Word: uioj

Pronounce: hwee-os'

Strongs Number: G5207

Orig: apparently a primary word; a "son" (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship:--child, foal, son.

Use: TDNT-8:334,1206 Noun Masculine

Heb Strong: H376 H1004 H1121 H1247 H2233 H3206 H4940

    1) a son
    1a) rarely used for the young of animals
    1b) generally used of the offspring of men
    1c) in a restricted sense, the male offspring (one born by a father and of a mother)
    1d) in a wider sense, a descendant, one of the posterity of any one,
    1d1) the children of Israel
    1d2) sons of Abraham 1e)) used to describe one who depends on another or is his follower
    1e1) a pupil
    2) son of man
    2a) term describing man, carrying the connotation of weakness and mortality
    2b) son of man, symbolically denotes the fifth kingdom in Da 7:13 and by this term its humanity is indicated in contrast with the barbarity and ferocity of the four preceding kingdoms (the Babylonian, the Median and the Persian, the Macedonian, and the Roman) typified by the four beasts. In the book of Enoch (2nd Century) it is used of Christ.
    2c) used by Christ himself, doubtless in order that he might intimate his Messiahship and also that he might designate himself as the head of the human family, the man, the one who both furnished the pattern of the perfect man and acted on behalf of all mankind. Christ seems to have preferred this to the other Messianic titles, because by its lowliness it was least suited to foster the expectation of an earthly Messiah in royal splendour.
    3) son of God
    3a) used to describe Adam (Lu 3:38)
    3b) used to describe those who are born again (Lu 20:36) and of angels and of Jesus Christ
    3c) of those whom God esteems as sons, whom he loves, protects and benefits above others
    3c1) in the OT used of the Jews
    3c2) in the NT of Christians
    3c3) those whose character God, as a loving father, shapes by chastisements (Heb 12:5-8)
    3d) those who revere God as their father, the pious worshippers of God, those who in character and life resemble God, those who are governed by the Spirit of God, repose the same calm and joyful trust in God which children do in their parents (Ro 8:14, Ga 3:26), and hereafter in the blessedness and of the life eternal will openly wear this dignity of the sons glory of God. Term used preeminently of Jesus Christ, as enjoying the supreme love of God, united to him in affectionate intimacy, privy to his saving councils, obedient to the Father's will in all his acts

    For Synonyms see entry G5868 & G5943