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Син човечији у масоретском тексту (МТ) Данилове књиге
Son of Man Within the Masoretic Text of Daniel

Author(s): Vladan Tatalović
Subject(s): Theology and Religion
Published by: Православни богословски факултет Универзитета у Београду
Keywords: Ancient of days; Son of man; People of the saints of the most High; Daniel; masoretic text; literary analysis

Summary/Abstract: By using the method of literary analysis the presented paper examines the role of the expression son of man (שנא רב) within the masoretic text of Daniel (7, 13). In the first part, the recognition of the performative framework of the examined expression, given by the structure and the historical context of Dan 7, leads to an essential question: whether the heavenly anthropomorphic apperance (שנא רבכ) functions as a symbol or reality within the plot of Dan 7 as a literary whole. As an answer to this question the relationship of the Son of man towards the Ancient of days and the People of the saints of the most High is respectively analysed in the following part. With the balanced use of synchronic and diachronic exegesis, a representative and corporative relationship of the divine appearance of the Son of Man towards the People of the saints of the most High is shown as a result. Both the literary characteristics of the seventh chapter and the noticed relationship are aimed to serve as a ground for further study of Dan 7 in the reception domain.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 49-63
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian