What image did Jesus have of himself?

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Antonio Piñero answers the question about what image Jesus de Nazarte had of himself. It is one of the most complex issues. In the first century, biographies are external biographies, they did not get into psychological interiors. However, the Gospels give us a clue as to how Jesus interpreted himself. The first thing to keep in mind is that Jesus believed himself a Jew belonging to the chosen people. In the Gospels Jesus appears with the title of son of man, this question is really thorny: What can we understand with it? The analyzes lead us to think that the expression The Son of Man has at least three meanings: 1- In some cases it is the same as saying the son of a human being. It simply means me as a human being. 2- Son of man who will die and rise again 3- Son of man who will come as universal judge of the living and the dead. Did Jesus really call himself the son of man? The whole of the Gospels makes it difficult to think that Jesus considered himself a divine being but we cannot find an absolute answer on this point since the theories of historians are diverse. What we can think with greater certainty is that Jesus considered himself a prophet, in the words of Antonio Piñero, very likely if Jesus had to define himself he would do so as a prophet. In the Gospels the designation of Jesus as Messiah also appears and here again there is no consensus among researchers. In none of the first three Gospels did Jesus proclaim himself Messiah. Everything indicates that Jesus never got involved in political matters. Therefore, we do not know exactly if Jesus considered himself the Messiah, when the Gospel of John talks about it in chapter four in the conversation with the Samaritan woman it is probably an ideal scene, if the Messiah was considered it was only at the end of his life driven by some of his disciples. Finally, did Jesus consider himself the son of God? There is no commentator on the Gospels who can deduce it. If Jesus believed himself to be the son of God, it was in the sense that a prophet is a son of the Father, not as a physical son of God.

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