Naming the Messiah: A Contribution to the 4Q246 ‘Son of God’ Debate

@article{Ferda2014NamingTM,
  title={Naming the Messiah: A Contribution to the 4Q246 ‘Son of God’ Debate},
  author={Tucker S. Ferda},
  journal={Dead Sea Discoveries},
  year={2014},
  volume={21},
  pages={150-175}
}
The attempt to identify the obscure “son of God” figure in 4Q246 often begins with discussion of the structure of the fragment and the background of the titles employed. This article suggests there are problems with both approaches and offers an alternative: an examination of biblical naming traditions and a rhetorical analysis of the way in which the figure “is called” the son of God in i 9 and ii 1. It concludes that the “son” is probably identified positively given the fragment’s similarity… Expand
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