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Yeshua’s Exalted Identity (Synoptic Gospels)

Many think the idea of Yeshua as an exalted figure (prophet, Holy One of God, Messiah, divine-man) is primarily the domain of the Gospel of John. But in the synoptic gospels (Mark-Matthew-Luke) we read quite a bit about the identity of Yeshua as something greater than a rabbi:

Yeshua Affirming Messianic Identity

  • Luke 19:40 The Stones Would Cry Out
  • Matthew 21:16 Mouths of Babies
  • Matthew 16:17 Flesh and Blood Has Not Revealed This
  • Mark 14:62 I Am and You Will See the Son of Man

Yeshua Affirming Exalted Status
These claims go beyond the role of teacher or prophet.

  • Matthew 11:27 All Things Have Been Handed over to Me by My Father
  • Matthew 12:6 One Greater Than the Temple
  • Luke 22:30 Eat and Drink at My Table in My Kingdom
  • Mark 2:10 Son of Man has Authority on Earth to Forgive Sins
  • Mark 8:38 Son of Man Comes in Glory of His Father
  • Mark 10:40 To Sit at My Right or Left Is Not Mine to Give
  • Luke 4:18 He Has Sent Me to Proclaim Release
  • Luke 7:22 Tell John What You Have Seen
  • Mark 10:45 To Give His Life as a Ransom
  • Matthew 28:18 All Authority Has Been Given to Me

Yeshua as Prophet

  • Mark 6:4 No Prophet Without Honor
  • Mark 8:28 Some Say Prophet
  • Luke 7:16 A Great Prophet Has Arisen
  • Luke 7:39 If This Man Were a Prophet
  • Mark 13:2 [Foretells Temple Destruction]

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