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King and Messiah as Son of God: Divine, Human, and Angelic Messianic Figures in Biblical and Related Literature

King and Messiah as Son of God: Divine, Human, and Angelic Messianic Figures in Biblical and Related Literature

by Adela Yarbro Collins, John J. Collins

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Overview

This book traces the history of the idea that the king and later the messiah is Son of God, from its origins in ancient Near Eastern royal ideology to its Christian appropriation in the New Testament.



Both highly regarded scholars, Adela Yarbro Collins and John J. Collins argue that Jesus was called "the Son of God" precisely because he was believed to be the messianic king. This belief and tradition, they contend, led to the identification of Jesus as preexistent, personified Wisdom, or a heavenly being in the New Testament canon. However, the titles Jesus is given are historical titles tracing back to Egyptian New Kingdom ideology. Therefore the title "Son of God" is likely solely messianic and not literal. King and Messiah as Son of God is distinctive in its range, spanning both Testaments and informed by ancient Near Eastern literature and Jewish noncanonical literature.



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ISBN-13: 9780802807724
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

John J. Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School. His many other books include The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature, Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview, and The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature.

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