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Bibil Identifier bibil:212706
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) “Son of man” and Exegetical Myths
Author Loba-Mkole, Jean-Claude
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 59, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2003
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2003
Year (Copyright) 2003
Year (Reference) 2003
Language English
Pages 837-858 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article aims to show that some of the New Testament interpretations of the "son of man" phrase appear to be, according to B Lindars “a myth, created, not by the thinkers of the New Testament times, but by modern critical scholarship.” This view is substantiated in two ways: the first deals with an exegesis of the expression "son of man", while the second highlights some exegetical myths about "son of man". The first part includes sections on the linguistic origin of "son of man", "son of man" in the history of religions, and "son of man" as a historical figure according to Mark and Q. The second part comprises the sections dealing with the understanding of myth, and the myth of the "son of man" as a messianic title adopted by Jesus and by the early Church.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Son of Man
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