Mashiach: Son

 Hora’ah – הוראה – Teaching

The concept of “son” as it relates to G-d, carries multiple meanings. Israel is collectively seen as G-d’s son. Every individual Jew is considered a “son of G-d.” Also, the partzuf (divine persona) of “Zeir Anpin” (the ‘vav’ of the name YHVH) is considered the “son” in the ‘family structure’ of Abba, Imma, Son/Groom and Daughter/Bride/Shekinah

“Another image of a new-born king is found in the second chapter of Psalms where we find a description of the king as G-d’s anointed. The king in the psalm tells us, ‘G-d told me, “You are my son, today i have fathered you.” This verse was interpreted in the Talmud as describing the future messiah.”
The Scroll of Secrets: The Hidden Messianic Vision of R. Nachman of Breslav, Zvi Mark, p.130

“Man, specifically Israel, is Zeir Anpin here on earth. Although we are not G-d, we are created in His image, in the image of Zeir Anpin.”
Torat Hakabbalah, An In-Depth Kabbalah Course in 11 Lessons, Rabbi Ariel Bar Tzadok

Yeshua is portrayed in the Gospels as a miracle-worker. Rabbinic literature tells us of four other such men who flourished before the destruction of the Second Temple. Two of these were Galileans (Abba Hilkia and Rabbi Hanina ben Dosa). The Rabbinic sources describe them as extremely poor men, and one of the two, Abba Hilkia, was a day laborer (b. Ta’an 23a). On one occasion when two Scribes had been sent to ask Abba Hilkia to pray for rain, he responded to them in a rather peculiar manner. The reason for this, in part, was undoubtedly the tension that existed between miracle-workers and scribes. The second Galilean, Rabbi Hanina ben Dosa, lived a generation after Yeshua and was famous for his miracles of healing (M. Ber.5:5). A Heavenly voice said of him, ‘The whole world is sustained because of My son Hanina – and a morsel of carob-bean will satisfy My son Hanina for a week” (b.Ta’an 24b). It is no accident that the Heavenly voice addressed Hanina as “My son.” The miracle-worker (Hasid) is closer to G-d than other men. When Hanina healed the son of Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai by prayer (b.Ber.34b), the Scribe’s wife said, “Is Hanina greater, then, than you?” and he answered, “No, but he is like a slave before a king, and I am like a higher official before the king.” [The official, though possessing a more elevated status, nevertheless does not enjoy the intimacy with the king that the king’s personal servant does.] Something similar is said about Honi the “circle-drawer” (m.Ta’an 3:8; Antiquities 14:22), who died in the spring of 65 B.C.E. Once, when he was asked to pray for rain, he drew a circle round himself and prayed. “Ruler of the World, Your children have turned to me, because I am in Your presence like one of Your household. I swear by Your great Name that I will not move from this place until You have pity upon Your children.” Then, when rain came, the chief of the Pharisees at that time, Simeon ben Shatah, complained of his audacious behavior, “Were you not Honi I wold excommunicate you. What can I do with you? * You ingratiate yourself to G-d and He does what you ask, as when a son curries favor with his father, who then does what the son wants.” The miracle-worker (Hasid) is close to G-d – like a household companion, like a son. · The Hebrew words of Simeon ben Shatah are precisely the same as the reaction of the bystanders when Yeshua healed the man with the withered hand. They became baffled (not “furious”) and said one to another: “What can we do with Yeshua?” (Lk.6:11), because he has done nothing to violate the Sabbath. Honi was killed in the civil war between the two Maccabean brothers, Aristobulos and Hyrcanus. Josephus (Ant.14:22-24) reports how he went into hiding because of the war, but was fetched to the camp of Hyrcanus and asked to curse Aristobulos who was besieged in the city of Jerusalem. Refusing Hyrcanus’ demand to curse his brother, he was excuted. A medieval Hebrew author (Josephus Gorionides [Josippon]) was perceptive enough to detect that Josephus had misunderstood and expanded the oral tradition concerning Honi’s death. In his redaction of the story, he left out the alledged reason for Honi’s concealment. Honi hid not from fear of the war, but because such was the habit of this pious miracle-worker (like the Lamed Vavnik). He was a hidden tzaddik, like Hanan “the hidden” of a later date. “When rain was needed the scribes used to send school children to Hanan to grasp the hem of his garment and say, ‘Abba, Abba, give us rain!’ Then he would address G-d, ‘Ruler of the Universe, do this for the sake of those who cannot distinguish between a father (Abba) who can give rain and a father who cannot.’ And why did they call him Hanan the Hidden? Because he used to hide himself” (b.Ta’an 23b). The story about Hanan has some points of contact with Yeshua of Nazareth activity. The holy man addresses G-d as “Abba” – Father. The motif of sonship is typical for this kind of Jewish holy man. Even more important is that Hanan used to hide himself, as Honi the Circle Drawer probably did. [Matthew 23:7-9 as well as other sources, in those days “Abba,” like “Rabbi,” was a title of honor. The Aramaic abba as a designation or as a sign of affection is used in Hebrew texts.] All who read the Gospels know that Yeshua also hid himself from the multitudes and commanded the person who was cured to say nothing about his cure.”
The Sage of Galilee, David Flusser


“While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!”
Matthew 17:5 

Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of G-d, these are sons of G-d. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of G-d, and if children, then heirs—heirs of G-d and joint heirs with Messiah, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together
… And we know that all things work together for good to those who love G-d, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 
For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Romans 8:12-17, 28,29

“Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all,  but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world.  But when the fullness of the time had come, G-d sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,  to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.  And because you are sons, G-d has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”  Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of G-d through Messiah.”
Galatians 4:1-7