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Son of Man in the New Testament
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The expression Son of Man (Gk ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνϑρώπου/ho hyiós toú anthrṓpou) is the most frequent self-designation of Jesus in the Gospels, appearing in 82 passages – 69 in the Synoptics (14 in Mark, 30 in Matthew, 25 in Luke), 13 in John. Not counting parallels, there are 38 Synoptic Son-of-Man logia. In addition there are 24 Synoptic logia whose parallels lack the expression, frequently substituting I. Except for John 12:34 (and Luke 24:7), Son of Man appears in the Gospels only on the lips of Jesus; outside the Gospels, it appears only in Acts 7:56 (cf. L…

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Müller, Mogens, “Son of Man in the New Testament”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13957>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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