godThis is arguably the most significant christological title in the NT. “Son of God” or its equivalents (“the Son,” “my Son,” etc.) occur more than 124 times in the NT, and may be the foremost christological category in each of the Gospels. The NT characteristically describes Jesus’ relationship
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Son of God
Son of godThe divine sonship of Jesus is a major component of Paul’s christology, though in Paul’s letters the references to Jesus as God’s “Son” (seventeen times in the entire traditional Pauline corpus and only four instances of the full title “Son of God”) are considerably fewer than Paul’s many
Key passages
Ps 2:7

I will tell the decree; Yahweh said to me: “You are my son; today I have begotten you.

Mt 11:27

All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wants to reveal him.

Lk 1:31–35

And behold, you will conceive in the womb and will give birth to a son, and you will call his name Jesus. This one will be great, and he will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David. And he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, …

Ro 1:3–4

concerning his Son, who was born a descendant of David according to the flesh, who was declared Son of God in power according to the Holy Spirit by the resurrection from the dead of Jesus Christ our Lord,

Ga 4:3–7

So also we, when we were children, we were enslaved under the elemental spirits of the world. But when the fullness of time came, God sent out his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order that he might redeem those under the law, in order that we might receive the adoption. And because …

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