Right hand of God
In the Bible, to be at the right side "is to be identified as being in the special place of honor". In Jesus' parable "The Sheep and the Goats", the sheep and goats are separated with the sheep on the right hand of God and the goats on the left hand.
It is also a placement next to God in Heaven, in the traditional place of honor, mentioned in the New Testament as the place of Christ at Mark 16:19, Luke 22:69, Matthew 22:44 and 26:64, Acts 2:34 and 7:55, 1 Peter 3:22 and elsewhere. These uses reflect use of the phrase in the Old Testament, for example in Psalms 63:8 and 110:1. The implications of this anthropomorphic phrasing have been discussed at length by theologians, including Saint Thomas Aquinas.
- Act of God
- Apostles' Creed
- Finger of God (disambiguation)
- Hand of God (disambiguation)
- Left Hand of God (disambiguation)
- Session of Christ
- Throne of God
- Related Bible parts: Psalm 63, Psalm 110, Isaiah 41, Matthew 22, Matthew 26, Mark 16, Luke 22, Acts 2, Acts 7, 1 Peter 3
- Leland Ryken, James Wilhoit and Tremper Longman III, ed. (1998). "Right, Right Hand". Dictionary of Biblical Imagery. InterVarsity Press. pp. 727–728.
- Psalm 110:1 in parallel translations: http://bible.cc/psalms/110-1.htm
- Aquinas, Thomas. "Question 58. Christ's sitting at the right hand of the Father". Summa Theologica. Retrieved 17 January 2011.