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

@inproceedings{Collins2008KingAM,
  title={King and Messiah as Son of God: Divine, Human, and Angelic Messianic Figures in Biblical and Related Literature},
  author={Adela Yarbro Collins and John J. Collins},
  year={2008}
}
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… Expand
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