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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Son of Man

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  • Denotes mankind generally, with special reference to their weakness and frailty (Job 25:6 ; Psalm 8:4 ; 144:3 ; 146:3 ; Isaiah 51:12 , etc.).

  • It is a title frequently given to the prophet Ezekiel, probably to remind him of his human weakness.

  • In the New Testament it is used forty-three times as a distinctive title of the Saviour. In the Old Testament it is used only in Psalm 80:17 and Daniel 7:13 with this application. It denotes the true humanity of our Lord. He had a true body ( Hebrews 2:14 ; Luke 24:39 ) and a rational soul. He was perfect man.


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    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Son of Man'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/s/son-of-man.html. 1897.

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