son of God

noun phrase

often capitalized S : a superhuman or divine being (such as an angel)
capitalized S : messiah sense 1
: a person established in the love of God by divine promise

Examples of son of God in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Throughout the Bible there are many references to the day he was arrested for claiming to be the son of God, beaten and crucified. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, 7 Apr. 2023 While the Jewish community prepares to celebrate the liberation of their people from slavery in Egypt in the Spring, Christians also honor Good Friday as part of observing the death and resurrection of their savior, and son of God, Jesus Christ. Phillip Nieto, Fox News, 5 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of son of God was before the 12th century

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“Son of God.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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