Sons of God
Angels, genuine Christians, or believers who are the sons of
God by adoption.
“As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of
God.” - Romans viii. 14.
Sons of God.
When Judæa was a theocracy the representative of God on earth was
by the Jews called god; hence angels, rulers, prophet, and
priests were called gods. Moses as the messenger of Jehovah was “a god
Pharaoh” (Exodus vii. 1); magistrates generally were called gods; thus it is said, “Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler
of thy people” (Exodus xxii. 28). By a still further extension, anyone
who gave a message to another was his god, because he “inspired him,” as Moses was a god to Aaron his spokesman
(Exodus iv. 16). Our Lord refers to this use of the word in John x.
34. (See also Genesis vi. 2, 4; Job i. 6; ii. 1; Psalm lxxxii.
6; Exodus iv. 22, 23; Hosea xi. l.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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