On the ‘son of God’

The term ‘son of God’ in its original Jewish context (eg see Psalm 2) was simply a metaphor for a righteous Jew, but in the Gentile world the term ceased to be an innocent figure of speech and acquired a metaphysical meaning, attributing divinity to a person so called.

The Islamic tradition rejects this latter development as compromising the strict monotheism proclaimed by God’s Messengers and Prophets.

Categories: Islam, Judaism

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