Jesus: Son of Man (part 1)
This week I’m working on the Messianic meaning of Psalm 8. “Son of Man” is in synonymous parallelism with “human” in this context. Its first application concerns the dominion God gave to humanity. But the Fall apparently turned the subjection the animals owed humans into merely fear (compare Gen. 1:28 with Gen. 9:2).
Christ, as the new Adam, deserves the original dominion and then some – His extends into the spiritual realm as well. Heb. 2:5-9 addresses this idea, connecting Ps. 8 with the use of Ps. 110 back in Heb. 1.