Friday, January 11, 2013
Thou Art My Son
The quotations are from Psalms 2 and 110, royal-priestly psalms about the king being begotten of the Lord and becoming a priest of the order of Melchizedek. The implication seems to be that the Gospel accounts of the voice from heaven identifying Jesus as God's (?) son should be understood as recounting the moment of his ordination as high priest (e.g. Matthew, Mark, Luke).