'Who is this son of man?': The Latest Scholarship on a Puzzling Expression of the Historical Jesus

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This book is the first ever collection of scholarly essays in English devoted specifically to the theme of the expression 'son of man'. It describes the major competing theories which have addressed questions such as: What is the original Aramaic expression which lies behind the Greek phrase, and what was its original connotation? How do the gospel writers use the expression 'son of man'? Is it a Christological title, pregnant with meaning, much like the titles son of God, Christ/Messiah,...

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Overview

This book is the first ever collection of scholarly essays in English devoted specifically to the theme of the expression 'son of man'. It describes the major competing theories which have addressed questions such as: What is the original Aramaic expression which lies behind the Greek phrase, and what was its original connotation? How do the gospel writers use the expression 'son of man'? Is it a Christological title, pregnant with meaning, much like the titles son of God, Christ/Messiah, and son of David? Is it used as a way of designating Jesus as a human being of unique redemptive significance? 
 Or does it rather originate in a nuanced use (obscured in Greek translation) of an Aramaic expression used in place of the first person pronoun, as an indefinite pronoun, or for generic statements about human beings?  Larry Hurtado and Paul Owen have brought together contributing scholars on the basis of their expertise in Aramaic, historical Jesus research, the son of man debate itself, and related fields of research. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780567323316
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 12/20/2012
  • Series: Library of New Testament Studies Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

The Son of Man Debate: What's the Problem? Paul Owen\Issues Concerning the Aramaic Behind: A Critical Review of Scholarship Albert L. Lukaszewski\Problems with Casey's 'Solution'  Paul L. Owen\Re-solving the Son of Man 'Problem' in AramaicDavid Shepherd\Expressing Definiteness in Aramaic: A Response to Casey's Theory concerning the Son of Man Sayings P. J. Williams\The Use of Daniel 7 in Jesus' Trial, with Implications for His Self-Understanding Darrell L. Bock\The Use of the Son of Man Idiom in the Gospel of John Benjamin E. Reynolds\The Elect son of man of the Parables of Enoch Darrell D. Hannah\Summing Up and Concluding Observations Larry W. Hurtado\Bibliography\Index

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