Though it’s worth noting that the “Son of Man” likely referred to contemporary Jewish myths about a mystic, supernatural (but not divine) figure whose presence would foretell the imminent coming of the Messiah. See Ehrman for greater detail. In any case, the Son of Man, stories about whom made him out as a sort of Jewish Hercules, was definitely supposed to be human.

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