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Limits of Language

If God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three persons in a single divine nature, why does Jesus say that Caiaphas will see Jesus seated at God the Father’s right hand (Mt 26:64)?

The New American Bible translation speaks of “the Son of Man ” (Jesus) and “the Power ” (God the Father).In Jesus’ culture, being seated at a host’s right hand was considered a place of honor. However, if Jesus now has a glorified body and God the Father is pure spirit, how can Jesus sit at the Father’s right hand? It is enough for us to know that Jesus is worthy of such respect without worrying about the physical logistics.

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