Jesus was the ''only Son'' of God according to many English bible translations (John 3:16, 1 John 4:9, monogenes uios ESV, NLT, CEV, GNT, HCSB, ASV, NETBible etc.).

  • What does it mean that Jesus is the ''only Son'' [of God]?

i think this has never been asked before. i am seeking answer that explains what does the phrase ''son of God'' mean in the bible, and given that God has other sons (Job 1:6, Luke 3:38, 1 John 3:1, 3:9), how does the sonship of Jesus differ to the point of being identified as ''the only Son'' [of God]?

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    Related (and, I would say answered) John 3:16 'Only Begotten' There are a number of other questions which deal with the word monogenes as it is a big subject. There are many 'sons of God' by creation (see Job) and there are many 'sons of God' by redemption and new birth (see the epistles). But there is only one who is monogenes.
    – Nigel J
    Dec 16 '20 at 16:47
  • Are you asking why the author(s) of John's Gospel rejected both God's figurative firstborn son Yisrael (יִשְׂרָאֵֽל) declared in Exodus 4:22 & God's figurative begotten son Shlomoh (שְׁלֹמֹֽה) declared in [2 Samuel 7:14 + 1 Chronicles 17:13] by claiming God had "only [one] son" in John 3:16? Dec 16 '20 at 17:02
  • Please clarify how this question is different from others on the same topic.
    – Dottard
    Dec 16 '20 at 20:22