son of man

noun phrase

Definition of son of man

1 : a human being
2 often capitalized S : God's messiah destined to preside over the final judgment of humankind

First Known Use of son of man

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Son of man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/son%20of%20man. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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