The prophet Ezekiel is addressed as “son of man,” a title used for him over ninety times throughout the book of Ezekiel. The title shows the contrast between Ezekiel, a man, and the almighty Lord. This name would portray Ezekiel’s human limits and weaknesses in contrast to the glory and greatness of God.

The term “son of man,” is used twice in Daniel (7:13 and 8:17), the only other reference in the Old Testament. Daniel 7:13-14 describes the “son of man” as one “coming with the clouds of heaven” who is “given authority, honor, and royal power over all the nations of the world.” This is often taken to refer to the expected Messiah. Jesus refers to Himself as the “Son of Man” in Mark 2:10, and elsewhere points to His identification with humanity as well as His deity.

EZEKIEL 2:1 – And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.

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