Caiaphanes In The Son Of Man By John J. Collins
This is why Caiaphas tears his robes and accuses Jesus of blasphemy. If Jesus were simply claiming for himself to be human or to be a human, Caiaphas’s response is unusual, to say the least, and possibly even inexplicable. But Jesus was making a direct claim by his use of the Son of Man term and allusion to Dan. 7:13, fully consistent with how ‘son of man’ was interpreted in 1 En. 37-71 – as the one who is not only able to approach God, but is also the one who sits alongside God, who shares God’s authority to judge and rule the world –that is the one who is in every sense identifiable with God.
Jesus’ perfect and sinless life, his victory over death together with his resurrection from the dead, qualified him to approach the Ancient of Days, seated on his perfect throne of judgment and thus, be given dominion and authority to judge and rule. He is the fulfillment of what Daniel saw and the one in whom all human trust should be