- Jun 12, 2014
Mark identifies Jesus as the son of God multiple times before this (it is right in Mark 1:1). One suspects that would give him some knowledge and authority above a mere scribe or Pharisee.
"Son of God" does not appear in Mark 1:1 in some early manuscripts. So there is a longer and a shorter version depending on which manuscripts youre reading. Peter M. Head (and Bart Ehrman) and other scholars, argue for the shorter reading without it, as the original because the reasoning is that it's more likely to be added to a shorter text than omitted from the longer one.
So that would make the first time he is called "Son of God" at His baptism.
Jesus referred to Himself as "son of Man".
"Son of God" means something different in Judaism and Aramaic than it does now in Chrisitianity
So, I guess it just becomes a matter of choice on how one believes.