Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Son of Man

I just found a new blog with an excellent post on the 'son of man.' Prickliestpear (I know, you thought I was the prickliest pear, not so) writes about the use of the expression in the old testament. She discusses the many different ways that the expression 'son of man' was used. Most occurences would never be attributed to Christ. For example,

      Behold, even the moon is not bright and the stars are not clean in his sight; how much less man, who is a maggot, and the son of man, who is a worm! (Job 25.5-6; RSV)
PP concludes,

    So I guess the rule is, if it says something nice about the “son of man,” it’s about Jesus, but if it’s not nice, it’s not Jesus. It’s important to establish rules if you’re going to read things critically!


Talmida said...
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Talmida said...

Argggg! Screwed up the link!

What I was trying to say was that PrickliestPear is male, and that he also blogs at Far From Rome (http://farfromrome.blogspot.com/).

I agree with you, his posts are excellent!

Suzanne McCarthy said...

Thanks, Talmida, why should I assume that a 'heretic' has to be a female? :-)

I hope he writes more some day.