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SON OF GOD or SUN OF GOD? A question to all christian groups (except Gnostic). Due to the lazy o in Hebrew, and the bible being condensed in the 4th century, will we ever truly know is the bible speaking of the:

SUN OF GOD - the sun, we can see and feel...its the sun of god.

or is the bible speaking of SON OF GOD (Jesus, symbol for the SUN) if you look at the pics of Jesus, he has a sun around his head, always,

Ancient symbolism for the SUN is a cross within a circle, because if you look at the sun, its rays shine in criss cross shapes... my answer is SUN OF GOD. CHANGES THE WHOLE BIBLE, NOW DOESN'T IT?

RESEARCH: O-class vowels that make the sound “oh”:

U-class vowels that make the sound “oo”:

עברית המקרא SON OF GOD

עברית המקרא SUN OF GOD

PER GOOGLE TRANSLATE

"The Light of the World”​— LOGICALLY MEANS The SUN of God

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this belongs more on hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/hebrew – depperm Jan 9 at 19:59
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    "Sun" and "son" are English words. What, then, is the relevance of Hebrew? – Der Übermensch Jan 9 at 21:31
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    The phrase "Son of God" is only found in the Greek scriptures, and Greek has no such ambiguity between sun and son. However, I don't deny the possibility of pagan sun worshippers corrupting the imagery of Christianity. – 4castle Jan 9 at 21:39
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    @StephanieSoto Discussion aside, this is a question and answer site about the beliefs of documented Christian groups. Could you edit your question to specify the Christian group that you would like to know the belief of? Otherwise, this post is likely to be deleted for being off-topic. The question should not be just a thinly veiled rant, but a genuine question. You're free to write an answer to your own question also, but it must describe a documented Christian belief. – 4castle Jan 9 at 22:28
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    Are you deliberately trolling? עברית המקרא does not mean anything like son of god or sun of god. – curiousdannii Jan 9 at 23:01
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Christian doctrine and theology are based on the Bible, which was originally in Hebrew and Greek (plus some Aramaic passages). As such, the English language does not apply at all.

While the words "son" and "sun" look and sound similar in English, they appear to be quite different in Biblical Hebrew. The Hebrew word for "son" is בֵּן (ben) and the Hebrew word for "sun" is שֶׁמֶשׁ (shemesh). While Hebrew vowels may be tricky, the consonants alone are enough to distinguish between these words.

Additionally, the phrase "Son of God" comes from the the New Testament, which was not written in Hebrew but in Greek, a language which has well defined consonants and vowels. The Greek word for "son" is υἱός (huios) and the Greek word for "sun" is ἥλιος (helios). These words are clearly distinguishable.

The ring you noticed that is around Jesus's head is known as a halo; it is a common element of religious art. Since Christian doctrine and theology are based on the Bible, halos are of no significance, and there are many depictions of Jesus without a halo. Additionally, there are some passages in the Bible that contrasts the light from the sun with the light from God:

  • And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the LORD your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven. (Deuteronomy 4:19)
  • Then the moon will be abashed and the sun ashamed, For the LORD of hosts will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, And His glory will be before His elders. (Isaiah 24:23)
  • No longer will you have the sun for light by day, Nor for brightness will the moon give you light; But you will have the LORD for an everlasting light, And your God for your glory. Your sun will no longer set, Nor will your moon wane; For you will have the LORD for an everlasting light, And the days of your mourning will be over. (Isaiah 60:19-20)
  • And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb. (Revelation 21:23)
  • And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever. (Revelation 22:5)

Throughout the Bible, Jesus is presented as the Son of God. This phrase does not mean the Jesus is God's child of descendant, rather it means the Jesus is God taking on human flesh:

  • For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
  • "Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel" (which means, God with us). (Matthew 1:23)
  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)
  • And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
  • I [Jesus] and the Father are one. (John 10:30)
  • Thomas answered him [Jesus], "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." (John 20:28-29)
  • To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen. (Romans 9:5)
  • For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily (Colossians 2:9)
  • For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, (1 Timothy 2:5)
  • Waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13)
  • And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. (1 John 5:20)

Christians do not believe in a God who is completely inaccessible from the world. We believe in a God who entered into the world as a human so that we might be able to see and feel Him, so that we might fully know Him and be known fully by Him. And while Jesus may not be on Earth today, we still have full access to God by the Holy Spirit, who is also fully God and dwells in all who truly believe:

  • And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. (Isaiah 11:2)
  • And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. (Ezekiel 36:26-27)
  • If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. (John 14:15-17)
  • And Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)
  • You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. (Romans 8:9)
  • May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Romans 15:13)
  • And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. (1 Corinthians 2:13)
  • Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own (1 Corinthians 6:19)
  • In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13)
  • thank you for commenting. i made an error, and may need to repost my question. my error was mentioning hebrew. correction: son and sun are similar in english... and english has the "lazy o". some would close the u to shape an o, and others were lazy, just made a u when they meant an o. – Stephanie Soto Jan 15 at 21:57
  • @Stephanie Soto I've updated my answer to better answer your question. Let me know if you have any more concerns. – Cerulean Chelonii Jan 16 at 0:47
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The similarity of "Son" vs "Sun" only occurs in English and NOT in the original languages. For Hebrew specifically:

  • "Son of God" only occurs in Dan 3:25 and is unambiguous.
  • "Sun of God" does not occur in the Bible at all but the closest we come is Mal 4:2 where the phrase "Sun of Righteousness" occurs and, again, is unambiguous.
  • thank you for commenting... i really appreciate it. i am searching for answers to questions that do not make common sense to me... i believe i made an error in my original question post... my error was mentioning "hebrew". the english language has the lazy o. i apologize for the confusion. i love chatting it up, and do not get my feeling hurt easily, searching for facts, truth and honesty. – Stephanie Soto Jan 15 at 22:29

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