son of man

noun phrase

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

Word History

First Known Use

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

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

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“Son of man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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