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 Son of the Star [Bar Cochal].Sons of the Band. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sons of God.
 
Angels, genuine Christians, or believers who are the sons of God by adoption.   1
        “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”—Romans viii. 14.
   Sons of God. When Judæa was a theocracy the representative of God on earth was by the Jews called god; hence angels, rulers, prophets, and priests were called gods. Moses as the messenger of Jehovah was “a god to Pharaoh” (Exodus vii. 1); magistrates generally were called gods; thus it is said, “Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people” (Exodus xxii. 28). By a still further extension, anyone who gave a message to another was his god, because he “inspired him,” as Moses was a god to Aaron his spokesman (Exodus iv. 16). Our Lord refers to this use of the word in John x. 34. (See also Genesis vi. 2, 4; Job i. 6; ii. 1; Psalm lxxxii. 6; Exodus iv. 22, 23; Hosea xi. 1.)   2
 


 Son of the Star [Bar Cochal].Sons of the Band. 

 
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