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Yeshua Talks About His Identity

A commonly heard line about Yeshua goes, “He never claimed to be Messiah or divine.”

In the three books known as the Synoptic Gospels (Mark, Matthew, and Luke), Yeshua talks about his exalted status many times. Sometimes people think it is only in the fourth gospel (John) that he is presented as more than simply a man. Here are a few examples (citations are from the NET Bible):

All things have been handed over to me by my Father. Matthew 11:27.

. . . something greater than the temple is here. Matthew 12:6.

I grant to you a kingdom, just as my Father granted to me, that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom. Luke 22:29-30.

. . . the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. Mark 8:38.

Find more in the upcoming Yeshua in Context Sourcebook. See Yeshua in Context, chapter 6, “The Messianic Secret,” and chapter 13, “Born From Above.”

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