Few of Jesus’ words have proved as difficult to understand as his veiled reference to the Son of Man. Those who heard him use this title in referring to himself often inquired among themselves: “Who is this Son of Man?” And their question has persisted down to our own day, generating one of the most extensive discussions ever centered on a single biblical phrase.
But once seen in the light and of the biblical term “Man,” the phrase “Son of Man” springs to light and becomes a wonderful key endowing the holder with power to enter the hidden world of the Holy Scriptures, unlocking the doors to the treasures found therein.
Assembling with amazing mastery of sources a vast array of texts from the Bible, the Apocrypha and the Pseudepigrapha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinic writings, and ancient Egyptian and Babylonian texts, the author weaves a marvelous tapestry disclosing the biblical view of human origin and destiny. And by his use of the “Man-Son of Man” key concepts which denote knowledge and understanding, Levi Khamor enables us to perceive the terms “Creator” and “Former,” “the Most High” and “the Almighty,” and “Jacob” and “Israel” in a new light.
In revealing what Jesus meant by the term “the Son of Man,” Levi Khamor helps us to grasp the wisdom behind the pre-existent Messiah’s choice of Bethlehem to be his birthplace, Galilee to be the locale of his domicile, and carpentry to be his particular avocation. We shall know why it had to be from the tribe of Judah that the Messiah-Son of Man would trace his descent, and in turn be heralded by a Levite: John the Baptist. We shall understand why, as the Son of Man, the Messiah spoke in parables, and why he was to suffer and die and be rejected by his own people before his coming exaltation by them.
In conclusion, the author reveals how, as the Son of Man, Jesus becomes for us the ladder of understanding by which all the questions regarding the promised Messiah of Israel are answered.
Levi Khamor was a Scriptural and Rabbinic scholar who lived as a hermit for thirty-nine years. He resided in a hermitage in the woods of a Cistercian Abbey in Eastern Canada. He is a noted author whose other books include “The Bread of God”, “The Secret Joy of Repentance”, “The Revelation of Bethlehem”, and “The Book of Understanding.” In the present work, the author brings a wealth of materials from little-known Jewish sources to light showing how Yeshua, the Messiah-Son of Man fulfilled all the Messianic expectations found in these and other writings.