Is the Christ the son of David? (Mt 22:42-22:42)

“‘What do you think

Of the Messiah Christ?

Whose son is he?’

They said to him.

‘The son of David.’”


λέγων Τί ὑμῖν δοκεῖ περὶ τοῦ Χριστοῦ; τίνος υἱός ἐστιν; λέγουσιν αὐτῷ Τοῦ Δαυείδ


This was a simple question.  There is something similar in Mark, chapter 12:33, but a more complex question.  In Luke, chapter 20:41, it is almost word for word like Mark, as Jesus seemed to indicate that the Christ was the son of David.  Here Jesus posed the question (λέγων) about what they thought about the Messiah Christ as the son (Τί ὑμῖν δοκεῖ περὶ τοῦ Χριστοῦ; τίνος υἱός ἐστιν).  The Pharisees responded (λέγουσιν) that the Messiah Christ would be the son of David (αὐτῷ Τοῦ Δαυείδ).  This was the traditional Jewish response based on Psalm 110:1 that the messiah would be the son or descendant of David.

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