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Greatness or Alleged Arrogation


Greater Than

all the gods ⇒ Exod 18:11 (in the estimation of Jethro).


Marked Ascriptions

The Most High, (ὁ) ὕψιστος ⇒ [2x] Ps 83:19 (Eng. 83:18); Acts 7:48.

God Most High, אֵל עֶלְיוֹן, ὁ θεός ὁ ὕψιστος ⇒ [4x] Gen 14:19; 14:20; 14:22; Acts 16:17.

The Father           

Greater Than

Jesus John 14:28 (superordinate to).

Marked Ascriptions

The Most High, ὕψιστος ⇒ Luke 1:32.


The Son                  

Greater Than

Angels ⇒ Gal 4:14 (placed above them in a graded list).

Adam Rom 5:17 (His grace and righteousness leading to life is far superior to

Adam’s transgression leading to death).

Abraham the Patriarch  John 8:53 (who died).

Jacob the Patriarch  John 4:12 (who gave the Samaritans their well).

Moses Heb 3:6 (who was only a servant, not the Son).

The Manna [4x] John 6:32; 6:33; 6:50; 6:58.

King David [5x] Ps 110:1; Matt 22:44; Mark 12:36; Luke 20:42; Acts 2:34;

13:36-37 (for whom Psalm 16 was written, not for David).

King Solomon ⇒ Luke 11:31.

Jonah ⇒ Luke 11:32.

The Prophets John 8:53 (who died).

John the Baptizer [2x] John 5:36 (Jesus's testimony is greater than that of

John, who was the greatest prophet ever born); Acts 13:25.

one's own mother and father [2x] Matt 10:37; Luke 14:26.

all humans John 5:34 (does not accept or require human testimony).

Marked Ontology (Not INcluding "God")

John 5:18  "He was calling God his Own Father, thus making himself equal

with God (ἴσον ἑαυτὸν ποιῶν τῷ θεῷ)."

John 8:53  "Who do you make yourself out to be?"

(Answer: The Son of God, and the I AM of Exodus 3:14.)

John 10:33  "You, a man, are making yourself out to be God (σὺ ἄνθρωπος ὢν

ποιεῖς σεαυτὸν θεόν)."

Marked Ascriptions

The Most High, ὕψιστος ⇒ Luke 1:76. 

The Lord of All, ὁ κύριος πάντων ⇒ Rom 10:12.  

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