Daniel 8:17

So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: that for the time of the end shall be the vision.
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Aquinas Study Bible

AD 2017
He is addressed as son of man, in order that he might realize that he is but a human being. (St. Jerome)

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Man. So Ezechiel is usually styled, to show that the human nature is different from that of angels, and would be greatly honoured by Jesus Christ, who takes this appellation. (Worthington) Of the end, or determined. This shall take place, (Calmet) but the period is distinct. (Grotius ver. 26.)


AD 420
Inasmuch as Ezekiel and Daniel and Zechariah behold themselves to be often in the company of angels, they were reminded of their frailty, lest they should be lifted up in pride and imagine themselves to partake of the nature or dignity of angels. Therefore they are addressed as sons of men, in order that they might realize that they are but human beings. ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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