SON OF MAN IS LORD OF SABBATH
In the gospels Jesus says this and he is saying (according to JUDAISM) that he is GOD.Now SON OF MAN is a phrase that originally meant HUMAN.But here Jesus applies it to himself.In JUDAISM ONLY God is the LORD of the SABBATH.
THE SABBATH WAS MADE FOR MAN
The JESUS SEMINAR,a radical group of NT scholars,some 150 members(created by ROBERT FUNK and ex-priest JOHN DOMINIC CROSSAN) argues that the saying: ” The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath, so the son of man is lord of the sabbath ” simply means that ” son of man ” means ” human “, because ” man ” appears twice BEFORE and there it only means HUMAN.
WHAT A JEW OF JESUS’ TIME WOULD HAVE UNDERSTOOD.
” The SABBATH was made for MAN ” means ” The SABBATH was CREATED ( as a religious day of rest ) for the JEWISH PEOPLE “. No Jew would have said the sabbath was OBLIGATORY for the rest of the world: Romans, Greeks, Indians,etc.
NOT MAN FOR THE SABBATH
The JEWS as a people existed BEFORE the creation of MOSAIC LAW. Before that time they did not have a sabbath day of rest ( in honor of God ). It appeared later. So ” not man for the sabbath “ means:
” The Jewish people were not created out of thin air and given the Sabbath commandment immediately “. The Sabbath commandment is one of the 10 commandments given to Moses on Mt. Sinai.
SO THE SON OF MAN IS LORD OF THE SABBATH
To say son of man means:
2.Or at least the Jewish people
3.And that they are lord of the sabbath would have been blasphemy
By making them the object of honor of a day intended for God, it would mean making them the equal of God.
Check it Out
Ex-Muslim M.A. Khan’s Great Book
He is Pakistani and was a Muslim till 35.
“Islamic Jihad:A Legacy of Forced Conversion,Imperialism and Legacy”(2009)