Son of Man: Early Jewish Literature Volume 1 (Hardcover)

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Who is the "Son of Man"?

In pre-Christian Jewish writings, "Son of Man" was not a title, and it certainly did not indicate divinity. It was simply an expression for a man. Yet the term has held considerable interest among scholars of Christology for its use in describing Jesus in the gospels. And among those studying messianism in Second Temple Judaism, consensus about the valences of "Son of Man" in Scripture remains elusive.

In the first volume of this landmark study, Richard Bauckham pushes the conversation forward, explicating the phrase "Son of Man" as it appears in Jewish interpretations of the book of Daniel and in the apocryphal book of 1 Enoch. With philological precision and sensitivity to his sources, Bauckham attunes us to the realities of early Jewish eschatology.

Thorough and comprehensive, "Son of Man," vol. 1, offers scholars a solid basis for understanding the context of the messiah in the centuries leading up to Jesus. Along with the forthcoming second volume, which parses the meaning of "Son of Man" in the Gospels, Bauckham's work is essential for understanding one of the most widely used yet misunderstood phrases in the Bible.

About the Author

Richard Bauckham is professor emeritus at the University of St. Andrews and senior scholar at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He is a fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802883261
ISBN-10: 0802883265
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication Date: July 25th, 2023
Pages: 447
Language: English