Old-Testamentary Prefiguration of Christ in the Book of the Prophet Daniel
Son of Man
The expression the Son of Man... refers to one of the persons of the Holy Trinity. At the same time, the fact that the expression appears in the discourses of our Savior Jesus Christ shows that this expression was known to His contemporaries. There remains, nevertheless, the question: Who the Son of Man actually is and what are His special qualities? The prophet Daniel provides an answer to this question, by referring to this Person in his Book, and making a connection between this Person and God the Father, described as the Ancient of Days, from Whom He receives the dominion.