The Eightfold characteristics of the Son of Man

Revelation 1:12-20.

8 characteristics of the Son of Man

    Eightfold description of Jesus:

  • 1. His body
  • 2. His Hair
  • 3. His Eyes
  • 4. His Feet
  • 5. His Voice
  • 6. His Right Hand
  • 7. His Mouth
  • 8. His Countenance.

Son of Man is one of the 34 titles given to Jesus in the Book of Revelation.
What does each description of the body depict? e.g. body, hair etc.
The sword out of the mouth of Jesus represents the word of God eg. the Bible.

Background Reading:

The eight-fold description of Jesus

1:12 Then I turned to see see the voice that was talking to me, and when I turned I saw seven gold lamp stands. 13 Among the lamp stands there was someone like the Son of Man. He was wearing a long robe with a gold sash around his chest. 14 His head and his hair were white like wool, in fact, as white as snow. His eyes were like flames of fire, 15 his feet were like glowing bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of raging waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp, two-edged sword (Bible). His face was like the sun when it shines with full force.

17 When I saw him, I fell down at his feet like a dead man. But he placed his right hand on me and said, “Stop being afraid! I am the first and the last, 18 the living one. I was dead—but look!—I am alive forever and ever! I have the keys of Death and Hades. 19 Therefore, write down what you have seen, what is, and what is going to happen after this. 20 The secret meaning of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and the seven gold lamp stands is this: the seven stars are the messengers of the seven churches, and the seven lamp stands are the seven churches.”
Revelation 1:12-20

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