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Son of God
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[German Version]

I. Religious Studies

Son of God as a title applied to an individual must be distinguished from children of God (Child of God) applied to several individuals or a group (e.g. the Israelites). The New Testament title alludes to Davidic messiahship, based on 2 Sam 7:14a (Messiah: II, 2), where God promises Solomon fatherly oversight and appoints him as his representative on earth. Ps 2:7 (cf. Pss 89:27f.*; 110:1–3) uses that text to assert the worldwide domi…

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Zeller, Dieter, Karrer, Martin and Nüssel, Friederike, “Son of God”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024884>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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