Son of God

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"Son of God" is a phrase which according to most Christian denominations refers to the relationship between Jesus and God, specifically as "God the Son".

This is not to be confused with "divi filius", which means "son of a god", and is the title used by the Roman Emperor Augustus to refer to his relation to the deified adoptive father, Julius Caesar.

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Historical context

While "Son of God" is most widely related to Christian New Testament concepts, similar terminology was present, before, during and after the Apostolic Age, in the Gentile and Jewish cultural and historical background of Jesus: while in the Greek and Roman polytheistic culture rulers and heroes were called sons of Zeus or Poseidon or Apollo or some other god among many, Christians consider Jesus to be the unigenitus Dei Filius (lat. "only-begotten Son of God"), of the only God there is, and regard themselves as monotheists.[1] In Judaism the term "son of God" was most commonly used to refer to a righteous person.

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